Paracuru KiteVillage wrote:
- I think the best spot for waves & flat water freestyle
- the most consistent wind I have ever ridden in (not gusty at all)
- Fortaleza only 1 hour away by car (many flights to Fortaleza)
- Epic down-winders
- great spot for beginners and pro's
- wind season from June till February
- Brazilian girls distracting you (is that a con??)
- the sun can be quite brutal as you`re close to the equator
Hi, nice spot Paracuru!!
nice Barraca too!
but, sorry to burst your bubble...
Paracuru is tide dependant, is only good on low tide
and, correct me please if I`m wrong,
on low tide, the freestyle flat water area (which is huge)
is mined with rocks below water...
Is there any free rocks area ?
I have been there 3 times, 2 in high tide
last one, low tide , but I couldn`t see the spot on minimun tide
to know if it is posible to know where are rocks and where there aren`t...
ThanKs in advance!
Indeed Paracuru is a great spot with a great barraca!
Like every spot it has its pro's and con's. To be completely honest with you the spot Quebra Mar in Paracuru is actually at its best between low-tide and high-tide and again between high-tide and low-tide for the ultimate freestyle. At those times you still have sufficient flat water (not choppy from the incoming waves) and its still deep enough to do big jumps and that way you dont hurt yourself on those times you dont pull of that kiteloop
During low tide, the flat water area is indeed very large and there are definitely a few rocks to watch out for especially on the left hand side. I've had a crash (or two) on the left hand side thinking there was enough water and then digging my fin into the rocks and catapulting myself and pulling a superman through the air!
During high tide the waves get bigger and nicer. At the end there is a reef which again can get very shallow at low tide but high tide (and in between tides) its a great place to ride the waves
One thing to remember is that on the far left, downwind of the spot there are some fisherman wooden sticks with nets that are visible at low tide and wont bother you at high tide but in between tides you should watch out as it can clip your fin resulting you to be stuck in a forest of wooden fishing poles with nets. Cant be too comfortable I can imagine
For more info on Paracuru kite spot check: http://locations.splocs.com/kitesurf/loc/paracuru.html
And for the current wind conditions (even though its pretty much always windy!) for Paracuru check: http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=142039
Next time you're in our neighborhood give me a shout and and i'll show you all the best places in and around Paracuru!
Keep on Kiting!