Thursday, February 27, 2014

Not Much Wind - Still a Lot of Fun

There hasn't been much wind the last couple of weeks. Yesterday and today were weak but it was enough to have some great days with loads of fun. It was the last two san carlos kiting days for Gary. Bye Gary. Besides being a nice guy he always brings wind.

The forecast continues to look weak but weak wind really has been enough for many of the kiters. I have a 12M kite so the light air doesn't kill it for me. I've also started to kite a little in La Manga. Haven't done that very much the last few years but it is a nice change, especially when the wind is light.

I usually tell people that it's no big deal to enter La Manga from where the lagoon exits. I may not be advising that any more. Due to several things going wrong all at once, I got washed up on the rock hill at the entrance. No damage done- I had to kick the board off and then managed to time a wave and boosted with the kite to place me standing up high enough on the hill to be above the waves and climbed up and over the rest of the hill. Climbed back down on the other side but then had to go back out to recover my board. Then I walked around the hill and entered La Manga from the hotel side - much safer.

Expecting wind on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Where's my Wind?

Buoy Weather promised me wind. Liar,liar. Maybe later - but it's not looking good.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Coming Soon to a Beach Near You

Wind! Beautiful wind! It's been gone all week but it looks like it will be back on THURSDAY!

Saturday, February 15, 2014


No wind the last couple of days. I got used to having wind almost every day and lately during the week almost nobody on the water. Now two days without any wind. So, I check the forecast. What the heck? It says no wind all week. I'm hoping it's just a glitch in the forecast and they'll correct it tomorrow.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Back to the Desmadre

Saturday was windy so that means a dozen kites on the water. We had our share of kitemares - fun to watch and to make fun of as long as no one gets hurt. Some great jumps and tricks too, especially from Alán, Ryan and Jorge. Whether or not they land them doesn't matter.

Despite the crowded conditions, it was a great day on the beach. There were also a half dozen of kiters doing a downwinder from La Manga Dos.

6:30pm, the sun has set, but still there are kiters on the water!

Friday, February 07, 2014

One Kite

Wind almost every day but some days a lot less than others. Today was one of those barely enough days and there was only one kiter at 3:30pm. Nobody on the beach. Paradise.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Lots of Wind

Almost every day it blows for at least part of the afternoon, often times most of the afternoon. Wind has been chilly but the sun and the water have been nice! This weekend is looking real good although that means it will probably be crowded.