Jericacoara is the ultimate winter windsurfing destination. Colin and Marco have been coming here for many years and their knowledge of the area is second to none. In 2013/14 Colin spent from October to February in Jericacoara running clinics and providing one-one tuition sessions.
Jericoacoara in Ceará, Brazil, is a small fishing village which has become a beach hippie mecca, situated some 300 km west of Fortaleza. Jeri, as it is affectionately known, is the kind of idyllic place where many travellers end up deciding to stay for longer than they had originally planned.
Jericoacoara is a place removed from the hurried modern world of screeching sirens, maniac deadlines, traffic jams and endless lineups. A place where streets are paved with sand, where beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and where warm water marries with palm swaying breezes. Until about 20 years ago, Jericoacoara was still a secluded and simple fishing village.
It's really the complete package thats so incredible in Jeri, not only can wind and sun be guaranteed from September to January every day, its also the great feeling you get in the place. At sunset the whole village, locals or tourists come down to beach for what could be described as a magical hour!
Some guys are playing football, others perform their Capoeira, some people walking up the big sand dune to get the best views of the sunset and others are just enjoying a cold beverage watching it all happening, whatever you feel like doing, its amazing to be part of this pretty unique atmosphere!
Jeri is a great spot to get into waves, as the wave itself hasn’t got that much power but it is still amazing for jumping and riding, but without having to fear you are going to break a lot of kit!
The centre we are using are pretty flexible of which spot to sail on what day, on high tide the main spot can get pretty busy, we then will hire out some beach buggies to sail some lagoons with completely flat water nearby instead.
We like to make it accessible to everyone so accommodation wise, we can arrange everything from a simple room to a 5 star hotel, either way you will not stay further away than 5 minutes from the sea!!
It might take quite some time to get there, but once you are there and enjoying that first caipirinha and seeing that the wind is blowing in the morning you know its all worth it!
What you need to know:
Flights: Either TAP Air or TAM Air to Fortaleza, if taking your own equipment speak with Colin before booking flight. 4 hrs transfer in a luxury 4x4.
Accommodation: Fantasic Pousada Beb and Breakfast accommodation. Hotel accommodation is available but to experience the real Jeri we recommend staying in one of our recommended Pousadas.
Meals during the day are arranged in advance so least time is wasted on the water.
The evenings are spent having a video de brief and discussing the action of the day, then meet later for a meal as a group in one of the fantastic local restaurants.