Friday, May 14, 2021

One Day of Wind

 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

When It Blows It Is Great

 The season is winding down already. A couple of great days and then nothing for a week or more. Here are a couple of videos from our last session. But we don't have anything good in the forecast.






Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Spotty Wind

 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

Weather is Heating Up

 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:


After the weekend we had a couple of days off and now the wind is back and the temperatures have been getting into the 90's. We are at the peak of Semana Santa but the crowds are still moderate. A few more people at our end of the beach than is comfortable for kiting and also some ATV traffic.

Yesterday the wind came up early and was nice but then died off early to end up being a 12M afternoon.



Saturday, March 27, 2021

Weak

 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.


Today and tomorrow(Saturday and Sunday) are looking very good and then not much until Wednesday.

The State Authorities are putting in roadblocks and restrictions for Semana Santa already. Don't know how that's all going to play out.  


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Windy

 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.

Beau's been ripping it up. Here is one of his more casual jumps.

One of the calmer days.




Thursday, March 11, 2021

OK Wind

 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.


The wind is supposed to blow strong the next three days. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Saturday, March 06, 2021

More Wind

 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. 😂


Juan Pablo from C.Obregon was showing some nice moves. It was just him and me that day.


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Excellent Day

 Nice warm day with strong wind. At times it was gusty but when the wind was clean it was great. Here is Othon doing his thing - getting big air.


And this is me trying to keep up with him







Saturday, February 27, 2021

Due To Popular Demand, The Blog Has Been Revived!

 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

Season Is On!

The wind reverts back to south once in a while but two or three days a week it is blowing over 20 from the northwest.



Saturday, October 07, 2017

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Slow Week

It has been an off week but the forecast keeps promising better days are coming. The prediction for yesterday was awesome, the reality only good. Lots of kiters showed up for what was supposed to be a 20+ knot day but it never got cranked up. Still, not a bad day, and lots warmer than last year.





Friday, December 09, 2016

20+

We've been getting a couple days a week of 20 plus knots. Some days the strong wind is only for a couple of hours, sometimes all afternoon, but it has been good. Today should be nice but next week's forecast is looking low.



Saturday, December 03, 2016

Kiting

Every season is a bit different. We've had good wind but it hasn't been too predictable. Only once in a while do we get good wind all afternoon. Temperatures had been mild until recently. We are now having a cold spell and the water is cooling off quickly. The highway between here and Hermosillo has been under construction and that creates such a delay that we seldom get many kiters from the capital city so that it usually doesn't get crowded out on the water.

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.
This one is only $23.00 USD but unfortunately it is in England. I am sure that there must be similar ones available here.

In the meantime:

More photos:









Saturday, October 22, 2016

Great Kiting

We're not getting a lot of windy days but those that we've had have been excellent!  Mostly 15 to 20 with warm, flat water. Wednesday looks the best so far for this week but maybe Tuesday and Thursday as well.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

More Kiting Days

We continue to get northwest winds strong enough for some good kiting. The weather predictions have been fairly reliable except they usually under estimate the wind. In the past ten days or so we've had several days of good wind that didn't start until late in the afternoon and then the past two days the wind came early. Most days peak out in the 15 to 20 knot range. Nice warm water. Crowded on weekends. Sunday looks like the next possible good day.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Kiting in September

The start of the season is still a few weeks away but we are already getting northwest wind. The last two days have been particularly nice. The best wind has been between 4:00 and 5:00pm.



We had a hurricane pass by us that changed the beach profile. The beach is flatter with better sand with less rocks. All in all it is very nice. Still storm season though, so it could change again. The hurricane washed away a lot of sand from in front of the bars and the houses down the beach. Much less beach there between the buildings and the sea.




Monday, June 06, 2016

The End

It looks like we've had the last of the notheast winds for the season. Saturday the wind came up late but it sure was nice!




The forecast is calling for some decent south wind this week, starting tomorrow, Tuesday. The south wind usually blows early, and can be done by 1:00pm. Not a lot of punch from these winds and there will be plenty of chop so rig big. The waves will include swell from far south so they have better form and last longer than the La Manga chop. Beginners or kiters not used to launching in waves can enter the water easier near the estuary. 

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Wind! Warm Water! Summertime Kiting!

Friday could be another great day of kiteboarding! Buoyweather is saying 12 to 16 but the last time it said that we had 25 at the beach. Yeah baby!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Hoping....

I've been out of town for a while and am hoping for wind. Next Thursday is looking good but starting with Sunday it looks possible. The direction is right. Maybe it is time to buy a big kite. Might stretch the season out for weeks at each end. Might even start kiting the southerlies again. The days of the Big Blows are fewer and fewer each year. Need to deal with what we have.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Beautiful Days

The windy days are getting fewer but when they come they sure are nice.


Friday, April 01, 2016

Weather has cooled off, the Wind has picked up

We've had some wind! Sometimes strong and gusty, sometimes not so strong and gusty. Friday and Saturday are looking good - then we'll have to hope the forecast changes. Right now the prediction is a return to hot weather but less wind.



Monday, March 21, 2016

Wednesday and Thursday

Wind has been spotty lately. This week Wednesday and Thursday look good but the rest of the week not so much. This past weekend the beaches were full and Semana Santa is just beginning!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Wow

Wow, it's been a month since I posted last. Most of that time I was out of the country - but still. 

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

More Wind

We've had lots of wind. Sometimes not the best direction. We should be getting more wind for a while. Nice! We also have Glenn's weather station back on line to give us real time wind report. http://www.weatherlink.com/user/gwbuild/

View from Las Dunas yesterday:


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Hoping...

Forecast is looking good for today and several days more. Problem is we've been getting wind that is too northerly and results in gusty, variable conditions. Hoping for an excellent week of wind. It has been a bit chilly but it is supposed to warm up nicely the next few days. Temps back in the 80's in town - a bit less on the beach. Water temperature bottomed out at about 67 degrees and won't change much for a while. Not bad, though.

Friday, January 22, 2016

As Usual....

Well, we can't rely too heavily on the forecasts and we can't even rely on the nearby weather stations for real time reports. We just have to go out and see. And most of the time, it is good. Yesterday was another very good day, blowing over 20 knots and mellowing out as the afternoon progressed. Had six or seven kites on the water for a while.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

It Keeps Getting Better

We've had more days with wind than without. Forecast hasn't been very accurate. Most afternoons have been surprisingly good. Today and tomorrow look light but the wind is forecast to be back on Saturday and could last all week!

Friday, January 01, 2016

It Feels Cold Out There

We've been having some nice wind, despite the forecasts. The water is still unseasonably warm but the wind is cold. Cloudy days haven't been helping. We can set up at the old Las Dunas bar and it is very nice. You can get out of the wind and you roll up the kite inside without sand.