Ilha do Guajiru / Praia do Guajiru

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

Water

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

A river mouth, which becomes a gig lagoon on high tide. Choppy water with flat parts behind the sandbars.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
None

The beach is sandy and it size depends on the tides.

Wind

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

Best winds from August until January. Off-season with more rain and less wind, but still about 60% wind. During season winds between 20-30 knots, off-season 15-25 knots.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No 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 go straight, where a sign says turn right to "Praia da Barra". Take the next possibility to turn right into a sand road. This road ends right at the kite lagoon. About 2.5 hours drive from Fortaleza. Park right at the beach.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

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