Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Pipa, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte Brazil

Skill Level:
Best Style:
Freestyle, Wave
Sandy With Rocks
Natal is the capital city of Rio Grande do Norte, in northeastern Brazil and is without a doubt the safest city in Brazil. The climate here is classified as tropical, with an annual average temperature of 28°C / 82.4°F. For the football fans, Natal is one of the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Pipa is situated south of Natal and is part of the district of Tibau do Sul. This beautiful coastal village boasts a number of restaurants with international cuisine, comfortable hotels, vibrant nightlife and many local shops. But that is not all, as Pipa provides a wide range of watersports.

Favored with its natural position and steady winds, between 15 and 25 knots/27.78 and 46.30 kph throughout the year, the location offers excellent conditions for kiteboarding. The swell sizes usually start from 1 m/3 ft and hold up to 2.5 m/8 ft. In addition the water temperature is around 27 °C/ 80.6 °F all year round and there is a constant sea breeze that helps keeping the humidity under control.

The spot accommodates both the beginner and experienced kiter. Keep in mind that Pipa is a very popular destination for surf and kitesurf enthusiasts. Last but not least, if you don’t have previous experience or just wish to improve your technique, you should visit one of the many kite-surfing schools, located in the area.