From Whale Sharks to Pow!

A late night rendezvous with WestJet brought me home from a month of frolicking in Baja, Mexico.  Kite surfing, riding and swimming with whale sharks were just a few of the highlights.

Each November I escape the torrential downpours of Vancouver to the tropics of southern Baja, for one last fix of summer before winter kicks in. La Ventana is a quaint fishing village 45 minutes south of La Paz. This beautiful spot drags in the Norte winds each November making it an awesome place for kite surfing.

When the wind dies, there's always something else to do. The riding just further south in Los Barillas is epic. The single track is sandy, rocky and steep and although there are no skinny’s, the trails are littered with all sorts of crazy cactus ready to grab you around every sharp bend.

We also made our way to La Paz to swim with the whale sharks; easily one of the coolest things I have ever done. Their rear tails jut out of the water making them look small and quick but once you drop in and see a 30 footer in front of your eyes you just can’t get enough.

I was checking the Vancouver/Whistler weather just as my plane boarded, and looked like my timing was going to be perect. Clearing skies and freshies in the forecast! I called my friend Jeff and an early start had us slaying pow by 9am! The Infidel’s were perfect and I am very impressed with how this ski enters and exits the turns. If my first day was any indication, it's going to be another great winter.

Hope you’re out enjoying it.

-Dave

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