Flonianopolis Kite and Surf Camp - Santa Catarina, Florianopolis. Brazil
In a few steps from the Meio da Joaquina beach, there is the Florianopolis kite camp and surf school, will give you the opportunity to live a unique brazilian surf experience! Immersed in the green, you will be staying in one of the two studios or three two-bedroom surf houses in front of the beach.
Florianopolis offers perfect conditions for kite and surf: shallow lagoons, open seam many waves spots and well established winds almost every day of the year ( mainly because of geography and affect of the Atlantic trade winds ). During the year, Florianopolis usually provides best conditions for this sport, with more than 250 days per year suitable for sailing.
Florianopolis (locals name it Floripa), situated on the Island of Santa Catarina, is the capital of the homonym state – Santa Catarina (to the South of San Paolo and to the North of Porta Alagre ) Floripa… has 42 sandy beaches surrounded by a colorful landscape sprinkled with lakes, sand dunes, forests that stretch along the coast up to the natural park of Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro.
Unbeatable nightlife in the peaceful place of Brazil with a natural variety too is attracting thousands of visitors every year, especially in the summer. Wide and long beaches are perfect for water sports, opposed to the small ones encrusted in backwaters or in calm sea, looking like lagoons…
Florianopolis can be recognized as the paradise for surf, kite surfing, windsurfing, wake boarding and many other action sports in Brazil! Check the most suitable package for you…
Renowned as one of the best surf and kite surf destinations, the Florianopolis kite camp and surf school has direct access to the Meio da Joaquina Beach. On immersed in green territory of more than 400 square kilometers of Santa Caterina Island, the camp can accommodate families and large group of friends and families who are looking for a comfortable private accommodation.
The camp has two studio accommodations to offer. Both studios are equipped with:
✔ Full kitchen facilities
✔ Private bathrooms
✔ WIFI connection
✔ Barbecue place
The camp also offers accommodation in three private 2 bedroom houses equipped with:
✔ Single or double beds
✔ Full kitchen facilities
✔ Private bathrooms
✔ WIFI connection,
✔ Green area
All Florianopolis Kite Camp and Surf School packages include Brazilian style breakfast, which consists of fruits, cereals, bread, butter, cheese, ham, fruit juices, coffee and milk and other foods upon request.
The cuisine of Florianopolis has been deeply influenced by its past. Seafood is the city’s specialty (oysters and prawns), great part of the seafood is cultivated and consumed along the whole islands. Choose a simple restaurant run by local fishermen and taste different shrimp dishes!
Brazil has a wide variety of food therefore an even wider variety of restaurants, bars, cafes, delis, bakeries, markets and supermarkets. Good quality meals will range from U$ 5 to U$ 30 (top restaurants). Seafood is very cheap and mostly appreciated in most of the coastal cities and in Florianopolis you can get a dozen of oysters for about U$ 3.
Besides that, it is possible to please almost any taste, going form fast food or pizza places to fancy international restaurants. The legal age for purchasing and consuming alcoholic beverages is 18, and a beer costs about U$ 1.5 (600 ml), and a soda or juice about U$ 1.
For those interested in learning to kitesurf in Brazil in a beautiful location, look no further. Florianopolis Kite Camp and Surf School offers private kiteboarding lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.The Kitesurf course is designed to help you learn in a safe way and reach your goals as safely and quickly as possible.
International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) certified BSA instructor will respect your learning rate and take you through all the steps to reach your goals. While not yet as well known a kiteboarding destination as northern Brazil,Florianopolis is an ideal spot for you to learn kitesurfing. Lagoa da Conceição with its calm waters is the perfect spot for learning and Barra da Lagoa and Campeche waves are ideal for downwinds.
Florianopolis Kite Camp and Surf School offers a surf program to meet everyone’s needs. Whether you have never surfed before and always dreamed of learning or if you just want to improve your existing skills, there is coaching that will enable you to reach your goals in a fun, comfortable and safe learning environment.
Your instructors will spend a great deal of time with you teaching and helping you improve your technique, including paddling form, board balance, wave positioning, dropping in, getting to your feet, and once you’re comfortable with that, more advanced topics such as carving and cutbacks.
So come visit Florianopolis surf and kitesurf camp and learn to surf in Brazil with professional certified instructors and have an incredible week of surf, sun and partying, but also discover a passion for surfing that will last them a lifetime.
Sport and fun…
Thanks to its geographical position and its 42 different beaches, Florianopolis, offers a wide scenery for many different extreme sports and outdoor activities.
For this reason your sports options are endless! Surfing… kitesurfing and:
- Wind surfing lessons
- Wake boarding
- River Rafting and much more…
Are you looking for something more relaxing?
- Yoga classes and massage session
- Snorkeling / Diving
- Horse riding
- Boat trips (Campeche Island, Anhaomirim and Costa da Lagoa)
Nightlife in Florianopolis
Floripa offers many different spots to enjoy the nightlife here… you will have to choose between the beach bars for a caipirinha and the crazy samba dancing clubs where the sunsrise will not be long in coming!
Security is professionally administered in night clubs, bars and restaurants in the city centre and you don’t need to worry, just have fun! Moreover, Friday nights are “Ladies Free” what means won’t be a women paying a cover charge until midnight. No matter what you feel like doing, the staffs, have a wide knowledge of the local scene and they will be ready to give you an advice and take you to the best parties, bars, nightclubs or restaurants, guaranteeing a VIP treatment everywhere.
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
A taste of history…
Florianopolis – or “Desterro” – was founded in 1700 from Portuguese immigrants. Since then, it’s gradually developed from a sleepy provincial backwater into the state capital of Santa Caterina. Having several bridges linking the island with the mainland, Florianopolis today is the administrative, commercial and tourist centre. Despite all the changes, though, the late nineteenth-century pastel-colored, stuccoes buildings still recall faint “old world” images, while the relaxed, small-town atmosphere provides a total contrast to the excitement of São Paulo or Rio.
Florianopolis is the best surfing and kite surf destination you can naturally choose if you have in mind to travel to Brazil! This Country offers the best surf conditions for surfing and kitesurfing in the South area, since it combines the quality of its waves with the perfect wind conditions for kite.
With its 42 different sandy beaches blessed by the sun and surrounded by blooming nature. The Iland of Santa Caterina is very special thanks to its geographical position, featured with blue lakes, sand dunes and wild forests along the coast – it is stretched for 50 km long and 20 km wide. The kite and surf camp will help you to catch the wave in this surf paradise, few minutes from Lagoa da Conceiçao, right in front of Meaio da Joacquinha Beach.
No matter if you want to taste the local food or the hundreds of nightclubs and bars spread though the city… you’ll be kept up with the craze of fun and music – from local Brazilian music and international music ( pop, reggae, electronic, etc.) – and the international kitchen.. from the fast food to the more sophisticated restaurant.
Florianopolis has a subtropical climate with rainfall well distributed throughout the year. The seasons are well defined. Summer is hot and has the highest rainfall. Spring and fall are similar, spring is usually very windy. Winter is cool and with low precipitation. Cold fronts coming from the Southern Atlantic and Antarctica pass frequently in the region, bringing rain followed by days of strong southern winds.
Holders of passports of the 90 jurisdictions, including most of European countries, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico do not require a visa to visit Brazil up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes (unless otherwise noted). An identity document is accepted instead of a passport in some cases. U.S, Canadian require a visa. Australian citizens can use eVisa. Check visa requirement for your country here: https://brazil.visahq.com/.
Vaccinations and Health
Note: Zika outbreaks have been reported in Brazil. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to Brazil.
Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases:
Major cities of Brazil has an excellent network of private hospitals and clinics in the major cities. Private medical assistance can be more expensive, but Brazil has a public health service that will look after foreign visitors in case of emergency. Before you leave we highly recommend you to buy travel insurance.
Florianopolis is the safest place in Brazil. People like jogging at night, and girls do hitch hiking. You can’t even do that in Europe! Here, violent crimes against tourists or foreign visitors, are extremely rare. Just do not forget to leave your stuff unattended, especially in big town where robbery and pick pocketing are more common in the streets ( leave travelers checks, passports, air tickets and other documents in the hotel safe box). Do not forget your valid passport and/or ID. Bring it always with you,or at least, a photocopy of them.
The Brazilian currency is called “Real” (“heh-ALL”). The Atm and Bank network throughout Brazil accepts most of the bank/credit card network/operators. Cash and traveler checks can be exchanged in banks and exchangers.
The Florianopolis kite camp and surf school is located in front of the Meio da Joaquina Beach, it is 30 mins from Florianopolis International Airport (FLN) , airport transfer included in all of the packages.
You will have to take an international flight to Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paolo and then hop on a domestic flight to Florianopolis.
Major airlines with daily flights to Rio and Sao:
Voegol – http://www.voegol.com
Direct Flight From Europe to Rio:
- British Airways – London–Heathrow
- Edelweiss Air – Zürich
- Iberia – Madrid
- KLM – Amsterdam
- Air France – Paris–Charles de Gaulle
- Lufthansa – Frankfurt
- TAP Portugal – Lisbon, Porto
Domestic flights from Rio De Janeiro and São Paulo operated by:
- Avianca Brazil
- LATAM Brasil
A word of caution here: Both San Paulo and Rio have more than one major airport. To ensure that you arrive to Florianopolis on time with all your luggage in tow, it is crucial to make sure your connecting flight leaves from the same airport your international flight arrives at.
PRICES & PACKAGES
Find here the packages and rates of our Florianopolis Kite Camp & Surf School:
– Airport transfers IN/OUT
– Private accommodation close to the beach
– Airport transfers IN/OUT
– Private accommodation close to the beach
– Rental car ( econ. with insurance )
– Daily surf guide