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Brazil Downwinders Adventure

With:Louka Pitot
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Location:Brazil
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Scheduled for:18 - 25 November 2023
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Cost of trip:€2590 (shared room)
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cost of single room:€ 2890
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Payable now:20%
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Number of Places:10
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What's included:
  • Transfer between the spots
  • 7 nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • 4 downwinders with a guide in the water, ground support where possible and snacks
  • 10 hours coaching
  • Photos during the trip
  • TheKiteMag Clinics rash vest + tee

 

After two epic sell-outs clinics, the double looping master Giel Vlugt is joining us again this summer in his home spot – the kitesurfing mecca of Tarifa! 

Giel is an incredible coach and he will share with you his knowledge, passion and experience and push you super hard to help you take your riding to a whole new level. 

The clinic is geared towards anyone looking to improve their freeride and Big Air riding, so whether you are working on your first WOO record or looking to master the Megaloop, this is the clinic for you… During our last clinic with Giel in Cape Town we saw incredible progression from his students, with three of them holding the top positions on the WOO leaderboard for the week. Perhaps you could be next? 

During the week, we will be led by the wind conditions and Giel will take you to the best spots Tarifa has to offer. Off the water, he will run through your technique to help you improve your riding. We will also take you to a padel tennis session too, so expect a week packed with action. 

If you’ve got any energy left at the end of the day, Tarifa in July has plenty of enticing options after-hours… And the wind doesn’t come in until a bit later in the day, so maybe you can manage a couple of nights out in one of Spain’s most famous party towns.

The Coach

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Louka Pitot

Growing up near the stunning beaches of Mauritius, Louka’s journey into kitesurfing began at a very young age. Combining talent, determination and passion for the ocean, Louka rapidly rose to the top on the freestyle kiting scene, securing the French title 4 times, and currently sitting at 3rd place in the GKA World Freestyle ranking. Louka will join us on this incredible adventure right after the GKA World Freestyle Championship in Brazil to share with you his experience, knowledge and passion for the sport and help you lock in new tricks and improve your overall riding. 

Itinerary

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18 November - Arrival in Preá

Our adventure starts at Preá. The transfer from Fortaleza airport is not included, but we can help you with the organization. Here you will meet the rest of the group and your pro coach. You can enjoy a free kite session or unwind by the beach with a caipirinha or two. 

Accommodation: Pousada Cabare du Vento

19 November - Preá

After a delicious breakfast, we will head to our first downwinder from Barrinha to Tatajuba. We will cover a distance of 30km and finish off with a kite session and coaching on the spot. 

Accommodation: Pousada Cabare du Vento

20 November: Transfer to Barra Grande

After breakfast we will head to our next stop Barra Grande. Barra Grande is a charming small village with sand streets, tropical vegetation and natural pools that will make you feel in another world. The butterflat waters await, so we will head straight for a kite session on the spot. 

Accommodation: Pousada Titas

21 November: Transfer to Macapá

Our next spot Macapá awaits. Macapá is a quiet and authentic village, adapted to the changing rhythm of nature. It offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and a vast area of flat and shallow water with wind at any time of the day. We will head for a 10km guided downwinder and finish off with a kite session and coaching on the spot. 

Accommodation: Pousada Theodora

22 November: Transfer to the Delta de Parnaíba

After breakfast we will head to Delta de Parnaíba – a unique maze of channels that make their way to the ocean creating an archipelago of more than 80 islands and hiding heavenly places to kite. Here we will head for a 20km downwinder along the delta, followed by a local lunch and a session on the spot. Expect desert islands, mangrove channels and tiny shallow beaches that form this unique ecological sanctuary.

Accommodation: Pousada Recanto dos Passaros 

23 November: Transfer to Atins

The village of Atins, our final destination, is the main entrance to the Lençóis Maranhenses, a unique destination in the world that every person should visit at least once in their life. Arriving here will be an odyssey on its own as we will go through the incredible landscape and natural treasures of the region. We will head straight for a kite session in the crystal clear lagoons, surrounded by the white sand dunes. Accommodation: Pousada Convento Arcadia

24 November: Atins

After breakfast, we will go for our last downwinder for the week. It’s a 28 km adventure with the ocean on one side and the Lençóis Maranhenses Park on the other. At the end of the downwind, we will rest and recover in the house of a local family, who lives in an oasis in the middle of the dunes. After a well-deserved rest, we will head for a kite session in a private lagoon, away from the crowds with crystal clear flat water and stunning colours at sunset. The perfect farewell for an unforgettable week! 

25 November: Departure day

Our adventure comes to an end. You will fly out of Sao Luis airport, and we can help you organize the airport transfer. (not included)

Spots

Preá

Close to the famous city of Jericoacoara, Preá enjoys stronger sideshore winds that are perfect for Big Air, powered freestyle, or for throwing down some old school moves. You can also blast a downwinder right into Jeri from here!

Macapá

Macapá offers the ultimate kitesurf conditions, with a vast area of flat and shallow water protected from the ocean by a sandbar, with wind at any time of the day. 

Barra Grande

Barra Grande is a classic small Brazilian village which has perfect kite conditions and butter-flat waters.

Delta of Parnaíba

The Delta of Parnaíba, the third largest open sea delta in the world, is an ecological sanctuary with a diversity of landscapes. There are incredible dunes, freshwater lagoons, great beaches of white sand, and heavenly places to kitesurf, all faraway from anywhere…

Atins

Atins is a small fishing village located on the coast of Maranhão, surrounded by the dunes of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. It’s a special place, right at the delta of the Preguiças River, a small creek, and the Atlantic Ocean. Atins has amazing kiteboarding conditions with consistent cross-shore winds and shallow warm waters.

Accommodation

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Pousada Cabare du Vento

Pousada Titas

Pousada Theodora

Pousada Recanto dos Passaros

Pousada Convento Arcadia

Is this clinic suitable for me?

You should be able to ride comfortably upwind and downwind, and be in good enough physical health to do all four downwinders over the week.

Included

  • Accommodation in shared rooms (single rooms available)
  • Breakfasts
  • 4 downwinders with a guide in the water, ground support and snacks
  • 10 hours of coaching
  • Transfers between spots
  • TheKiteMag Clinics rash vest + tee

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Kitesurfing gear (rental possible)
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Extra snacks & drinks

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