Mitu Foilboard saves the La Ventana Trip
Every year kiters in the Northwest make the migration to sun and wind in La Ventana Mexico. Direct flights from Portland and Seattle, reliable wind and warm water make it an easy choice. This was my first trip to La Ventana and will definitely be coming back, hopefully for a longer time and driving next time.
We rented an AirBnb about half a mile north of Baja Joes and right along side Captain Kirks. The view could never get old.
The Mitu Convertible surfboard and foil was a perfect travel setup. The days the waves were in at Captain Kirks I was happy to have the surfboard and the foil saved the trip for the light wind days.
La Ventana is a foilers paradise when the wind is light. The wind is consistent and you can ride for miles on a single tack. I was very happy to have the foil and was having fun when others were flying huge kites and struggling to stay upwind.
There were plenty of big wind days too.
On our last day the wind was offshore in La Ventana going east. When this is foretasted the coast can be good. Todos Santos is just 1.5 hr drive and usually has good wave riding. We went out to the lighthouse, the far east tip from La Ventana and had side-on wind.
Where to kite:
Anywhere along the coast is good to kite. Downwinders can start at the Hotsprings and go as far south as you want.
Where to Eat
I highly recommend Mariscos, about 2 miles north of central La Ventana.
Playa Central and Baja Joes both sell kiteboarding equipment and have repair shops. Also Baja Joes had the best coffee in La Ventana.