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


Water
Type:
Chop, Small Wave (< 1m), Medium Wave (1-3m)
Hazards:
Swimmers, Ships/Boats
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Low Tide, Coming Tide, Falling Tide

Clean water. Choppy conditions getting more ridable after 3pm when the wind drops a bit. Tides start to change every 6 hours. During the peak of the tide it can be extremely choppy but decreasing as the tide starts going down. A few small fishermen and tourist boats closer to the center. Best during low tides. The best conditions can be found during full moon low tides. Sometimes an excellent swell comes in.
Beach
Type:
Sand
Size:
Depending on Tide
Hazards:
Trees, Other
Beach Users:
January

Long, sandy beach. Several kilometers long, can hold hundreds of kiters. Lots of space, only in front of the Eco Paradise it gets packed during season. On high tide the beach can get very narrow at some spots. Horses and cars on the beach, pay attention when launching and landing.

Wind

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

Switching from sideoffshore to sideshore, sometimes sideonshore. Best time is from August to January with almost 100% wind but even in the wet season you can kite almost 70% of the days.



How to get there
Transport:
Car, Bus
Access:
Short Walk


Get directions from


For 3 Reais from Fortaleza with the local bus. Limitation is the few buses that rides the line. Starting from Fortaleza at 8.30 am and the last leaving Cumbuco at 5 pm. Or by taxi for about 40-80 Reais. About 30 min drive Northeast of Fortaleza. From the airport it takes 45min to get to Cumbuco.

Extra Information
Rules:
Restricted Zones


There's traffic of buggies, quads and horses on the beach. Do not kite in front of the main village, where all the beach restaurants are. Look out for tourists on the beach. Cumbuco is the closest tourist destination near Fortaleza and therefore it's the chosen one day destination for almost all tourist getting to the city, also there are trips of dune buggy available to the ones interested to ride the buggy on the dunes.

Nightlife
Fun nightlife on Fridays and Saturdays in some beach bars and the local club. Great nightlife in Fortaleza, just 30 min drive by car. Taxis take you for 40-50 Reais. Normally the taxi is cheaper going back to Cumbuco. Monday: Pirata, Tuesday: Arre Egua, Wednesday: Armazem, Thursday: Croco Beach or Orbita, Friday: Mucuripe, Saturday: Armazem, Sunday: Orbita. The Forro concerts are also good fun.


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