I agree that it looks desolate at Salina Cruz...but at least it's a town with some hotels and certainly food/beverage, probably no night life as we kiters may be used to.
Yes, it is totally off shore wind there, so going in the ocean probably means having someone watching with a boat - but too much wind? Hahaha - yeah, I know, too much for my 12m and 14m for sure, but I'd buy a 7m if I had that kind of wind. Our best high-class problem: too much wind!
The lagoons are interesting - the shoreline is perpendicular to the wind, almost exactly, so it would be pure flatness and high wind, kind of like Namibia at the speed strip? Not sure if it blows 40 knots right at the shore there, but I've seen over 40 knots plenty of times off shore of Salina Cruz on the nullsoft site.
Maybe it's horribly gusty? no way to really tell from nullsoft or google imagery...
We keep this up, we'll need to start a new thread! But it's a no wind Saturday, so why not...I hear Salina Cruz is industrial and not very nice, but there is shelter. There are kite and surf missions to the area, but I believe they mostly go from a surf camp somewhere to the west ... it is mostly a surfing area for tourists, empty sand pointbreaks is their advertisement....but I see strong offshore winds added too, hmm.
Yes, need boat support, and I don't think there is any. If kite visitors become common, I'd bet a local entrepreneur could do well with a waverunner for backup. But I understand there's good lagoons and protected bays with catchments for safe flat water sailing.
Too windy....reading up on it, I think it can get hurricane force, beyond 7m or any storm kite! That is the worst kind of sucking ... at the beach, ready to go, but too much....too strong, too gusty, too crazy....so close yet so very very far.
Speed racing....I also recall reading somewhere that someone was trying for sailing records in that area....can't remember if it was kiting or windsurfing though.
I will get there one day!
Back to google earth ... I live in BC Canada, there are countless inlets and fjords along the BC coast, many likely with epic summer thermal set ups. Just need a float plane, gas money, time, and a serious adventure streak. Bring your fishing rod, too!