Friday, October 29, 2010

Kite Heaven

I've added a new listing of my posts in reverse order so if any readers want to read this blog from the beginning you can go to
I started this blog in March of 2006.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

One Day in a Row

We finally got some wind today, but the next two days look poor. Hopefully Sunday will start a good several day blow. At least the water is still warm, mid 70's.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hoping for Wind

This last week has been weak. It will blow for a bit, but it doesn't last. Today and tomorrow look like good possibilities - buoyweather is calling for WNW 11 to 15 knots, which is the minimum that we like. Hopefully it will blow more. The next 7 days look similar except for Sunday and Monday, when we should have wind over 20 knots.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Daily Sessions Possible

There hasn't been a lot of wind but almost every day it blows for a while, usually early afternoon. Lately it seems to be best from noon until 3:00. It will peak at over 20 knots but it doesn't last. Yesterday just Tyler and I made it out to the beach at about 2:00 and we had a nice session but it was over by 3 o'clock. I hope to get out there earlier today, but at 11:30 there is no wind in town. Forecast doesn't predict much until late next week.

Roberto is back in town but doesn't expect to do much kiting this year - too many aches and pains from years of running marathons.

Well, just when I think I've got the weather figured out, it throws us a curve ball. A few of us went out to the beach early to get a session in and gave up about 3:00 because the wind never picked up enough. Then, about 4:00 it started to blow. Arghh.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Skim Board

Good day at the beach. I am hoping that the wind will blow enough later this week. Forecast is light, but the right direction. Maybe starting as early as Monday and going all week for late afternoon sessions.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

100 kilometers per hour

It is speed trail season at Luderitz is on. So far the fastest was a kiter at over 100 KPH, or 54.1 Knot average. That's over 62 MPH. Luderitz is somewhere in Namibia.

Skimboard and music thus weekend

There is a skimboard event going on this weekend at the beach by Condos Pilar. Besides skimboard competition there will be both live music and Djs. Party. Thirty peso cover. Competition starts at 1:00 (Mexican time?)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fourth Day

Today was the fourth and last day of our first good blow of the season. Lots of people on the beach and lots of kiters were out all weekend. Weather couldn't be better.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Awesome Start

Day one of the first multiple day session of the season was excellent. A total of five kiters made it out to the beach starting around 12:30 and going until sunset. I really had an enjoyable day. I've been watching a bit of Fuel TV lately and have been inspired by how incredible some of these guys are in different extreme sports. The strong wind and warm water made it ideal to power up and go for it. A couple of times I dug in hard to pop a big one. Unfortunately I lost my orientation on one big jump and as I was rotating I pulled with the wrong hand (I hate it when I do that.) I looked up and saw the kite half way through a loop and tried to bale but I was so high that I came in flat and hard on my back. Suffered a concussion with momentary loss of consciousness and a moment of confusion. Symptoms remained mild so I am not too worried. Still, I'll take it easy for a bit. Good thing I had a helmet and an impact vest on. At 60 years I need all the protection I can get.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Looking Better

I'm expecting wind for Saturday and then maybe the start of a multiple day blow on Wednesday. Keep checking Windguru and Buoyweather.