Barra do Cauipe
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Continent:
South America
Country:
Brazil
Next Big City:
Fortaleza
Next Town:
Cumbuco
 
Type:
Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Food, Parking


Water
Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
No Info
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide Independent

Clean, perfect flat water. Some areas can be really shallow. Best hours, early from 8-11 am and later at 4-5 pm when people start to leave (and wind too). At the ocean side waves. Few people during off season (February until September). On the early hours beginners are having courses which use the lagoon on the last steps of kite teaching. There are given kite lessons by locals too. Good place to learn your first rides but be careful with the kite traffic.
Beach
Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Cars
Beach Users:
None

The beach has a pretty good area to launch and land the kite, no concrete, no buildings, just sand and coconuts trees. Only some cars can be park around the lagoon. Sand on the northern top and grass and barracas on the South side. Weekends can get really crowded with locals, there are windsurfers too and on the shores many people, swimmers and bathers. During the week there's no people, only kiters.

Wind

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

The wind is good to fly with an 12-16 sqm kite most part of the year. Best winds from July to January, strongest around September. About 100% from July to January and 65% from February to June.



How to get there
Transport:
Car
Access:
No Walk


Get directions from


From Cumbuco there are three ways, on the beach with a buggy (7km), through the road crossing the dunes, but very bad paved and through the road at the bifurcation (not signed) some kms after the entrance to Lagoa de Banana.

Extra Information
Rules:
None


In Cauipe are animals, at the north tip, where animals defecate can be bacteria and therefore can represent a danger to the skin. Be aware of where you sit, step or lay. The lagoon can be very pact, so be aware and respectful to other kiters and keep distance, specially to beginners.

Nightlife
Go to Fortaleza.


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