The 2013 Lord of the Wind Showdown is off and running, scheduled for January 10 through January 15 in Los Barriles, Mexico. With the consistent north winds blowing and the warm water, this is the perfect destination for one of the sport’s top competitions.

Lord of the Wind starts with check-in on January 10 at Hotel Palmas de Cortez registration center. Immediately following check in there is a mandatory skipper meeting. January 11 starts the competition with the preliminaries of slalom racing while January 12 will host the finals of  slalom racing followed by a freestyle competition. After racing, head to the beach and party with a great Mexican pig roast followed by the legendary bikini contest and bands rocking into the night.

January 13 starts with the Hang Time competition, challenging each rider to stay in the air the longest. After Hang Time is the signature Lord of the Wind Showdown event pitting kiteboarders against windsurfers – who will be crowned Lord for 2013? At the end of the day, return to Palmas de Cortez for the many cash and medal awards.
January 14 and 15 are demo days with upward of 10 major manufacturers showcasing their latest equipment and offering riders the opportunity to test ride their newest, greatest equipment. Demo days are presented in partnership with The Kiteboarder Magazine. In lieu of the annual La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo, La Ventana Demo Week will also take place on the heels of Lord of the Wind throughout La Ventana January 16-20, 2013. For more info see
It’s time to register for Lord of the Wind. Great hotel discounts are being offered through Van Wormer resorts. Register now at Lord of the Wind before the prices go up and check out the discounts at Van Wormer resorts,
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