Nessled between Cumbuco and Paracaru, Taíba boasts one of the worlds most famous flat water Lagoons, where you will find many world champions training for there upcoming international events. With consistent 18-30 knot winds from July too January you will find no shortage of wind here, but perhaps a little shortage of space for kiting; as during the peak season months the Lagoon does get very busy. The charming little fishing village of Taíba itself which is just a 15 minutes buggy drive away is surrounded by sand dunes and coconut palms making it the perfect stop on your Graykite downwinder tour.
Our wave spot is downwind from the main beach Taíba which can see 2.5 meter + waves in both high and low tides making it perfect for strapless, directional, twin tip or foil-wave kiting
Lagoa de Taíba: You will be able practice your jumps and frestyle in the flat water paradise Lagoon just 3.5 kilometers to the west of Taíba.
From July until January you will find one of the steadiest most consistent winds (trade winds) to be found anywhere on earth. A smooth and steady side shore wind between 18-34 knots, with a warm and temperate climate always remaining above 26°C, means you can be out on the water kitesurfing with no wetsuit needed until your heart is content. As a rule of thumb starting in the south in Cumbuco the trade winds progressively gets stronger until you reach Barra Grande and there can be fluctuations due to localized thermals.
In Taiba you will find from typical regional dishes and delicious locally caught seafood.
From the major International Airport to access Taiba is just 1.5 hours in am Uber or Taxi. However once you arrive in Cumbuco all transportation is organized.
All our accommodations throughout your downwinder has Wifi.
The local currency is called the Brazilian Real. You will find an exchange in Fortaleza international Airport. There is a cash machine at the supermarket in Cumbuco that charges a small percentage for withdrawals.
You will need a passport that is valid for atleast 6 months upon entry into Brazil. You can obtain a 90 day tourist’s visa at the airport upon arrival in Brazil. This can be extended for a further 90 days by going into the Federal Police headquarters in Fortaleza and requesting an extension. (Make sure you have someone to translate Portuguese with you). A tourist card will be given to you on your flight which needs to be completed and handed into customs on arrival. It is highly recommended you check with the Brazil embassy if there are any specific requirements for travel to Brazil from your country.