Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The weekend was a bust. Several kiters got out on Saturday but it was barely enough; nothing close to the forecast of 15 to 20. Sunday was almost nothing although Marcos got in a session on his 13M kite.
The forecast for the next week is nothing!
See you all in October.
Sure, there is still a possibility of wind for the next few weeks and maybe a day here and there during the summer - but I wouldn't count on it.
Volleyball, snorkeling, and drinking - better than nothing!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Great Beach Weather
The water is still a cool 72F but it is so warm out that it doesn't matter. The wind has been light - too light most days. We might have some wind today, Friday, and there will be a few of us out there waiting to see if it is enough. Saturday and Sunday are looking real good, maybe 15 to 20 knots. Sweet.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
I only see one day of wind in the forecast. And that day is tomorrow! Thursday.
The season is slowing down. We'll probably limp along with one or two days of wind a week for the next month or so and then .... you better have big kites if you want to go out during the summer southerlies.
Oh, by the way, Daren has a harness that was left at the beach last week. Everyone should check to see if you are missing one.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
First, here is a photo of our kiteboard hangout building:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
It's been a quiet week so far but there is hope for Friday and Saturday. Bring big kites if you have them, or buy a new Cabrinha. I'm jealous of Ramon's new kite. It is so efficient in low winds and handles the big blows as well. New is better.
Friday, April 19, 2013
It's Been Blowing
Monday, April 15, 2013
Don't Miss This One
The forecast is saying that we are going to have nice wind later this week. Starting Wednesday and going maybe until Saturday. Water temperature charts show that the water is still only about 70 F, but it sure feels warmer than that. Several people are already kiting without wetsuits. Last year we had some good sessions until well into June. Check out the blog from last May, http://kiteboard-mexico.blogspot.mx/2012_05_01_archive.html and June, http://kiteboard-mexico.blogspot.mx/2012_06_01_archive.html.
Just in case we don't have such good luck this year we should all make an effort to be kiting this week.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
April Warmth and Wind
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Today and tomorrow appear to be our last chance to kite before the crowds and traffic really hit town. That is, if the wind cooperates. The forecast has been looking good but has weakened this morning to the point that it is very questionable. Maybe I'll bring out the 30M kite.
I'll be going to Tucson for most of the week, but for the rest of you - time to party!
Monday, March 18, 2013
There hasn't been a lot to report but the main reason for the lack of posts is that I've been busy with work and teaching kiting. I've got to make more time to enjoy paradise. The forecast for this week doesn't look too promising but you never know. Almost daily they change the forecast such that a day that was supposed to be good changes to nothing and a southerly day turns into a good northwesterly. We just have to play it day by day. A lot of days the air temperature is getting into the 80's but the water hasn't warmed up very much.
The beach is starting to get crowded already on the weekends and Semana Santa is coming in a week. This puts a lot of people dangerously close to the action. We need to consider getting better organized and maybe posting warnings about entering the kiting area. In some other areas the kiters have formed a legal organization and received a use concession for a section of the beach they use. I would hate to see us be banned due to being incompatible with other peoples use of the beach.
Friday, March 08, 2013
Nothing new to report. We've been getting enough wind to have fun. Weekdays are wonderfully empty of crowds. Everyone is working on different stuff and everyone is doing great. Today the wind was smooth, steady, with flat water. I'm hoping tomorrow is just as good. Forecasts keep changing and can't be counted on.
Jorge and Poulette are getting married tomorrow. Congratulations to a great couple!
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Friday, March 01, 2013
Best Wind of the Season
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Great wind, great day. I didn't get any good photos because when I wasn't out on the water I was teaching. I'm hoping that others will send me photos or videos that I can post.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Wind is Back!
Great wind today. Started out around 1:30 and was blowing over 25 knots. It backed off during the afternoon but was good enough until sunset. Tomorrow should be okay and then it is supposed to nuke on Sunday. Next week is looking like a winner as well!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Back to the Doldrums
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Day After Day
Finally we've been having a good string of windy days. Although it seems we never get the nuking winds that we used to get a few years ago, the wind has been nice and strong. Most days there have only been a handful of kiters out on the water. Water temp is about normal for this time of year - 63 degrees.
Sunday, February 03, 2013
Couple of Good Days
We've had a couple of good days and today, superbowl Sunday, was looking real promising but it is almost 2:00pm and so far the wind is doing nothing.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The forecasts lied to us again. They promised at least 18 to 24 knots from the NW but it stayed north or even northeast all afternoon. Some of us went over to Estero Soldado to try our luck over there. Fernando and Art rigged up and went out but the wind wasn't great. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
No Wind Weekend
We've had a string of days with no or very little wind and that is going to continue through the weekend. Next week is looking much better if the forecast is right.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Lighter Than Usual
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
It looks like the crazy north winds should be over for now and the next 6 days will be back to what we've become used to the last couple of years - 15 to 20+ knots NW. It is looking real nice.
If anybody found a remote car clicker and key, Vincent lost his at the beach. He's the guy with the same kite as me.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
It's been windy but is tending to blow cold and north. Today's forecast is another day of strong but north wind. Yesterday was calm at the beach until almost 4:00pm, when the wind finally turned northwest and came in strong. A few of us had already given up and packed our gear but a bunch of kiters stayed ready and were rewarded with a good session. (Water temp has dropped to 60. Brrr...)
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Yesterday was very good and we're hoping for a repeat today, although it isn't starting out too good. At noon Saturday it was already blowing, whereas today the wind started to get good and then backed off and at noon it hasn't settled into a steady direction. I still expect it to be a good afternoon. It is chilly on the beach but not as bad as other years. Water temperature is still 17C or 63F.