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.

The kick off party capped off another windy day here in La Ventana.Playa Central ran a day of slalom races to keep the many world-class racers occupied on the day before the La Ventana Classic.

The Island Crossing has officially been scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, January 19!  Participants: Set your alarm clocks, pour that cup of coffee — and get your keisters to Baja Joe’s NO LATER THAN 7 am to load into your panga. Racers can bring two kites, one board. Also — be prepared: conditions for the ride will be bumpy and wet.

Keep your eye on the official La Ventana Classic website for the most up to day schedule info!