Surfing on untouched beaches, framed by coconut trees and atlantic rainforest, in all-year-long warm water...
That was the motto for founding EasyDrop in ItacarÃ©, Brazil, back in 1997.
EasyDrop has since become a surf camp of international renown, a pioneer in the use of technology for surf teaching, a master of professional and friendly attention, a cultural center for ItacarÃ©, and an active member of the local society standing up for environmental protection and sustainable social development.
During this time many things have changed. The road to ItacarÃ© was paved, and consequently the town and tourism have grown considerably. However, the outstanding constant wave conditions remain, as well as the dreamlike beaches and surroundings, the unique afro-brazilian culture with its super-relaxed life style plus, you bet, the EasyDrop dream-team :-)
Welcome to our world!
ItacarÃ© is situated 500km south of Salvador de Bahia. The airport IlhÃ©us is at 75km from the surfspot. Most international airports of brazil have a connection to Illheus.
ItacarÃ© is a calm fishing village in the middle of a huge area of protected Atlantic rain forest.
The town, with a population of approximately 8000, was at one time a notorious hideout for pirates. Later it became a lively stronghold for Bahian cacao-exportation, and nowadays is a relaxed village inhabited by fishermen, surfers, Brazilians and foreigners establishing a life close to nature.
ItacarÃ© was discovered for tourism by surfers in the late 70's. Surfers continue being the most faithful clients of its various pousadas and restaurants. It's no surprise, for ItacarÃ© provides its visiting surfers with some of the most consistently breaking surfspots in the Brazilian Northeastern region, with warm water all year round and paradise beaches...
We also have a rainy season, but starts mainly at the end of may, until the end of august - our winter period. But that also means better surfing conditions - bigger waves.
(March would be a good month to come to ItacarÃ© - still hot from the summer, but not exceedingly hot as during the summer; and with a few tourists, but not overcrowded as in the summer.)