Monday, February 28, 2011

Windy Week

Wind has been blowing. Should keep on blowing. I've got a new kite and I'm starting to get my timing down on it and it is awesome. It's a 2010 Cabrinha Crossbow 10M. It's got me gust hunting to boost big. Today had gusts over 25 but I hardly felt them since every time one came, I'd jump. Come to think of it - boosting to avoid gusts was how I got addicted to jumping. It seems like I used to kite overpowered a lot and one of my bailout moves for when I thought I was about to lose my edge along with any kind of control was to jump. Then I could get the kite back over my head, land, set my edge again and keep on kiting.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wind hasn't been anything that you can count on but most days there has been enough to kite for part of the day. Forecast is looking like more of the same until next week, with good wind maybe starting Sunday. Below are a couple of photos that Christian sent of a session in San Felipe.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday and Tuesday turned out alright. Here is a shot of Roberto catching the last of the wind today.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Guest Appearance

Gerald, Scott, Joe
Gerald and Joe drove down to stay for a couple of days but it doesn't look like the wind is going to cooperate. Forecast is for only 9 to 12 knots. Yesterday we drove over to the unfinished condos across the bay to check it out and what a mess it is over there. The whole area is torn up.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Another San Carlos Day

Today was Saturday and it was windy so that means that the beach was full of kites. Lots of very good kiters, beginners, and every level in between. Lots of near disasters. In other words, a typical weekend.



Friday, February 11, 2011

Nice Wind

There must have been a dozen kiters out today. Still, it was never crowded out on the water. Tomorrow is Saturday and the forecast is for another great day. If all the kids from Hermosillo show up it will be a packed day. Should be fun.

Jimee and Kenn late in the day

Monday, February 07, 2011


The water was cold (so they tell me - I'm in a dry suit) but the wind was wonderful. I think most kiters had one of those "Best day ever!" days. Lots of smiles. Here is another shot thanks to Bob.

Fireman John

Sunday, February 06, 2011

More Normal

The wind started out cold, westerly, and light Saturday. It got better. Turned out to be a nice day. A few photographers showed up. That always gets us to push a little extra. Below is a photo that Bob Ingelhart took of Luque. Sunday and Monday are looking to be excellent.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Warming Up

It is still colder than normal but it is warming up, getting into the high 60's. Normal is 75 degrees. Wind has been brutal here in town but has stayed from the north and I haven't bothered to go to the beach the last two days so I don't know if it was kitable. Tomorrow looks like better weather. I just hope the wind doesn't mellow out too much.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


The forecast called for 35+ knot wind today but it stayed very northerly and there wasn't much wind at the beach. Several of us showed up to try to kite in big wind but just Tyler and Carlos had bothered to go out by the time I left around 4:00. Besides huge gaps in the wind, it was cold. Very cold. And tomorrow is supposed to be a lot colder. Brrr...

The wind kicked up a lot of dust as you can see below. It was an all around nasty day.