The main sport in Fortaleza, just like in the entire country of Brazil, is football. You will see this played in every corner and almost everyone knows how to play. Football has become synonymous with Brazil and you will find every city of every state embracing this sport and making it part of their lives.
The city has a number of football clubs that are active: Ceará SC, Fortaleza EC, and Ferroviário AC are some of these clubs. The city is also the host to the Ceará State Championship. Main games are played in the city while other games are played in other cities. Plus, the city is one of the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Aside from football though, there are a number of sports that are also widely played around the city. Fortaleza being a city that has a number of beaches is a good place for water sports.
Praia do Futuro means the beach of the future and this is the most ideal place for water sports. Kitesurfing, windsurfing, and surfing are the most popular water sports in the city. The beach of Praia do Futuro is the favorite spot for water sports enthusiasts because of the strong winds.
Another reason that water sports are thriving in Fortaleza especially at this beach is because of the low equipment costs available. Admission is even free and you would just need to pay a very reasonable amount for the equipment. There is also a low tuition cost for those wanting to learn these water sports. If you are a beginner and want to learn how to surf, you will find surfing schools in the area of Meireles.
These have made the city known as a good and ideal place for surfing and have put them on the map. Various international competitions are even held in Fortaleza for water sports enthusiasts. Surfers from around the world flock to the city to witness professionals battle out their surfing skills. These competitions are usually held between June and February. During these months the weather is at its best and waves and winds are great for surfing and other water sports.
The other towns near the city of Fortaleza are also places that are good for these water sports. And just like the capital city of Ceará, these cities offer great opportunities like having surfing schools with regular courses available.