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Lord of the Wind Showdown
Type: Water Sports
Each winter, strong El Norte winds blow down the Sea of Cort–s, creating ideal wind and kite surfing conditions – consistent 15 to 30 mile per hour winds - in some coastal areas of Baja California... Read More
Each winter, strong El Norte winds blow down the Sea of Cort–s, creating ideal wind and kite surfing conditions – consistent 15 to 30 mile per hour winds - in some coastal areas of Baja California Sur. The height of the windsports season occurs in January, when the world's best kiteboarders come to the beautiful East Cape town of Los Barriles, which since 2010 has been home to the region's most regal sounding sporting competition: the Lord of the Wind Showdown. Organized by the Rotary Club of Los Barriles, the showdown has grown each year, and now includes parties, concerts and fiestas in Los Barriles, as well as affiliated events in La Ventana, another regional windsports destination. In 2016, the annual competition becomes the North American IKA Kite Foil Championship, crowning a Lord and Lady of the Wind, and awarding over $22,000 in prize money.
- East Cape's Best Attractions: "Kiteboarding apparel, rentals and lessons are available at ExotiKite, or through local hotels like Palmas de Cortez."
- Best for East Cape's Best Attractions Because: Lord of the Wind is one of the most important annual events on the East Cape.