Currently myself and a couple of friends are in South America doing a bit of kiting,
our next destination is Florianopolis (brazil) for carnival and some kiting, but we are
unsure of where to go for kiting march - may, our thoughts are prob with Margarita (venezuala) at this stage, but if anyone has any suggestions for a flat water/wave spots closer or even in brazil then that would be great. I know that Cumbuco is good from June, but we really need somewhere before then.
Also, if anyone is interested about kitesurfing in Uruguay:
We just spent 2 weeks near Punta del este in Uruguay, and did some kiting there. The best flat water spots are near Lagoon de Garzon, which is about 40 minutes north of Punta del este. We were staying in La barra, which is 20 min nth of Punta del este so only 20min from the lagoon. It is an excellent flat water spot right next to the coast, it wasnt too crowded and there are plenty of spots for learning. However, the wind was pretty inconsistant for Jan, with prob less than 50% days were kiteable. The entire coast is kiteable, but the ocean water can be a little cold - saying that i was kiting in only boardshorts the entire time. I kited the famous Bikini beach a couple of times, its crowded with beaches goers but there are launch and land spots behind all the beach goers.
The only reason i kited there we due to its close proximity, however the lagoon to the north was a shit tin better. If you dont have a vehicle then hitchhiking is the way to go, plus you get to meet a few locals that way, which is what i did. The nightlife is pretty good in Punta, prices can be high though, and the crowd can be a little young i.e 18, so it made this 28 yo feel old.
If anyone wants any further info on Uruguay drop me a line.