Saturday, December 03, 2016

Kiting

Every season is a bit different. We've had good wind but it hasn't been too predictable. Only once in a while do we get good wind all afternoon. Temperatures had been mild until recently. We are now having a cold spell and the water is cooling off quickly. The highway between here and Hermosillo has been under construction and that creates such a delay that we seldom get many kiters from the capital city so that it usually doesn't get crowded out on the water.

Although our spot is still one of the best places to kite in the world, it does get damn uncomfortable on the beach. It was so nice before the Salsa Bar was built. We had a place to set our stuff and room to sit out of the wind. Now we are stuck out on the point without any protection at all. The new owners are going to be making some changes soon. I hope that they will be agreeable to making our sport better. One simple proposal would be to give us access to to a storage area where we could keep a portable windbreak.
This one is only $23.00 USD but unfortunately it is in England. I am sure that there must be similar ones available here.

In the meantime:

More photos:









Saturday, October 22, 2016

Great Kiting

We're not getting a lot of windy days but those that we've had have been excellent!  Mostly 15 to 20 with warm, flat water. Wednesday looks the best so far for this week but maybe Tuesday and Thursday as well.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

More Kiting Days

We continue to get northwest winds strong enough for some good kiting. The weather predictions have been fairly reliable except they usually under estimate the wind. In the past ten days or so we've had several days of good wind that didn't start until late in the afternoon and then the past two days the wind came early. Most days peak out in the 15 to 20 knot range. Nice warm water. Crowded on weekends. Sunday looks like the next possible good day.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Kiting in September

The start of the season is still a few weeks away but we are already getting northwest wind. The last two days have been particularly nice. The best wind has been between 4:00 and 5:00pm.



We had a hurricane pass by us that changed the beach profile. The beach is flatter with better sand with less rocks. All in all it is very nice. Still storm season though, so it could change again. The hurricane washed away a lot of sand from in front of the bars and the houses down the beach. Much less beach there between the buildings and the sea.




Monday, June 06, 2016

The End

It looks like we've had the last of the notheast winds for the season. Saturday the wind came up late but it sure was nice!




The forecast is calling for some decent south wind this week, starting tomorrow, Tuesday. The south wind usually blows early, and can be done by 1:00pm. Not a lot of punch from these winds and there will be plenty of chop so rig big. The waves will include swell from far south so they have better form and last longer than the La Manga chop. Beginners or kiters not used to launching in waves can enter the water easier near the estuary. 

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Wind! Warm Water! Summertime Kiting!

Friday could be another great day of kiteboarding! Buoyweather is saying 12 to 16 but the last time it said that we had 25 at the beach. Yeah baby!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Hoping....

I've been out of town for a while and am hoping for wind. Next Thursday is looking good but starting with Sunday it looks possible. The direction is right. Maybe it is time to buy a big kite. Might stretch the season out for weeks at each end. Might even start kiting the southerlies again. The days of the Big Blows are fewer and fewer each year. Need to deal with what we have.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Beautiful Days

The windy days are getting fewer but when they come they sure are nice.


Friday, April 01, 2016

Weather has cooled off, the Wind has picked up

We've had some wind! Sometimes strong and gusty, sometimes not so strong and gusty. Friday and Saturday are looking good - then we'll have to hope the forecast changes. Right now the prediction is a return to hot weather but less wind.



Monday, March 21, 2016

Wednesday and Thursday

Wind has been spotty lately. This week Wednesday and Thursday look good but the rest of the week not so much. This past weekend the beaches were full and Semana Santa is just beginning!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Wow

Wow, it's been a month since I posted last. Most of that time I was out of the country - but still. 

It is nice to be back in Mexico and back to kiting with the best group of kiters anywhere. 

The tides are back to being high enough that the launch at Las Dunas is good. It is sooooo much nicer hanging out there than at the point.





Monday, February 15, 2016

Friday, February 05, 2016

More Wind

We've had lots of wind. Sometimes not the best direction. We should be getting more wind for a while. Nice! We also have Glenn's weather station back on line to give us real time wind report. http://www.weatherlink.com/user/gwbuild/

View from Las Dunas yesterday:


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Hoping...

Forecast is looking good for today and several days more. Problem is we've been getting wind that is too northerly and results in gusty, variable conditions. Hoping for an excellent week of wind. It has been a bit chilly but it is supposed to warm up nicely the next few days. Temps back in the 80's in town - a bit less on the beach. Water temperature bottomed out at about 67 degrees and won't change much for a while. Not bad, though.

Friday, January 22, 2016

As Usual....

Well, we can't rely too heavily on the forecasts and we can't even rely on the nearby weather stations for real time reports. We just have to go out and see. And most of the time, it is good. Yesterday was another very good day, blowing over 20 knots and mellowing out as the afternoon progressed. Had six or seven kites on the water for a while.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

It Keeps Getting Better

We've had more days with wind than without. Forecast hasn't been very accurate. Most afternoons have been surprisingly good. Today and tomorrow look light but the wind is forecast to be back on Saturday and could last all week!

Friday, January 01, 2016

It Feels Cold Out There

We've been having some nice wind, despite the forecasts. The water is still unseasonably warm but the wind is cold. Cloudy days haven't been helping. We can set up at the old Las Dunas bar and it is very nice. You can get out of the wind and you roll up the kite inside without sand.




Friday, December 25, 2015

December 10, 2008


Ah yes, the good old days. But wait there is more.....
Here is the post from a couple weeks later:

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Keeps the Crowds Away

The wind has been great for at least ten days now. Strong wind and flat water - what more could a kiteboarder want? How about water that wasn't frigid? I'm not talking about Alaska frigid, but 54 degree water is still numbing cold. This is the coldest that I've seen the sea in the 13+ years that I have lived here. A lot of people are braving the cold to hang out at the Soggy Peso Bar on the beach where we kiteboard and all seem to enjoy the show we put on. Sometimes there are seven or eight kiters of all levels out on the water. Some of the spills have been spectacular.


Hmmmm..... 54 degree water. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wind is on the Way

The forecasts have been poor and the skies have been cloudy but the kiting has been okay. Looks like we'll have a few days off and then it says it's going to blow for the rest of the year. Yeah, the forecast says the wind will be too northerly but they've been wrong before.


Saturday, December 05, 2015

Have A Great Weekend

WNW wind continues at Algodones Beach. Not real strong but enough, and more windy days than days without wind. I'm jealous because I'm in chilly Boston.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Friday was Nice

The wind took a while to arrive, but Friday turned out to be a nice day. Hoping for several more days as good or better.

SUNSET KITING


Friday, November 27, 2015

Wind is Coming

It seems like the refrain lately has been "wait till next week." The wind has been light but should start to pick up today and the forecast is very good for next week.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Declining Forecast

What was looking like a very good stretch of wind this week has turned into unsettled weather with not much wind. Back when we used to have a bunch of us windsurfing at La Manga we could always count on it blowing for Thanksgiving and also we could count on it being cold. It seems that we can't count on anything anymore.

Friday, November 20, 2015

You Never Know

We've had some good days of wind and a couple of disappointing days. The forecasts have been usually close to what we end up getting but sometimes being a little off makes a big difference.  We've had wind that's been too northerly at times but often we get more wind than expected. We no longer have a wind meter on line that is close enough to where we kite. The closest is "Residencial Cortes."

Most days this past week have been good and that may continue through the weekend. The start of next week looks weak but should pick up again starting Thursday.

Water is starting to get chilly - mid 70's and dropping.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wind!

Forecast includes lots of wind. Sometimes a bit gusty and a bit from the north but there has been some good wind and more coming. The water was full of kites Saturday but almost empty Sunday.



Sunday kiting with the birds.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Season is Looking Good!

We just had a couple of good days at the beach and looking forward to another one today and several more next week. Good 20 to 25 knot winds for most of the afternoon. Water is still warm but the beach is cooling off quickly.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

North Winds

The kiteboarding season has started but the wind has been spotty and sometimes from the north. Still great to be out on the water!




Saturday, October 24, 2015

Not Much This Week

Unless the forecast changes, there won't be much wind this week. We had some wind this past week and it was nice with the water still warm. It will be getting cool real soon.



Sunday, October 18, 2015

Just a Taste

I thought that last week was going to be the start of more regular wind. Tuesday and Wednesday were great and there were good possibilities in the forecast. It was mostly a tease. There are still a few days this week that could end up as kitable. I say that only because the wind direction will be good. Thursday has the best forecast but even that isn't much.


Monday, October 12, 2015

15 to 20

Expecting 15 to 20 knots or better for Tuesday and Wednesday and if we are lucky, for Thursday.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Looking Good!

Good forecast for today and tomorrow and another couple of days next week. Looks like the wind is shifting and the season is starting. Water temp is still in the upper 80's so let's enjoy. I am out of town the rest of this week but looking forward to getting back down there for the start of a new season.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Midweek Wind?

I'm not in town but it looks like tomorrow and Thursday may be very nice. Enjoy

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Great Day!

Summer kiting. Today was hot but the wind was strong. We had a bit of variety. Started out nice, then it rained (not enough to stop us) then the wind completely shut off, and came back again. Blew until sunset. At times kites were flying everywhere on the water and at times the beach was criss crossed with lines. Had a few near mishaps on launchings. So, in general it was a great day!




NW Winds

Yesterday and today we are having good northwest winds. The beach has been remodeled and I love what has been done to it! Flat, clean sand. Steep slope to the water's edge. Deep water close to shore. Rocks are gone! As long as another storm doesn't come by and change everything.


Sunday, September 06, 2015

Friday?

I just noticed that Windguru is calling for 20 knot WNW wind for Friday, the 11th of September. We'll have to wait and see if that prediction holds. It would be nice!

UPDATE: Friday's forecast has already been lowered, but Saturday's has increased. Not feeling very optimistic about this. Still hoping!  We'll see.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

You Never Know!

Every once in a while a northwest day will sneak in here and give us a nice treat. Yesterday was a good day out on the water. No one on the beach. Good steady wind. Water almost too warm. No jelly fish seen. Just Jonathon, David and myself.


Saturday, August 01, 2015

Hot, Hot, Hot

Enough wind Friday to get out on the water but pretty mild. The forecast has been lowered for today - but who knows? Thursday's forecast didn't call for much and it blew nicely. Beach was quiet. Too hot.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer Wind!

Monday looks like it should kick ass!

I'm in Massachusetts with very little wind - so, have fun without me!