Kathy and Roger Nightingale
The following is an account of our experiences in the Baja. We have only been there once, so this is by no means a
comprehensive guide. But if you are a neophyte Baja windsurfer, you might glean
some useful information from this page which will make your trip all the more
We spent 7 weeks of spring living out of a full size Ford van, which got us anywhere
we wanted to go. We sailed 21 out of 45 days, but that doesn't include days
missed while we were on the road, or just taking a break. It also doesn't
include 5.6 days, which we never rigged for. I (Roger) weigh 145 lbs, sail an
8'4" wave board and wave sails, so scale your sail sizes accordingly. Overall,
it was a fantastic experience and we've been plotting our return ever since.
NEOPRENE: If you are a big person, you might get away with a 3/2 shortie on
the Sea of Cortez, but otherwise, a full suit is the call. On the west coast,
plan on wearing a steamer or a drysuit and a heavy coat after sunset.