A perfect spot, the shape of the bay with a natural downwind safety-net is extremely well suited for kiting at any level. With longer beaches than Jeri and the same incredibly reliable wind, the remote location means there’s lots of room for everyone. Kite Beach is downwind inside the bay, several hundred yards from Vela, so we have a mobile center pulled by a donkey. Advanced kiters should bring their own gear. With virtually no shore-break, this is one great launch for all levels. Our instructors offer the best and most entertaining classes around. Flat water is ideal for learning and perfect for advanced kiters working on freestyle moves.
In December 2007 our partners at ClubVentos, ran the Beach Search with a mega expedition to find another beach between Fortaleza and Jericoacoara, and found a windsurf paradise. The perfectly carved bay of Icarazinho was found to be a spot for all windsurfing disciplines (freeride, freestyle, bump and jump, waves). We realize that we have to make as little impact as possible to the village and beach to keep its indisputable charm.
Whether you want to learn the basics of windsurfing or fine-tune your more advanced skills, Vela has highly qualified instructors on hand to be of assistance. Vela provides its students with a full range of the latest equipment from JP, Neilpryde and Starboard in various sizes and models which best suit every level or need of sailor.
Before you get all excited about all the nightlife, banana-boat rides and hectic shopping you want to do here, we must say: you wont be doing that.
What you will be doing in Icarazinho, apart from sailing one of Brazil’s best spots, is to breath. Icarazinho, the beach and its people offer the most gentle environment you will ever find. Its a laid-back place where you aught to do laid-back stuff. We are actually right now choosing the palm trees which are about to host all our hammocks.
ACTIVITIES WE CAN GUARANTEE BOTH IN QUALITY AND QUANTITY:
- Breath and relax: our center will be built upon this whole philosophy.
- Fishing: you are welcome to help the fishermen with their catches
- Boat tour in the rivers: cheap and beautiful
- Romantic dinners: on the beach under the stars or in one of the few restaurants in town.
- Surf. And we mean all of you. Young, old, beginner or PWA pro. The best beginner spot in Brazil, but yet capable to offer double forward ramps for those who dares.
Mini Beach Search:
For our adventurous guests who plan to visit Jericoacoara as well, there is an opportunity to take our Mini Beach-Search instead of the normal 4X4 taxi. This journey starts at 08:00 and takes about 8 hours of total travel time. This trip makes it way along the coastline, through the mangrove forests and marshes, past small villages, and over 2 river-crossing. Instead of the normal transfer vehicles, this expedition is offers seating-for-two in a dune-buggy with a professional driver and can only take a limited amount of luggage. The cost is $335 per buggy, maximum 2 passengers plus the driver.