During 2018 Oceanbirdz will return to Brazil to have an awesome and once in a lifetime kite adventure for two weeks; We start at the Kite Cabana for three days of fun and relaxation and after that… pack our boardbags to have an stunning 12 days kite safari!! <3
During this vacation, we will stay at & visit the well-known fisherman town called Cumbuco. And during the kitesafari from the port of Pecem up to Macapa we will take care of nice and clean pousadas to stay, go to the the accommodation tab to check it out.
This trip is for riders who know how to ride upwind, want to learn better kitesurfing and for those who want to improve their tricks or techniques. With help of downwinders, clinics and many different spots at kitesurf paradise Brazil. Brazil is well known for perfect kite conditions with palm fringed beaches, an average air temperature of 30 degrees and water temperature of 24 degrees.
During the long weekend at Cumbuco we will stay in Kite Cabana including beachbar to leave Europe behind, get used to the Brazilian temperatures and get ready for the real adventure, the beginners / intermediates that need to take some last lessons can take it during this weekend :)
After cumbuco we will move forward with our famous kite safari, why do we call it a kitesafari instead of downwind safari? That’s because we offer a unique experience for all levels! Are you ready for nice downwinders? Go for it! We will separate the advanced kiteboarders in a car so you can kite a big part of the way downwind, and of course we will guide you on the water trough it. Nearly able to ride upwind? No problem, we will take you closer to the spot of that day, so you don’t have to downwind that far. So our kitesafari is for all levels, the only thing we expect is kitecontrol and some upwind riding, as we are not able to teach total beginners during the kitesafari. Although downwind traveling is a cool experience, we do believe it’s even nicer to do loads of spot kiting at different breath taking places and take the time to discover all the spot has to offer, therefore we spend mainly 2nights per stop.
Our Stops during the kitesafari:
°Cumbuco : Welcome Kite & Relax days
°Icaraí de Amontada
°Ilha de Guajiru
°Barra Grande and Macapa
Check all details at the kitesafari tab.
Kitesurfing in your bikini / boardshorts, discover the real beauty of the Brazilian coastline, fisherman villages, lots of sun, luxurious accommodations, a group of kite addicts and an every day wind forecast. It’s all there! Welcome to Oceanbirdz in Brazil.
LEVEL: Intermediate & Advanced
As we would like to offer quality, we only have 10! places available.
The trip is planned from the 22th of November till the 6th of December FULL and 6th till 20th of December. Want to stay longer or during other days? No problem, just send us an email. The kitesafari will be during fixed dates tough. If you’re not able to attend the full two weeks, just contact us and we will find a solution. At the very least, you shouldn’t miss the Oceanbirdz Kitesafari!
Kite Cabana is a small-scale hotel with a beachbar located directly on the beach of Cumbuco. All rooms are spacious and come with an en-suite bathroom with a hot shower, comfortable beds and an outside space with a hammock. Room rates include all taxes, service charges, breakfast, WIFI, parking and daily housekeeping. You will be sharing your room with a maximum of one other guest.
When walking into the hotel area you will have a tropical feel where you can completely switch off and fall asleep to the sounds of the Altantic ocean.
With the beach just on our door step, there is created a space where you can kick back, relax and enjoy every minute of this tropical paradise with a large terrace, good bar and refreshing pool.
During the kite safari we will stay over at big houses, pousada’s and familiar hotels. Oceanbirdz always provides good and clean accommodation with a cozy atmosphere and room will be shared with a maximum of 3 travellers.
During our last nights we will be staying in Barrinha and if you would like to stay longer you can join us the rest of your stay at Kite Cabana again.
Flights are not included, but for sure we can help you out with it! Check TAP and KLM for the best offers.
You can also book your own flight from the airport of your choosing. Please keep in mind we include transfer on the 22nd and 6th, if you decide to arrive on a different date, this will be for own costs. In case you book your own flight, we can give you some advice:
* From anywhere in Europe, TAP has daily flights via Lisbon to Fortaleza. Info: www.flytap.com.
* From anywhere in Europe, TACV has weekly flights on friday via Sal to Fortaleza. Info: www.tacv.com.
* From Amsterdam, KLM has weekly direct flights to Fortaleza. Info: www.klm.com
* From Milan, Air Italy has weekly direct flights to Fortaleza. Info: www.airitaly.it.
* TAM flies from Miami, Paris, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and Madrid. Info: www.tam.com.br.
* Aerolineas Argentinas flies from Buenos Aires and São Paulo (www.aerolineas.com.ar)
* Double / Twin Accommodation at Kitecabana. (3x)
* Exclusive Kitesafari of 12 days till Macapa
* 4×4 jeeps including fuel and beach support during 600km
* Triple / Twin Room accommodation on the way (we aim on twin)
* Fresh and healthy breakfast (14x)
* Snacks, lunch & water during kitesafari
* Diner incl 1 drink during kitesafari (10x)
* Event lycra
* Pictures & drone videos during the trip
* Downwinders, clinics & trips to secluded beaches
* Coaching on every level in included
* Test equipment of Liquid Force
* Lots of sun and reliable wind every day
* Support of the Oceanbirdz crew 24hrs per day
EXTRA OPTIONS TO BOOK:
* Kitesurf intermediate course 4×2 hours for €350.
* Kitesurf private lesson: €45/hr.
* Kitesurf equipment rental, ask for options.
* Extend stay at Cumbuco
* Further local spending
* Flight to Fortaleza
€ 1995,- p.p. two weeks including Kitesafari
* Only 10 exclusive spots for this one! *
It’s not a problem if you come alone. You will be sharing a room with the maximum of one other travelers (we always try a traveler from the same gender). We need 6 travelers to make this trip happen.
During this trip we’ll start our stay in a little village called Cumbuco. The hotel’s location is perfect: it’s located almost on the beach, within walking distance to the center of Cumbuco, where you can find various shops and a range of local and international restaurants. The Fortaleza airport is only 30 kilometers away and we will pick you up upon arrival.
Cumbuco is a remote fishermen’s village in the northeast of Brazil and has perfect kitesurfing conditions. Just like most Brazilian villages, Cumbuco’s small and cozy center is located around the main square. In the last few years, Cumbuco has become a beloved holiday destination for Brazilians as well as foreign tourists. It’s only crowded in November and around New Year. The rest of the time you’ll find a laidback and tranquil setting.
Cumbuco has a beautiful and quiet beach on one side of town and an amazing landscape of looming sand dunes on the other side. Behind the dunes you have astonishing mountains with waterfalls and tropical vegetation. Fortaleza is the fifth largest city in Brazil with a population of almost 3 million and is about 30K away. Close enough to thrill and far enough to chill!
After Cumbuco we will take you in our 4X4 cars and go on Oceanbirdz kitesafari!
Cumbuco – Icarai
Icaraizinho, in the Ceará state. It’s a small and calm village, with a great variety of spots and kiting conditions on the way: plain water up to small waves and big clean breaking waves from around 1.5 – 2.5 metres in height. Everything a rider’s heart desires ; we will stay there for two nights to have nice kitesessions on the spots all around (punta, Patos, Caetanos); you will find the legendary flat water and wave spot all in one. After full days of kiting there is time for eating freshly grilled fish, relaxing with caipis, watching sunsets and taking a well deserved shower.
Icarai – Ilha do Guajiru
Ilha do Guajiru, a small village existing of a few pousada’s on a row at a big lagoon where you can ride till the sun goes down. Here we will ride, make our a downwinder to Farol, visit some wave spots for those who want and show you the beauty of the deserted Brazilian coast line when we start the drive to our next stop.
Ilha do Guajiru – Prea – Jericoacoara – Tatajuba
Travel info will follow asap.
Tatajuba – Macapa
We will start our day with a drive to get further up to the north. After passing Ilha de Guajiru, Jeri and Tatajuba we will proceed to Macapa. We pass little fishing villages, beautiful sandy beaches lined with coconut trees and reach Macapa while the last hours of sun will give us a golden hour session to end the day.. Here we stay at a sweet pousada and an ice-cold beer or cocktail will be waiting for us. Macapa is in Piauí and is one of the best flat spots of Brazil! It’s a small village near Barra Grande. Again we will stay over for two nights and bring a visit to the amazing spot of Barra Grande, a must see when you join us on this kitesafari.
Macapa – Barrinha
The way from Macapa back to Fortaleza is a long one and therefore we split the trip by spending 2 nights in Barrinha. Here we will prepare a last downwinder, which is perfect to try it for the first time or ride a waveboard if you didn’t before, after the spot search en rides in the surrounding it’s time to relax at the pool and hammocks, enjoy delicious food, pack our gear and unfortunately get ready to head back to Europe.
Car & drivers:
We use Hilux (4×4) and drive over beaches and roads with you. Every traveller has her/his own seat in the Hilux and there is a maximum of 4 per car. If we drive over the beach, we will have a lot of sightseeing and adventure (for example to cross rivers by little ferrys). The Hilux will be with you all the time while you’re kiting. Our drivers speak dutch, german, french, english and portugese. They are very professional and of course experienced kiters. Additionally most are certified IKO Kite teacher and would love to help you learn and show some tricks.
We will organise small, nice and easy downwinders for all levels. The car will be always on the beach, to provide assistance. We know the coast and know the nicer parts for downwinding and the best kitespots on the way! Ready for the real work; long downwinder to the next spot? Be our guest and join the Oceanbirdz crew on the water.
Big, healthy breakfast will be included daily during the whole trip.
Out of experience we know it’s better to have a big breakfast (in the price included) which gives energy for the day, instead of an extra long lunch. While kitesurfing it’s not nice to have a full stuffed belly, therefore we will always have water, bananas, fruits, cookies and little lunch snacks in the car for during the day (included) and at night we go for an early diner.
We include main dish and one drink every evening during the kitesafari. Sometimes we will have diner in the pousadas and other evenings we will take you out for diner in to the small villages. In Barrinha we will treat you with a nice farewell bbq and at Jeri we give you the freedom to go out by yourself, as there are so many nice places.
At Barrinha we organise a nice goodby BBQ and little farewell party. And the next day, you can stay in the pousada, relax, kite again, wash the kitematrial.. wathever you want, until we will pick you up for the airport transfer.
Mijn reis met Oceanbirdz naar Dakhla betekende kiteprogressie in een relaxte atmosfeer. Op de eerste dag was er een meeting met de coaches om te bespreken waar de doelen voor de reis lagen. Na de bespreking zijn we gelijk met mijn doelen aan de slag gegaan.
Toen ik aankwam in Dakhla kon ik als eerstejaars kitesurfer nog niet springen. Dankzij de begeleiding van coach Sander Bos kon ik na de eerste week behoorlijk springen! De landingen hadden nog wat oefening nodig, en Maroean heeft me hierbij in de tweede week bij begeleid.
De kleine coaching groepen en de persoonlijke aandacht helpen enorm om kleine aanpassingen in de techniek aan te brengen. Ook helpen de kleine groepen om je te gemotiveerd te houden om de progressie te maken waarvoor je komt. En natuurlijk is er de gezamenlijke lach om de onvermijdelijke faceplant :).
De mooie spot bij Dakhla Attiutude, de all-in formule waardoor je altijd voldoende (en gezonde) voeding hebt om te kunnen kiten én de service van de reisleiding zorgen ervoor dat de progressie tijdens de reis ontzettend hoog is. Omdat we 14 dagen wind hadden (en coaching!) heb ik na Dakhla echt even moeten bijkomen van deze fantastische reis!
Dakhla Progression Week One 2018 was really a great holiday for me, I made new (inter)national kitegirlfriends, much kitesurf progression, a lot of fun and had relaxing times, delicious fresh food and enjoyed the surroundings! The passionate, safe, joyful and flexible coaching from Vera, Kelly and Maroean made this week complete! Thnx kitegirls and coachies, see you soon on the water!!