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Jericoacoara Surfing For Kids

This 7-day beginner surfing course for children is organized in the small village of Jericoaocara, located in the north-eastern part of Brazil. Jericoacoara has epic surfing conditions and is ideal for beginners interested in making the first steps in this awesome sport. The children will learn how to surf, using brand new equipment, in the best spot. Lessons are given by a team of experienced English-speaking certified instructors and are scheduled according to the tide. Besides surfing, you will have a few excursions in the national park to discover a wonderful landscape of dunes and crystal clear lagoons. The ideal conditions for surfing are from November until March – April (from June to October the sea is flat and it is difficult to surf, therefor wingfoil or windsurf can be practiced). The length of the daily training sessions can be altered. Travel in an active way with the entire family, let the children learn new skills, disconnect from the digital world and find new passions in the middle of nature.

7 Days – From £1,990 per person 

*equivalent in USD, EUR accepted

Itinerary: Jericoacoara National Park

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing in a double/twin room
  • Accommodation with breakfast (Browse More Hotels)
  • Lessons for two people with a professional English/Spanish/Portuguese-speaking instructor
  • Full surfing equipment
  • All the excursions mentioned in the itinerary 
  • All transfers by car and boat on a private basis
  • Yoga sessions
  • All mandatory local taxes
  • Visa, where applicable
  • International Flights (See Flights to Brazil)
  • Domestic Flights 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Meals not mentioned in the description

International flights are not included in the package price. We give you the freedom to book the flights yourself, use miles and choose your preferred airline, and if you are stuck we can help you find the right connections. Return flights to Brazil start from £800 per person, depending on the connections and time of the year. The starting point is Jericoacoara (JJD) or Fortaleza (FOR).

For families and groups (starting with 5 pax), we can book domestic flights in Brazil, during the high season, and if the trip is part of a more complex itinerary. This is to ensure a seamless travel and no complications.

Send us a message on WhatsApp (+44 7 308 449 233) or email us at to check availability, discuss your preferences and get a quote.

This is a sample itinerary and prices are correct at the time of writing. We can tailor it to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities. More days can be added. Other hotels can be chosen, according to your liking. You can also combine this trip with other sights in Brazil, like the cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, the culture of Bahia, the deep canyons of the south or a beach break in the North-East. For more travel inspiration check these itineraries.

Is Jericoacoara a good destination for surfing? 
Yes, you have to walk on the right side of the beach, there are perfect waves for someone just starting out. For advanced surfers, you can catch waves from the flag, where the point break is, they are bigger and with more strength. You can get waves that last 1,5 minutes and more – so much fun awaits!

Is equipment included?
Yes, you can take the long board and fun board

What kind of classes do you offer?
We offer both individual classes and group classes

What is the best time of the day to surf in Jericoacoara?
It depends on the tide, it is always good to be in the water 1 hour or 2 hours before and after the tide is dry or full

Do I need to know how to swim?
It’s always good to know how to swim. But the waves are long and the water is shallow. The sea in Jericoacoara is normally calm, perfect for learning.

Are you at risk of getting hurt?
Normally the beach in front of the village is wide and even. There is only one corner full of rocks and shells where there is a risk of cutting your foot when you fall off the board. 

How many classes do I need to take to learn?
It really depends on each person. Right from the first class you can generally stand up. There are several elements to take into account and always work on, the game of balance, posture, positioning of the feet on the board, where you look when catching a wave, how to fall off the board, control of the board, the wind and so on. One week is more than enough.

Shall I rent a board without knowing how to surf and just try it out on my own?
We don’t recommend renting a board without knowing how to surf, it can be frustrating for you because you won’t be able to catch waves without taking lessons.

Is it easy to surf?
Learning to surf is easy, as long as you get the main points of what to do and if you have the right equipment.

The ideal conditions for surfing in Jericoacoara are from November until March – April (from June to October the sea is flat and it is difficult to surf, therefor wingfoil or windsurf can be practiced).

To avoid unpleasant weather surprises, we recommend to check our Brazil Weather Guide to plan your trip in the right season. Click on the month you want to travel in and see the tours which are best for each month of the year. 

Day 1 - Arrival in Jericoacoara

Today you will arrive at Jericoacoara Airport in Jijoca (JJD) or at Fortaleza Airport (FOR). You will be met on arrival and transferred to Jericoaocara National Park in a 4×4. Here you will be received with a welcome drink at the hotel. Check-in and then meet the coach for a short briefing about the activities to come in the following days. Enjoy a sunset picnic with the entire family in a beautiful place near the beach, between the wonderful white sand dunes, and then rest at the hotel, preparing for an active morning the next day. Overnight at Vila Kalango.


Day 2 - First Surfing Lesson

Today the kids will have the first theoretical class with a short explanation about the spot and the conditions of the sea. They will have the first contact with the board on the water, training how to paddle, how to handle and pass waves breaking in front of you, and how to catch a wave. They will practice the paddling position, how to sit, and how to spin around. After the surf session they will have a stretching moment, which is very important. Later on, visit the beautiful beach of Malhada, and have a walk in the town after lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure.  If the tide is right, you can walk to Pedra Furada by the beach with the children (2 hours return trip). Overnight at Vila Kalango.


Day 3 - Surfing Lessons

Today the children will start with a yoga  balance class, with a professional trainer, held on the beach in front of the hotel, from 08:00 to 09:00. After the relaxing session, they will have 2 hours of surfing practice, before lunch. On this day, doing balance exercises on the beach, the children will learn about the take off and about the pop-up techniques.  In the afternoon, balance the day at leisure. Try a delicious seafood lunch at one of the many local restaurants. After sunset, a surf movie will be played on the beach, to learn and comment the moves. Overnight at Vila Kalango.

Surfing in Jericoacoara

Day 4 - Surfing Lessons & Park Tour

Today the children will have another yoga balance class, held on the beach in front of the hotel, from 08:00 to 09:00. Later on, they will have a quick introduction about the surf ethics to understand the rules of the location. Continue with free surfing on the spot. There will be a film-maker taking videos and photos which will be watched later, for feedback purposes.  In the afternoon, you will have a trip to the wonderful blue lagoons of Lagoa Paraiso and Lagoa Azul, where you will also enjoy a great lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure with the entire family, balancing in the hammocks in the lagoons. Overnight at Vila Kalango.

Surfing in Jericoacoara

Day 5 - Surfing Lessons & Kayak

Today, wake up around 4:00, before sunrise, and depart for a spectacular Hawaiian canoe ride with the entire family. What a beautiful morning! Return to the hotel for a delightful breakfast with fruits and tapiocas. Then, watch the videos and the pictures of the previous surfing session together with the coach and learn how to improve, if needed. Spend the rest of the morning at leisure, relaxing. The children will continue with more surfing sessions in the afternoon, improving their surfing skills. Today they will learn how to move the feet on the board and how to practice cross stepping. Overnight at Vila Kalango.

Surfing in Jericoacoara

Day 6 - Last Lesson

Today the youngsters will have the last day of surfing. After breakfast they will go into the water for free surfing and then, will check the footage together with the couch, for feedback. These few initial surfing lessons will lay a solid foundation for the children, instilling a greater sense of confidence and comfort with the surfboard. After surfing, go for lunch to Casa Uca Beach Club with the entire family and enjoy a trip in the mangrove in Mangue Seco. Swing in the giant swings and enjoy the beach. At sunset enjoy a relaxing yoga session with your instructor. Overnight at Vila Kalango.

Surfing in Jericoacoara

Day 7 - Departure

After breakfast, take your onward flight. You will be transferred to the airport in Jijoca or Fortaleza. Now fully operational, you can discover the beaches of Piaui and Ceara, a true paradise for surfers. A good idea is to continue your trip to the wonderful park of Lensois Maranhenses. In Atins you can also take a kitesurfing course from scratch, with a professional instructor. Should you wish you discover the region, you can either choose to see the Route of Emotions till Sao Luis, to the East of Jeri, or travel by quad bike along the beaches of Ceara to Fortaleza, to the west of Jeri.

Sunset Dune in Jericoacoara, Ceara, Brazil

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