I spent the majority of my trip on my 14m. If you are used to European winds (UK) then the Mexican winds can be light and not very powerful, you can easily ride a 14m Torch in 20mph in Mexico. I wished I had a 16 or 18m at times when I was on Holbox. Stunning spot as others have said. We stayed over Easter and accomodation was very Expensive!! far from cheap. Get the bus from Cancun to the port.
Has anyone been to Holbox end of may first of June? Windfinder shows the winds falling off this time of year. Also does anyone know the season for the whalesharks? thx
I went there mid May, we got wind every day, always came up in afternoon.
Got 3 12m days and 1 9m I you k.
It was the first week of whale shark season, we did one of the boat tour. So first week of June should’ve in season too.
The local kite shop is there only during the season which is 6 months forgot when it ends.
Holbox should not be windy or you will only have around 30% of getting wind while you are there, if that. We are over in El Cuyo, just a short drive from Holbox and closer to Merida anyways. In April, we will have wind every day. I would bring the 14-9m and I am confident you will ride you 9m 90% of the time. We do not have the tourist operations that Holbox offers, but this is an authentic Mexican fishing village with amazing seafood and awesome wind. Hope that helps!!
Currently we have had 22 straight days of wind, hoping the streak continues.
End of may is right at the end of the season in this part of Mexico. You may get the thermal for a couple of hours in the afternoon if there is no heavy cloud cover or rain.
As previously stated by Saildawg there is a serious smell of bullshit coming from comekitewithus. Holbox gets pretty much the same winds as el cuyo. The other day we did a down winder from Holbox to el cuyo and back again. Wind was virtually the same throughout the entire journey. I guess its comekitewithus attempt to drive traffic there....
Having said that el cuyo is a lovely spot to kite and you can kite right from the beach front places unlike Holbox where we have a specific kite zone upwind of the hotels. If you really want an increase in wind strength maybe look more towards progresso.
El cuyo can get some nice small waves or chop. Holbox has virtually no waves unless you know where and when to look and even then they are tiny, but plenty of flat water or small chop.
The whaleshark season is just starting on Holbox right now but when seasons are starting and ending it's not usually the best times to visit. If you come please drop by the school and say hi, if it's windy we'll point you in the right direction. Holbox Kiteboarding closes 31st May.