Ilha do Guajiru / Secret Spot (Porto dos Barcos)

Continent
South America
Country
Brazil
Next Big City
Fortaleza
Next Town
Itarema, Porto dos Barcos
 
Type:
Ocean, River, River Mouth
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
None

Water

Type:
Flat, Small wave
Hazards:
Stakes
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
High tide, Coming tide, Falling tide

Very flat behind the sand spit. Waves rolling into the river mouth.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Trees
Beach Users:
None

Small, sandy beach.

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
Boat
Access
No walk

You can only get there by boat. 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. Here ask for a boat transfer at high tide. Or go to Porto dos Barcos, and ask for a boat transfer there. After your session you can do a downwinder back to Praia da Barra. But you cannot kite back to Porto dos Barcos.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

Small nightlife in Itarema, about 10 min drive away. Some bars and one nightclub.