Galinhos in Brazil

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Country and Location


Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in South America and the only Portuguese-speaking country on that continent. It is the fifth largest country by geographical area, occupying nearly half of South America and the fifth most populous country in the world.

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Natal is the capital city of Rio Grande do Norte, a northeastern state in Brazil. The city has a total population of 806,203. Natal is considered by IPEA the safest capital city in the country. Accessible only by boat, Galinhos is located on a peninsula and is home to roughly 2,000 residents. Galinhos is a small town 160km northeast of Natal.

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The seasons and Accommodation info


The best months to go to Natal and kite in Galinhos are November-March. There are pousadas (bed and breakfast) and hotels in town. click for larger version


Possibilities besides kiting


Besides kitesurfing you can:
-Enjoy other watersports
-Do buggytours in the dunes
-Enjoy the nightlife
-Visit the big city Natal

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Climate


Natal has a typical tropical climate, with warm to hot temperatures and high relative humidity all throughout the year. However, these conditions are relieved by a near absence of extreme temperatures and pleasant trade winds blowing from the ocean. January is the warmest month, with mean maxima of 31°C and minima of 24°C, while July is the coolest with mean maxima of 27°C and minima of 22°C. click for larger version


Spot conditions:
The beach


This big sandy beach offers enough space for save launching and landing. click for larger version


The water conditions


The water is flat to choppy wit small waves. The watertemperature is tropical (24°C), so you don't need a wetsuit. click for larger version


The wind conditions


The best and most windiest months are November-March. During this period termal and trade winds hit this spot. The wind blows from the Northeast to East which is side and sideonshore.

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Facilities


All facilities you need are available. Rooms, a school and a shop. Also toilets, showers, food and a parking. click for larger version


Downwinder and trip possibilites


There are enough other spots in the area, like Galinhos Lighthouse 1,3km more east. click for larger version


Travel info


The nearest town is Macau. The nearest big city and airport is Natal. click for larger version


Links


Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natal,_Rio_Grande_do_Norte


Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdmkHPAVhv4


Schools:
http://www.kitesurfgalinhos.com


Info:
http://www.natalonline.com/galinhos


Trip report:
http://www.kiteboard.gr/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=332

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