Jericoacoara, in the north of Brazil, has some of the most regular wind and outstanding conditions of anywhere. It’s no surprise the world’s best windsurfers come to train in this stunning resort.
From August until February, there is no better place to windsurf than Jericoacoara. From flat water to full on wave sailing, with over 90% days F4+ Aug to Dec and over 70% days F4+ Jan to Feb. These months you can expect to use sail sizes ranging from 4m to 5.5m. January onwards is less challenging and beginners can practice in the early morning.
There are three main spots. The Point, in front of the centre, mostly flat with small wave sets. Once outside, on the wind line, head to the famous Sunset Dune – the best freeride sailing in the bay. Malhada, upwind of the point, is the local jumping beach, although remote and with some rocks it’s for advanced and pro sailors only.
Club Ventos is in the best location for windsurfers in Jeri, situated in a beautiful garden right on the water’s edge, so you can always keep an eye on the action or relax on the sunbeds. The latest 100% carbon PRO rental boards arrive in October from JP and Starboard, and the centre has NeilPryde sails rigged on 90% carbon RDM masts. You can pre-book instruction courses and enjoy activities such as SUP, kayaking, surfing and kiteboarding.
There’s a wide range of accommodation from local pousadas to luxury hotels all within 15 minutes’ walk.