As I have mentioned in an earlier blogpost Mexico boasts some of the best kiteboarding spots for your winter escape. On the west side of this country you’ll find scenic mountains, cactuses and palm trees in the Baja California. The ocean has an intense blue color and the wind is blowing daily! Check out some of the kitesurf spots in this region of Mexico.
The kitespots in the Baja California
La Ventana is a small and cosy fishing village that lies next to a large curved bay. Here you will find a wide, sandy beach and very reliable winds. The water is flat and this spot is perfectly safe for beginners because there are few obstacles in the water and the curved bay will prevent you from drifting off in case you have an accident.
More advanced riders can check out Aqua Caliente, north of La Ventana. The water conditions are usually choppy with a couple of small waves. With Aqua Caliente as your starting point you can make a magnificent downwinder all the way back to La Ventana in about two to three hours.
When you are looking for a bit more luxury in accommodation relative to La Ventana, Los Barilles is the place to be. Los Barilles is located south from La Ventana where you can enjoy the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. The huge sandy beach leaves enough room for all. Turtles leave their eggs, dolphins swim in the ocean and with some luck you’ll even spot some manta rays. In Los Barilles you’ll find a great shore break to practice your wave skills.
Punta Conejo is located on the Pacific Ocean side of Baja California. This is the best spot for wave riders, the swell can reach up to 4 meters high (12 feet)! The wind is generally on-shore.
Kitesurf season in Mexico – the best time to plan your kitesurf trip
You should book your kitetrip to Mexico in the winter: November through March are the best months. The wind is blowing pretty consistently, you can expect 15-25 knots. Depending on the spot the wind direction is mostly sideshore. The water is pretty warm but a thin wetsuit is recommended due to itchy jellyfishes.
How do you get to Mexico
To get to this part of Mexico you will have to fly to La Paz or Cabo. From the US this is easy peasy. From Europe this can be a bit more difficult since there are not a lot of direct flights, but don’t let this stop you from visiting this beautiful peninsula. If you hire a car you can do some exploring while you are there!