Baja Wind Diary: San Carlos then to La Ventana for the winter!
Wyatt and Tyson report:
22 Oct 2012 03:55
For the 3rd year in a row Tyson and I will be keeping a running report of all things Baja as we run our wave camps in Punta San Carlos, Baja and then head down South to La Ventana to open up our windsurf resort;
Pro-Windsurf La Ventana.
Check back regularly to keep updated with all the antics, videos, and photos from this season of our Baja life.
Once again the Pro-Windsurf La Ventana, Baja train, made it across the border and down to wonderful, wonderful Punta San Carlos. The first rain of the year started to drizzle as we packed the trailer at Tyson’s house (much lighter than usual, see photos below), the next morning we were off down I-5 headed for Ensenada with sprinkles along the way. Made it to Ensenada on October 12th grabbed a couple tacos but decided to forgo the partying with the idea of getting Tyson’s new dirt bike repaired to rally in on the San Carlos Road. Upon arrival in PSC Rob Warwick and the Windsport Mag test crew reported they had both wind and waves for the last 10 days. With distant forecasts of hurricane south swell we were stoked. Now 7 days later we have had 5 days of powered sailing and 7 days of waves. The front of Hurricane Paul sent some interesting conditions our way but not the epic South Swell we had hoped. Nonetheless running a 7-day wave clinic with a full stock of swell and breeze has been a blast. Today we got word that due to hurricane Paul Mex 1 has been washed out and will not re-open for 3-5 days leaving Baja travelers stuck on the road. Fortunately we are running another wave clinic here next week and won’t have to tempt the road until Oct. 28th.
Hasta la pasta,
Wyatt and Tyson.
Posted: 24 Oct 2012
Full power 4.0 all day today in San Carlos. We saw wounded hands but not egos today as the days loop lecture paid off. We have a new looper in our group proving that it really can be learned in a single day. Of course it probably did not hurt that he is a helicopter pilot. Still pulling you first forwards in blasting 4.0 conditions is pretty good. I will try to post a photo of them later.
Friday Nov 9th
The winds have kicked in here down in La Ventana. After a couple of really hot, no wind days, setting up the gear sheds, getting dead men dug in put in the ground, and sweating your ass off once you step out the door, we are ready to roll! We finished everything around noon, rigged up and got on the water. No wetsuit needed. I swear, the water is at least 5 degrees warmer that Maui right now. The wind had been up since 9 in the morning. We even got a call from some fellow Los Barrilles sailors asking, "Do you guys even see a wind line over there, or is this forecast a load of BS?" Don't know if they got any of it, but it was a ripping day over here. I was on my 100lt freestyle board with a 4.8 and was pretty lit. Sailed out in front of our place for a bit, then sent up to the campground and sailed out in front of there. It was a great day out on the water with the freestyle kit. Sailed all afternoon till my arms fell off. Nothing like an ice cold Ballena after a long day sailing. Sunday and Monday look like they are going to go off as well. Looks like some swell will also be rolling for some morning SUP sessions. The season is ramping up here! Stoked to be out on the water. Season is ramping up here! Stoked to be out on the water.