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Sertões Kitesurf is gearing up for 4.0

Sertões Kitesurf already has a date for 2024 and will be located 100% in Ceará, Brazil. The fourth edition of the biggest kitesurfing rally in the world will take place from October 23rd to 26th, in one of the most popular regions for practicing the sport…

The biggest long-term kitesurf rally on the planet is back. For the fourth year, Sertões Kitesurf will travel along the northeastern coast, considered one of the most suitable on the planet for downwind sailing. The race was confirmed for the period between October 23rd and 26th and, this time, its route will be concentrated in the state of Ceará. Registration will open on March 22, in celebration of World Water Day.

The Sertões Kitesurf 2024 route will exhibit new features, but will continue to take advantage of the complete existing structure on the coast of Ceará, with kite centers serving as a base for competitors and organisation. Anyone who participated in the first three editions and knows this part of the Brazilian coast well knows that there is no shortage of attractions and beautiful landscapes along the way. What will also not be missing is the light and fun atmosphere out of the water that has already become a trademark of the event.

As in previous editions, there will be different distances for the Pro / Elite and Adventure / Master / Grand Master / Pro Jr. / Wing categories. Thus, athletes with different levels of physical preparation and ability will have the chance to challenge themselves within their capacity.

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Sertões Kitesurf emerged in 2021, drawing on the expertise of the organisation responsible for Sertões, the largest rally in the Americas. The idea was to bring a little of the spirit of dust to the sport played with kite-shaped sails (Kites), as well as the concept of endurance, with longer downwind courses.

In the first edition, the race brought together world champions (such as Reno Romeu and Bruna Kajiya) and had international participation. The route connected São Miguel do Gostoso (RN) to Preá (CE). Romeu and Marcela Witt were the champions in the Pro.

In 2022, Cumbuco was the starting point of a route that ended in Barra Grande (PI), which included for the first time passing through the beautiful Guajiru Island. Alex Neto and Gabi Reynard took the title in Pro.

The 2023 edition once again started from Cumbuco but, this time, took the sailors to Camocim. The highlight, in addition to the presence of the main names in Brazilian kitesurfing, was the participation of UK’s Hannah Whiteley, World Champion of the Dominican Republic, Deury Corniel and Junior World Champion of France, Théo Demanez. Another attraction was the debut of the Wing (Foil) category.

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Leonora Guedes, CEO of Sertões

“We are going to the fourth edition of Sertões Kitesurf with the learning from previous years and the willingness to make the event better and better. Ceará is a true sports paradise and sailors, in addition to the beautiful coastline, will once again count on all the structure of partner kite centers along the route. Our objective, since the first year, was to promote a race that went beyond competition and became a life experience, and this time it will be no different.”

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