On my first ever trip to Chile in 2004 with Francisco Goya, I recall he’d driven across Argentina with some locals and en route stopped on the way at a really windy lake somewhere close to the Andes. Now, almost a decade later I suddenly figured that Cuesta del Viento was the place that he’d mentioned. Thinking back, I remember Francisco raving about this amazing lake in the mountains, blowing 4.0 m weather every day and now I could finally see for myself why he had gone to great lengths to visit this Argentinian windsurfing Mecca. The Lake itself was created when the Cuesta del Viento dam was built for a hydro-electric power station project. As a result the surrounding valley was flooded and this amazing turquoise oasis was formed in the middle of some of Argentina’s most spectacular lunar scenery.