The warm water, sandy beaches, and steady winds of Brazil have been attracting kiteboarders for years. With hundreds of miles of beach and so many kite spots to choose from, it's hard to know where to begin.
In this edition of Destinations, we're checking out a Brazilian kiteboarding hotspot that is the perfect place to start: Cumbuco.
This sleepy fishing village has evolved into a fun, Brazilian beachtown that wakes up when the wind blows. Whether you're kiting in the gentle ocean conditions right in front of your beachfront hotel or taking a beach buggy down to one of the famous flatwater lagoons, you'll be able to get a session in almost every day of the season in this spot.
Off the water, you'll find yourself in the heart of a kiteboarding community full of passionate and stoked kiters! This spot is a great place to make new friends, enjoy some laid back nightlife, and dip your toes into Brazil's beach culture.
We're going to tell you everything you need to know about kiteboarding in Cumbuco including when to go, what to bring, where to kite, and what to watch out for. Scroll down further to find out some travel tips for this Destination.
Note: For entertainment purposes some of the Lagoon footage is from Taiba. A lagoon one hour north of Cumbuco.