Los Barriles - Baja, Mexico Kiteworld Magazine 2016

Los Barriles | Baja, Mexico

Los Barriles - Baja, Mexico Kiteworld Magazine 2016

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Los Barriles - Baja, Mexico Kiteworld Magazine 2016

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Forgetting the harsh winter conditions of the northern hemisphere and drenching yourself with warm wind and sunshine in a safe, tranquil location!

 

THE LURE 

The long-time cult classic windsurfing destination is also incredible for kiting. The 'El Norte' winds of Los Barriles deliver consistently November - March and from March - July the south summertime winds blow perfectly on nearby beaches, La Ribera and El Rincon. The main calling card of Baja can be it's incredible swells and long, perfect, cross-shore wave rides, but Los Barriles is much more forgiving for all levels. An average day starts with a four to six foot swell, often building to eight or ten feet!

Los Barriles attracts an eclectic mix of travelling kiteboarders, from veteran watermen and women living in their RVs, to younger kiters looking for somewhere they can spend a full season purely shredding.

 

Los Barriles - Baja, Mexico Kiteworld Magazine 2016

 

Nestled in the Bay of Palms on the beautiful Sea of Cortez, what was once a quaint little fishing village is now a mecca for kiteboarders from all over the world thanks to miles of wide open, white sand beaches that provide easy access to the water. The spots never get too crowded as there is so much space to ride and one of the biggest draws to Los Barriles is the wind generated swell offering up awesome beach breaks along the expansive coastline. There are however also some super flat, protected waters due to how sheltered the area is from the open ocean. This also makes it ideal for freestylers and  anyone travelling to the area to learn.

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