Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Liar, Liar

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

Winds have been lighter than we would normally expect this time of the year. We start out with only 12 to 15 knots but will have up to 20 knots for at least part of the afternoon. Should continue like this for a couple more days.

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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

North Again

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

Good Kiting

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.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Another Nice Day

It was blowing strong and cold at noon. Then, as the temperature warmed up, the wind backed off. It was still a nice day. The guys from Hermosillo and Obregon stayed out on the water all afternoon. Plenty of action, plus a beauty named Belinda.

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I have a new still camera that also has video that seems pretty good. It is a $99 Canon Power Shot and I'm happy with it but the video is in MOV format and Windows doesn't recognize it. So I had to find a new video editor. Below is a test to see if everything is working now and compatible with this blog.

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That is Beau in the video clip.

We should have good wind today and most of the week except Thursday.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

No Nukes

Wind continues, not perfect and not as nuking as the forecasts say, but still very nice. So far, 2013 is looking very good. Water temperature is chilly but has stayed about 5 degrees warmer than normal, about 64 F.