I first visited Brazil on a kitesurfing trip in 2008, and I’ve been doing kite trips there with with SurfinSemFim since 2015. Over these last few years I’ve traveled the entire northern coast of Brazil by kite, from Natal to Sāo Luís, and I’m now designing and leading custom trips in some of my most favorite places along the way.
For 2018 I’m introducing two very unique itineraries: a slower, friends & family-oriented trip (details below) and a kitesurfing adventure skills and leadership development trip.
These are both in addition to the full calendar of short-, medium- and long-distance kitesurfing trips that SurfinSemFim offers throughout the year, and all SurfinSemFim trips including my own will introduce you to the joy of travel by kite in Brazil, and to the global SurfinSemFim Tribe, a community of like-minded lovers of the life outside.
This is the first announcement of these trips. Your feedback is very important to me, so please don’t hesitate to indicate your interest!
SurfinSemSLOW: Nov 25-Dec 1
Inspired by the uniquely beautiful environment of northern Brazil, the spirit of discovery at the natural pace of sailing, and a desire for experience above all, SurfinSemSLOW will be a meditation on the joy of travel by kite and life by the sea.
We’ll meet on Sunday November 25 at Vila Kalango in Jericoacoara, just a few hours by car from the airport in Fortaleza. There are direct flights from Miami to Fortaleza on Friday the 23rd and a quick connection on Saturday the 24th. I recommend coming in a day or two early if possible to relax and warm up with some local kiting and a visit to the legendary town of Jericoacoara.
After one night in Jeri and another at the beautiful and unique Rancho do Peixe in Preá we will kite down the coast to a beautiful small new pousada in Guriu, passing by the legendary Pedra Furada and the town of Jericoacoara on the way. We’ll spend two nights there and then move on again by kite to another local spot built by friends right on the beach in Camocim, where we’ll stay another two nights before ending our trip, at which point we will arrange for you to return back to Rancho do Peixe, move onwards elsewhere, or transfer back to the airport for departure.
The itinerary is designed to provide for plenty of kiting including some moderate downwinders as well as plenty of time to relax and enjoy the environment and each others’ company. We will begin each day with a yoga/pilates session and end the day with a delicious, healthy dinner prepared from local ingredients. There will also be options for kite skills coaching, goal setting, and personal photo/videography along the way.
The SurfinSemSLOW trip will include include 7 days and 6 nights, traveling entirely on the water — a true kitesurfing journey, departing and arriving directly from beautiful small hotels along the way. The cost for the trip will be $2250 including accommodation, meals, photography, guides, support vehicles, coaching (not including airfare or airport transfers).
The focus of this trip is unhurried experience rather than distance. The itinerary gives you exposure to a widely varied landscape — from dunes and lagoons to fishing villages, rivers and palm-ringed oases.
Extensions: If time permits, I recommend extending your trip for a few days at the end to continue down the coast to the west. You could go to Barra Grande and kite there for a few days, continue (as I will) from this trip to my kitesurfing adventure skills trip, or go a bit farther to the idyllic village of Atins and the Lençóis Maranhenses. These places are hard to get to, truly off the beaten path, and very worth spending some extra time in!
Equipment: the downwind portions of this trip are suitable for twin tip and surfboard riders. If you also ride a foil board, feel free to bring it to use on the in-between days.
What about Thanksgiving? I realize that some of you may be thinking of traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday. This year SurfinSemFim and Rancho do Peixe are hosting a global kitesurfing competition the week of Thanksgiving, and so we can’t do group trips that week. If you are interested in coming in early for the event, please indicate that in your inquiry — space will fill up fast!
I’ve written a special FAQ that should answer many of the questions that you might have about visiting Brazil. Please check out the FAQ and then don’t hesitate to contact us to indicate your interest and with any further questions.
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Here is the full-length documentary film that we shot in 2016 and released in 2017. Enjoy the vibe and I hope to see you in Brazil!