a little windy haven less than an hour west of Jericoacoara. A small fishing village that sits at the mouth of the River Tucunduba, surrounded by an immense dune park. With the slow, laid back lifestyle it’s too easy to forget what time or day of the week it is here. It’s the simple way of living, the tranquility of the people along with the few unimposing, beautiful posadas that will make your visit unforgettable, so much so that you won’t want to leave.
High season – July – January ➔ 20 kn – 37 kn
Probability of wind – 95%
Low season – February – June ➔ 10 kn – 20 kn
Probability of wind – 55%
Men (take 2 sizes)
7 & 9 depending on weight
Women (take 2 sizes)
5 & 8 depending on weight
28˚C – 38˚C all year round
26˚C – 28˚C all year round
Tatajuba (river mouth): The main spot in Tatajuba is at the doorstep of the pousadas. You step on the sand and you can already set up your kite and start flying. Being at Tucunduba’s river mouth, with medium to high tide you find a huge lagoon with some choppy sections and some butter flat water sections.
At low tide you’ll have to walk a around 100 meters to the open sea where you’ll get a nice wave spot.
Wave spot: This spot is where the river meets with the sea where the sandbanks form a shorebreak at high tide. Waves here can be as high as 2 meters depending on the swell. Nice kickers can be found here all the time, perfect for big airs.
Guriu: This little village is around 30 mins in buggy from Tatajuba to the east. Here you find a perfect flat water lagoon perfect for freestylers and beginners. To go back to Tatajuba you can do a nice downwind which is around 8 km long.
Downwinds: Different downwinds can be organised in this region; from Guriu to Tatajuba or from Tatajuba to Camocim, this last one being 16km long.
Lagoa da Torta: This huge lagoon is just 4km from Tatajuba in the middle of the dune park surrounding this town. Locals tend to go there when the wind is too strong at Tatajuba, although be prepared to find a more gusty wind here.
The lagoon offers Brazilian hammocks and little sheds selling refreshments and food.
This a great wind spot where the wind blows almost without fail from July to the end of February, side on shore, with only a handful of exceptions when it may drop to around 18 knots. This area is well known for some of the strongest winds around in the state of Ceara, providing endless kite sessions, which only come to a stop at sunset due to the lack of light. Tatajuba, like the rest of Ceara has warm waters, sunny climate and temperatures that can reach up to 38˚C and rarely go below 25˚C.
Thanks to its location (it’s in the middle of a dune park), you can do some very cool activities if you want to have a break from kitesurfing! Excursions around the dune park and to different crystal clear water lagoons are available. For those who want a busy night life, Jericaocoara is around 45 mins away by buggy, but bare in mind you’ll have to sleep there and come back on the next day.
- Spot for beginner kiters 100% 100%
- Spot for experienced kiters 100% 100%
- Freeride 100% 100%
- Kitewave 60% 60%
- Freestyle 80% 80%
Downwinds passing by Tatajuba
Kitesurfing trips to Tatajuba
Tatajuba - CE
Requirements to enter the country
To enter the country you will need a valid passport for at least six months from the date of entry. You will be permitted a tourist visa valid for up to 90 days which is obtained at the airport of your arrival. During the flight you will be handed an Arrival Card; a piece of paper that you receive upon arrival that must be filled in, authorizing your stay for a certain period. You must keep this document with you during your stay in Brazil as it must be handed in at customs on the day of your departure.
We advise you to contact the embassy of or consulate of your home country should you be in doubt about the requirements necessary to enter Brazil.
How to get there
To get to Tatajuba you have to fly into the International Airport of Fortaleza. Once there, you take a 4×4 to Jericoacoara where you will then travel up the west coast until you reach the village of Tatajuba. This trip take about 8 hours from Fortaleza, but worth every minute!
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The Brazilian currency is called Brazilian Real (R$) and we advise you to check the exchange rates when exchanging your money.
Food & Drinks
Tatajuba is a very small fishing village meaning you can find different types of fish which are traditionally cooked on the grill. If you are looking for a wider choice you can always take a buggy to Jericoacoara 1 hour away where you’ll find a wide selection of restaurants and bars to choose from.
Internet Connection & Plugs
Every pousada that we work with offers a high speed wifi connection. The plugs have a two pin and fit into a type N socket (same as plugs used in most of Europe).
Vaccines & Medicines
In this region of the northeast of Brazil one does not need to be vaccinated, but we would advise you to consult your doctor to inform yourself about vaccinations should you decide to visit other parts of Brazil during your stay.
At the same time we advise you to bring a small First Aid Kit for convenience as it can be very difficult to find medicine especially in the more rural locations.
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