Lagoa de Araruama / Arubinha (Ponta da Acaira)

Continent
South America
Country
Brazil
Next Big City
Rio de Janeiro
Next Town
Araruama
 
Type:
Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

There is a deep side and a shallow side because of a sand bar and also a flat side and a curly side. No waves. One size is a huge swimming pool and than 1 miles of shallow water, perfect for learning and the other side is deep.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Very big sand bar, fantastic for safety, no obstacles. The sand bar is only sand, there are no rocks, stones etc. The place is so big that we don't have problems for landing and take of the kite. There are never more than 10 riders on the water. Dark sand, some shells and small rocks.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal, Trade
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE, SW

Usual direction are N/NE with high pressure systems. We also have some low pressures from SW. Average 20-24 windy days per month, all year long, with more than 11 knts. Average wind speed: 11-18 knts. No special windy season.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From the airport you just need to take a bus or taxi to the Rio de Janeiro bus station (15 min) and take a bus to Araruama (1 hr and 15 min, 110 km). Than a taxi to the spot. Via Lagos until Araruama. Contourn the lagoon until see a land arm. Enter and go ahead until arrive at the spot. Coming from Cabo Frio drive along the Lagoa (between the ocean and the lagoon) until you reach the village "Figueira". Drive through it and follow the road until in a left curve you see a small street straight ahead. Follow this small street a few kilometers, then you should already see some kites.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No nightlife. Drive to the cities around.