Freeride Kitesurf Brazil / Cape Town

Brazilian Downwinders with Freeride Kitesurf

Freeride Kitesurf Brazil / Cape Town

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GUIDED DOWNWINDERS AND TRIPS WITH FREERIDE KITESURF IN BRAZIL, SPAIN AND SOUTH AFRICA

Freeride Kitesurf's trips are all about combining adventure and a personal challenge with some time to relax and get to know the places you visit. They specialise in organising unique downwind adventures and tailor-made trips in Brazil, Spain and South Africa; wherever you go, you're guaranteed an adventure! You'll either be visiting some of the world's top kiting locations with a stellar crew of fellow kiters, or discovering unspoilt and uncrowded spots with unreal conditions. 

Every detail of the trip is taken care of as the Freeride Kitesurf team have a vast knowledge of the locations they visit. Just show up and tear-it-up!

 

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BRAZIL’S DOWNWIND KITE SAFARIS

Freeride Kitesurf offer five different downwind Kite Safari routes in the northeast of Brazil, which combine challenge and adventure, as well as time to relax in some of the region's top kite spots.

 

FIVE ROUTES

RIO GRANDE DO NORTE - PIPA TO GALINHOS

Over 12 days you’ll cover 200 kilometres, kiting through the northern part of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Along the way you'll circumnavigate tropical rainforests, kite past incredible desert landscapes and surging river mouths. You'll session empty lagoons and have awesome wave spots to yourself as you go. In addition to the excellent kiting, the state also boasts an authentically rich and vibrant culture alongside a natural beauty that you'll be able to experience first hand.

 

Route - Pipa to Galinhos / Photos: Freeride Kitesurf

 

SOUTH-EAST OF FORTALEZA - TREMEMBE TO IGUAPE

Also over 12 days and 200 kilometres, this time exploring the beaches south of Fortaleza. Fewer people kite this stretch of coastline as it’s commonly touted as being less windy than Brazil’s better known kite locations north of Fortaleza. Still very consistent, there are some incredible spots to explore to the south, including two of Brazil’s best flat water spots - Barra Nova and Parajuru – which you'll ride!

Route - Tremembe to Iguape / Photos: Freeride Kitesurf

 

CLASSIC - CUMBUCO TO JERICOACOARA

Get to know some of the sport's most famous locations on this downwinder from Cumbuco to Jericoacoara. With 280 kilometres of coastline to play with you'll pass by numerous fishing villages and exotic landscapes with terrific sand dunes and lagoons that feature along this beautiful and vibrant stretch of coast.

Downwinders are typically between 30-60 kilometres per day and you'll overnight in stunning locations where you can explore the local area and get to understand why Brazil is so awesome for kiting!

Route - Cumbuco to Jericoacoara / Photos: Freeride Kitesurf

 

WILD NORTH - BARRA GRANDE TO ATINS

On this trip you'll kite 200 kilometres along the coastlines of two different states; Piauí and Maranhão. Besides the occasional fisherman, you'll see no one other than your group members as you cross deserted beaches, lagoons and river mouths en route to the vast Delta of Parnaiba. Finishing up at the breathtaking Lençóis Maranhenses National Park with it's endless dunes and crystal clear water lagoons, you’ll feel truly connected with the beauty and nature of it all.

 

Route - Barra Grande to Atins / Photos: Freeride Kitesurf

 

TAILOR MADE TRIPS

Freeride Kitesurf’s personalised trips happen in Brazil and South Africa. Let your imagination go wild and build up the trip of your dreams with the help of their support and advice. Whether it’s a solo trip, an adventure with a group of friends or family, or a journey with your significant other (kiter or non kiter), Freeride Kitesurf’s team will help you make it a reality. From a one-stop trip to multiple spots or an expedition which mixes a bit of everything with day trips, short downwinders and tuition to improve your level – they can do it all. 

Freeride Kitesurf offer two types of tailor made trip:

Pure downwind trip (only in Brazil): For this you'll need a minimum of three people. Decide the area you want to explore and Freeride will plan the rest.

Non-downwind trip (any destination): This is open to any group size and can be as adventurous and as long as you want.

Route - Icaraizinho to Atins / Photos: Freeride Kitesurf

 

SOUTH AFRICA

CAPE TOWN

Nestled at the foot of the spectacular Table Mountain, Cape Town is probably one of the most vibrant and buzzing cities in the world. Lively day and night the city is renowned for its incredible mixture of cultures, and entrepreneurial nature that is reflected in the city's bars, restaurants, markets and shops. In addition, the mix of beaches and surrounding scenery make the city even more interesting and justify why Cape Town is voted one of the top ten cities in the world.

20km outside of the city centre in a small suburb called Blouberg is where you'll find the main and most popular kitesurfing spots in Cape Town. With a varied stretch of coastline suitable for all levels there are numerous classic spots - Sunset Beach, Dolphin Beach, Kite Beach and Big Bay - where the southeaster increases throughout the day. Carry on a few clicks up the road you'll reach Haakgat, a small beach holding a big fast wave that's not for the inexperienced wave rider. Melkbos is the last  spot you'll get to on this stretch of coastline and it can work well when other spots like Kite Beach are getting blown out. As a rule; when the sou'easter is cranking, head north in search of less wind.

Kite Beach / Big Bay, Cape Town / Photos: Freeride Kitesurf

 

WEST COAST

Head up the west coast and you'll find that South Africa is wilder that the immediate and busy surroundings of Cape Town. The southeaster also blows strongly throughout the season here so check out spots like Yzerfontein, Paternoster, Langebaan, Saldanha Bay and Velddrif which offer some excellent quieter conditions for kiting against the contrasts of greens and the vast sand dunes and beaches that run for kilometres.

 

Langebaan Main Beach / Shark Bay / Photos: Freeride Kitesurf

CAPE PENINSULA

Located within Cape Point's Nature Reserve you'll find Scarborough and Misty Cliffs offering neat and great wave riding conditions that work in both a southeasterly or northwesterly wind direction. Wistands is also located close by, a beautiful isolated beach with fine white sands and surrounded by dunes. Slightly further south, and closer to the Cape of Good Hope there's Platboom beach which works again perfectly in the southeaster. Although the waves are nicely formed here, this spot is only suited for the advanced and experienced wave riders as when the Cape Doctor blows strong you can experience waves that reach up to 6 meters high.

 

Scarborough / Misty Cliffs, Cape Peninsula / Photos: Freeride Kitesurf

EAST COAST

Ideal for those with a real sense of adventure, and without travelling too far away from Cape Town, you can experience warmer water and a more tropical climate and environment (that becomes more apparent the further away you travel from Cape Town) along a 1,700km stretch of the Indian Ocean ranging from False Bay to Santa Lucia. Although this part of South Africa is lesser know to traditional tourism and kitesurfers, you'll find three classic spots offering a variety of flatwater lagoons and wave spots - Witsand, Hermanus and Struissbaai.

 

Witsand / Hermanus, South Africa / Photos: Freeride Kitesurf

SPAIN - TARIFA

This year Freeride Kitesurf are also expanding their network of trips and locations and will be running clinics in the kiting capital of Europe – Tarifa!

 

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WIND, WEATHER AND WATER

On the Brazilian downwind expeditions you won't need a wetsuit and will be kiting in primo tropical conditions. 

Head to our Cape Town and Tarifa travel pages to find out about the conditions in both locations.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS - BRAZIL

Overnight stops are strategically timed with a minimum of two nights in each village, allowing enough time to rest and experience the culture and different kite spots on offer. A number of different accommodation options will be available throughout your trip. There are some examples listed below.

 

Pousada Maresias Atins is just 200 meters from the beach and 400 meters from the Lençois Marenhenses’ doorstep. It has a 5000m2 land with a beautiful tropical garden where the wooden chalés, the bungalow and the luxe familly appartments are distributed. The whole pousada is very charming, built and designed respecting the beautiful environment in which it is located.

 

Pousada Maresias Atins / PHOTOS: Freeride Kitesurf

 

BGK is a beautiful and charming pousada built at just a few meters from the sea using materials from the region such as bamboo and palm tree wood, just to name a few. It has a great pool where you can relax after a kite session.

 

BGK / PHOTOS: Freeride Kitesurf

 

Vila Coqueiros is boutique hotel located at the beach of Cumbuco. You come out of your room, walk through the tropical garden and you’ll have your feet in the sand of the worldwide known beach of Cumbuco. Spacious and luxuos rooms with garden and sea views. It has a good restaurant in the garden where you can enjoy delicious meals with you friends and/or familly.

 

Vila Coqueiros / PHOTOS: Freeride Kitesurf

 

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

There are plenty of other activities that you can sign up to before or during the Kite Safari. To find out more about availability and prices for these activities just ask a member of the team.

AIRPORTS 

Freeride Kitesurf organise transfers as part of their packages, and for the majority of the Brazilian trips, Fortaleza Pinto Martins airport (FOR) will be your main arrival point.

For trips to South Africa, you'll fly into Cape Town (CPT) and if you're heading to Tarifa then Malaga (AGP) is the nearest airport.

 

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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