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History of the La Ventana Classic

Event founder Tim Hatler.

What began as a local competition to help out the local schools in the small Baja community of La Ventana and El Sargento has grown into one of the largest kiteboarding events attracting kiteboarders from all over North America and beyond.

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7th Annual La Ventana Classic, KiteXpo, and Paddle Royale January 15-22, 2012

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What began as a local competition to help out the local schools in the small Baja community of La Ventana and El Sargento has grown into one of the largest kiteboarding events attracting kiteboarders from all over North America and beyond.

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VIDEO: El Punto

sean-mertens

A video that I threw together after my trip to Punto San Carlos with Brian Caserio, my dad, and sister.....Yes, I know it should be "La Punta."

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VIDEO: Caution Lucha Libre Fight Night at the La Ventana Classic

This video just surfaced online and is proof that this wild night really did happen south of the border.

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VIDEO: H-Wood’s Trip to Mexico

brendan-richards

Check out this video diary of a month-long visit to Baja.

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VIDEO: Palapas Ventana Baja Hot Dog Tour

Anna Stevens of Palapas Ventana leads a rag tag crew around the hot dog stands of El Sargento and La Ventana, Baja, Mexico. This video starts at Baja hot dog intensity level one and ramps it up to level five by the end. Estas listo por la crema?

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La Ventana Update for 1/21/2011: La Ventana Classic 11 Mile Island Crossing, Big Air, and Lots of Wind

Today was the second day of the 2011 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo, and today did not disappoint. After a few days of light wind, the El Norte winds returned with a vengeance today. Shortly after sunrise, approximately 130 kiteboarders and windsurfers began gathering on the beach today in front of Baja Joe's to be shuttled to Isla Cerralvo to prepare for the crossing.

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La Ventana Update for 1/17/2011: Another Windy Day!

While today wasn't quite as windy as the last few, today was another good day for kiteboarding in La Ventana. This small town in the Baja desert is quickly filling to capacity with kiteboarders and kiteboarding industry people. La Ventana has to be one of the few places in the word where kiteboarders can be walking down a remote dirt road and run in to other kiters they know.

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La Ventana Update for 1/15/2011: Burning Bush, More Wind, Clinic Schedule Announced

Today we had another perfect day of kiting here in La Ventana, with the TKB test team being able to get out for another full day on the water. After a morning planning meeting with Tim Hatler of Palapas Ventana, we were able to test 9m kites from North and Caution and a Litewave board. The wind was still blowing late into the day, so we shot a few photos with Wainman HI team rider Spencer Lujan until the wind lightened up.

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4 Good Reasons to Head South this Winter

If you’re pining for some sunshine and warm water this winter season, you have more reasons than ever to head south to Baja California.

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VIDEO: Open La Ventana

This short movie was born while living in La Ventana, among the people who spent all their lives there.

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13,000 Miles of Kitesurfing

15 Countries over 145 Days in a VW Van

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South of the Border in San Quintin

Head 20 minutes south from San Diego on I-5 and you will find yourself in a wildly different place. As soon as you cross under the large green, white, and red sign that reads “MEXICO,” make sure you line up in one of the “Nothing to Declare” lanes and hope for a green light.

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La Ventana Classic Update and Photos for 1/24/2010

EVENT REPORT for 1/24/2010 *Perfect Conditions for the Final Day of the Event *Kite and Windsurf Course Racing *Big Air Competition

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La Ventana Classic Update and Photos for 1/23/2010

EVENT REPORT 1/23/2010 *Windy day today in La Ventana *Island Crossing went off today *Great conditions to demo the latest kiteboarding gear

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