Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Ibiraquera Beach, Imbituba, Santa Catarina Brazil

Wave height:
<2.5 m/8 ft
Wind strength:
7-20 kn/13-37 kph
Imbituba is a coastal town, located at an hour drive southwards to Florianopolis in Santa Catarina State in southern Brazil. The town is not widely known as a tourists' destination. It is mostly famous for its National Right Whale Conservation Center and the fact that it has become an Environmental Protection Area, due to the action taking place for the conservation of these species.

However, the place is a favorite spot of water-sportsmen and especially, kite-surfers. Ibiraquera beach and Ibiraquera lagoon are the reasons why the place is characterized as the ”surf town”. The best season to kitesurf in Ibiraquera is from September to March.

The beach is sandy, with clean waters, big waves/tubes usually higher than 2.5 m/8 ft. The strength of wind is usually 7-20 kn/13-37 kph with northeastern direction. An intermediate level of experience is required, if you want to kitesurf in Ibiraquera beach.

Nevertheless, Ibiraquera lagoon is always there for those who don’t feel confident enough with their abilities. In Ibiraquera Lagoon, you can kitesurf whether you have previous experience or not, since you are not going to deal with any waves. The bottom is also sandy and the wind’s directions and strength are the same as in Ibiraquera beach.