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2010 La Ventana Kite XPO Wrap Up
Posted by johnz on January 25th 2010
2010 La Ventana Kite XPO Wrap Up
Fresh off the heels of another sucessful La Ventana Kite XPO Evan and I are on our way to the airport now.
After a couple nervouse opening days without wind this year's event finished in spectacular fashion with 2 great days of wind, competition and demos. The 2010 equipment was a huge draw as Evan and I found ourselves inundated with interest in the newest Ocean Rodeo gear. 2010 promises to be an excellent year for Ocean Rodeo riders if pubic interest in our products is even half an indication of the gear's performance.
Having now attended this event 4 years in a row I can say Marina and Tim have their system polished up and tight. This year's event was well managed and attended. Certainly those of you wondering if next year will be worth the trip will not be dissapointed as each year just seems to get better and better, including the local food on offer with a number of new restuarants open this year over last, including sushi and smoked marlin!
The course racing was an awesome public spectacle as was the big air competition, both adding to the enjoyment available to those who came to demo equipment!
Here's a photo of one of the newest raceboards to hit the waters, riders interested in ordering an Ocean Rodeo Custom Race Series Board please contact your local shops! We are taking orders now!
John and Evan from the Baja.
Ocean Rodeo hits La Ventana’s Kite XPO 2010
Posted by johnz on January 23rd 2010
Ocean Rodeo hits La Ventana's Kite XPO 2010
Evan and John reporting in from Ocean Rodeo HQ here isn La Ventana Mexico, aka Palapas Ventana's front deck looking out to the La Ventana Bay.
Weather here in Ventana for the last 2 days has been, well, dissapointing. The paddle boarders have been loving it, that's all that can be said for the complete lack of sailable winds. However, as I type this I am enjoying a Palapa Ventana coffee breakfast looking out towards the Ventana Island and have just watched a fleet of pongas set sail accross the straight to drop off the participants in this year's island crossing event. Held in conjunction with the Kite XPO each year the La Ventana Classic is a mash up of an island crossing race, course race, beer bong fest, big air competition and - of course - an opportunity to raise money for the local school and hospital. Last year's event raised a little over $18,000 and this year seems to be even better attended, so hopes are high.
Demos should be running this afternoon if the north winds return and will be on for sure tomorrow with the forcast calling for strong north winds all day. It would have been ideal for this weather pattern to have pushed off a few days earlier but that is the nature of our sport! Plenty of time to soak up a tan and chat about the gear in the mean time!
We will blog more as the event unfolds and will be back in the office early next week with a warm glow of baja sun and knowing we've helped raise money for the local school and hospital and shown the world - again - just what amazing gear Ross and Richard have dreamt up for us all to enjoy!
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