As the season winds down we get some absolutely wonderful days. Today it started to blow before noon and blew all afternoon. It blew strong, although the warm air doesn't pack the punch we're used to. Warm water makes up for it. Below are Beau and Othon going high.
Friday, May 14, 2021
The season seems to be winding down early this year. We had one day lately. Yesterday. Almost perfect conditions. Warm air, warm water, flat seas, and steady wind. We had six or seven kiters on the water for a while. I don't often get photos or video of me on the water but this one is courtesy of Marsha.
Sunday, May 02, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
We had some wind during Semana Santa but then we had very little for a while. The last week has had some wind but some parts of some days it wasn't even enough for 17M kites.
The building next to the Soggy Peso has reopened as a Membership/Activities Club. They are still working out the details of what its going to be but it has some promise. They have hi-speed internet (they say) and offer space as shared office space for people who want to work remotely from a beach setting. They have some beach games available and will have kayaks and sailboats and stuff like spear fishing and kiting available including instructors. I asked if they could put up a video camera to live stream our kite area and they are getting right on it!
They don't have a web site up yet but they do have a Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/Club-Cortez-107073708108309
Saturday, April 03, 2021
Last weekend it blew hard. Not many kiters and even less people on the beach. The police had a check point set up coming into town and not letting non-residents without Covid tests/vaccinations come through.
Empty beach, Saturday:
Saturday, March 27, 2021
This past week the wind has been wimpy. Here is Julie getting as much as she can out of the wind. On a positive note, the water has been wonderfully flat.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
More days with strong wind than days without wind. It's been good. Lots of 20 to 25 knot afternoons. Usually mellows out after 4:00pm or so. Water seemed to be warming up a couple of weeks ago but then it cooled off again and is in the low 60's right now.
Most days there are only a few of us out on the water.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Last week ended with some good wind. They took the fence down on Friday that was keeping us from driving to the end of the beach. After a few days of rest the wind came back but so did some clouds and the wind has struggled to get up to 20 knots. The fence also came back. What?
They've been getting ready to open a new bar business next to Soggy Peso and I assumed that they were opening up access for parking for it. But today they put a new fence up. Doesn't make much sense to me so we'll have to wait and see what they have in mind.
Saturday, March 06, 2021
We continue having more days with wind than not. Often it starts out strong and gusty but evens out as the day goes on. It's looking a little bit lighter today, maybe 18 to 20 knots. I could use the break. The gusty and choppy days wear me out. I can't seem to bring myself to depower the kite. 😂
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021
It's been a while since I last posted anything but I'm going to try to get it going again.
Yesterday was cloudy and the wind was okay but Sunday should be great. It was quiet on the beach and on the water. Here is Julie catching a little air.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Friday, December 09, 2016
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Although our spot is still one of the best places to kite in the world, it does get damn uncomfortable on the beach. It was so nice before the Salsa Bar was built. We had a place to set our stuff and room to sit out of the wind. Now we are stuck out on the point without any protection at all. The new owners are going to be making some changes soon. I hope that they will be agreeable to making our sport better. One simple proposal would be to give us access to to a storage area where we could keep a portable windbreak.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Monday, June 06, 2016
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Friday, April 01, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
It is nice to be back in Mexico and back to kiting with the best group of kiters anywhere.
The tides are back to being high enough that the launch at Las Dunas is good. It is sooooo much nicer hanging out there than at the point.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Friday, February 05, 2016
View from Las Dunas yesterday: