January 12-16, 2011, the premier Lord of the Wind Showdown – an international kite boarding, windsurfing, and stand up paddle board competition will take place at the Baja California. This new annual event will be held in the world-class windsurfing/kite boarding destination, Los Barriles, located midway between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz on the Sea of Cortez.

With $19,000 cash plus prizes up for grabs, the event will consist of course races, downwind slaloms, a big air contest, free style windsurfing contest, kite clinics, windsurfing clinics, and gear demos. Vendor booths will be on site for you to check out the latest in accessories and equipment.  There will be plenty of action shore-side, with live bands, hotel and beach parties, volleyball tournaments, bikini contest, bbqs, poker run, dancing, horseshoes, mountain biking, zip lines, 5 km run and much more. The event is presented by: Rotary Club Los Barriles Baja Sur and the Los Barriles kite boarding and windsurfing community. And some big names have announced to be there! We heard that Kevin Pritchard could be there!

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Los Barriles community and children in the community. Additional proceeds will support the 2012 edition of Lord of the Wind Showdown.

Los Barriles has normally great wind in this period of the year in between 12 and 30 knots. The wind blows from northern dircetion through the Sea of Cortez and can produce some nice windswell. It´s definitely worth to travel there once and there is good chance to drink some glasses of Tequila and enjoy the Mexican cuisine.

Check out the official website!

The Lord of the Wind Showdown poster (Source: www.lordofthewindbaja.com).

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