Prea beach, in recent years, has become a true international destination, and now lives not only of the most popular of Jericoacoara. The winds of Prea is even stronger than Jeri, attracting many foreigners in the year to practice kitesurfing. Still untouched and rustic, Prea is fascinating for its natural caracter tipically “nordestino” where life is pure and simple in close contact with a strong nature. The major part of the population is living from fishing and agricultural. The tourist can watch them working on the beach with nets and boats in the same way they were doing 100 years ago. The Village is very native but provides some high standard hotels and inns that offers a variety of internacional services.
Prea is surrounded by huge white dunes and crystal clear lakes formed by the tropical climate of the region. The beach is being extended for kilometers border with the APA (area of environmental protection) of Jericoacoara, which is today a National Park and is on the beach of Prea about 33% of its territory. The wind blowing from 25-30 knots all day, making fishing village a favorite destination for kitesurfers and windsurfers from around the world.
Prea beach offers several kiteschools and facilities for kitesurfing. The downwind from Prea to Jericoacoara beach is famous. Beside choppy conditions at medium and high tide, the water is almost flat with small windwaves at low tide. At high tide is the time to get on the waveboard and ripp downwind all the 12 km to Jericoacoara. Organized downwinds and transportation are available at many places.
The wind conditions are outstanding and considered as one of the best in the world. Prea offers steady and constant side onshore wind from right between June and February. The months with the strongest wind are from September until November and the average wind speed is about 26 knots – every single day. With a coastline of several kilometres, Prea beach have plenty of space and there are no obstacles in the way.