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


Water
Type:
Shallow, Flat
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide Independent

Very flat water. Very shallow almost everywhere. Waves on the ocean side. During rainy season the lagoon can get very big, but it can also dry out once the water level is too high and it breaks through to the ocean. But it will fill with water again. Very nice place to try new tricks.
Beach
Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Rocks, Cars
Beach Users:
None

Very big, sandy beach. Sand around the lagoon. Lots of space. Rocks to the left and right of the channel to the other lagoon - very dangerous! Some cars park along the lagoon, do not launch upwind of them.

Wind

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

Good winds all year round. Almost 100% wind from July to January. 65% wind during the rain season. Winds can be up to 35 knots.



How to get there
Transport:
Car
Access:
No Walk


Get directions from


From Fortaleza drive to Taiba. Get to the beach and find the lagoon all the way to the west side of Taiba. Best access is from the beach with a buggy or 4x4.

Extra Information
Rules:
Other


The mayor of Taiba approved rules for riding on the lagoon: 1. No teaching. 2. No beginners, riders must be able to consistently stay upwind and jump. 3. No riding within 50m of the rocks. 4. No launching or landing downwind of the fisherman's shack. 5. Kite at your own risk: this is a very dangerous place to ride, there are many submerged rocks and other obstacles. 6. Maximum of 10 kites on the water at any given time. If there are 10 kites on the water. do not launch - wait for someone to come in. 7. Do not ride within 50m of a local fisherman in the water. 8. Respect areas where there are photo or video shoots taking place. 9. If you exhibit reckless or dangerous behavior you may be asked to leave. 10. If you break the rules, you may be asked to leave. 11. Not knowing the rules is not an excuse.

Nightlife
For nightlife you need to go to Fortaleza.


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