Continent
South America
Country
Brazil
Next Big City
Natal
Next Town
Canguaretama, Baia Formosa
 
Type:
Ocean, Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Currents
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
High tide, Low tide

Beach

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

Very nice beach. Lots of space, white and soft sand, some rocks but no big deal at all. In Barra do Cunhau you have different possibilities to start and land your kite: directly at the lagoon with onshore wind and normally enough place depending on the tide. To the left beach sise with sideshore wind with big start and land area. Or on the other site of the lagoon on the right beachside with sideonshore wind and place for 300 kites.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts

Wind

Best Months:
January, July, August, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
SE
Main Direction:
SE

The main wind season in Barra do Cunhau is from July till end of January. The strongest and most constant wind is from July till November with an average wind speed of 12-25 knots. December and January see wind speeds between 10-18 knots. The wind slowing starts working in the morning and reaches between 10am and 12am the strongest wind speed of the day.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

The distance from the airport in Natal to Barra do Cunhau is about 1 hour drive (85km). Take the bus or drive by car from airport south via street number BR101. After about 70km you turn left direct to street number RN269. On the way you will pass Canguaretama. After 15 km you are in Barra do Cunhau.

Extra information

Rules
None

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Nightlife

There are a lot of pousadas one hotel some restaurants with good food and a bar. On weekends in the small center of Barra do Cunhau are a lot of people - dancing, music, drinks and food, but normally it is a quiet place, for sportsmen and romantic evenings. If you want party, plenty of bars, disco til morning, and a lot of people all over the world, go to famous surfer village Praia do Pipa. There is a taxi service between Cunhau and Pipa. About 15 minutes drive.