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La Ventana Classic and Kitexpo 2011: What Your Support Did for the Community

Thank you to all who made it to Baja this year for the 2011 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo! This year’s event raised $18,547 for the local community. Here is a list of what your support has accomplished: Projects Realized ...

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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: 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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VIDEO: 2011 La Ventana Classic Highlight Reel

Highlights from La Ventana Classic 2011 event. SUP, kite and windsurfing channel crossing race, expo, parties, and so on.

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VIDEO: Baja Joe and Neil Hutchinson Skydive in Baja to Kick off the 2011 La Ventana Classic

To kick start the 2011 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo, Neil Hutchinson and the legendary Baja Joe jumped out of an airplane 10,000 feet above the event site.

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La Ventana Update for 1/23/2011: The Last Day! More Racing, SUP Downwinder, and Demos

All good things come to an end, and so ends the 2011 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo. Today the wind was lighter than the last two days, but the course racing was able to be finished and riders were able to continue demoing the latest gear here on the beach.

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La Ventana Update for 1/22/2011: More Wind, Big Air, Racing, and Mexican Wrestling

Tonight was Caution fight night, which was a full on Lucha Libre on the beach in front of Baja Joe's. After much carnage, team Precaucion was victorious with El Spitfire and El Zombie winning by playing a little dirty. Capping off the night, one lucky raffle winner went homw with a brand new 2011 Caution Spitfire.

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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 1/20/2011: Skydiving, 11 miles of SUP, and Togas: The 2011 Event Has Begun!

The 2011 La Ventana Classic got off to an amazing start this year. To kick off the event, Neil Hutchinson and the legendary Baja Joe (who was once a member of a skydiving group known as the cloudbusters) jumped out of an airplane from 10,000 ft above the event site in front of the Baja Joe's Resort.

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La Ventana Update for 1/19/2011: Main Event Starts Tomorrow!

The wind was light again today in La Ventana, but the crowd of kiteboarders here continues to grow in anticipation for the La Ventana Classic and Kite Expo, which gets underway tomorrow. The event will begin with Neil Hutchinson and the legendary Baja Joe skydiving into the event from 10,000 feet above La Ventana. Bets have been placed on where they will land. Be on the beach before 11 am to see where they end up.

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La Ventana Update for 1/18/2011: 30 Girls on an Island, a Movie Premier, and Hot Dogs

Today the wind was light in La Ventana, but the day was still full of activities. This morning started off when around 30 women loaded into three boats and headed of to Isla Cerralvo, about 11 miles offshore of La Ventana for a Women's Clinic organized by Marie Leclair and Laura Mayer. While the wind never filled in out on the island, a good time was had by all and the clinic was finished off with happy hour margaritas at Baja Joe's back in La Ventana.

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La Ventana Classic 2011 Big Air/Old School Rules for Competitors

Here they are, go big or don't even bother showing up.

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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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SPOT LANDING SKYDIVE STUNT TO KICK OFF ANNUAL LA VENTANA CLASSIC AND KITEXPO

At 11 am on Thursday, January 20, a kiteboarding first will happen when emcee Neil Hutchinson and the legendary Baja Joe kick off the annual La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo by skydiving into the event. The jump will be charity fundraiser that helps out the local schools and community. Bets will be taken where you guess how close to the pink hula hoop either Neil or Joe will land.

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La Ventana Update for 1/16/11: WIND!! Clinic Schedule Update

Well, the La Ventana Wind delivered today, allowing the TKB test test team to continue their work testing a pile of 2011 kiteboarding gear. After a morning spent testing, we met up with new F-One team rider Danny Alvarez. The weather was perfect kiting conditions again today, we hope to see you down here in Baja!

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