Conditions at Vela Baja are perfect for windsurfing.
You’ll find an uncrowded sandy beach that stretches for several miles in each direction.
Typically the wind is side-shore, port tack (from left to right). Early morning breezes are often light favouring beginners and improvers. Then later on due to a local thermal effect the “El Norte” wind increases resulting in stronger winds with a typical day ranging 18 to 23 knots.
Seas build to a decent size rolling swell giving the spot its famous “bump and jump” conditions. Even on days when shore-break increases, there are safe entry and exit points just a few metres upwind and downwind of Vela Baja.
Windsurfing Rental Prices
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MONTHLY = $750Special rate designed for remote workers, digital nomads and locals
Vela Lesson Programs
Interested in learning or improving? Then consider taking one of our lesson programs. There are courses for complete beginners as well as intermediate and advanced windsurfers wishing to progress.
To ensure your maximum progress (and safety) we generally adopt an effective “one-on-one” approach to windsurf lessons. Furthermore, although each course has an outline structure, you’ll find our instructors tailor each and every lesson to fit your exact needs. Please also note that windsurfing lessons will typically include some theory, as well as on-water time.
Lessons packages start at 1hr and are discounted for longer courses.
All the equipment you will need is provided.
First you’ll learn the basic principles from our patient, experienced instructors on a dry land simulator and then put theory into practice on the sea.
Our purpose designed equipment is especially suited to newcomers and our instructors will be there to guide and encourage you throughout the lesson.
All equipment required is included in the price.
Includes additional 2hrs equipment rental.
Its likely that after this introductory lesson you will want to continue to make further progress – no problem, you can simply upgrade to the Intro to Windsurfing – Full Course
Without doubt it’s the best way to short cut the learning process and make rapid progress.
Typical lesson topics include (but are by no means limited to)
- Beach start
- Planing efficiency and speed
- Carve jibe
- Short board tack
- Freestyle moves
Lesson price is per hour and includes equipment rental for duration of the lesson.
Included in the price is a total of 3.5 hours of instructor time and unlimited use of purpose designed beginner equipment over a 3 day period (does not have to be consecutive days).
Lesson duration is approx. 90min and includes 1 hour of on water practice.
If you’d like to learn to wing foil we have a wide range of lesson plans available.
It doesn’t matter if you are a complete novice with no experience in any wind powered watersport or whether you already are an accomplished practitioner in windsurfing or kiteboarding looking to explore something new – we have a lesson plan suitable for you.
Wing Foiling is definitely a water sport for EVERYONE because it is easy to learn with the right options and is a lot of fun.
Wing Foiling Rental prices
WINGFOIL COMPLETE SETWing and Wingfoil board with foil
WING ONLYFor clients with own board or in need of different wing size to their own
WINGFOIL BOARD AND FOIL ONLYFor clients with their own wing
Wing Foil Lesson Prices
You will first be guided through a series of handling exercises on land to get the feel of the wing and how to use as a means of propulsion and navigation.
You be shown the essentials of how to start – that is how to get on a board and transition from kneeling to standing.
Initially this will be followed by on-water practice using a high volume stable non foiling board such as a SUP or Windsurf training board.
Students will typically not be introduced to the concepts of foiling nor actually try a foil board in this initial lesson
WINGFOIL FULL COURSE - 3 X 1.5HR LESSONS
The first session is typically the same as the Intro to Winging Course.
Subsequent lessons aim to introduce the student to the foiling element of the sport.
Please note that students will need to demonstrate a satisfactory aptitude with handling the wing and successful navigation using a SUP or Windsurf Training board before progressing to using a foil board. The instructor reserves the right to make the determination of when the student is ready to make this progression.
TOW IN FOILING
Please note that this experience may not be used in lieu of part of an alternative course.
A kiteboarding paradise with long, wide, uncrowded sandy beaches, clear blue waters and glorious sunshine.
Conditions at Vela Baja are perfect for all types of kiting.
For launching and landing there is a wide, sandy and uncrowded beach that stretches for several miles in both directions.
The wind usually fills in around mid-morning and blows until late afternoon. Winds vary from a steady breeze to very strong with a typical windy day ranging 18 to 23 knots.
The side-shore winds from the left ensure there is ample space for all kiters. When a strong “El Norte” blows, sizeable swell can build giving great conditions for kitesurf style riders.
Kiteboarding Lessons and Rental
After the completion of the beginner program, you will know how to choose a spot, rig your gear, and be safe to ride back and forth from the beach. You should be able to rent some equipment and be an independent kiteboarder.
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Kite Lesson Prices
The purpose of this “one-one-one” course is to bring the student to not just basic riding ability but true SAFE INDEPENDENCE as a kiteboarder. This equips the student with sufficient knowledge to continue practicing alone via renting or purchasing their own kiteboarding equipment.
ZERO TO HERO DUO 8HRS
As above but with two students sharing one instructor.
Already proficient riders may also use this course to develop more advanced skills and techniques to take their riding to the next level.
EXTRA HOURS PRIVATE
EXTRA HOURS DUO
Kite Rental Prices1/2 DAY COMPLETE SET$65kite + twin-tip board
FULL DAY COMPLETE SET$80kite + twin-tip board
FULL WEEK$380Kite + Twintip board
MONTHLY$750Special deal for remote workers, digital nomads and locals
KITE ONLY RENTAL$65per day
TWIN-TIP BOARD ONLY$30per day
FOR KITE SURF BOARDplus $15instead of twin tip (with kite rental)
SURF BOARD ONLY$45per day
FOIL BOARD ONLY$65per day
HELMET & LEASH$5price is for each item per day
WEEKLY STORAGE$50Up to 3 kites inflated.
DOWN WINDER$10 per personTaxi ride to facilitate downwinder from North Beach
SUP & KAYAK
It is early morning, totally calm, and you’re a few hundred meters from shore on a Stand up Paddleboard.
In the dim pre-dawn light you can just make out the shapes of your friends and family nearby on their own boards and the tranquil serenity is only disturbed by the distant singing of humpback whales and the occasional clap of a mobela ray as it leaps from the water. As the dull red glow on the horizon intensifies the hues change through the spectrum from shades of purple orange and yellow until suddenly the sun bursts forth in a blaze of glorious light. Looking back to shore the spectacular backdrop of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains is now visible, bathed in glorious dawn colors. Now it is bright enough for you to see the majestic shapes of the whales as they cruise past and witness the flight of the leaping rays. As you head back to shallower waters and cruise along the coastline myriad varieties of fish are visible in the crystal clear waters.
SUP Rental Prices
HALF DAY (3HRS)
5 HOUR CARD
Hours may be spread across several days
10 HOUR CARD
Hours may be spread across several days
20 HOUR CARD
Hours may be spread across several days
Other Equipment Prices
SNORKEL, MASK AND FINS
$60 pp - 1 hour
- Suitability: For total novices of all ages. A basic level of physical fitness and an ability to swim are required.
- Course content: Our experienced instructors provide an introduction to SUP, the equipment, safety and basic stance and paddle techniques and then lead you on your first ever SUP adventure tour on which you will experience the magic of SUP on the sea of Cortez.
- Included: All equipment required plus instruction and guiding.
Los Barriles is situated practically right on the Tropic of Cancer where the foothills of the ‘Sierra De La Laguna’ mountains reach the Sea of Cortez. This spectacularly scenic, sparsely populated region of “Sub-tropical thorn forest” boasts unpolluted air and a plethora of natural plant, bird and animal life that thrives in the warm, sunny, arid climate. Los Barriles town itself is a mixture of quaint Mexican originality with just enough development to ensure a sufficient level of services e.g. Wifi, bank, supermarket etc. Vela Baja has promoted mountain biking in the area for more than 20 years and over that time has developed a substantial network of trails that are easily accessible directly from town. There are rides to suit all levels of experience, fitness and ability. The vast majority of trails are relatively technical, single track – designed to challenge intermediates yet still satisfy even the most advanced riders. For those riders preferring less technical riding there are plenty of alternative local options including scenic hill and coastal rides
Front Suspension Bike Rental
DAY RENTAL$409am to 5pm
Full Suspension Bike Rental
(Available by advance pre-booking only – minimum 2 days notice required)
DAY RENTAL$709am to 5pm
FULL WEEK$3507 days
- Discounted rates are available for pre-booked longer-term rentals.
- Bikes must be returned to the rack by 5pm each day irrespective of the rental term.
$40 ppBook in advance
Tours typically last 2 to 3 hours
Price does not include bike rental
Freediving describes the increasingly popular sport of diving under water for extended periods without the aid of artificial breathing apparatus such as scuba gear. Learning to freedive can improve confidence in when swimming, enhance the experience when snorkeling, provide valuable skills for spearfishing and generally develop a feeling of well-being and fitness. Practitioners of the sport often cite a Zen like state as a result of the calm meditative breathing practices that form part of the pre-dive preparations.
Full Course (2 days): 340$
Intro to Apnea (half day): 150$
Surf Survival Course (half day): 150$
Coaching Session: 80$