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..
Appr. 250 Km more in the north from Jeri is Barra Grande located. We heard about this place from a couple of friends. “Nice lagoon and as much flat water and space as you like” they said.
So full with high-wrought expectations we arrived in Barra Grande.
“It´s amazing!” was actually my first impression.
We stayed at Stefan´s place. He opened his pousada and hostel a year ago. This year is his first season. In the last year he worked a lot at this place and it´s more than beautiful now.
Nearly everything is made from wood – you will not find any ugly furniture. Everything is so nice arranged that you easily relax.
The breakfast is more than nice with a lot of various food.
You can choose if you want to stay in one of the doubles or in the dorms.
We took the dorm and had only one other guy with us in the room. All in all the place was not crowded at all and obviously still kind of a “secret spot”. Check out the homepage: www.kitebarragrande.com The prices are more than fair.
100 Meter from the Pousada is your private bay. If you are able to get upwind you can kite here easily. The perfect time is at low tide. A big chest-deep pool accrues and you can improve and practice your latest tricks.
Appr. 2 Km more downwind ist the big lagoon (best time on high tide). Here you also find flat water for just cruising or practicing. After you session you can go upwind again (takes 20-30 Min) or you take a donkey ride. Don´t forget to order one before you go to the lagoon.
The lagoon is so far the best place i went here in Brazil. There is so much space and the wind blows nice and steady.
If you planning to visit Brazil, go to Barra Grande, because it´s a really nice place to kite or just relax.
Today we are going back to Jeri and stay there over Christmas and New Year.
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.
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