Have you made plans to attend the annual La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo event in La Ventana, Mexico, Jan 22-25, 2009? If not, you still have time to join the fun! Competitions, free demos of new gear, SUP demos, food, dancers, music and lots of great memories await you in this south of the border mecca for windsport lovers. 

See the final expo layout and more details here 2009lv_publicinforv121908.pdf


Final Exhibitors (16 total): Advance, Best, Caution, Eclipse, F-One, Freak Dog, Isle Surboards (SUPs), Liquid Force, Mystic, Naish (Sol Kiteboarding), North, Ocean Rodeo, RRD, Slingshot, Underground and Wainman HI (Kite Naked)

Treasure Hunt!  All entrants in the Island Crossing will have the option to participate in a treasure hunt. Grand prize is a 2009 Naish kite and size of your choice, courtesy of Sol Kiteboarding! www.solkiteboarding.com

Rider Clinics:  Details are being worked out by so far we have a freestyle clinic with F-One’s Etienne Lhote and a wave clinic with Caution’s Brendan Richards.

Top Raffle Prizes: Stuff is still coming up but you could win a 2009 BEST 12m Waroo, 2009 WAINMAN HI 12m Boss courtesy of www.KiteNaked.com, MYSTIC Kiteboarding gift certificates, board bags/luggage from NORTH and F-ONE and tons of other cool swag! Raffle tickets are $1 each and are good for day of raffle only. ALL tickets will go back into drawing for grand prizes on last day. Also just in, thanks to Transcend for donating a bunch of their new kiteboarding clothing designs to the cause! Raffle held under registration tent around 5p daily. Must be present to win.

Rescue Boats: Thanks to Ventana Windsports for sponsoring the ponga boats to get participants to and from the island safely! As we do every year, boat captains get a refresher  on how to rescue and pick up downed kiters. 

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Supporting Sponsors: Special thanks to Kitemasters, paddlesurf.net, Captain Kirk’s, Downwinder Inn, El Cardon Restaurant, La Ventana Builders, Dakine, iKitesurf.com and Transcend Apparel for their various support levels for the event!

Register online at www.palapasventana.com for comps.

Listen to the entertaining podcast at http://www.asnewswire.com/podcasts/podcast135.mp3