Day 1 in Barra Grande

We left Jericoacoara around noon and in arrived at 1:30pm in Barra Grande. All the nice beach front accommodations like the BGK (http://www.barragrandekitecamp.com.br/) were fully booked due to a wedding. We decided to stay at the pousada Rota dos Ventos (http://www.pousadarotadosventos.com/)

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They even have a Cabrinha shop in front of the pousada😉

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The main kite spot is in front of BGK. From there, you can do a relatively short downwinder to the river mouth – La Boca. From the river mouth you enter the lagoon. The water there is perfectly flat – an ideal spot for Freestyle. The lagoon is surrounded by a rich mangrove forest. You can ride back upwind, or arrange a pickup with a donkey.

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Afternoon Kite session: Normally the wind in Barra Grande is not that strong and gusty like today. We did the downwinder to the lagoon but the wind was too strong for me to do any unhooked tricks. We kited a while in the lagoon and then headed back upwind to BGK. The wind got stronger and with the tide coming in we had some waves on our way back. In total we kited for about 2,5h.

For dinner we went to Manga Rosa. Excellent food.

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Crab legs as a starter.

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I had fish filet in mango sauce and Paul had fish in coconut sauce as main course. So yummy!

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We left Jericoacoara around noon and in arrived at 1:30pm in Barra Grande. All the nice beach front accommodations like the BGK (http://www.barragrandekitecamp.com.br/) were fully booked due to a wedding. We decided to stay at the pousada Rota dos Ventos (http://www.pousadarotadosventos.com/)

IMG_6275 IMG_6293

They even have a Cabrinha shop in front of the pousada😉

IMG_6299IMG_6302

The main kite spot is in front of BGK. From there, you can do a relatively short downwinder to the river mouth – La Boca. From the river mouth you enter the lagoon. The water there is perfectly flat – an ideal spot for Freestyle. The lagoon is surrounded by a rich mangrove forest. You can ride back upwind, or arrange a pickup with a donkey.

IMG_6284 IMG_6291

Afternoon Kite session: Normally the wind in Barra Grande is not that strong and gusty like today. We did the downwinder to the lagoon but the wind was too strong for me to do any unhooked tricks. We kited a while in the lagoon and then headed back upwind to BGK. The wind got stronger and with the tide coming in we had some waves on our way back. In total we kited for about 2,5h.

For dinner we went to Manga Rosa. Excellent food.

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Crab legs as a starter.

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I had fish filet in mango sauce and Paul had fish in coconut sauce as main course. So yummy!

IMG_1687 IMG_1686

 

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