windguru sao miguel do gostoso
By Diego

HOW TO USE WINDGURU?

WINGURU SAO MIGUEL DO GOSTOSO

Although Windguru Sao Miguel Do Gostoso is not a difficult tool to use, it is also true that almost all of us had a friend who helped us understand how it works.

Windguru is a private service that offers weather forecasts, focused on wind estimation. Understanding the information provided by Windguru is very useful for athletes like Kitesurfers, because, well analyzed, they can save time lost on the beach, waiting to see if the wind comes or not. In this post, we want to help you a little with all of this.

The first thing you need to do is find the spot you want to find information about. To do this, type in google, for example: WINDGURU SÃO MIGUEL DO GOSTOSO. After entering the Windguru São Miguel do Gostoso page. You'll find something like this:

windguru sao miguel do gostoso

The first thing to understand is that Windguru offers several forecasting models. In the image, inside two red circles, you have the first two models that appear. But if you continue to scroll down, you'll see a few more tables. The usual is to consult the first GT model. Windguru model, which is like an average estimate that they make using all other models. That said, we will analyze each of the parameters that appear from top to bottom in the WG model.

Wind speed and gusts

Measure the wind speed 10 meters above the surface. I don't know if you know that as the altitude increases the wind too. Therefore, on the surface, the wind will be between 1 and 2 knots unless the wind at the height of your kite. The wind is indicated in us, the numbers above indicate the average wind speed and the ones below indicate the gusts. As the wind increases, the color changes from white to light blue, green, yellow, orange, red and pink, which it would be when it was stronger. The green color, as in a traffic light, indicates that you can navigate with that intensity. Although this depends a lot on the weight of the kiter, the size of the kite you own or the modality you practice, since with Kite foil, you can sail with less wind.

Wind direction

The wind direction, as you can see, is represented by an arrow that indicates the direction. In this sense, you need to know the orientation of the place, to know if the address that appears in the windguru, on the beach, is on the coast, off the coast ... An important aspect is how to name the wind direction. That is, if we say that a wind is north, do we mean that the wind comes from the north or goes to the north? Whenever we say the direction of the wind, we are referring to that wind going in that direction. In other words, a north wind will be a wind that comes from the south towards the north.

Waves

Significant wave height in meters.

Wave period

Expresses the seconds between one wave and another, that is, measures the separation between the waves in seconds. It is said that above 11 to 12 seconds you can start surfing or kite wave, as the waves will have time to form and will be of sufficient quality to surf.

Wave direction

Dominant wave direction. The same as in the wind direction section, it is represented by an arrow.

Temperature

It is the temperature measured at 2 meters above sea level.

Cloudiness

Esta seção é muito útil porque mostra a previsão de nebulosidade dividida em três níveis de altitude, nebulosidade baixa, média e alta. Esta medida é expressa como uma porcentagem. Como você verá na foto, você encontra três camadas uma abaixo da outra, com a camada mais próxima da seção de temperatura, a camada alta. Nessas camadas, você verá um número, que será a porcentagem de nuvens na camada mais alta da atmosfera. Se for 98, estará muito nublado. Se for 3, muito pouco nublado ou quase nada. Essas porcentagens também têm uma legenda de cores, com o branco sendo a ausência de nuvens e o cinza mais escuro, com muita nebulosidade. O vento é mais afetado por nuvens baixas, portanto, se a previsão for muito nublada nas camadas inferiores, é mais fácil que o vento seja modificado e não muito bom para velejar.

Precipitation

Here we find the Windguru section, which in my experience is less reliable. The rain forecast. As you will see, it is expressed in mm / 1h, that is, the amount of water poured, expressed in millimeters, in an hour.

FRACO entre 0,1 e 2 mm

MODERADO entre 2,1 e 15 mm

FORTE entre 15,1 e 30 mm

MUITO FORTE entre 30,1 e 60 mm

TORRENCIAL mais de 60 mm

Like any nature prediction model, Winguru is not infallible, but it provides very useful information. An important thing to keep in mind is that the windguru does not reflect local winds; therefore, the thermal effects of increased wind are generally not well predicted.

Asking locals or searching specific forums about the location in question will let you know if the forecast is adequate or if you need to go up from 4 to 5 knots if it is summer. In short, a world. 

I hope you found it useful, if you have any questions, write a comment.

SPOTS KITESURF SAO MIGUEL DO GOSTOSO
By Diego

Travel Sao Miguel Do Gostoso

SAO MIGUEL DO GOSTOSO TRIP

It occurred to me that I could share with you this brief summary of the characteristics of São Miguel do Gostoso, which I made for a specialized magazine. Hope you find it useful.

Why visit?

São Miguel do Gostoso is a kitesurfing paradise yet to be known. Imagine the best wind conditions in Brazil, but without the crowds. Enjoy the adventure of northeastern Brazil, a quiet and safe region full of good people to meet. Hundreds of miles of wild beaches and dunes to travel with your buggy, epic downwinds, lagoons, good kitewave… But St. Michael is so much more. A place full of magical chants, with unforgettable sunsets and nights of beach music around a campfire, a place where time stands still and visitors want to stay and live.

Wind and Weather

The high wind season in Sao Miguel runs from September to February. During these months, between 90 and 100% of navigable days are recorded. With intensity between 20 and 25 knots. The winds that São Miguel receives, are the smooth winds, the great air currents of the planet. They are known to be very constant. That together with 29 ° C water temperature and an average air temperature of 26 ° C, you don't consume much heat and even dress when you sleep. During the windy season there is almost no rainfall.

Transport

To get around São Miguel do Gostoso and surroundings, there are several options. From the rental of electric bikes, motorcycles, cars and buggies. Even the option of motorcycle taxi.

Kitetrips Sao Miguel Do Gostoso Idilico kite Club

Food and drink

One of São Miguel's strengths is the quality and variety of its restaurants. From local food to Brazilian and international haute cuisine. One of the most striking things is the careful decoration of all its restaurants. Eating in São Miguel is a pleasure. Nightlife Life in São Miguel is relaxed, and shows in its nightlife. There is a varied but respectful offer, lots of live music, pubs, beach clubs and a disco. Good atmosphere, a lot of security and a lot of fun is what the night in São Miguel offers you.

Accommodation Kitesurf Sao Miguel Do Gostoso

No wind?

In high season in Sao Miguel, there is always wind. But in any case, there are many things to do in and around Sao Miguel. Some of these activities can be, getting lost with a buggy, riding a horse at sunset, playing beach tennis, taking various excursions to amazing places, a Brazilian cooking course, learning to play local music…

Horse riding on the beach Sao miguel Do Gostoso Idilico Kite Club

Internet

In São Miguel do Gostoso, internet access is fully guaranteed. All restaurants and hotels have good quality internet.

Accommodation

Sao Miguel has a quality accommodation offer where you will find what you are looking for. Beautiful inns with beautifully maintained gardens and dream pools. Beach villas for families and / or groups. Rental houses. Most of this offer can be found on booking, on TripAdvisor and / or similar.

Kitesurf Accommodation and Packages in Sao Miguel Do Gostoso

Nearest Airports

NATAL (NAT) - Transfer time of 1 hour and 20 minutes to Sao Miguel Do Gostoso.

Kitesurf Lagoa Grande, Sao Miguel Do Gostoso, Brazil, Idilico kite club
By Diego

SPOTS KITESURF SAO MIGUEL DO GOSTOSO

Spots Kitesurfing Sao Miguel Do Gostoso

In Sao Miguel do Gostoso, we have some world class kitesurfing spots. In this post we will talk about the points that are in the same city of São Miguel. Leaving for other deliveries also incredible points that we have very close to Sao Miguel and those who make both Kitetrips and Downwinds.

We must say that Sao Miguel do Gostoso, is a city that, although already has a large infrastructure for tourists, is still a very quiet place, where you can enjoy the vibration of authentic paradises. This means you will not find crowds, in or out of water.

The main characteristics of the navigation points of Sao Miguel do Gostoso are:
- Wind made in Brazil. Constant of average intensity of 20-25 knots. The wind is blowing from 9:00 to 18:00.
- Warm waters between 29 and 30ºC.
- Very few people on site.
- Flat and wave water conditions.

In Sao Miguel Do Gostoso we have several spots for all levels and tastes. We summarize in 2 navigation areas, Ponta de Santo Cristo and Monte Alegre Beach.

SPOTS KITESURF SAO MIGUEL DO GOSTOSO

Ponta de Santo Cristo.

Ponta de Santo Cristo is a wide beach of paradisiacal beauty. Its waters gather in a very diverse space to practice freeride, kitewave or freestyle.
About 300 meters from the coast we find a sandbar, which at low tide allows us to navigate the flat water. As the tide is high, we can practice Kitewave with good and consistent waves.
It is a place for beginners and advanced riders. At this point you can surf with as many as 20 to 30 kites in the air.

SPOTS KITESURF SAO MIGUEL DO GOSTOSO

Monte Alegre Beach

At Monte Alegre Beach, about 2 km from Ponta de Santo Cristo, we find the best wind conditions in São Miguel do Gostoso. Thanks to the orientation of this beach, you will enjoy a constant wind side by side. At low tide you can browse our natural pools with waist water and completely flat sea, ideal for both learning the sport and for freestyle fans. At high tide we have a very fun wave to delight kitewave lovers. Also, many turtles live in our waters, so it's easy to see them come out to breathe when you're riding.

In the Monte Alegre Beach area, you can find places on the beach, such as Idilico Paraiso Villagewhere you can spend the day enjoying the best food and the best atmosphere in town.
It is a place for beginners and advanced riders.
At this point you can navigate alone. Yes, yes, alone. As much as you will have to share the space with about 5 kites.

More information about our place following this link.

Spot Flat Sao Miguel Do Gostoso Kitesurf Kitesurf spot wave and freestyle Idyllic Kite Club Sao Miguel Do Gostoso

Our kiteboarding spot Sao Miguel do gostoso. idilico kite club

 

Downwind Tourinhos Kitesurf Sao Miguel Do Gostoso
By Diego

WIND IN SAO MIGUEL DO GOSTOSO

1. Wind in Sao Miguel do Gostoso

Windy season in Sao Miguel do Gostoso

The wind in Sao Miguel do Gostoso lasts 7 months, from August to February. This is a long time, for example compared to the high season of Boracay, Philippines, which in good years reaches 5 months, which also has much more rain than San Miguel. During this high season, there are between 90% and 100% of days with navigable wind. Statistics which are at the level of the best kitesurf spots in the world: Fortaleza, Cape Town ...

Wind statistics Sao Miguel do gostoso Kitesurf

Wind intensity

The intensity of the winds varies between 16 and 25-30 knots, although the intensity more frequent is of 20 to 25 knots at noon. Sounds good, does not it? Well, that's better. Forget the temporary east of Tarifa, in Spain, where they spend 15 more days with 40-50 knots. In São Miguel do Gostoso the kite that you will most use will be a 7 if you have low weight, an 8 with average weight and a 9 if you weigh too much. Of course, you will feel that it is a perfect kite and wind relationship. A real luxury that allows you to progress at an incredible speed.

Wind Quality

Finally, the quality of the wind. This point is essential to take advantage of a day of kitesurfing. You may like the stronger or softer wind, but we all like the constant wind. For me, this determines whether a spot is good or not. Well, in São Miguel do Gostoso, the wind is constant, robust, but at the same time noble. You imagine a place where every day there is wind and wind of quality. That is why many professionals spend long periods in Brazil improving their skills due to the quality of the wind, which in the end is the most important in kitesurfing practice. You can be on the most beautiful beach in the world, that if the wind is gusty, you will not like sailing too much.

Sao Miguel Do Gostoso Kitesurf

 

Meteorological conditions of Sao Miguel do Gostoso Kitesurf

The weather conditions in São Miguel do Gostoso for kitesurfing during peak season are fantastic.

During these months the temperature varies from 24.5º in average in August to 27,2º in average in February. It should be noted that due to the wind action in São Miguel there is very little humidity in the air and therefore, the thermal sensation is always during these months, very pleasant. Nothing to get out and sweat out of the bath like in Mui Ne, Vietnam.

On the other hand, the temperature of the water varies between 27º and 29º. All of us who sail have enjoyed doing it without cold, with swimwear and a T-shirt. This allows you to be able to take the baths you want and of course move forward and progress further.

Also during those months the rain is hardly present, and when this happens it is generally in the form of storms of small intensity that last few minutes, maximum a few hours. Nothing to do with the tropical storms that hit the coast of Mindoro in the Philippines or Indonesia.

For all that I have just explained, I think São Miguel do Gostoso is a paradise of wind, where it is still possible to sail with 5 kites in the air, and that today is a privilege of very few places that have good conditions for kitesurfing. All places are usually full of people in the high season, and still São Miguel do Gostoso is still this paradise still to be discovered by the general public.

Sao Miguel Do Gostoso Kitesurf

 

I hope you enjoyed and / or entertained reading this post. Stay tuned to the second part of this series of posts Why is São Miguel do Gostoso a world class spot for Kitesurfing.

 

Accommodation Kitesurf Sao Miguel Do Gostoso
By Diego

Sao Miguel Do Gostoso Kitesurf

Sao Miguel do Gostoso is an authentic paradise for kitesurfing. After having traveled a lot and practicing kitesurfing in several of the best kitesurf spots in the world, I want to give you my reasons why São Miguel do Gostoso is a world-class kitesurf spot. The ideal place for a kitesurfing holiday, for beginners as well as for specialists. And I will explain it through a series of posts in which I will talk about the following points:

1. The wind and weather conditions.

2. The variety of spots, kitetrips and downwinds.

3. Infrastructure and the city.

4. Lifestyle.

In this first post I will talk about the wind and weather conditions of São Miguel do Gostoso.

 

1. The wind in Sao Miguel do Gostoso Kitesurf.

Windy season in São Miguel do Gostoso

The high wind season in São Miguel do Gostoso lasts 7 months, from August to February. This is a long time, if for example we compare it with the high season of Boracay, in the Philippines, which in good years reaches 5 months, and that also has much more rain than São Miguel. During this high season there are between 90% and 100% of the days with navigable wind. Statistics which are at the level of the best kitesurf spots in the world: Fortaleza, Cape Town ...

Wind statistics Sao Miguel do gostoso Kitesurf

Wind intensity

The intensity of the winds varies between 16 and 25-30 knots, although the intensity more frequent is of 20 to 25 knots at noon. Sounds good, does not it? Well, that's better. Forget the temporary east of Tarifa, in Spain, where they spend 15 more days with 40-50 knots. In São Miguel do Gostoso the kite that you will most use will be a 7 if you have low weight, an 8 with average weight and a 9 if you weigh too much. Of course, you will feel that it is a perfect kite and wind relationship. A real luxury that allows you to progress at an incredible speed.

Wind Quality

Finally, the quality of the wind. This point is essential to take advantage of a day of kitesurfing. You may like the stronger or softer wind, but we all like the constant wind. For me, this determines whether a spot is good or not. Well, in São Miguel do Gostoso, the wind is constant, robust, but at the same time noble. You imagine a place where every day there is wind and wind of quality. That is why many professionals spend long periods in Brazil improving their skills due to the quality of the wind, which in the end is the most important in kitesurfing practice. You can be on the most beautiful beach in the world, that if the wind is gusty, you will not like sailing too much.

Sao Miguel Do Gostoso Kitesurf

 

Meteorological conditions of Sao Miguel do Gostoso Kitesurf

The weather conditions in São Miguel do Gostoso for kitesurfing during peak season are fantastic.

During these months the temperature varies from 24.5º in average in August to 27,2º in average in February. It should be noted that due to the wind action in São Miguel there is very little humidity in the air and therefore, the thermal sensation is always during these months, very pleasant. Nothing to get out and sweat out of the bath like in Mui Ne, Vietnam.

On the other hand, the temperature of the water varies between 27º and 29º. All of us who sail have enjoyed doing it without cold, with swimwear and a T-shirt. This allows you to be able to take the baths you want and of course move forward and progress further.

Also during those months the rain is hardly present, and when this happens it is generally in the form of storms of small intensity that last few minutes, maximum a few hours. Nothing to do with the tropical storms that hit the coast of Mindoro in the Philippines or Indonesia.

For all that I have just explained, I think São Miguel do Gostoso is a paradise of wind, where it is still possible to sail with 5 kites in the air, and that today is a privilege of very few places that have good conditions for kitesurfing. All places are usually full of people in the high season, and still São Miguel do Gostoso is still this paradise still to be discovered by the general public.

Sao Miguel Do Gostoso Kitesurf

 

I hope you enjoyed and / or entertained reading this post. Stay tuned to the second part of this series of posts Why is São Miguel do Gostoso a world class spot for Kitesurfing.

 

By Diego

New Year's Eve in São Miguel Do Gostoso

New Year's Eve in São Miguel do Gostoso, is something you can not miss. The city is full of beautiful people who want to have fun. You'll also find year-end parties to suit you. The most wanted party is the Reveillon del Gostoso, which starts on December 27th. We expect more than 2500 people per night in 5 days of music, magic, good vibes and fun.

Among others, artists Wesley Safadão, Cultura Vintage, Matheus and Kauan, Attitude 67, Dutch DJ Sam Feldt ... Tickets are now on sale and the package for 5 open bar parties (free food and drink) can be purchased from of R $

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Sao Miguel Do Gostoso, Idilico Kite Club
By Diego

Discover São Miguel Do Gostoso

São Miguel do Gostoso is a municipality located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, with approximately 9,000 inhabitants. In this municipality is the city of the same name São Miguel do Gostoso, a coastal city that in the year 89 only had an inn. Since then, it has become a reference in tourism in the Northeast of Brazil, thanks to the quality and beauty of its beaches, its wide range of accommodation and the number of high-level restaurants. Of course, the wind and navigation conditions are great for more than 6 months a year.

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