Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I'm not going to write much poetry about this trip until it's completed because there is a lot to say about the beauty, the culture, and the desirable lifestyle of La Ventana and the Baja Peninsula. So for now, I'll just report on things that have happened. I've been extremely fortunate to have met some really awesome people down here. I've mainly been hanging out with windsurfing royalty down here; Namely Wyatt Miller and Tyson Poor. Those guys and their friends have been super friendly and we've shared a "few" beers and some great stories.
On my first day, I had a 5.5/95L session that was pretty fun. The water condition here was like laid-back bay conditions. The period of the chop and swell is a little longer and the wind is maybe a little steadier. It was a fun warm up day. By strange coincidence there was a huge party that night called "Burning Bush" which was a miniature version of burning man. The crowd was about half gringos and half chicanos. Things were being lit on fire in every direction with flame throwers, there was live music, and delicious food. It was a really fun event that's put on every year by a couple guys who normally sail in the Sacramento River Delta.
The second day the wind was too light to windsurf, so I ended up going to a real Mexican cockfight. I'm not going to post much about this because PETA will most assuredly find my blog and try to take me down, but I will say it was neat to experience a slice of real Mexico. The locals there were also really friendly and willing to take my money with their superior knowledge of razor-wielding poultry.
Yesterday was supposed to be very light wind, but I ended up sailing a 5.8 for a few hours, should-have-been 5.0 for the last hour. I was way juiced up and I must have planed out of 10-15 jibes. It was sooo much fun.
No windsurfing pics -- I've only been windsurfing when it's windy!
Posted by Catapulting Aaron at 7:22 AM