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On the final day of the La Ventana Windfest, spectators were treated to a fun filled day of Big Air and Freestyle competition. The riders were full of energy as they could see an army of whitecaps on the horizon inviting them to perform for the days upcoming heats.

In the finals of the Big Air,  Cosmonm “Guacamole” Noonan was going for broke, boosting some huge airs and at one point going so far as butt checking a crash landing on the beach. Not to be out done, Marty Dovick, launched some of the highest airs of the event, drawing crowd pleasing cheers from spectators. Layne Mullard demonstrated textbook massive airs when he bolted strait up into the air in the final seconds to take home the win.

Cosmonm “Guacamole” Noonan

Cosmonm “Guacamole” Noonan

For the finals of the Big Air Nationals Category, Juan Pablo pushed his kite to the limits by using every bit of skill and strength to boost his biggest airs landing him in third place. Diego Tron muscled his way from the start of the heat, milking every puff in the fading wind. With pure determination, he forced every ounce of energy into going vert to gain a second place finish. Sofia Jimenez stayed calm throughout the entire heat and consistently found the best pockets of wind. Using that knowledge to her advantage, she effortlessly sent her kite higher and higher on every jump to help her secure the win.

Grom

Grom Gormley on his skim.

The Freestyle heats started with plenty of wind but towards the finals the wind tapered off, but those kiters that saw the wind slightly fading opted for slightly bigger kites and managed to throw down some technical moves with plenty of power. Luis Diego Geraldo Chavez stuck to his game plan, methodically landing his technical tricks one by one and that plan payed off with a podium finish. DJ Cosmonm “Guacamole” Noonan was on point with solid maneuvers that he consistently landed cleanly, thus securing himself a second place finish. Bille Kipling fresh from competing at The Lord of the Wind event the prior week, was locked into competition mode. That helped him stay on track, as he worked his way throughout the heat with consistent stylish and fluid tricks to clinch his first place win.

Bille Kipling

Bille Kipling unhooked and committed.

 

Final Results

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OVERALL

1 John Von Tesmar
2 Gabor Vagi
3 Astrid Berz

OPEN CATEGORY, KITE – TWIN TIP

1 Luis Diego Geraldo Chavez
2 Jaime Ancira Valverde
3 Vitea Boerma

OPEN CATEGORY, KITE – SURFBOARD

1 Fritz Otiker
2 Mike Olness
3 Jeanice Stone

OPEN CATEGORY, KITE – FOIL AND 70cm BOARD

1 John Von Tesmar
2 Gabor Vagi
3 Astrid Berz

+40 MASTERS CATEGORY, KITE – TWINTIP

1 Giles Thorp

+40 MASTERS CATEGORY, KITE – DIRECTIONAL OR FOIL

1 Gabor Vagi
2 Mike Olness
3 Jeanice Stone

JUNIOR, MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CATEGORY

1 Luis Diego Geraldo Chavez
2 Vitea Boerma
3 Fred Hope

WOMEN’S OPEN CATEGORY KITE- TWIN TIP

1 Sofia Jimenez

WOMEN’S OPEN CATEGORY KITE- DIRECTIONAL OR FOIL

1 Astrid Berz
2 Jeanice Stone
3 Jacqueline Belleau

NATIONAL OPEN CATEGORY KITE- TWINTIP

1 Luis Diego Geraldo Chavez
2 Jaime Ancira Valverde
3 Ernesto Lucero

NATIONAL OPEN CATEGORY KITE- DIRECTIONAL OR FOIL

1 Xantos Villegas

MEN’S OPEN CATEGORY WINDSURF

1 Tyson Poor
2 Wyatt Miller
3 Arnie Hettman

COURSE RACING

OPEN CATEGORY, KITE – FOIL AND 70cm BOARD

1 Gabor Vagi
2 John Von Tesmar * Tie
2 Xantos Villegas * Tie

WOMEN’S OPEN CATEGORY, KITE – FOIL OR 70cm BOARD

1 Astrid Berz

+40 MASTER OPEN CATEGORY, KITE – FOIL OR 70cm BOARD

1 Gabor Vagi
2 Astrid Berz

NATIONAL OPEN CATEGORY, KITE – FOIL OR 70cm BOARD

1 Xantos Villegas

FAST TRACKS

OPEN CATEGORY KITE- TWINTIP

1 Jaime Ancira Valverde
2 Vitea Boerma
3 Luis Diego Geraldo Chavez

OPEN CATEGORY KITE- SURFBOARD

1 Marty Dovick
2 Fritz Otiker
3 Fred Hope

OPEN CATEGORY WINDSURF

1 Tyson Poor
2 Wyatt Miller
3 Arne Hettman

JUNIOR- ALL BOARDS

1 Vitea Boerma
2 Fred Hope
3 Luis Diego Geraldo Chavez

BIG AIR

1 Layne Mullard
2 Marty Dovick
3 Cosmonm “Guacamole” Noonan

NATIONAL CATEGORY

1 Sofia Jimenez
2 Diego Tron
3 Juan Pablo

FREESTYLE

1 Bille Kipling
2 Cosmonm “Guacamole” Noonan
3 Luis Diego Geraldo Chavez