December 2017 in Brazil with SurfinSemFim

Some of my favorite memories are from long distance kitesurfing trips on the northern coast of Brazil. I’ve done several trips there with SurfinSemFim and I’ll be returning December 10-16, 2017 to lead my favorite trip of all: from kite mecca in Preá through the amazing Parnaiba Delta to Atins, a magical village with great kiting on the edge of the incredible Lençois Maranhenses national park.

The Delta trip covers 350km over 7 days and 6 nights, traveling entirely on the water — truly a long distance kitesurfing journey, departing and arriving each day directly from beautiful small hotels and posadas along the way.

Delta Path

We’ll meet on December 10 at the beautiful and unique Rancho do Peixe in Preá, just a few hours by car from the airport in Fortaleza. I recommend coming in a day or two early if possible to relax at Rancho and warm up with a few short downwinders around the point to the legendary town of Jericoacoara.

As we make our way down the coast we’ll have top-notch land support from SurfinSemFim and coaching on the water from myself and Evan Netsch, top rider and rep for Cabrinha kites.

On Dec 11 we’ll leave Preá and spend the next several days making our way down the coast of three different Brazilian states: Ceará, Piauí and Maranhão, stopping for nights in Camocim, Barra Grande, Ilha dos Poldros, Tutóia, and then finally in Atins. This itinerary gives you exposure to a hugely varied landscape — from dunes and lagoons to the mangroves and rivers of the Parnaiba delta all the way to the beginning of the incredible Lençois Maranhenses. If time permits, I recommend extending your trip for a few days at the end to explore Atins and the Lençois. These places are hard to get to, truly off the beaten path, and very very worth spending some extra time in!

Incredible Ilha dos Poldros in the Parnaiba delta

We’ll cover distances of up to 70km on some days of this trip. This multi-day, long distance journey is suitable for experienced kitesurfers with some downwind experience and in good physical condition. Travelers on this itinerary usually fly into Fortaleza (FOR) and out of Sāo Luís (SLZ) airport. It is possible to get back to Fortaleza by land from Atins, but it takes a long time. We can help with airports transfers and any other travel details.

Downwind with SurfinSemFim

For more information and to reserve your spot please contact us here:

See you in Brazil!!

SurfinSemFim group – photo Bruna Arcangelo Toledo

Here Be Dragons podcast on the long distance experience with SurfinSemFim

Did I say podcasting was easy? Not a chance. That said, it is easier than shooting a film! I was lucky enough to be one of the principal athletes in the SurfinSemFim film production last year in Brazil, and believe me, I was glad that my only job was to kitesurf 100+km every day!

I was interviewed on the awesome Here Be Dragons kitesurfing podcast the other day. On his show, Bjoern digs up the details on some of the most interesting kite destinations around the world, and I’ve learned a lot listening to his episodes about South Africa and Chile, to name a couple.

He asked me to be on the show to talk about my #longdistance #kitesurfing experiences in Brazil with Surfin Sem Fim. We did a trans-Atlantic simul-cast and worked our way through the 600km itinerary that we captured last year, talking about the landscape, the spots, the kiting, and the immersive experience of traveling by kite day-after-day down the coast of Brazil.

Thanks to Surfin Sem Fim, Boardriding Maui, Andre Penna, Marco Dalpozzo, Bill Plautz and the #longdistance pioneers like Louis Tapper for the inspiration.

Here’s the link to my episode of the Here Be Dragons podcast – or find it on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Part 1 is out today, part 2 to follow next week — I hope you enjoy the show.