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Storm Rider

Spring Break in Mexico (and a tidy crash sequence) for one local Hood River freestyle rider
Join the TKB Baaja Boat Adventure for the trip of a lifetime. Photo Jim Stringfellow

TKB Baja Boat Adventure Trip, January 18-27, 2013

Explore the islands of Isla Espiritu Santo, Partida, San Francisco, and San Jose by boat. These amazing Galapagos-type islands offer a brilliant environment for wildlife viewing, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, and kiteboarding with winds blowing throughout the day.

VIDEO: PKRA Mexico Wrap Up

Wrap up video of the 2012 PKRA event in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. This is the first tour stop of the 2012 PKRA Course Racing season.

La Ventana to Los Barriles Downwinder

Congratulations to the Exotikite crew for pioneering what we all believe to be the first downwinder accomplished from La Ventana to Los Barriles! Below is a reprint of the adventure courtesy of Megan O'Leary of Exotikite in Los Barriles.

La Ventana 2012: Scenes from Burning Bush

Last night was Burning Bush, an annual party held here in La Ventana. As usual, it was quite a sight to be seen. In keeping with apocalyptic predictions from the Mayan calendar, this year's theme was The End of Bush.

No Mas Basura in La Ventana

Today was the annual No Mas Basura (No More Trash) event in La Ventana. Held the Friday before the upcoming La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo, No Mas Basura is a community effort to clean up the towns of La Ventana and El Sargento.
Event founder Tim Hatler.

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.

Something from Nothing: The Baja Joe Interview

Located in the middle of the most popular section of beach in La Ventana, Baja Joe’s resort has become an iconic place in the world of windsurfers and kiteboarders, but it was once just a piece of land covered with shrubs and cacti in an unknown Mexican village.

PKRA Mexico Wrap Up and Final Results

It was yet another beautiful, hot sunny day in Riviera Maya, Mexico. A large crowd of spectators scattered along the beach this morning in hopes of catching a glimpse of all the non-stop kiteboarding action.
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VIDEO: Palapas Ventana Baja Hot Dog Tour

Anna Stevens of Palapas Ventana leads a rag tag crew around the hot dog stands of El Sargento and La Ventana, Baja, Mexico. This video starts at Baja hot dog intensity level one and ramps it up to level five by the end. Estas listo por la crema?
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La Ventana Update for 1/17/2011: Another Windy Day!

While today wasn't quite as windy as the last few, today was another good day for kiteboarding in La Ventana. This small town in the Baja desert is quickly filling to capacity with kiteboarders and kiteboarding industry people. La Ventana has to be one of the few places in the word where kiteboarders can be walking down a remote dirt road and run in to other kiters they know.
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La Ventana Update for 1/15/2011: Burning Bush, More Wind, Clinic Schedule Announced

Today we had another perfect day of kiting here in La Ventana, with the TKB test team being able to get out for another full day on the water. After a morning planning meeting with Tim Hatler of Palapas Ventana, we were able to test 9m kites from North and Caution and a Litewave board. The wind was still blowing late into the day, so we shot a few photos with Wainman HI team rider Spencer Lujan until the wind lightened up.
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VIDEO: Open La Ventana

This short movie was born while living in La Ventana, among the people who spent all their lives there.
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South of the Border in San Quintin

Head 20 minutes south from San Diego on I-5 and you will find yourself in a wildly different place. As soon as you cross under the large green, white, and red sign that reads “MEXICO,” make sure you line up in one of the “Nothing to Declare” lanes and hope for a green light.
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