Los Barriles - Mexico
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What to expect at kitespot Los Barriles?

In Mexico, a 1.5 hour drive north of Los Cabos airport, you´ll find kitespot Los Barriles.

Los Barriles is a classic baja town where it's said the first windsurfers arrived back in the 80's and settled due to it's nice windy conditions. Nowadays it is a town where retired people and riders live. It has a pretty laid back vibe. You´ll definitely find yourself in a windsurfer, kiter, wingfoiler, little town.

The beach at Los Barriles is long and wide which will make you feel comfortable when rigging your gear. It has all the infrastructure you need to have a nice time.


The wind season starts in November and ends in April. Thermal wind blowing side on shore, averaging 17-25 knots.

Water conditions

Radiant blues, still part of the sea of Cortez. Average temperature in winter is 18°C and in spring it will rise to 21°C .

The water is a bit choppy with a small shore break.

Launch Area

Wide and long beach.

Lessons & Gear

Few schools there. Contact Exotikite Kiteboarding, Vela Baja or Kiteboarding Baja School.

Level of riding

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.


Check up with locals for riding zones.


Everything you need from accommodation, restaurants, bars, tours, supermarkets, etc.

How to get there?

From Los Cabos airport drive north 1.5 hours on the road parallel to the Sea of Cortez.

Nearby kitespot

Make sure to also check kitespot La Ventana, a 1 hour drive from kitespot Los Barriles.

Written by: Alex Pura Vida


From November till April is the best time.

Choppy radiant blue water.

Yes, from November till April.

Yes, 3:2mm from December to April, 2mm shorty from May to November.