Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

anybody down in La Ventana?

Forum for kitesurfers
Rare Poster
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu May 04, 2017 1:57 am
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Cherry Beach, Wasaga, Presquil
Favorite Beaches: Long Bay Turks, Silver Sands Barbados, OBX, Key Biscayne Florida
Style: boosting, carving my jibes, waves on TT
Gear: CORE, Shinn, Flysurfer Sonic 2
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Toronto
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times

anybody down in La Ventana?

Postby tkachuk » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:22 pm

Heading down to La Ventana tomorrow.
I've found the wind forecast sites are notoriously inaccurate for this spot.
Anybody currently kiting there that could give me an idea of kite sizes for next week?
I see Sunday's storm and lack of el Norte for the week but unsure of what that actually means.

Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1590
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:49 am
Local Beach: baja, gorge
Style: erratic to none
Gear: yes, I use gear
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 72 times
Been thanked: 69 times

Re: anybody down in La Ventana?

Postby knotwindy » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:14 pm

Was good for a while but light last week
And supposed to be light again after the storm, 9-10m on foil

Site on Facebook MasViento

User avatar
Medium Poster
Posts: 157
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:50 pm
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: anybody down in La Ventana?

Postby jjm » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:24 pm

User avatar
Adventure Logs
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 875
Joined: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:18 pm
Local Beach: Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
Favorite Beaches: Durban, SA
Corpus Christi
Gear: Flysurfer, Moses, Groove, Slinghot, Nobile, Zeeko
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 19 times
Been thanked: 44 times

Re: anybody down in La Ventana?

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:48 pm

I’m doing a last minute trip next week for a week in Ventana. I’ll mostly be hydrofoiling, have a 6/10 quiver of Souls and a 3m Peak. Will I need to bring my 71cm short mast? Love to just pack my normal 91. Planning on flying into Cabo and driving up. Anything I should be aware of? Thanks

Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2184
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:12 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: OBX; Clinton Lake, IL; Lake Michigan; La Ventana, SPI; Tawas, MI
Gear: Kites: Slingshot Rally 5/7/9/11m, SST 5m, Turbine 9m, Flysurfer Speed4 10m standard, Peter Lynn Venom II ARC 16m

Boards: Spleene RIP 37, Flysurfer Radical6 138, Flysurfer Flydoor5 XL, Slingshot/Moses 80/82/91/105cm masts with 590/330 695/425 683s/450 679/483 wingsets, Tim's 36" woody, Slingshot Dwarfcraft Micro 3'6" 2019-2020, MBS Comp 95x

For sale: Slingshot SST 6m 2018 $480, Slingshot RPM 11m 2018 like new $600, Slingshot Turbine 5m 2017 like new $450, BROkite carbon board 140x44cm like new complete $650, Slingshot Rally 6m 2017 like new $530
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 139 times
Been thanked: 177 times

Re: anybody down in La Ventana?

Postby grigorib » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:03 pm

Forecasts for La Ventana are usually crap and actuals are usually amazing.
91cm mast is just fine unless you can bring even longer one.
Try to bring some pesos $100-$200 worth, hopefully smaller bills, not 1000s. Credit cards work in shops and gas stations. Bring reef shoes as low tide gets some nasty corral heads closer to surface. 2mm long sleeve shortie was perfect for me. 4/5/7/10 quiver is great for foiling. Mine on last trip was 5/7/9 and I ended up using 9 only once and needed smaller than 5 on several days. Didn’t even bother to assemble my brand new twintip.
Get a ride to Rasta beach or hot springs and do a downwinder to Baja Joes. On low tide visit hot springs, they’re cool. Make sure you mix sea water appropriately to not burn you ass.
If you need kite/board repair - ask at Baja Joes.
Thermal winds pick up hard after 11am and shut down abruptly after 4pm. Winds start earlier at north and end later south. You can possibly ride wind edge on a late downwinder but can miss it too.
Be cautious of reefs near shore coming in or coming close.
Watch out for occasional fishing nets.
Pharmacy on main road has all kind of medication you might need plus they often have actual doctor there too.
Be cautious about cows and dogs on the road when near/in town.
Use only drinking/bottled water for drinking/cooking and brushing teeth.

Somehow too many people wouldn’t lower/raise their kites when crossing paths, watch out for many beginners. Baja Joes area gets overcrowded, and there’s plenty of space north.

You might run into some pros there - the easiest to find is Adam Withington at Playa Central bar. Fred Hope is there occasionally and Reed Brady will be there too.

Bring small kites, tiny boards and medium-large sized wings - waves are fun
These users thanked the author grigorib for the post:
Adventure Logs (Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:58 pm)
Rating: 10%

Rare Poster
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Local Beach: Hove
Gear: Pivot
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 6 times

Re: anybody down in La Ventana?

Postby Rob112 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:48 pm

I'm going to La Ventana from 19th February for a week. Looks amazing, thanks for sharing the photos. Fingers crossed for the wind!

John Doe
Medium Poster
Posts: 173
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:46 am
Gear: The cheap kind.
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 18 times

Re: anybody down in La Ventana?

Postby John Doe » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:26 am

Looks great to me? What about tips on cost of living if you don't mind my asking? I've heard power bills are around $2-3 U.S.? Phone cards for the month are $20? Other utilities are one quarter of what they are in the states?

Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baptiste_FR, MSN [Bot], Si_B, tizzleberg and 38 guests