Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Oh No! It looks like we're about to have the best three days of the year and I'm stuck in Tucson.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Big Kites

Get out the big kites. The forecast is calling for light winds the next few days and then more wind for Tuesday and Wednesday. Light wind seems to be becoming the normal here. One advantage of having a big kite is that it makes kiting in the summer possible as well. For most of us a 13M or 15M kite should be plenty - you big guys might try a 17M. Years ago we all had a big kite in our quiver - usually between 17M and 20M. I still have a 30M from those days. Back then we were happy just to get out on the water. I used to kite up to 200 days a year.  I guess I got spoiled over the years with season after season of high wind excitement and got in the habit of waiting for the "good days." The adrenalin rush is addictive.

The forecast is showing that some days the wind may be a bit westerly. If so, the wind next door at La Manga will be much steadier.

I wish I could be here this week but I've got an appointment in Tucson for Monday, so I'll probably stay a few days up there.

Watch out for people on the beach and fly safe.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Is It Over?

Forecast says no wind all week until Saturday and I wouldn't count on Saturday until the forecast says so for a few days.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Monday was a quiet start to Semana Santa in town and on the beach. Wind was a bit variable but good.

Daren taking a break from kiting to get some work done.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Semana Santa

Wind forecast is looking good for today and Tuesday. Not much the rest of the week. The Semana Santa crowd at the beach and the traffic would have made kiting difficult anyway. Water is still cold although the air temperatures will be in the 80's.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Hot Weather, Not So Hot Wnd

The wind is taking some more time off. It hasn't been very good the last couple of months. This week we had okay wind Sunday and Monday. Both days were excellent for a while but shifting winds made part of the afternoons difficult. The rest of the week is looking light - maybe next weekend.

Mid-week sailing, ya gotta love it!

Oh, by the way, the water cooled off. It is the coldest it's been all year. That is nuts! 

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Two Day Blow!

Saturday was light but okay. Today it is already blowing in the morning and should continue tomorrow. Buoy Weather is saying 20 to 25 knots. Last Thursday we had a very windy day so maybe the season is going to finish strong.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Good Wind for the Tournament

This weekend is Maviri Wind and Music Festival in Los Mochis. It looks like they will have good wind as will we here in San Carlos.

Glen said Wednesday was nice and Thursday is looking fine - then the weekend and Monday look good.