All kite surfers are aware of this by now: Cumbuco is the place to be! You can hit the water in the months from May until January. Ninety percent of the time the wind will come from the right at 3 to 5 Bft., so you can surf daily with a 10 - 12 or 14 m2 kite. The high sand dunes help create a constant, warm wind, which blows side-shore in the mornings and side-on shore in the afternoons. You won't need a wetsuit, the water temperature varies between 22 and 27 degrees Celsius all year round. You do need to bring a lycra shirt and a good sunblock cream, however, because Cumbuco lies 3 degrees from the equator and the sun is almost perpendicular to the earth.
Since 2017 we have our own VWDS certified kite school within our hotel. The instructors can teach in the English, Dutch and German language. For information and bookings:
Lagoa do Cauipe
At about six kilometres outside Cumbuco you'll find the freshwater lake ‘Lagoa do Cauipe'. You can get to this lake by buggy along the beach or you can make a ‘down winder' of about 45 minutes from Cumbuco to the lake. From our Hotel we can then organise for you to be picked up again from Cauipe. There are no waves on the lake, which makes it very suited to beginners.
Another beautiful spot for kite surfing Paracuru is at an hour's drive north of Cumbuco an leads itself for a daytrip. You can drive a buggy along the beach to this kite surfers paradise, where the water is flat for the first 150 metres up to the reef, after which there are waves from one up to 3 metres. Low tide is the best time to surf here.
From July 2017 we organize from 08.00 until 09.30 hrs free transfers for our guests to the kitebeaches of Cumbuco. At the end of the afternoon we also provide a free pick up service.