Welcome to SOSSEGO SURFCAMP
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We are located at Tibau do Sul 80 km down south of Natal.
Magic place for surfers, kiters, having fun with the night life or just relax.
We accommodate you in a 4000 m2 Tropical garden, with, at your disposal, a swimming pool with sea view, a bar,a restaurant that serves a varied unlimited buffet for dinner, a TV room. For lodging you have the choice between bungalows which can accommodate 1 to 4 persons, the common rooms or the luxurious suites with sea view and whirlpool bath, the casa tropical with sea view for 8 persons.
Our Franco Brazilian team will have the pleasure to make you share the charms of this small paradise.
The surfcamp is located in a little fishermen village, at Tibau do Sul, 80km down south from Natal, a little state of North-East Brazil.8 km from the Tibau do Sul tranquillity, there’s praia da Pipa where you can find the bars and the nightclubs where the North-eastern youth meet.The Surfcamp is located in a 4000 m2 piece of land, with sea & lagoon view, surrounded by coconut palm trees, mango, banana and palm trees as well as many other tropical fruits.The accommodation infrastructures are composed of :
-10 chalets of 30m2, with verandas and hammocks, king-size beds 2mx2m, bathrooms, Air conditioner, Fridge Bar, they can be adapted from 2 to 4 persons;
-4 common rooms (hostel) for 5 persons with large veranda et hammocks, fan and gaming room, bath room, single bed with locking drawer;
– 2 luxurious suites with sea view and whirl pool, TV DVD, noiseless air condition,bath room and veranda with hammocks.
The Surfcamp has a swimming-pool with a wood terrace and a view over the sea, a bar, free internet access, as well as restaurant and bar with Brazilian and French food, open every day (except on Monday).
Services non Included
There are many activities: boat, kayak or horseback, big game fishing, hiking on the slopes of ecological sanctuary.
To make you discover the region sportingly, we have created the Multisport Pack: The Sport pack is a mixture of activities:
- Hiking and Rambling in the ecological sanctuary
- Stand Up Paddle
- Initiation Surf
The price of the multi pack is 90 €, but you can also choose your favorite activity on a daily basis by registering on the registration table at the reception.
The hotel is located on a plot of 4000 m2, near the sea and the lagoon
, surrounded by coconut, mango , banana and palm trees and many other
You can choose between bungalows which can accommodate 1 to 4 people , common rooms, luxury suites with sea views and jacuzzi, the tropical casa with sea view for 8 people ...
- 10 bungalows of 30m2, with veranda and hammocks, king- size bed 2m x 2m , bathroom , Air conditioning , Mini Bar, they are adjustable from 2 to 4 people.
- 4 shared rooms ( inn ) for 5 people with large veranda and hammocks, fan and bathroom , single bed with drawer key.
2 luxury suites have a priviliègié location with sea view, jacuzzi on the veranda , king size bed , TV DVD , minibar, bathroom and air conditioning silent.
One suite has a disabled access.
There is an extra bed for children.
CASA TROPICAL HOUSE
La Casa Tropical is a villa facing the sea on the cliffs edge of Tibau do Sul , with down on the beach a surf . The house is 260m2 , situated on a plot of 1500 m2, it has 4 double rooms with magnificent sea views, a lounge and a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, a large veranda with dining area and sofa, barbecue.
The tropical Casa has a gatehouse where Leila will welcome you and will arrange for you a pleasant stay in Tibau . You can enjoy the infrastructure ( pool restaurant etc) the surf camp is located 200m . This villa is rented for 1300 euros per week for 4 people for 6 people 1400 euros , 1500 euros for 8 people.
Children are welcome at Sossego Surf Camp
The surf camp is closed in April and May (rainy season )
Restaurant and bar with Brazilian and French cooking, open daily except Mondays.
Favored by its geographical position , the coast of Rio Grande do Norte receives Houles North -East , East and South-East proportioning Surf throughout the year. The best spots of the state lies between Tibau do Sul and Praia da Pipa , the best period December-March through North swells coming from the North Atlantic and the end of the trade winds.
We own many boards (26 )
For : 10 foam boards from 7 to 9 feet
For hire :
- 6 Shortboard UWL : Fish 5'8 , 2 x 5'11 , 6'4 and 7 ? Truster 6'2 roundtail
- 3 Mabilbu 8 ? Longboard 9 and 5 ?
Favored by its geographical position , the coast of Rio Grande do Norte receives winds from South East, proportioning a constant wind between 15 and 25 knots, the higher you go north then west over the wind is strong , when you get in the state of Ceara ( Fortaleza) , the wind is between 25 and 35 knots.
We have many wings and boards , we are a pro F.one center :
For courses : - 15 Volt F.one 7 to 13m - 9 Starkites Bow Kites 11m from 5 - 7 F.one Next Boards 158 138 cm
For hire : - 8 F.one Bandits 5 6m 14m has - Switchblade 8m and 12m , 12m & North Evo 8 - 2x F.one Trax 136 × 40, 128 Cabrinha Custom Board , Imperial 133 and several custom of riding wave of a 5'8 6'2 Harness, vest and helmet Mystic .
STAND UP PADDLE
Region and Tibau Pipa has many spots ideal for the practice of SUP , surf camp is at the bottom of a lagoon which is perfect for learning , and the mouth ideal for taking those first waves , and finally the outside reef for surfers confirmed.
Women progressing very quickly. Often they are much more skilled than men.
This sport is all the muscles of the body, ALL , especially the legs. Using the paddle makes it much simpler than surf balance.
We also have SUP rentals:
F.One 7'11 × 29 × 30 8'6 & 9'1 × 29.5
Nah skwell , 9'1x 29.5
February 11 × 31 & 2 red inflatable paddle 10 × 31
We organize surf lessons as well as trip Surf spots in Combi Volkswagen.
We organize courses and the trip Kitesurf Kitesurfing spots in the Volkswagen Combi and boat.
STAND UP PADDLE
We organize classes and walks as well as downwind.
Stand Up Paddle is a sport that can begin in one day, simple to implement.
The spots are suitable for all levels of surfing from beginner (all year) to confirmed ( December to March) surfer.
Down the Surf Camp :
1 - the mouth of the lagoon (800m ), on the sandbanks , but excellent spot reserved to experienced surfer , walk all the swells
2 - right from the mouth (300m) there is a fast and hollow reef walking by swell southeast reserved to experienced surfer.
- The Boy : beachbreak works swell of North, East and South East.
30 minutes walk from the Surf Camp
3 - Cacimbinhas : Long beach ( 4km) , beachbreak works swell of North, East and South East.
4 - Ponta do Madeiro : Spotlight World Class , long straight walking with a North swell ( November to March) , best at low tide, the dominant winds (SE ) are offshore .
15 minutes drive from Surf Camp
5 - Lajao : Opposite Centre Pipa must row 300 m to reach the reef , very long straight walking swell North , South East swell by several peak right and left , walking at high tide, protects prevailing winds.
6 - Abacateiro : A Lajao right , right reserved for experienced surfers because of reef breaks with very little water, very hollow and fast wave.
6 - Sororoca : wave forms off , rises a very hollow and tubular Suddenly, the reef is flat, ideal for training in late take off tube.
7 - Afogadas : Beach break that works swell from East and South East, right and left.
8 - Lajinha : Spotlight World Class , Reef Break , walking swell of East and South East , low tide, wave and rapid
hollow , tubular , very little water so surfer confirmed . But also many secret spots to discover !
Facing the Surf Camp ( 500m - a few meters to go with a smuggler )
There are several options :
- Lagoon (800m ), ideal for beginners and intermediates or confirmed who love flat
- The mouth of the lagoon (300m), surfing in the waves that break on the sandbanks , but excellent spot reserved for Kitesurfer confirmed , walking by all the swells
- To the left of the mouth (800m ), 10 kms of beach break , ideal for intermediate to learn riding waves , great for down wind .
A 20-minute walk south of Surf Camp :
- Cacimbinha : Long beach ( 4km) , beachbreak works swell of East and South East, there are two broad reef with excellent waves. `
20 min by car from Surf Camp :
Barra do Cunhau , River which flows into the sea and formed a sandbar , one kite in the river, ideal spot for beginners, intermediate and advanced who love the flat, at the outlet of the river great wave spot .
Weather / Temperature
Air temperature : 29°C (Summer) / 25°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 29°C (Summer) / 26°C (Winter)
The third nation of surfing.
This is the first national sport after soccer – which is not a sport, but a religion…
An impressive breeding-ground of surfing champions. As aerial, surprising and cheerful as the soccer players, Brazilian surfers have excellent skills.
A huge coastline of about 7 400 km, tropical waves of Fernando de Noronha or Natal in the North of the country, famous beaches of Rio, California’s mood in Florianopolis in the South, it is a matter of taste.
Cool or mild waters, reefs, sandy, urban spots… This is a land of contrast where partying and surfing easily work out.
Foresee a trip of several weeks or come back several times (you make a lot of friends and girl friends…) as the distances are huge and you discover astonishing things.
A country beyond measure, extreme, Brazil is a land of contrast : brutal materialism against hallucinating mysticism, the fabulous carnival against the daily misery, strong Christian dedication and rituals from the African Gods, huge fortunes against malnutrition, the list could go on an on…
5 million of people lived in Brazil before the landing of Portuguese in 1549.Portugal sent its first colonists with domestic animals, plants and seeds to settle the permanent colonies where African slaves, sent from Africa, were working. Today, coffee still remains Brazil’s main income.
The small gores from Northeast were reinforced. São Vicente, on the coast of the state of São Paulo was created in 1532, and Salvador, later chosen to be the seat of the general governor, in 1549.
In 1807 when Napoleon invaded Portugal, the King Dom João VI does not have the choice but to go to Brazil where the Portuguese court settles and wants to create an “European” atmosphere.
The commercial ports’ system lasted long enough to influence Brazil’s basis territorial and political model, and several States forming the Federation have kept their names from that period of time.
You encounter every religion, hundreds of churches and especially much witchcraft.
Later, during Napoleon’s defeat, Portugal, Brazil and Algarve become a united kingdom with Rio as the capital.
Slavery was abolished in 1888 fastening the end of the empire occurring in 1889, following a military coup d’état, hold by the aristocracy power of coffee, and overthrowing the Brazilian empire.
In the mid-1980’s, Brazil goes through an “economic miracle” sustained by most of the loans granted by various international banks.
The economic situation gets better, though it does not ease the Brazilians’ life: 8th global economy, Brazil is a paradox in a country where the wealth distribution is the most unequalled of the world (United Nations’ report -1996), there are always some people left out.However, music, literature, architecture…
Brazil has so many artistic talents.
From the extensive Amazon Rainforest to the huge waterfalls of Iguaçu, from dryness to the swampy continent of Pantanal, nature is spreading everywhere and takes its rights.
This civilization made of an incredible vitality is building, destroying and lives again with cracks, explosions. Brazil’s geography can be summarized in four large regions:
A long and stretch coastal strip extending from Uruguay’s border to the State of Maranhão, the central vast plateau covering the most part of the Amazon’s southern basin and two great depressions, the Amazon basin and Paraguay’s basin in the Southeast.
The coastal strip spreads out 7 408 km² between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountainous chains dividing itself from the central plateau.
The central plateau covers a part of each state of Brazil. It is sprinkled by several little mountainous chains culminating in Minas Gerais.
1 300 km wide in the West, the Amazon basin becomes narrow in the East.
Its 6 275 km and its 110 affluents make Rio Amazonas (the Amazon) one of the most important river of the globe, depicting on its own, 20% of the soft water reserve of the world.
French nationals must have a passport whose validity is good at least 6 months after the return dateVisa is not necessary for a stay of less than 3 months.The national capital is Brasilia. The major cities of entry are Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, Recife and Natal in the North, Sao Paulo or Florianopolis in the South.
Portuguese. English is understood and spoken in most tourist places. With a little Spanish, 2 hands and some deduction, you will always be fine!
No mandatory vaccine.In Amazon and Pantanal, anti malaria treatment and vaccine against the yellow fever are strongly advised.
TIME DIFFERENCES :
Rio/Salvador/Northeast/South: - 4 hours in winter, - 5 hours in summer.Amazon/Pantanal: - 5 hours in winter, - 6 hours in summer.
The Brazilian weather changes according to its mountainous land and latitude.Seasons are reversed compared to the Northern hemisphere.
Winter goes from June to September and summer from November to March.
Average temperatures, in summer shift from 25° to 40°C.
The climate is tropical, warm and humid all year long on the shore, from Natal to Salvador de Bahia in North as far as Rio which is more temperate during the austral winter.
Dryer in the Centre and temperate in the South near Florianopolis: 21°/28°C from November to April; 15°/23°C from June to September when it is sometimes cool, tropical rainfalls may occur between December and April.
DRIVING CONDITIONS :
In North, intense traffic, sometimes hazardous on stretchy roads.In Rio, it is up to you if you like to get lost…
In the South, in Florianopolis, no driving problem.
Traffic is like in Europe. You drive on the right side of the road. Elsewhere, more in the North be careful to trucks and ambushes (bicycles coming the opposite way but on the same road).
Avoid driving at night. Enjoy the transfers advised by surf camps and hotels.
Try the national meal: the Féjoada, made with little black or red beans with fried bacon and green pepper. But go also in a « Churrascaria » to taste any kind of meat cooked on the grill.
Brazilian cuisine is impregnated by its history (Portuguese and African) and often mixes sweet and spicy food. Truly delicious !
And to enjoy the nights, a good sip of Caïpirinha (Cachaça – Brazilian version of rum + lime, can-sugar and crushed ice)…It quenches!!
WATER / ELECTRICITY :
The electric current is not standardized. In Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador and Manaus, it is almost always 110 V with US outlets.Mot hotels have adaptors.Southern hotels all work with 220 V with European outlets.
Real (BRL)1 Euro = 3.70 Real BRL.Travellers’ checks and most credit cards are accepted in hotels and shops in the major cities.ATM machines from the network “Banco do Brasil”, available in most cities accept Visa.
Take some US dollars in case of bank closing. They are usually open from Monday to Friday between 10.AM and 4.PM.
Knowing Brazil’s distances (16 times bigger than France), travel by plane between two cities instead of travelling by car.
Avoid cameras, rings and watches when going out at night. Prefer Tshirt, jean and baskets.
390€ for 7 nigths
Rates & Packages
Prix/Price by Bungalow
6 Repas du Soir/Diners : 80€/Prs
Options proposées :
Transfert Natal aéroport / Surfcamp: 70 Euros
Demi-pension (repas du soir sous forme de buffet varié à volonté): 14Euros
Trip ou downwind (Unité): 15 Euros
Trip Multisport (Kayak+Cheval+Rando+Yoga+Capoeira+SUP) : 140 Euros
Available options (price per person):
Natal airport / Surfcamp transfer : 70 Euros
Half board (various unlimited buffet dinner): 12 Euros
Trip or downwind (One at a time): 15 Euros
Multisport Trip (kayak+horse+hiking+Yoga+Capoeira+SUP) : 140 Euros
Stages et location (prix par personne) :
(caution de 150€ pour location kite et 70€ pour location de surf)
- Stage Kite - 1h : 35€ / 7h 230€ (3/4jr)
- Stage Surf - 1h : 25€ / 7h 150€ (3/4jr)
- Stage SUP - 1h : 30€ / 7h 200€ (4jr) *(initiation, perfectionnement)
- Location Kite - 1 Day : 50€ / 7 Days : 300€
- Location Surf - 1 Day : 15€ / 7 Days : 90€
- Location SUP - 1 Day : 30€ / 7 Days : 160€ (autonome uniquement)
Les cartes bancaires ne sont pas acceptées au Surfcamp - Distributeur à 300m
Le Surfcamp est fermé du 19 Mai au 12 Juin.
Courses and rentals (price per person):
(150€ deposit for kite rental and 70€ for surf)
- Kite course : 1h 35€ / 7h 230€. (3/4day)
- Surf course : 1h 25€ / 7h 150€. (3/4day)
- SUP course : 1h 30€/ 7h 200€. (4day) (beginner, improvement)
- Kite Rental : 1 day 50€ / 7day 300€
- Surf Rental : 1 day 15€ / 7day 80€
- SUP Rental : 1 day 30€ / 7day 160€ (independent rider only)
Credit Card not accepted at the Surfcamp - Cash machine at the corner
Surfcamp is close from May 19 untill June 12 June
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