Lagoa de Icarai (Tabuba Lagoon)

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

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Perfectly flat. It´s the river meeting the sea. Normally the beach is closed creating the lagoon. Once a year during rainy season (February to May) the lagoon has too much water and the water breaks through to the ocean. Then the lagoon is too shallow to ride on it and also gets dry. Be careful with rocks in the water who have very sharp shells on it. They are in the middle of the lagoon closer to the beach. It's recommended to wear shoes.

Beach

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

You can ride the lagoon or the sea as a sand beach of 50m wide separates them, there´s no problem for launches as there´s nobody there except on weekends but only at the downwind side of the lagoon.

Wind

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

Winds are side to maybe slightly sideonshore at the beach, on the lagoon, no problem. Almost wind every day from July to January. February to July about 65%. Strongest winds in August to October.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

Icarai is 25km from Fortaleza. Drive from Fortaleza through Icarai and see on the right side the lagoon when crossing a bridge. Turn right after the bridge and best launch is at the beach.

Extra information

Rules
Other

On weekends can be locals sunbathing and/or swimming on the northern side of the lagoon, better try working days as the lagoon is not too big, to avoid possible accidents and access restrictions. Be very careful with the stones with shells in the water, they are very sharp. Make sure to wear shoes if kiting there. Watch your belongings, not the safest area.

Nightlife

Great nightlife in Fortaleza.