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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Ceara

Brazil

This region of Brazil has a lot of different surf spots with a mixture of reef and beach breaks. It is also great fun to explore, with some isolated, uncrowded breaks and fun surprises for the surf explorer. It is not one of the best known regions for surf due to the fact that strong, consistent trade winds blow from the East throughout most of the year, which can make good surf difficult to find unless you are prepared to drive and/or have some good knowledge of the region. The main season for swell is also quite short (predominantly during the months of December to April). However, during this time there are some decent surf spots to be found. Many of the spots only work at specific tide levels, so perseverence is essential for travelers to the region and its also worth asking the locals who are very friendly and willing to give you information if you ask politely - a break that appears totally flat when you arrive may start firing for just 2 or 3 hours at a particular tide level so do plan your trips carefully and ask around when you arrive at new breaks and you will be rewarded with some good surfing. It may be worth taking a local guide with you the first couple of times if driving, since some of the beaches here are used as roads and you may end up driving for many kilometres along sandy beaches to find isolated surf breaks only known to the locals. Its not uncommon even for 4*4 vehicles to get stuck in the sand, but a good local guide will know how to make the most basic rental car capable of travelling along the soft sand without any problems. Happy exploring!!!

English (Translate this text in English): This region of Brazil has a lot of different surf spots with a mixture of reef and beach breaks. It is also great fun to explore, with some isolated, uncrowded breaks and fun surprises for the surf explorer. It is not one of the best known regions for surf due to the fact that strong, consistent trade winds blow from the East throughout most of the year, which can make good surf difficult to find unless you are prepared to drive and/or have some good knowledge of the region. The main season for swell is also quite short (predominantly during the months of December to April). However, during this time there are some decent surf spots to be found. Many of the spots only work at specific tide levels, so perseverence is essential for travelers to the region and its also worth asking the locals who are very friendly and willing to give you information if you ask politely - a break that appears totally flat when you arrive may start firing for just 2 or 3 hours at a particular tide level so do plan your trips carefully and ask around when you arrive at new breaks and you will be rewarded with some good surfing. It may be worth taking a local guide with you the first couple of times if driving, since some of the beaches here are used as roads and you may end up driving for many kilometres along sandy beaches to find isolated surf breaks only known to the locals. Its not uncommon even for 4*4 vehicles to get stuck in the sand, but a good local guide will know how to make the most basic rental car capable of travelling along the soft sand without any problems. Happy exploring!!!

English (Translate this text in English): This region of Brazil has a lot of different surf spots with a mixture of reef and beach breaks. It is also great fun to explore, with some isolated, uncrowded breaks and fun surprises for the surf explorer. It is not one of the best known regions for surf due to the fact that strong, consistent trade winds blow from the East throughout most of the year, which can make good surf difficult to find unless you are prepared to drive and/or have some good knowledge of the region. The main season for swell is also quite short (predominantly during the months of December to April). However, during this time there are some decent surf spots to be found. Many of the spots only work at specific tide levels, so perseverence is essential for travelers to the region and its also worth asking the locals who are very friendly and willing to give you information if you ask politely - a break that appears totally flat when you arrive may start firing for just 2 or 3 hours at a particular tide level so do plan your trips carefully and ask around when you arrive at new breaks and you will be rewarded with some good surfing. It may be worth taking a local guide with you the first couple of times if driving, since some of the beaches here are used as roads and you may end up driving for many kilometres along sandy beaches to find isolated surf breaks only known to the locals. Its not uncommon even for 4*4 vehicles to get stuck in the sand, but a good local guide will know how to make the most basic rental car capable of travelling along the soft sand without any problems. Happy exploring!!!

English (Translate this text in English): This region of Brazil has a lot of different surf spots with a mixture of reef and beach breaks. It is also great fun to explore, with some isolated, uncrowded breaks and fun surprises for the surf explorer. It is not one of the best known regions for surf due to the fact that strong, consistent trade winds blow from the East throughout most of the year, which can make good surf difficult to find unless you are prepared to drive and/or have some good knowledge of the region. The main season for swell is also quite short (predominantly during the months of December to April). However, during this time there are some decent surf spots to be found. Many of the spots only work at specific tide levels, so perseverence is essential for travelers to the region and its also worth asking the locals who are very friendly and willing to give you information if you ask politely - a break that appears totally flat when you arrive may start firing for just 2 or 3 hours at a particular tide level so do plan your trips carefully and ask around when you arrive at new breaks and you will be rewarded with some good surfing. It may be worth taking a local guide with you the first couple of times if driving, since some of the beaches here are used as roads and you may end up driving for many kilometres along sandy beaches to find isolated surf breaks only known to the locals. Its not uncommon even for 4*4 vehicles to get stuck in the sand, but a good local guide will know how to make the most basic rental car capable of travelling along the soft sand without any problems. Happy exploring!!!

Seasonal swell & wind variations:

Dominant swell for the region is East to North East. Dominant wind is East and it blows consistently and quite strongly

English (Translate this text in English): Dominant swell for the region is East to North East. Dominant wind is East and it blows consistently and quite strongly

English (Translate this text in English): Dominant swell for the region is East to North East. Dominant wind is East and it blows consistently and quite strongly

English (Translate this text in English): Dominant swell for the region is East to North East. Dominant wind is East and it blows consistently and quite strongly

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Calzones de surf Calzones de surf Calzones de surf Calzones de surf Calzones de surf Calzones de surf
Water temp. 27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
25°C
77°F
25°C
77°F
25°C
77°F
26°C
79°F
Air temp. 27°C
81°F
26°C
79°F
25°C
77°F
24°C
75°F
25°C
77°F
26°C
79°F
Climate

Seasonal swell & wind variations

Dominant swell for the region is East to North East. Dominant wind is East and it blows consistently and quite strongly

English (Translate this text in English): Dominant swell for the region is East to North East. Dominant wind is East and it blows consistently and quite strongly

English (Translate this text in English): Dominant swell for the region is East to North East. Dominant wind is East and it blows consistently and quite strongly

English (Translate this text in English): Dominant swell for the region is East to North East. Dominant wind is East and it blows consistently and quite strongly

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Futuro 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Icarai 9 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Iracema (ponte metalica) 4 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Jericoacoara 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break Beginners wave
Leste-Oeste 12 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Morro Branco 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Paracuru 16 / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Pico das Almas 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Prainha - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Taiba 3 / 1
Right and left Point-break All surfers
Titanzinho 7 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Volta da Jurema 3 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
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By Tiago , 12-03-2010

Taíba - I'm from Ceará n' for the last years the Taíba has became the main surfpoint of the state.
I think that This fact should be more detached on site.

... the beach of "leste" is important too. More than Paracuru for example!!

a lot!!!

By Anonymous , 25-08-2007

paracaru - paracaru is really a top surf spot. Locals friendly, cosy beach bars, not at all commercial. And waves especially with low tide absolutely freaky!!! i am surfer and windsurfer. You should go there. And for a very easy going surf check jericoacoara. The atmosphere is amazing!

By Anonymous , 05-06-2007

paracuru - Just came back and all the locals told me it goes off betwwen Oct and feb. with peak surf nov.-jan. go get it.

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