Since more than a month i´m in Fuerteventura now. I stay in a house of a mate in Costa Calma, next to the Sotavento Beach, where the René-Egli Center is located.
The Island is quite bleak if you don´t like Watersports or hanging around on the beach. The crisis in Egypt/Tunisia brought the Tourism here on the Island up to 40 % more Tourists…
Watersports-Activities offers the Island a lot… Here are a few good spot´s for Kitesurfing, like the Sotavento Beach.. It´s quite gusty, blows side-off and can be crowded but if you just ride a bit Downwind from all the trouble you are fine.. Ah i forget to tell that it´s choppy as well Okay, sounds not like the perfect spot, but there are not so many alternatives in the south..
If it´s not windy you can go to La Pared for catching some waves there. It´s an epic spot with sometimes some really nice waves.. I´m still learning surfing but i had already some good fun.. But i´m practicing in the low wind days more the stand up paddling at the moment which is just perfect for me to train balance and stay in shape.
I also started to do some Windsurfing and i like it.. Riding and normal jibes without losing heigh are already working..
Since i´m here i was every day in the water to do some sports – doesn´t matter which kind of activity, it´s just good to be outside in the sun and enjoy the fresh air
Yesterday Roger from www.spot-shot.com did some pictures. A special thanks to him – if you are on the island, call him if you want some good pictures in action..
More pics you find in the gallery klick!
After seven month´s of traveling i´m heading in less than two weeks back to Kiel.
It will be strange for sure..
After a good journey with no problems at the airport with the luggage i arrived finally in Jericoacoara.
I flew with TAP from Hamburg over Lisbon to Fortaleza.
The trip with the 4×4 Jeep to Jeri was quite exciting. (took 4 hours) A lot of animals crossed the street and the last 20 Km we were driving at the beach. You can only reach Jeri over the beach. They don´t have normal streets with asphalt, only sand, sand and sand.
I stayed a few nights at one of the approx. 130 Pousadas here in Jeri. Then i moved to my flat a bit outside from the centrum. It´s a cool small flat with my own terrace and hangmat.
A walk to the centrum take me about 5 Minutes. Jeri is defiantly a holiday village. The prices a higher than i expected. Anyhow, a good meal at one of the cheaper restaurants cost only 3 Euro. A Caipi 2,50 Euro.
I met already some really cool guys from all over the world.
The wind is really blowing every day with approx. 20 – 25 Knots in the middle. Sometimes a bit more or less.
I also did some good downwinders. In Jeri, there is not really a good kiting spot. The only one is at the Club Ventos an there are only Windsurfers. It´s also a bit offshore there.
But i had already a good session behind the big dune. It´s side-offshore here but with flat water and a small wave. The only negative is the gusty wind.
The most of the times i´m in Preá. It´s a place 20 Minutes upwind with the car from Jeri. Here you have some good conditions, a bit choppy but still nice. (like the north sea) At lowtide the waves are small and it´s good for some freestyle practising. When it´s hightide the waves can be big and that´s a good time for a downwinder to Jeri with the surfboard. (10 Km)
Brazil is really beautiful. All the people are so nice and always friendly.
A really good place to relax.