It’s prime time in the Gorge; windy, hot and the sailors are here from around the world.  Did I say it was hot?  Maybe it’s been a little too hot for the past few days, as the first heat wave has shut down the wind.   It’s been windy all but a few days for the

Season Wrap Up For Baja – April 4, 2013

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  The winter windy season is coming to an end in southern Baja.  It’s Easter weekend and the population of the village has more than doubled the past few days, and it’s not because of an influx of wind enthusiasts.  In Mexico it’s a tradition to pack up the family and head for the beach

After a slow start to the season in the wind department, January has turned on in a big way.  By the end of last week sailors had been treated to 12 days straight of solid El Norte winds ranging from 3.7 to 5.2.  The two big days at the start of the period were accompanied

It’s been a warm and sunny fall in La Ventana, with a slow start to the consistent pattern of El Norte winds.  But no complaints on our part since Mother Nature is in charge of wind, and there are so many wonderful ways to enjoy Baja.  Since mid October we’ve been having 2-3 days of

You can wrap up the summer season in the Gorge in one word: WINDY!  We returned to the Gorge in April and were welcomed with the typical cool, wet, and windy spring weather.  However after Windfest the first week of July, it warmed up and the winds kicked in through September.  Even the typical windless

July has started off warm and windy.  The temps have been in the upper 80’s with a typical summer pattern of the best wind from Swell City to the Event site with a late afternoon push out to Doug’s Beach. Last weekend the Columbia River Windsurfing Assoc. sponsored the annual Windfest at the Hood River

Every year the weekend before Memorial Day, our friends from north of the border come to the Gorge to help kick off the summer sailing season.  British Columbia license plates filled the parking lot and streets surrounding the Windance Swap Meet on Sunday morning.  Shop owner Dave Nunn enthusiastically hosts the annual event in the

The wind has been blasting in southern Baja.  After 50/50 for sailable days in February, last week we had 6 days of 3.7 – 4.2 with big swells to 9 feet.  Not Maui waves, but for the Sea of Cortez it’s what we live for all season; and a special treat for everyone who stays

Baja Winds Were Light – February 28, 2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 by

After an epic January, the wind in February has been light.  At least the final two days of the month are making up for a lackluster performance by Mother Nature in the wind department.  I counted only 9 days of solid conditions for sailing during the month, along with a few other light days if

We’ve been coming to La Ventana for 12 years and this January was the windiest we’ve ever seen.  One of our friends, Richard who’s biggest sail is a 6.2, was able to sail 19 days in a row, then one “no wind day”, followed by 10 straight.  It’s been a windsurfer’s dream with day after