I'm not much of one for snow sports, but I made it out to Lake Tahoe last weekend for some snowboarding and ... Wow! That place is awesome. I've probably snowboarded less than 10 times, all but once on crappy hills on the east coast. Now I'm feeling pretty hooked on getting after it out here in the snow. I hope the rest of youse guys are having fun somehow!
My company is requiring everyone to take a week vacation in the near future which has me in a bit of a pickle. I've got money budgeted for a windsurfing trip, but the question is: Where to?
Here are the best January options I can see:
1. La Ventana, Baja
+ 75% chance of wind + Less expensive than the other options + Nice conditions from what I've seen and read... sunny! - Wind might be more like "kiting wind" 15-20, not the 20+ I've grown to love. - Camping is cheap, but rooms are expensive... do I want to camp on vacation? - No night life
2. Costa Rica
+ 100% chance of gorge-like wind + It's the jungle in freakin' Costa Rica -- how cool! - overcast weather usually at the windsurfing area - 0 night life - Maybe chillier than the other options
+ It's Maui! Windsurfing heaven, etc etc + I already know some really cool people down there - 50% chance of wind, plus the potential for swell that I couldn't handle - Getting skunked on a windsurfing trip would be unfun. I know, I know other stuff to do, but I really want to grab a boom on this trip. - I was there a few months ago