Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Two Days

The wind switched to the north on Tuesday, giving us a great day at Chapin Beach. That is two days in a row and a forecast that says we may have two more. Chapin has nice flat water in close until the tide gets too low when the sand flats go way out. There are waves on the outside but today they weren't all that great. The wind was best early, before noon.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Nice Day of Wind

We had a good day of wind today, Monday. Quite a few people showed up as there hasn't been much wind for a while. I thought that it was really sweet out there. Hopefully we will have more wind this week as they are predicting it to blow out of the north.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Still Looking for Wind

I am in Cape Cod, Mass. and will be here for another few weeks. So far the wind has been light and the forecast only calls for a possibility of wind the next couple of days. Looking at WindGuru I don't see much wind anywhere in this part of the country or in Mexico. Apart from a lack of wind, the weather has been great - warm, dry, and sunny. I guess I'll just have to enjoy doing other things until our season starts again in San Carlos in October.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Broken Record

Nice beach weather!

But no wind. Day after day we'll get a little breeze that never builds into anything kitable. Once in a while the forecast will promise something but then it doesn't materialize. Next week I'll be back in Cape Cod. The forecast there hasn't been exceptional either but at least there are a few kitable days each week. It will definitely be a lot cooler. It has been hot and humid here in San Carlos. Perfect for getting in the water, but not much good for anything else.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Few and Far Between

Our kitable days have been few and far between. Last Saturday it blew south for a few hours and Luque, Jeff, and I got out at Condos Pilar. Wednesday we actually had wind from the West that was enough to kite at La Manga. The forecast for today, Saturday, is again calling for a good southerly wind and Luque and myself are planning on checking out the conditions at Cochórit, near Empalme.
It seems like the summer winds are worse every year. There aren't a lot of convenient alternatives. Rocky Point seems to be a lot better but still only gets wind maybe three days a week. Even Progresso in the Yucatan isn't much better. Other than that, there isn't much wind in Mexico this time of the year. The popular summer kiting destinations include the Gorge, Hatteras, Dominican Republic, and Brazil.
Maybe next year.
I'll have to put up with these winds for another two weeks and then I'll return to Cape Cod.