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A Swell Day

Freestyle and strapless at the La Ventana Classic
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Gnarlier Than Ever

SUP downwinders, foil racing and slalom carnage in all time conditions
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For the Kids

Final day and results at the La Ventana Classic
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Free Style

Back mobes and KGBs at the LV Classic
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Lord of the Wind Showdown Slated for January 10-15, 2013

The 2013 Lord of the Wind Showdown is off and running, Jan 10 through Jan 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.
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VIDEO: 2012 La Ventana Classic Slideshow

Experience a week of insanity in under five minutes. Featuring the 2012 La Ventana Classic, Paddle Royale, Kite Expo, No Mas Basura, and a few scenes from Burning Bush.
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2012 La Ventana Classic Wrap Up and Final Results: $23,500 Raised for the Local Community!

The 2012 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo has come to a close and the La Ventana wind machine delivered perfect conditions for the last day of the event. After a few days of light wind, there was a lot to accomplish on the last day of the event and the schedule was filled with SUP races, kiteboarding/windsurfing course racing, the Big Air/Old School competition, live auction, huge raffle, and an awards ceremony at Pizza Vela.
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The La Ventana Classic Needs Your Help!

The 2012 La Ventana Classic has been great so far this year. If you’ve been following the daily photos and updates on Facebook or thekiteboarder.com, you know what an amazing event this is, and we are only at the halfway point! The action has included an 11-mile island kite crossing, 10-mile island SUP crossing, skydiving, beach games, nightly parties, kiteboarding and SUP demos, and more! That’s the good news. Unfortunately we have a little bad news and need to ask for your help.
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La Ventana Classic & KiteXpo Update for 1/19 – The Crossing & Start of Big Air

Today the activities at the 2012 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo were fully underway with the 11-mile island crossing completed on the first day of the event. Overcast skies greeted competitors, many of who arrived to the beach a little blurry-eyed for the 7:00 a.m. meeting time to head to the island in a fleet of local fishing boats known as pangas.
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La Ventana Classic Report for Wednesday, 1/18/2012

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.
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History of the La Ventana Classic

What began as a local competition to help out the local schools in the small Baja community of La Ventana and El Sargento has grown into one of the largest kiteboarding events attracting kiteboarders from all over North America and beyond.