Paracuru is the best wave spot you’ll hit in Ceará. The spot itself, far 80km from Fortaleza airport, is excellent but very tidal. Best time for kiting is at low-tide, or mid-tide, as the inside can be very choppy at high-tide, when the reef does not protect the shore.
The kite beach is a couple of kilometres from Paracuru town, but getting there is not an issue and you don´t need a rental car. Most pousadas and hotels offer transfers or you can rent a buggy- service available back in town- where you also can find lots of accommodation options, good restaurants, bars and, of course, kite shops.
Besides the good waves up to 1.5 metres in size, Paracuru also has a special place for those of you who would like to practice some tricks: a big flat salt-water lagoon. The reef, three hundred metres offshore, creates a very flat water with lovely waves at low tide. Just watch out for the fishermens’ fences four hundred metres downwind of the Barraca that go all the way out to the reef.
By the beach, Paracuru is very close to another lagoon, in Taiba, and has a very lively facility set up on the beach. However, between these 2 beaches there is another massive ‘secret spot’ flat water lagoon: Piriquara. To find the best conditions make sure you get there at low tide.
Brazilian born extreme sports journalist Giselle Nuaz likes to spend just as much time in the water as she does writing about what goes on above it. When not kiting she travels, writes, reads and celebrates life.
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