Tabuba (Barraca Tabuzios or O Costa)

Continent
South America
Country
Brazil
Next Big City
Fortaleza
Next Town
Cumbuco, Tabuba
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Low tide

Choppy waves, but excellent ramps build up at some points. Size up to 2m possible. Nice beach break as well. At weekends don't ride right in front of the barraca, due to many swimmers. Downwind it is empty. Excellent conditions with swell and low tide, a good wave about 200m away from the beach breaks in front of Barraca O Costa. Easy pushing waves, great for wave beginners.

Beach

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

Soft sandy beach. Long and about 100m wide at low tide. High tide about 50m wide. Launch downwind of the barracas, here you wild lots of space and few people. The barracas gets packed on weekends, so stay away well downwind.

Wind

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

Best winds from July to March, almost daily. Strongest winds in August and September with around 25 knots. Otherwise around 20 knots. From March to June you will find wind as well, but not daily, from 10-25 knots. Usually the wind is sideoffshore in the morning and turns sideonshore around noon. But this beach already works, if Cumbuco is still a bit sideoffshore.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

From Fortaleza a 30 min drive towards the NW along the coast. Pass Icarai, and after the Icarai lagoon you can access the beach anywhere. You can park directly at the beach. Just 1km before Cumbuco.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Please launch, land and kite downwind of the barraca to avoid problems.

Nightlife

Great nightlife in Fortaleza.