Atins | Brazil

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Kitesurfing Brazil, Atins. PHOTO: Red Bull content pool

When to go

Peak season: August – December

Avg. Air temp: 29ºC / 84ºF

Av.g Water temp: 27ºC / 80ºF

 

Useful contacts

 

Convento Arcadia

CONVENTO ARCÁDIA

www.conventoarcadia.com

+55 (98) 99219 3416

oi@convento-arcadia.com

 

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FREERIDE KITESURF

www.freeridekitesurf.com

Contact: +34 660 484 782

WhatsApp: +33 669 455 473

contact@freeridekitesurf.com

 

Atins.me

ATINS.ME

www.atins.me

Kitesurfing Atins, Brazil

GOOD FOR: Downwind adventures and exploring the Lençois Maranhenses National Park


The Lure

Tucked away in the delta of the River Preguiças, Atins is a secluded and picturesque fishing village surrounded by large flat water lagoons that appear as the tide drops. This place has something to offer kiters of all levels with awesome conditions and an authentic cultural experience on its sandy, quiet streets.

 

Photos: Freeride Kitesurf and Atins.me

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The setup

There are two dedicated launching areas on Atins beach and it's a tidal spot where sandbanks emerge on low tide with perfect turquoise lagoons on the inside and flat water ideal for freestyle.

Outside the lagoon, waves jack up along the sandbar and you can also get some bump and jump chop on high tide with loads of space to play with!

You can also take a day trip with Freeride Kitesurf into the Lençois Maranhenses National park which can involve a short downwinder to Rio Negro (around 15km). There you can kite in the lagoons inside the park with a 4x4 and a driver guide on hand to support you. 

 

Atins-Kite-Spot

Setup of riding conditions / Photo: Atins.me

 

Atins

PHOTO: Red Bull Content Pool

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Atins and Lençois National Park - Kitesurf Paradise

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Wind, weather & water

The wind blows along this stretch of coastline from June to January, with October and November the windiest months when winds can frequently push up to 30 knots. You'll need a 7 or 9 metre most of the time in season, with the occasional 12 metre day as well.

The water is a comfortable 27°C / 80°F for much of the year and there's acres of flat water to be had on low tide.

 

Atins-low-tide

Photo: Atins.me

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Accommodation

Convento Arcádia is a popular option with kiters and just 100 metres from the beach. The main house can sleep up to eight people and has three rooms, two doubles and one large suite with a double and two single beds. Rooms can be rented out individually as well and there are also three private chalets in the grounds which can each sleep up to four people! There's a shaded gear storage / drying area, an open air yoga studio, a self-catering kitchen and the owners can also arrange for meals to be prepared for you.

www.convento-arcadia.com / oi@convento-arcadia.com / +55 (98) 99219 3416

 

Accommodation setup at Convento Arcádia / Photos: Convento Arcádia

 

There are other options as well including cheap & cheerful backpacker hostels, luxury boutique pousadas and a range of self-catering holiday houses. The price range for accommodation varies considerably, from R$ 100 to R$ 1.000 per night depending on how much luxury you require!

 

TRAVEL AGENTS

Freeride Kitesurf specialise in organising unique downwind adventures and tailor-made trips along the coasts of Brazil and South Africa. Booking a trip with them is a guarantee of adventure, discovering unspoilt and uncrowded spots with unbeatable conditions for kitesurfing. Every detail of the trip is taken care of by a professional team with huge local expertise.

www.freeridekitesurf.com / contact@freeridekitesurf.com

Contact: +34 660 484 782

WhatsApp: +33 669 455 473

 

TRAVEL AGENTS

Freeride Kitesurf specialise in organising unique downwind adventures and tailor-made trips along the coasts of Brazil and South Africa. Booking a trip with them is a guarantee of adventure, discovering unspoilt and uncrowded spots with unbeatable conditions for kitesurfing. Every detail of the trip is taken care of by a professional team with huge local expertise.

www.freeridekitesurf.com / contact@freeridekitesurf.com

Contact: +34 660 484 782

WhatsApp: +33 669 455 473

 

NO WIND

The famous Lençóis Maranhenses is nearby, and it’s an experience not to be missed. You can also explore the lagoons, go SUPing, fish, or just relax by the beach.

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AIRPORT

The nearest major domestic airport to Atins and the Lençóis Maranhenses is São Luís (SLZ). The closest international airports are in Fortaleza (FOR), Belem (BEL) or Natal (NAT), from where you can fly on to São Luís. Many domestic or international flights might also be routed via the capital Brasília (BSB). Freeride Kitesurf can arrange your transit from Fortaleza to Atins.

 

TRAVEL AGENTS

Freeride Kitesurf specialise in organising unique downwind adventures and tailor-made trips along the coasts of Brazil and South Africa. Booking a trip with them is a guarantee of adventure, discovering unspoilt and uncrowded spots with unbeatable conditions for kitesurfing. Every detail of the trip is taken care of by a professional team with huge local expertise.

www.freeridekitesurf.com / contact@freeridekitesurf.com

Contact: +34 660 484 782

WhatsApp: +33 669 455 473

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