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La Ventana Classic Update for 1/21/2012: Light Wind Racing, a Greasy Pole, and Lucha Libre

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The light winds did not stop the fun here at the La Ventana Classic and the activities rolled on. This morning Anthony Vela and Candice Appleby held a kid's SUP paddling clinic for both local and visiting children. Not only did they get everyone on the water, but they were even to run a few races with the kids!

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The La Ventana Classic Needs Your Help!

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The 2012 La Ventana Classic has been great so far this year. If you’ve been following the daily photos and updates on Facebook or thekiteboarder.com, you know what an amazing event this is, and we are only at the halfway point! The action has included an 11-mile island kite crossing, 10-mile island SUP crossing, skydiving, beach games, nightly parties, kiteboarding and SUP demos, and more! That’s the good news. Unfortunately we have a little bad news and need to ask for your help.

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La Ventana Classic & KiteXpo Update for 1/20 – Paddle Royale SUP Island Crossing and Skydiving

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Today the wind was light in La Ventana, providing perfect conditions for the Paddle Royale, a 10-mile SUP island crossing from Cerallvo Island to La Ventana. After a smooth boat ride across the channel, competitors lines up their boards and set off for the mainland.

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La Ventana Classic & KiteXpo Update for 1/19 – The Crossing & Start of Big Air

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Today the activities at the 2012 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo were fully underway with the 11-mile island crossing completed on the first day of the event. Overcast skies greeted competitors, many of who arrived to the beach a little blurry-eyed for the 7:00 a.m. meeting time to head to the island in a fleet of local fishing boats known as pangas.

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La Ventana Classic Report for Wednesday, 1/18/2012

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Tonight the La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo officially kicked off at 7:00 pm at Palapas Ventana. This evening participants were given a presentation of a slide show of images from last year and also received their competition jerseys and a ton of information about this year's event.

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The Kiteboarder Magazine Volume 8, Number 4 Now Available for Free Online

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Now that Volume 8, Number 5 is available in print, The Kiteboarder Magazine has released the free online version of Volume 8, Number 4. Check it out on the Read TKB Page!

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La Ventana 2012: Side Trip to Conejo

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After wrapping up our first TKB Test Week here in La Ventana, I found myself with a lay day before the start of the La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo. Sure, I could have stayed here and be productive by catching up on emails, but why do that when you can head to the coast?

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VIDEO: Kevin Langeree is Having Fun

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Kevin Langeree has been called the competition machine, but has never lost sight of what kitesurfing is all about. Check out Kevin "training" in the off-season...

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La Ventana 2012: Scenes from Burning Bush

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Last night was Burning Bush, an annual party held here in La Ventana. As usual, it was quite a sight to be seen. In keeping with apocalyptic predictions from the Mayan calendar, this year's theme was The End of Bush.

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No Mas Basura in La Ventana

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Today was the annual No Mas Basura (No More Trash) event in La Ventana. Held the Friday before the upcoming La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo, No Mas Basura is a community effort to clean up the towns of La Ventana and El Sargento.

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Up Your Game and Help Out a Great Cause! La Ventana Classic Clinics January 16-22, 2012

Check out the great clinics offered by pro riders in support of the 7th Annual La Ventana Classic Fundraiser

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Liquid Force Kiteboarding Announces New Latin American Team Riders

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Liquid Force is proud to introduce our new riders from Latin America! These additions to the International and support teams represent the rising and high quality talent that is emanating from Latin America.

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Are You Ready for LUCHA LIBRE in La Ventana?

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All we can say is this poster was emailed to us with a warning: Not in accordance to any USA safety standards. Get ready!

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VIDEO: Kitesurfing JAWS

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Kiteboarding at Peahi, Maui (otherwise known as Jaws) on January 4th, 2012. This was the biggest swell so far of the season and the day started off with paddle in surfing, then tow surfing, then windsurfing, and in the late afternoon, kitesurfing.

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Erin Swain: Winter Sessions in Puerto Rico

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Merry Christmas to me! I got to kite three days in a row in PR! I honestly didn’t think I’d be having my third ocean session at Shacks Beach. It’s a spot that is coveted by kiters, but it can be a more advanced spot. Lucky for me, I have a number of people looking out for and encouraging me.

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