Kitesurfing La Ventana

We rented a car (ridiculously cheap at $14/day) and drove about an hour SE of La Paz to the small beach town of La Ventana so I could do a little kitesurfing and Mary and Lucy could do some beach walking.

Lucy and Kite

Kite Guard

Peter

La Ventana is a funky little town plopped down on a desolate and beautiful piece of Sea of Cortez beach.  Its anything goes and there is a large camping area right on the beach where people stay for the entire season in everything from tents cobbled together from tarps to lux RVs.

Camps at La Ventana Kite Beach

Camps at La Ventana Kite Beach

For those familiar with 3rd Avenue, its got the same side-on wind attitude, very similar waves and an L-shaped layout.  But its much bigger, the water is clear and warm, the launch is a wide-open sandy beach, there’s no mud in sight and the downwind shore is more sandy beach and not unforgiving rip-rap.  Other than that, its the same.

I hadn’t kited much in the last year so it was good to scrub some rust off.  I got two good sessions in and had some fun in the waves.  Now I can’t wait to get to the next kite spot – probably Bucerias in Banderas Bay.

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