Ilha do Guajiru / Praia da Barra (Mulheres da Areia)

Continent
South America
Country
Brazil
Next Big City
Fortaleza
Next Town
Itarema
 
Type:
Ocean, Lagoon, River, River Mouth
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Ships, Shells
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
High tide

Big lagoon during high tide, gets smaller and more shallow on low tide. Big shallow area. Flat to choppy water, with stronger winds and higher water up to 0.5 wind waves. Small waves on the ocean side. Shoes for beginners are recommended due to sharper shells in some areas.

Beach

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

The size of the sandy beach depends on the tide. Gets very small on high tide, but lots of space on low tide. Be careful at low tide, then the sand can get very slickly.

Wind

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

Best winds from August until January. Blowing almost daily. Less reliable from February until June, but still about 60% ridable. Wind between 10 to 35 knots. The wind is a bit gustier in the lagoon than on the ocean.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Fly to Fortaleza, then drive with the car on CE-085 until Itarema. Drive into the center until you can only go left or right. Drive left here and immediately right again (before the antenna). Drive for about 200m to the streets end, and turn left, and next right. Then you are on a 4 lane street, 2 lanes each direction with small trees in between. Follow this road all the way along the lagoon. Behind the lagoon follow the street and turn right at the sign "Praia da Barra". This street ends right at the kite lagoon. About 2.5 hours drive from Fortaleza. Park to the right at the pousadas and beach restaurants.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

Drive 5 minutes to Itarema, which offers nightlife with bars and a club.