La Rochelle is the capital of the Charente – Maritime department. It is a port city connected to the Île de Ré with a 2.9 km / 1.8 mi long bridge that was completed on May 19th, 1988. The harbor opens to a protected strait, the Pertuis d'Antioche. La Rochelle is situated in western France and is seaport on the Bay of Biscay which is a part of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Wind Surfing in Barra Do Cunhau, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte Brazil
Barra do Cunhau is located in the municipality of Canguaretama and is considered by many as an earthly paradise. The two rivers Curimataú and Catu empty into the sea, forming a sandbank with a vast number of palm trees in the background. Apart from stunning views, this location offers excellent conditions for a series of watersports, including kiteboarding and windsurfing.
Thanks to constant winds, that blow almost every day from July till January, between 15-25 knots/27.7-46.3 kph and ideal weather conditions, Barra do Cunhau attracts windsurfers from all over the world. The spot accommodates northeast winds and the swell sizes can start from 1 m/3 ft. In addition, the water temperature is around 27 °C/ 80.6 °F all year round. Keep in mind that the strongest wind speed is in the morning.
Barra do Cunhau is suitable for both the beginner and advanced windsurfer. Last but not least, apart from practicing your favorite sport, there are a lot to see and do here, including river trips, horse riding and fishing.