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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Prea 2019

 

Images: Eliseu Souza / Bruna Arcanjelo / Surfin Sem Fim

Preá is a three to four drive north of Fortaleza on the coastline of Ceará in northeastern Brazil. It’s a famously windy spot and it blows practically non-stop here during the season with pumping conditions pretty much on tap.

Brazil - Kite-Surf World Tour 2018 - Prea

 

Event Info

Confirmed

Yes

Contest dates

12 - 16th November 2019

Discipline

Kite-surf

Country

Brazil

Spot

Prea

Stars

3 stars

Prizemoney

€25.000,-

Livestream

Yes

International TV Coverage

No

Wind forecast

Host/sponsor

Rancho do Peixe, https://ranchodopeixe.com.br/en/

Prevailing winds

The further north you travel in Ceará the stronger the winds get and that’s certainly the case in Preá. It blows non-stop at at least 25 knots from the east or northeast (from the left) between July and January and is at its strongest from September to November.

Water conditions

Preá is a tidal spot with flat sections close to the beach, chop on the outside and a range of wave spots nearby that work better in the afternoons once the wind is up.

Competition history

The GKA has yet to visit Brazil but the first event is going down in November!

Race Notice

Registration Dates

01st - 29th October 2019

Registration Form

Registration is closed. For questions please contact the Tour Manager Tom Hartmann at tom@global-kitesports.org