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NE Brazil (Ceara) Update

Postby Toby » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:58 am

Just thought I give some up-to-date about northeast Brazil:

- attention, it is the 1-2 weeks again with the Portuguese man of war, a jelly fish that burns quiet a lot. It floats on the surface, it easy to spot, so pay attention to it when body dragging. Will be gone soon, normally they are not longer than max 2 weeks around

- Cauipe lagoon is smaller than last season, since it didn't rain so much this year. The grassy area that was flooded last season now is all dry.

- Taiba lagoon is pretty dry and small.

- Duro Beach in Cumbuco is preparing to hos the Best Fest, a great party and demo event from Best Kiteboarding. Some Best team riders are around, also Shannon Best himself.

- More and more pro riders are getting in, Karolina Winkowska and Alberto Rondina are currently in Uruau, more to come!

- Fridays and Saturdays always nice parties at Bacana Bar in Cumbuco!

- All restaurants are now back open in Cumbuco (not out of business like the Ilha do Guajiru property seller claims on his website), plus more restaurants opened

- Best news I heard so far: Iberia gonna fly 3 times per week from January on (duh, why not already now, since TAP charges so much for flights currently (they are basically FULL). My plane was 100% full

- Wind: the last week has been pretty strong, Cumbuco up to 30 knots, Paracuru up to 35 knots. Yesterday lighter, but still 20+ knots. Could be stronger winds in general this year due to being dryer than normal

I hope it helped! :bye:

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Re: NE Brazil Update

Postby Waldo » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:27 am

there's less water in the lagoons but I think there's even more wind this year because of the little rain
I usually have more square meters for myself in the Taiba lagoon than in Cauipe, which is bigger but has more kites per 100 m2

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Re: NE Brazil Update

Postby Toby » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:14 pm

thx for the wind info, I forgot to add that.

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Re: NE Brazil Update

Postby Toby » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:25 pm

today I passed by the lagoon in Icarai/Tabuba. Slightly less water, so basically has its size as always.

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Re: NE Brazil Update

Postby besttaste » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:29 am

Thanks for the update! ;)

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Re: NE Brazil Update

Postby idobyms » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:40 am

thanks for the update, really good info
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Re: NE Brazil Update

Postby s1buell_wl » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:29 pm

It's weird I'm getting tons of wind in lower Brazil too in Vitoria. Every day 20+

today has been the lowest for a while at 12-15kns


http://www.windfinder.com/report/vitoria

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Re: NE Brazil Update

Postby s1buell_wl » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:43 pm

If your moving around Brazil this is a great wind model site

http://previsaonumerica.cptec.inpe.br/~ ... nais.shtml

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Re: NE Brazil Update

Postby Toby » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:33 pm

We just found out, that windguru does not list Cumbuco anymore as a forecast location...rumor has it, that the investor from Ilha do Guajiru paid windguru to take it out.
Not sure if it is true...but that would explain it...Cumbuco is no. 1 in the area for kitesurfing...does not make sense to take that out, does it?

Good to have www.windfinder.com as option: http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/cumbuco

Highly recommended! :thumb:

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Re: NE Brazil Update

Postby idobyms » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:21 pm

between agost and end of november....
do we need WG for cumbuco ??

I certanly don`t! :D

anyway, it is better if it were listed as it should be

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