Halfway along Hayle Bay between The Bluff and Gwithian, you’ll find Mexico’s beach. Named after a pub that’s no longer there, it has a wild, windy feel to it and is backed entirely by sand dunes.
The ‘stoke’ factor, and the adrenaline factor, was certainly up there with some of the more exhilerating places I’ve kitesurfed. Isn’t it amazing that we’ve got these toys that can put us into out there into the sea on days like these?
This was a classic day at Gwithian, and that sort of swell and wind combo is pretty rare to find anywhere in the world, much less so when you know all the other kiters who are out there with you.
Well, because of the rather high 6.9m spring tide occurring so early in the day (3.30pm) we were all forced to seek out a spot that would work at high tide, on a WSW wind, that WASN’T Penhale. I don’t like Penhale because the holiday park supports wheel clampers and it’s impossible to stay upwind there.