The La Ventana Classic is a unique gathering of water and wind driven athletes who share the mission of having a fantastic time all while supporting a great cause. The LVC is a vital fundraiser for the schools of La Ventana/El Sargento villages. The event has raised over $100,000 since it’s inception, assisting the local community with much needed education program funds.
Get ready for contests of all kinds: Freestyle, Big Air, Long Distance, Course Racing as well as downwind paddleboard (SUP & Prone) races including the challenging 11-mile channel crossing from Cervalo to La Ventana.
In addition to the many fun events, there will be awesome beach parties, rocking bands, authentic Mexican food vendors, colorful dance presentations by local schools, and the most excellent awards party. The event will be MC’d by the infamous kiteboarder icon Neil Hutchinson of X-Rated Kiteboarding and Grom Gormley, the icon of West Coast Kiteboarding events.
The La Ventana Classic is an event that supports the local schools in the small Baja community of La Ventana and El Sargento. All the event proceeds, beyond the costs of running the event, will go directly to Amigos de Alumnos for scholarships that keep local kids in high school. Although the cost of high school is only $300 USD annually per student (which includes tuition, books, and transportation) this cost is a roadblock that currently causes a high drop-out rate for high school students in La Ventana and El Sargento. In the past, the La Ventana Classic has hosted over 15 of the top kiteboarding companies at the KiteXpo, 137 riders in the event, and had an overall excellent turnout of spectators and participants. The La Ventana Classic has raised and implemented over $100,000 USD in direct projects at 5 local schools and health center over the over the course of eight years. In 2016 we raised over $14,000 USD!