The mythical area La Ventosa and Salina Cruz, Oaxaca. According to some investigations, research, windsurfers rumors, wind reports and comments from the locals la Ventosa is considered to be one of the windiest locations in the world. It’s famous for the hurricane-winds that lead to rollover heavy vehicles on the highway and the only place in the country where exists a large number of wind energy turbines. Furthermore La Ventosa was supposed to be the place for the ‘world speed record challenge’ on kite sailing in 2007 www.worldspeedsailing.com
Salina Cruz and La Ventosa have unique ecosystems, wide beaches, deserts, cliffs, great surfing waves, dunes, lagoons, cactus and mountains nearby. The closest town (Salina Cruz) has all services, restaurants, hospitals, hotels, bancs, internet, etc.
Kite Conditions and Spots:
The strong winds from “La Ventosa’’ (Juchitán de Zaragoza) and the beaches around Salina Cruz, are mainly generated by the ‘Venturi’ effect, between two foothills in the Istmo de Tehuantepec. This area is the narrowest region in Mexico, makes the wind blowing more than 50 knots from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean without any obstacle. Most of the year the wind blows from 20 to 35 knots. The wind goes down on August, September and October.
-Playa Azul: wind side offshore, wide open beach, ‘palapas’ to relax and eat. There is a spot with waves for surfing or kitesurfing.
-Playa Brasil: wind offshore, Playa Azul is at the end of this bay, there is a lagoon near the dirt road access. Punta Conejo is a few minutes walking.
-Playa Salinas del Marqués: wind offshore and sideshore, if you go downwind a big dune will catch you. Behind this beach there is a big lagoon with flat water. This is the most visited beach, there are many restaurants. Only 5 minutes from the highway. At the end of the bay there is a great spot for surfing and kitesurfing. (Punta Conejo).
-Playa La Ventosa: Wind sideshore, gusty, risky if you go downwind to some rocks. There is a small lagoon where is possible to kite. Some restaurants on the beach. The beach is not very clean.
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