4-13th November 2011- It is now official, we have the dates and price for what promises to be a blinding Brazil adventure this November. What's more you'll get 8 days coaching and only need to take 7 days off work!
Unless of course you'd like to stay longer.
We'll be based at Pro Kite Brazil in Uruau, just south of Fortaleza. This will serve as a perfect base for the clinic. The club is set in a private garden on a huge beach, with a small lagoon and the open ocean right on its doorstep. On site there's plenty of space to chill out, with wifi, pool and restaurant, and should you need, a full stock of Cabrinha toys to rent.
Variety here is indeed the spice of life. In front of the club the wind blows cross onshore from the Atlantic, so plenty of stunt ramps and waves to keep you busy. Right next to the club there is a small flat water lagoon, and then 1km away is the large Urau lagoon. However close by and within easy reach there are plenty of other flat water "secret" spots. We intend to make the most of the local geography, and as is a must in Brazil we'll have a small fleet of buggies so that we are fully mobile!
Clinic wise we'll be covering the full monty both on a twin tip and a surfboard. You'll have 8 days of full on coaching (Saturday 5th to Sat 12th inclusive), including demos, video analysis, the usual group motivation and the whirring of the video. We have the best of both worlds so if you tire of trying to nail a move, just go off and have a play and wiggle in the waves to refresh.
With such a diverse range of conditions on hand we'll be offering everything that you could dream of trying on twin tip, whether it be carving your first turn or throwing down a flat 3 in the waves, or any number of fancy tricks on the flat stuff, from toeside, air gybes, popping and front loops, to blind landings, kiteloops and handle passes.
Surfboard wise we'll be tackling an introduction and progression for both strapped and strapless riding. We'll cover set up and trim of a surfboard, carving, wave riding, gybing, tacking and popping! Whats more we'll be able to use the flat water in the lagoons to perfect surfboard technique so that it'll be easier once you take it into the waves. So if you've got a surfboard bring it along. If you don't have one and have never tried it we'll have a couple of Cabrinha surfboards for you to try your hand on and get into the stoke and fun of riding one of these beauties.
We'll be staying at one of 2 places, either Zebra Beach which is on the beach 50m from the centre, or at Tudo Bom which is 270m back from the club. The reason for this is that we would like to all be sharing the same accommodation, obviously far better for the social, but rooms are limited in Zebra beach as it is only one building. We do have the possibility of a very good single supplement rate (£45 extra for the 9 nights). Therefore if a lot of you opt for the single room (limited availability) and we can't all fit into Zebra beach we'll all move to Tudo Bom.
The rooms are all B and B, have fans, are en suite and if you'd like to share there are 2 proper beds in a room!
Land based package is £795 including 9 nights B&B (based on 2 sharing) and 8 days coaching.
Limited single room, £45 supplement. For this we do recommend booking early.
To pay locally there is a €40 storage charge, shared buggies approx £10 each per day, and transfer of €45 return (based on sharing).
We also have a 12 nights or 14 nights with 12 days coaching option, poa.
If you're flying from the UK (or Europe) for the 9 nights we have 2 recommendations:
1. Flying with Iberia via Madrid to Fortaleza. On this route, depending on your flight number, your kite kit is free! At the moment on e-bookers its around £820 return.
The flight leaves LHR at 07.25 on Friday the 4th November, arriving Fortaleza at 15.25
Return flight leaves Fot 16.45 on Sunday the 13th November, arriving LHR 14.00 on the 14th.
2. For a killer equipment deal and flight price, TAM from London to Fortaleza via Sao Paulo. This route takes slightly longer but you have 2 pieces of "surf" luggage (so you can bring the board) at 32kg each included. Also at the mo you can book via BMI for around £750.
Flight leaves LHR Thursday 3rd November at 20.45 arrives Fort at 11.52 on Friday.
Return Sunday 13th November 16.08 Fort, arriving LHR 13.25 on the 14th.
There are of course other options, but please note that this year TAP is charging €150 for a kite bag.
How to Book:
We'll need a £250 deposit to secure your place and payment in full during the first week of September..
Any questions just drop us a line or give us a call on +44 7729 183233
Christian Harris & Karine Nativel