I liked it a lot in Barra.
For my taste, much better than Cumbucu (but then, I'm more into kiting than nightlife
the laguna of Barra can be butter flat, and I was the only one kiting there (this might have changed since I've been there).
We had about 10knts more than in Cumbuco as a rule, but it was September. No idea if November is different.
Wind is gusty when it comes from Land (typically in the morning), with thermic it turns more side and gets more constant during the day.
So the best times you will have when tide is right to produce butter conditions in the lagoon that is linked to the sea in the afternoons.
hope this helps