Windy place during christmas?

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Windy place during christmas?

Postby Emmanuel Pons » Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:35 pm

A question for the Utah windrats so proficient at searching for wind:

I think i did not get my share of sailing this year.

Where to sail in Late december?
Anything doing on a direct flight from SLC?
A place with gear rental available?
Oh yeah cheaper is better of course ;)

Thank you :)

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la ventana

Postby tjacques » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:09 pm

i am going to la ventana dec 8 th for a week. been there a few times. this winter is looking windy down there for a la nina blow. when it blows it has awesome swell and cold cervezas. delta has a direct down there to la paz. then taxi to the " windows" . booking it now. any takers?
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Postby Kenny » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:34 pm

snowkiting should be in full swing. come join us at skyline!!!
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Postby Emmanuel Pons » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:35 am

Kenny wrote:snowkiting should be in full swing. come join us at skyline!!!


If I am in Utah I already have snowboarding and skiing! Not much room for another sport!! :)


Naaa I want the real deal, beaches, sun, warm water, steady winds and waves... Yeah.. That's about it.
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Re: la ventana

Postby Emmanuel Pons » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:38 am

tjacques wrote:i am going to la ventana dec 8 th for a week.


That place looks great! Any experience with the Velawindsurf deal in Los Barriles? I take it it's next door.
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Postby tjacques » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:48 am

little less wind but still good and less crowed. lots of utah windsurfers there. fly into cabo.
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Postby Emmanuel Pons » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:14 am

Hum... More wind is better I guess.
Any good rental place in La Ventana? Is it easy to get by with little to no spanish? (I speak absolutely no spanish. I guess I could learn the basics).
Also why are all the windsurf place on the sea of Cortez and not on the Atlantic side? Wouldnt the wave be better? Is it a wind issue?
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Re: Windy place during christmas?

Postby Craig Goudie » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:56 am

I'm headed for Hawaii over the Christmas holiday. It's rumored
there are direct flights from SLC, but I haven't found one yet.
Rental gear is plentiful. You already know this , so just do it.

-Craig


Emmanuel Pons wrote:A question for the Utah windrats so proficient at searching for wind:

I think i did not get my share of sailing this year.

Where to sail in Late december?
Anything doing on a direct flight from SLC?
A place with gear rental available?
Oh yeah cheaper is better of course ;)

Thank you :)

Emmanuel
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Re: Windy place during christmas?

Postby Emmanuel Pons » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:07 am

Craig Goudie wrote:I'm headed for Hawaii over the Christmas holiday. I


Hawaii? i thought there was no wind there this time of the year?
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Postby rob smith » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:14 am

There is a direct Maui flight from slc (Delta 549 leaves at noon arrives at 3pm). Used it once. Good luck, we had good wind last Feb. for a long weekend and rented from Francisco with Goya (old maui windsurf co.) I really like the direct flights as multiple connections can shorten the trip and take it out of you. Rob
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Postby Carl Christensen » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:27 am

Maui winter winds can be good, can be flukey too. Mexico might be a better bet. Costa Rica (Arenal) is pretty solid by then also. Me, I'm with Kenny, there's no reason for me to find someplace killer to go in the winter, I'm here. Good luck either way.
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Postby Lisa Moss » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:48 pm

Just noticed on Airfarewatchdog.com that there's a deal from Salt Lake to Honolulo roundtrip for $284
http://www.airfarewatchdog.com/tabid/76 ... fault.aspx
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Postby tjacques » Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:59 pm

one reason i am going to la ventana is i have been twice, never kited so should be fun for a change. the other is mexico is calling, thought about hawii, padre, even western oz. western oz is where i want to go but, exspensive. 1 week in baja 1000.00 dollars. only problem i see is it is crowed, also can shut down.
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Postby tjacques » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:25 pm

anybody know much about rocky point, aka puerto penasco? looks like good kiting!! DKA trip? how long? december?
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Postby tjacques » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:26 pm

anybody know much about rocky point, aka puerto penasco? looks like good kiting!! DKA trip? how long? december?

http://www.rockypointkitesurfing.com/index2.html
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