Information about Jericoacoara, what's done there and who does it
Waves, Bump n Jump
On the north-east coast of Brazil lays a tiny fishing village yet to be ruined by commercialization and mass tourism. Not only is it truly beautiful, but it is windy EVERY DAY from June until December.
It is fairly isolated but is getting more well known as a windsurfing destination. Because of the extreme flatness of the topography and subsequently the super shallowness of the sea the sailing area moves a couple hundred meters out or in depending on the tide (which probably is only a foot or two).
It seems the conditions are better during SUPER low tides when the wind can fill in ok at the "surf zone" due to it being farther away from the "point".
The not so good
The scoop on Jeri sailing is that 90% of the time it can be a little boring, kinda like sailing on a lake, or in "the Gorge". The winds are easterly trades. There is no lack of wind, it is actually VERY reliable, blowing hard n strong every day without fault ! Problem is that the lack of waves and jumping opportunities are equally certain (as are crowds). The beach is quite ugly in general (grey soft sand) & stinks like a swamp during low tide (most of the time). At least the water is super warm, albeit murky & likely quite polluted due to all the town's raw sewage being discharged untreated into the sea (as is the norm in Brazil).
edited by chris 22.05.09