miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2009

Stormy Wind!!!!!!!!!!!

That was a serious storm passing by Coco Beach, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, this afternoon!
Start with a perfect Side shore wind, pretty consistent wind, then slowly turned north and....offshore!

lunes, 28 de septiembre de 2009

Venomous Lionfish Prowls Fragile Caribbean Waters

A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and generally wreaking havoc on an ecologically delicate region.

The red lionfish, a tropical native of the Indian and Pacific oceans that probably escaped from a Florida fish tank, is showing up everywhere -- from the coasts of Cuba and Hispaniola to Little Cayman's pristine Bloody Bay Wall, one of the region's prime destinations for divers.

Wherever it appears, the adaptable predator corners fish and crustaceans up to half its size with its billowy fins and sucks them down in one violent gulp.

Research teams observed one lionfish eating 20 small fish in less than 30 minutes.

"This may very well become the most devastating marine invasion in history," said Mark Hixon, an Oregon State University marine ecology expert who compared lionfish to a plague of locusts. "There is probably no way to stop the invasion completely."

A white creature with maroon stripes, the red lionfish has the face of an alien and the ribbony look of something that survived a paper shredder -- with poisonous spikes along its spine to ward off enemies.

The invasion is similar to that of other aquarium escapees such as walking catfish and caulerpa, a fast-growing form of algae known as "killer seaweed" for its ability to crowd out native plants. The catfish are now common in South Florida, where they threaten smaller fish in wetlands and fish farms.

In Africa, the Nile Perch rendered more than 200 fish species extinct when it was introduced into Lake Victoria. The World Conservation Union calls it one of the 100 worst alien species invasions.

sábado, 26 de septiembre de 2009

Matt s getting up & Riding!!!!!!

What a perfect day again in Playa del Carmen,Coco Beach.
Great wind, great people, lot of fun!!!
This is what Kiteboarding is all about!
Wish to plan your Kiteboarding vacation in Playa del Carmen? Contact us at PDCKiteboarding@gmail.com .

viernes, 18 de septiembre de 2009

PADI Certification with our Brazilian Friends!

What a great day AGAIN!
Beautiful conditions today for Diving Playa del Carmen Best Reefs!!
Congratulation Andrea for the accomplishment of your Open Water Skills today!!!!
Theory exams and you ll be certified PADI Open Water Diver.
Infos: PDCKiteboarding@gmail.com
The blog about Kiteboarding and Playa del Carmen,....n nothing else!!!:-))

jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2009

PDC Kiteboarding Scuba Diving

For no wind days, PDC Kiteboarding also takes you Scuba Diving this amazing reef here in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Our daily excursions to the reef are the best way to enjoy this Underwater beauty!!
Infos with Mickey at PDCKiteboarding@gmail.com.

Pictures by Mickey Roy.

viernes, 11 de septiembre de 2009

Great Kiteboarding Session at Coco Beach.

Finally some good wind at Coco Beach, Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Chris having some great transition and me trying my new Eclipse KIMA 12m!!!
Can t wait for tomorrow!!

viernes, 4 de septiembre de 2009

Mexico 2009 PKRA (from the source).

Infos are from the source, thanks to http://prokitetour.com/ for the details and will be ready for 2010 Mexico World cup in Playa del carmen with PDC Kiteboarding.

Kite-Extreme Brazil moves to November
The renowned PKRA KiteExtreme Brazil Freestyle event dates have being moved, from October 14 - 18 to November 11 – 15th (formerly Mexico’s dates). The exact location will be determined between Luis Correia in the state of Piaui, and Taiba in the state of Ceara, on September 12th.

Also Brazil has already confirmed the 2010 PKRA racing and freestyle events will be held together in Barra Do Cunhaú- RN, Brazil; The amazing location of the 2009 PKRA Kiteracing Brazil event, which took place two weeks ago. The local Government has expressed their commitment to host a bigger better event and have signed up for 2010.

On the down side of the news, due to the extremely difficult situation this year with the worlds economic, the PKRA Freestyle Mexico Event has being cancelled. The organizers were not able to get the necessary support to bring the event forward. However things are looking much better for 2010, with new and exciting locations for the 2010 tour.
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