Wind Festival 2018

9th Wind Festival 2018 in Rivera Nayarit

The Riviera Nayarit will shine as one of the best destinations for Kiteboard sporting with Wind Festival 2018, the ninth edition of the event held in the area. This year the event will take place from May 18 to 20 at the beach in Flamingos-Nuevo Vallarta .

The Kiteboard, also called Kitesurf or Flysurfing, brings together the best of two passions: surfing and skydiving, and is characterized by the colorful kites and the impressive maneuvers of the riders.

The Wind Festival is considered one of the 20 best tournaments of its kind in the world and among the five best in Mexico, thanks to the excellent natural conditions of the Bay of Banderas, as well as the connectivity and tourist infrastructure of Riviera Nayarit.

Alejandro Ochoa, director of the Festival, said that this event began in 2011 with the initiative of the Mexican Kiteboard Association to create a space in Mexico where this sport was promoted, for which the beach of Bucerías was chosen, far exceeding the expectations of the Organizing Committee due to the large influx of registered people, both participants and spectators.

For 2016, he added, he was already included in the list of the 100 Imperdibles in Mexico, in the Moments and Events category, and for the eighth edition, in 2017, he had broken the participation record with 250 registered riders.

In this ninth edition it is expected the participation of 300 competitors from different parts of Mexico and the world, around 5,000 spectators and 100 media.

The Wind Festival 2018 includes all categories in the different branches: Freestyle, Downwind, Slalom, Big Air, Long Distance and Foil Regatta.


Friday 18: Freestyle Pro Qualifiers; Freestyle Old School Qualifying; Freestyle Women’s Qualifying; Big Air Qualifiers

Saturday 19: 1st Round Freestyle Pro; 1st Round Freestyle Old School; Downwind; Slalom; Women’s Freestyle Final.

Sunday 20: Long Distance Regatta; Freestyle Pro Finals; Finals Freestyle Old School; Big Air Finals.

More information at:

Puerto Vallarta News

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