That’s what most people say when we tell them what we’re doing. The simple answer, of course, is that we can’t forecast the conditions.
But the reason we found out about Jericoacoara was through Oceansource, an alternative kitesurf and windsurf company. The coastline is renowned as a kitesurfing and windsurfing destination for much of the year, and Club Ventos have got two world renowned centres along the same stretch of coast.
The windfinder stats for August are very good:
So we’re hoping there’s going to be some good air, and we’ve got the full range of Ozone Frenzy kites up to 13m to squeeze every last breath of power from it.
The wind will actually pick up the closer we get to kite surfing mecca Jericoacoara, so it’s likely it could be up to 45 knots in the last week of the trip. For this we’ll be using Access XT 4m kites with full depower. We’ll be loaded down with our gear and will have built up some tolerance from riding the lighter winds to the south.
But if for any reason the wind is too strong for it to be safe to buggy, it’s not as if we’re on the water and have no choice but to ride. If the conditions are too hectic and even the normally stable Access XT kites start to be a handful, we’ve always got our shoulder tow ropes from BuggyBags to walk the buggies.