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Wakeboarder
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Local Beach: Progreso, Yucatán, México
Favorite Beaches: EL yaque, Coche in Margarita and Progreso in México
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Mexico!! Any One??

Postby Wakeboarder » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:19 pm

Well this is Progreso Beach!!, We have a really good spot!, we have wind almost all year! but the regular wind its aroun 18 to 25 knots, the wind stop to blow a couple of weeks, in july, the water es chopi, but there is a couple of spots where you can do some kite in flat waters!!,

So welcome every body!
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tukyank
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Re: MEXICO!! ANY ONE??

Postby tukyank » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:00 pm

Where in Mexico is Progresso Beach?
What is the nearest airport and how long a trip is it from the Airport.

Wakeboarder
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Local Beach: Progreso, Yucatán, México
Favorite Beaches: EL yaque, Coche in Margarita and Progreso in México
Style: Wakestyle-Freestyle
Gear: Naish Torch10 2008
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: MEXICO!! ANY ONE??

Postby Wakeboarder » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:17 pm

Well, progreso its 30 km away from Mérida, Yucatán!, There is an international airport in Mérida, and its like 30 min or 45 max, away from progreso beach!, in progreso you can get really good deals on hotels, or if your planing to stay a couple of weeks may be a month you can rent a house.

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blowhard
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Re: Mexico!! Any One??

Postby blowhard » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:06 am

it's good for wind .nice to see someone gittin it there

hot weather and water
back in 02 the ferry from Florida was $450 for a small rv

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Andres_Santacruz
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Local Beach: Laguna de Tecocomulco, Hidalgo, Mexico. Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.
Boca del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico.
Favorite Beaches: Progreso, Yucatan. El Revolcadero, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. La Ventana, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Ilho do Guajiru, Ceara, Brazil.
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Re: Mexico!! Any One??

Postby Andres_Santacruz » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:18 am

Progreso is the most consistent spot i know in Mexico. I have had a session every time i have gone during many different months of the year. The strongest and steadiest winds can be found from Jan/Feb to May/June, but there is really good wind almost all year round. Most local kiters do not own a kite bigger than 12m, and many have 6-8-10-12 to be perfectly powered for the day.
Many of my friends there won´t pump up a kite if the wind is not over 15 knots!!! The only thing lacking there is waves, but you get some nice little kickers and with north cold fronts you get a bit more wave action from close period windswell.

Merida is about a 1-1.5 hour flight from Miami, 2 hours from Mexico City by plane, there are direct flights from many cities in the USA and South America and Europe. It is 3-4 hours from Cancun and Playa del Carmen by car. The area is beautiful, with great food, ancient Mayan Ruins (Chichen Itza), mangroves, swamps, cenotes (clear water sinkholes where you can swim/snorkel and even scuba dive) , flamingos and even jaguars in some areas. If you have a car, and know the way, you can be at the beach in 20 min from Merida. There are tons of spots that get the same reliable trade winds, and most of the beach is shallow and sandy, basically no rocks.

The normal winds here are trade winds, very reliable and steady, cross-side shore from the right if you are facing the ocean (North). And the air and water are warm year round, you may need a shorty during the cold fronts that come down about weekly during the winter, but if you are from northern climates you will be fine. The cold fronts come down pretty often during the winter, and can be quite strong, and on-shore. These winds are more gusty, but so strong you can get out from the beach pretty quickly.

Here are some pictures, sequence videos and video of the nationals we had there March '07 with about 25-30 knots:

http://picasaweb.google.com/asantacruz/TelchacMarch17th2007#
http://picasaweb.google.com/asantacruz/TelchacMarch18HalfDay2007#
http://picasaweb.google.com/asantacruz/TelchacMarch18Night2007#
http://picasaweb.google.com/asantacruz/TelchacMarch19th2007#
http://picasaweb.google.com/asantacruz/TelchacMarch19thAfternoon2007#

This video has some shots of Progreso:





Let me know if you want more info, and i can hook you up with local Scuba guide and instructor, kite instructor, kite guide, kiters, etc.

Cheers
Andy
www.mexkites.com

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Re: Mexico!! Any One??

Postby Darktanyan » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:10 am

Can you suggest a hotel with good kiting access, thanks.

Romes_A
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Local Beach: Progreso - Chicxulub - Telchak . Yucatan, Mexico
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Re: Mexico!! Any One??

Postby Romes_A » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:52 pm

All the Yucatan coast is great for kite.
In the capital of Yucatan you have got an International airport just 90min from Miami 2 from Houston.
The closest beaches to kite are Progreso, Chicxulub, Telchak, Yucalpeten. You can Kite wherever you want, there are no restrictions in our beaches, friendly people and kiters all around.

Contact us, we are about 40 kiters in the area.

cheers !!
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Local Beach: Laguna de Tecocomulco, Hidalgo, Mexico. Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.
Boca del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico.
Favorite Beaches: Progreso, Yucatan. El Revolcadero, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. La Ventana, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Ilho do Guajiru, Ceara, Brazil.
Style: Big Air and waves and freestyle.
Gear: Kites:
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Boards:
Cabal SX51 Skimboard
ASP Stealth Custom Kiteboard 135cm 2013
Tona Pop 138cm with LF Kite Vantage bindings
Xenon Rayo 145*44 2011
Underground Kipuna 5'8" Surfboard
Brand Affiliation: I sell Ozone, Slingshot, North, Naish, RRD, LF, Axis, Xenon, Tona, Mystic, Ion & Dakine.
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Re: Mexico!! Any One??

Postby Andres_Santacruz » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:41 pm

Romes, see you this weekend!

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Andres_Santacruz
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Local Beach: Laguna de Tecocomulco, Hidalgo, Mexico. Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.
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Favorite Beaches: Progreso, Yucatan. El Revolcadero, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. La Ventana, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Ilho do Guajiru, Ceara, Brazil.
Style: Big Air and waves and freestyle.
Gear: Kites:
4m Ozone Reo 2012
7m Ozone Edge 2012
8m Ozone Catalyst 2012
12m Ozone Reo 2013
13m Ozone Edge 2013
14m Ozone Catalyst 2013

Boards:
Cabal SX51 Skimboard
ASP Stealth Custom Kiteboard 135cm 2013
Tona Pop 138cm with LF Kite Vantage bindings
Xenon Rayo 145*44 2011
Underground Kipuna 5'8" Surfboard
Brand Affiliation: I sell Ozone, Slingshot, North, Naish, RRD, LF, Axis, Xenon, Tona, Mystic, Ion & Dakine.
Location: Mexico City, Mexico.
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Re: Mexico!! Any One??

Postby Andres_Santacruz » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:47 pm

Darktanyan there are tons of inexpensive hotel options on the beach in Progreso, you can find them when you get here.

otherwise these two are great options with all inclusive packages available:

http://www.technotel.com.mx/telchac.html about 30 min from merida.

http://www.reefyucatan.com/index_ing.php about 1 hour from merida.

Renting a car is a good idea, the beach houses/hotels are spread out over a long coastline (60-80 km) and some are kind of remote, not many taxis.

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Re: Mexico!! Any One??

Postby Morpho » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:42 am

awesome!!!


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