schmoe wrote:Playa copal is a second grade kiteboarding destination. If you happen to be there anyway, think about taking a kite. If you plan a kiteboarding vacation, look elsewhere.
Search this forum for playa copal, a lot was written. I was there in season, 50% wind days, 15% too windy days (40+), no beach in very high tide (water goes 3 feet from barb wire fence in the north of the beach), wind is the gustiest you will ever encounter on the water, gustier than inland winds.
I appreciate this candid criticism of Playa Copal as I am trying to put together a kiteboarding trip for sometime this Spring and to some location other than Maui/Hawaii where I go once a year anyway. Playa Copal looked economical and has some great reviews but after reading between the lines I also was wondering if it might be too wild for my barely intermediate skills.
I was also looking at South Padre Island but equipment rental and lesson time is Expensive ($65/hr just for gear). I would save $1000 for a week going to Costa Rica than to Texas.
Does anybody have other suggestions for a kite destination in some warm clime where I could be fairly sure of wind and afford to spend a lot of hours in the water, which is what I need at this point?