Are you looking for an ultimate adventure that focuses mainly on going downwind, downwind and did we say downwind? Than this one is for you! No lagoon chillings, yoga mornings, touring in the 4x4wheel drives or relaxation on the spot, but only pure downwind by kite. A total of 575km for the real diehard, intermediate till advanced and fit kitesurfers, are you ready for the survival of the fittest? We are!
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. After 6 years it is time to bring back our goldie oldie, the ultimate downwind kitesafari.
We start at Cumbuco for two days to leave Europe behind and get ready to… pack our boardbags to have a stunning 1o days ultimate downwind adventure! In Cumbuco our coaches will be there to give you some last safety and downwind tips and in case you want to bring your directional, this is a good moment for a clinic to improve your skills. What to do when you are feeling great, the sun is shining, the wind is pushing you, the waves are getting higher and the speed goes up? Paul and Santiago will explain you all!
During the ultimate downwinder program we stay over for 1 day per location, only the start and end point will be a two night stay. This trip is especially made for intermediate + and advanced riders that know how to ride upwind, downwind and like to challenge their boundaries, every day there will be a downwinder with a minimum of 40km per day.
We start our journey at pousada Meeting Point in Cumbuco, during the downwinder from the Port of Pecem up to the Delta of Parnaiba we will take care of nice and clean pousada’s and villa’s to stay, go to the the accommodation and safari tab to check the details.
Our Ultimate Downwinder dates 2020; 24.10 till 04.11.2020
All will be included down the road, food, (soft)drinks, water, a land and waterguide per car!Luxurious, clean and nice accommodation based on 2persons per room, photo’s, video’s and of course all the support you can expect from our team with tips, tricks and clinics. At Cumbuco we will we give you the freemdom to choose your own lunch and diner, which will be fully included from the monday morning. downwinder departure, on. Check the package tab above for the full offer.
Our Stops during the kitesafari:
°Cumbuco : Welcome and get ready
°Icaraí de Amontada / Moitas (55km)
°Ilha de Guajiru (40km)
°Maceio/ Camocim (40km)
°Delta do Parnaiba (70/35km),
Are you looking for a little more relaxed experience that combines downwinders, coaching clinics with lagoon session, suitable for all levels and gives the best of all that Brasil has to offer? Check our kitesafari offer here. We got this program 4 times between 10.10 till 05.12.2020. – Also; are you a couple and both prefer a different program? No worries, we will meet our kitesafari group 4 times during this trip, so both of you can join the program you prefer, but still enjoy this adventure together. We got you covered ;)
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 around you and an every day wind forecast. It’s all there! Welcome to Oceanbirdz Ultimate Downwinder in Brazil.
LEVEL: Intermediate + & Advanced
As we would like to offer quality, we only have 10 places per group available. The ultimate downwinder trips are planned during October as this is the best wind during the season at Brasil downwinder wise.
Questions? Just send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pousada Meeting Point is a small-scale hotel located almost 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. Including breakfast, WIFI, kite parking and daily housekeeping. You will be sharing your room with a maximum of one other guest or can upgrade to a single. 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 at the beachbar of KiteCabana.
During the ultimate downwinder we will stay over at luxe spacious and mainly beachfront pousada’s and villa’s. Oceanbirdz always provides good and clean accommodation with a cozy atmosphere and rooms will be shared with a maximum of 1 other traveller. At our Safari Tab some are already mentioned in the itinerary.
Included with your stay:
Big, healthy breakfast will be included daily during the whole trip.
Out of experience we know it’s better to have a big breakfast (also 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 soft drink every evening during the downwind safari. Sometimes we will have diner in the pousadas and other evenings we will take you out for diner in to the small villages.
During our last nights we will be staying two nights in Macapa to make it possible to make our well known delta day trip by boat and kite, which will be included in this trip and of course to give you some time and space to pack your bags before we bring you back to Cumbuco or the airport.
If you would like to stay longer you can join us the rest of your stay at Barrinha or Cumbuco 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 book your own flight from the airport of your choosing. Please keep in mind we include transfer on the arrival and departure date, if you decide to arrive on a different date, we need to charge a private transfer.
To make the program suitable for all, please book an evening flight on departure the 4th!
In case you book your own flight, some advice:
* From anywhere in Europe, TAP has daily flights via Lisbon to Fortaleza. Info: www.flytap.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)
The trip will be guided by our own dutch coach crew : Paul & Maroean
Depending on the participant wishes of course, as Santiago and Paul are our hardcore directional riders, that love to go downwind. But! Maroean likes to proof them wrong, so ladies sign up for this challenger.
Next to them we got a fixed Brazil crew for 4 years now, consisting out of 6 colleagues from Chili and Argentina.Which means we offer a team of at least 4/5 crew members to take care of the ultimate experience and offer all the attention needed during the guided downwinders.
Languages : Dutch, English, Spanish, German and basic French.
* Double / Twin Accommodation (12x)
* All Inn Ultimate Downwind Experience Port of Pecem till Delta do Parnaiba
* Exclusive day trip trough the delta do Parnaiba once we are totally at the north
* 4×4 jeeps including fuel and beach support during 575km
* Every jeep has a driver and a guide on the water
* Twin / Double Room accommodation on the way
* Fresh and healthy breakfast (12x)
* Snacks, lunch & water during kitesafari (10x)
* Diner incl 1 (soft)drink during kitesafari (10x)
* Event lycra
* Pictures & drone videos during the trip
* Downwinders, clinics & trips to secluded beaches
* Coaching lessons on every level included
* Test equipment of Ozone
* Lots of sun and reliable wind every day
* Support of the Oceanbirdz crew 24hrs per day
EXTRA OPTIONS TO BOOK:
* Private Room Upgrade : €37,50 per night.
* Private transfer one way Cumbuco (if you don’t want to wait for combined arrivals/departure): € 35,-
* Further local spending
* Lunch and diner at Cumbuco
* Flight to Fortaleza
€ 2195,- p.p. 12 days Ultimate Downwind Safari
* Only 10 exclusive spots for this one! *
It’s not a problem if you join 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 4 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 behind 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 35 kilometers away and we will pick you up upon arrival. Close enough to thrill, but far enough to chill!
After Cumbuco we will take you in our 4X4 cars and go on Oceanbirdz Ultimate Downwinder!
Cumbuco – Paracuru – Flecheiras
Paracuru, is in the Ceará state. It’s a small and calm village, with a great variety of spots and kite conditions on the way: plain water up to small waves and big clean breaking waves from around 1.5 – 4.5 metres in height. Everything a rider’s heart desires ; between Paracuru and the port of Pecem we organize a nice downwinder of 40km. Along the way flat and waves alternate, but the waves we encounter are long and good to ride for each level. On the spot of paracuru you will find the legendary flat water and wave spot all in one. After a full day of kiting it is time for eating freshly grilled fish, relaxing with caipi’s, watching sunsets and take a well deserved shower.
And well, as day three was just a warm up, we continue the next day by waves and some nice flat pieces to bring you in 55km to Fleicheras. If you thought the food was well deserved yesterday, trust us, after this one the legs start hurting ;).
Fleicheras – Moitas – Ilha do Guajiru
In the afternoon of our fifth day we reach Moitas (55km). Here it seems as if time has stood still. Surrounded by a cozy atmosphere, freshly grilled fish and a cold caipi you experience the ‘I never want to leave’ again, especially when you have seen our extreme luxurious villa’s at the beach. But we made the deal to continue every day,… so day six brings a good downwinder to Ilha do guajiru (45km), if there is some energy left we will finish it with the most flat downwinder ever! We will ride trough a river, it’s a true experience; the Almofala downwinder, only 3km more till our Nomade do Kite Pousada, fancy some Argetian steak? It’s ready!
Ilha do Guajiru, a small village existing of a bunch of pousada’s on a row at a big lagoon where you can ride till the sun goes down. In Ilha our pousada isn’t front row, but the familiar atmosphere and amazing food makes us choose for this hidden gem! After Ilha we show you the beauty off the deserted Brazilian coast line when we start to downwind to our next stop in 65km!.
Ilha do guajiru – Barrinha
On day 7 the longest downwinder of the entire program is planned. Do not worry, you may, you do not have to go, but we made the deal to do this together right? Can you handle it? Go for it! together with our crew, 70km along the coast to Barrinha, we are more than happy to accompany you on this one. During our downwinder we encounter small fishing villages, beautiful deserted beaches lined with palm trees and reach the beautiful abandoned Barrinha under our kites. Here Fernando will offer us a cold beer at this front row pousada : Dunas Da Barrinha.
Barrinha – Tatajuba – Camocim
After passing Prea and the famous jericoacoara, we continue to Tatajuba (50km). In the past Tatajuba was famous for it’s beautiful flatwater lagoon, but unfortunately the nature took the sand dune back. Which is luckely for us downwinder addicts as it made the ocean water perfectly flat in the front and created nice un going babywaves a bit deeper, so we can easily reach Camocim the next day.
And although this downwinder sounds easy, it isn’t, the coastline makes some tricky turn during this one, which gives us different wind angles all the time, after 40km we reach a delta we need to cross without car support, just to check if you are all still sharp and on top of the game. End point : Camocim.
In 1994 the coast of this village was declared one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world and once here its clear why! Maceio is a true paradise, surrounded by sand dunes and only sandy paths as usual roads in this small town. The people are friendly and you can see that everything is built up with love. During the evening we will climb the sand dunes to enjoy a beautiful sunset, perhaps the most beautiful you have ever seen! After a good sleep we get ready for our trip to the biggest paradise we have seen!
Maceio – Macapa
We will start our day with a small downwinder to get further up to the north. After passing the river with a boat we will proceed to Macapa (60km). 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 together with our other kitesafari group 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 and pousada wise the end of our trip. As we don’t want you to choose between riding the lagoon, hit the waves, go trough the mangroves, join the Delta trip or make another downwinder, we will offer you all and stay over for 2 nights at this place.
As exclusive extra a day trip trough the Delta of Parnaiba is included on the final and pre – last day. Our crew either takes you by kite trough this nature reserve (35km), or you will have a nice boat safari and kite on the end stop of the downwinder if you had enough of all the miles. On our way back we will visit one the best kept nature secrets : thousands of bright red birds flying over to their night hide away – Our Ocean Birdz!
Last day, airport drop off:
The way from Macapa back to Fortaleza is a long one and therefore we would like all of you to book an evening departure flight back or if not possible, book an extra night at Cumbuco before you leave back to, well… unfortunately all good things come to an end and it’s time to get ready to head back to Europe.
Car & drivers:
We use Hilux (4×4) and our Defender to 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 ferry’s). The Hilux will be with you almost 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. Coaching is always included in our trips.
It might be clear, this trip is all about downwinding and kitesurfing down the coastline of Brazil. The car will be almost always on the beach, to provide assistance. Sometimes natures doesn’t allow us to drive with you, but no worries, we will support you on the water as well. We do expect that you know how to self rescue tough! We know the coastline after all these years and we know the nicer parts for downwinding and the best kitespots on the way! Ready for the real work; long daily downwinders to the next spot? Be our guest and join the Oceanbirdz crew on the water. Or, you can not do it anymore and need a day of rest? Serious?! No worries,… our cars will take you to the next spot.
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