Category: Baja California

West Coast Wind Blog: (UPDATED) NW wind from the North Pacific High curves to La Ventana/Los Barriles.

by Mike Godsey, mike AT Part ONE: Today, Sunday, February 17, 2019 the North Pacific High is pumping wind into the Sea of Cortez from the Pacific side of Baja. You can see this happening in Part 2 of

WEST COAST WIND BLOG: North Pacific High plays atypical big role in our winds this “El Nino” year.

by Mike Godsey, I hope this is not your first year kiting or windsurfing on Baja’s East Cape. If it is your first year don’t let first impressions count much in thinking about a return visit. Normally heavy rains,

West Coast Wind Blog: Cloud hole jazzes up wind to forecast values.

As can see from the forecast headline screen shot the forecast for Saturday said mid to upper teens IF we got some holes in the heavy clouds otherwise the wind would stay way outside. Those winds seemed pretty likely at

West Coast Wind Blog: How can the wind be epic then so much weaker Saturday?

So how can we have 2 days with very strong El Norte winds on Feb. 7 and 8th then have Saturday Feb. 9 have such a weak wind forecast? Remember that weather generally moves from the west to the east.

West Coast Wind Blog: Feb. 7, 2019 a Baja big wind recipe!

I am sure when you saw my forecast days ago for big winds starting early in the morning of Thursday, Dec. 7 you were skeptical. After all the forecasts are often off on even weak thermal wind days so how

West Coast Wind Blog: We owe it all to holes in the clouds…

The wind situation looked pretty dismal but looking aloft or at the satellite imagery as clouds streamed overhead. Find Isla Cerralvo and then the curve of La Ventana Bay at the start of this Wednesday satellite video. You can see

West Coast Wind Blog: Forecast hinges on holes in inbound clouds

Today’s winds will be strong but may have a slight NNW direction. To get these winds to curve into La Ventana we need good heating in the Los Planes Valley. But this morning the high relatively heavy clouds streaming from

West Coast Wind Blog: El Norte winds + the WNW wind stinger

Sometimes there is a stinger to strong wind that makes the experience less than perfect. Tomorrow that stinger will probably be sporadic weak WNW -NNW gusts that will try to push the favorable El Norte (North) winds away from shore.

West Coast Wind Blog: On the cusp of a big Baja wind event

by Mike Godsey, So for days I have been saying the wind drought will begin to end Wednesday Feb. 6 and really end with a bang Thursday. This brief blog shows you the big picture behind this event.

West Coast Wind Blog: Isobars tighten over northern Baja today then…

Daily human La Ventana & Los Barriles forecast: Sunday, December 30, 2018 by¬†Mike Godsey : Gorge & Baja photos & videos¬†,, In this image notice the isobar lines concentrate around the high-pressure zone in the northern Great Basin. Also notice how a few