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Baja or Cancun: end of Jan-Feb

Postby pengas » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:44 pm

Hi everyone,

I am planning a trip to surf in Mexico with a friend. He is an advanced kiter, for me, it is the first time :)

I live in Los Angeles, and my buddy is coming down from San Francisco. Our two week vacation will start on Jan 19th and we are looking into Mexico. So far two locations stand out: Baja and Cancun.

Baja supposedly has better wind conditions but the water is cold and social life lacks compared to Cancun. Cancun has warm green water and strong night life, but chance for wind is less than Baja.

From my cursory knowledge of the tools available, I was not able to find archived wind conditions for Cancun and the biggest barrier from choosing Cancun over Baja is the wind. Of course we rather kite than site on the beach with a beautiful lady and a margarita (holly crap, did i really write that?) :)

What would you choose for these dates and locations? We are open for other suggestions as well. Also remember that I am a noob (been snowboarding and wave surfing for years though), so having access to a good school with rentals is important.

Thanx for the help.

CHEERS

Pengas

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Re: Baja or Cancun: end of Jan-Feb

Postby Flysurf77 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:36 am

Well, tricky choice you have here!
First, if you decide to go to the Caribbean side, go to Playa del Carmen better than ugly Cancun. Night life is better, ocean is nicer, wind condition are the same (except when North wind, and then you have to go north Cancun or Cozumel anyway), no need to tell you girls wise!
Then, you re right, more chance to have stronger wind at La ventana, but this is a hole!
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Re: Baja or Cancun: end of Jan-Feb

Postby reiley » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:17 am

check out playa del carmen and tulum south of cancun, there should be good wind on those months :P

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Re: Baja or Cancun: end of Jan-Feb

Postby pengas » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:54 pm

Flysurf77 wrote:Well, tricky choice you have here!
First, if you decide to go to the Caribbean side, go to Playa del Carmen better than ugly Cancun. Night life is better, ocean is nicer, wind condition are the same (except when North wind, and then you have to go north Cancun or Cozumel anyway), no need to tell you girls wise!
Then, you re right, more chance to have stronger wind at La ventana, but this is a hole!
He you need more info, details, prices, accommodation options……contact . mickey@freestyleplaya.comViva Mexico!!!!
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i emailed mickey, thank you.

do you know what the chances for wind is for these days and how strong and steady it is?


cheers,
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Re: Baja or Cancun: end of Jan-Feb

Postby pengas » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:55 pm

reiley wrote:check out playa del carmen and tulum south of cancun, there should be good wind on those months :P
reily,

do you know what is the wind condition for these days for playa del carmen?
what are the chances of good wind as well?

cheers,
pengas

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Re: Baja or Cancun: end of Jan-Feb

Postby kitecozumel » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:07 pm

If a norte is blowing and/or you decide to visit Cozumel feel free to look me up.

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Re: Baja or Cancun: end of Jan-Feb

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Re: Baja or Cancun: end of Jan-Feb

Postby j0nes » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:16 pm

Hi,

you can check the wind conditions for both of your spots on our wind statistics maps for Mexico.

http://www.windfinder.com/windstats/win ... xico_1.htm

Select your preferred month on the left hand side and click on one of the wind arrows to see the detailed weather station statistics for this spot. Please note that these statistics are generated by real measurements of the weather stations.

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Re: Baja or Cancun: end of Jan-Feb

Postby reiley » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:05 pm

shoul have nice winds, frequently nortes that last like 5 days and then the wind switches and you can kite in playa del carmen, tulum... playa nizuc is in the south part of the hotel zone of cancun, beside wet and wild park or puerto morelos a very nice spot 30 minutes south of cancun, with norte wind in cancun you drive 20 minutes north to isla blanca until you get to ikarus kiteboarding camp, a very big shallow lagoon very nice to kite in.

http://www.windguru.cz/int/print.php?id ... fhours=180
this is the yucatan peninsula kiteboarding spots forecast
luck...


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