Meet the Winners of the Wind Festival 2018

Alexis Velasco
May. 22, 2018

The 9th edition of the Riviera Nayarit’s Wind Festival (Festival del Viento) took place this past weekend all over the Nuevo Vallarta – La Cruz de Huanacaxtle coastline. Each year, the event hosts Mexico’s International Kiteboarding Championship and is organized by the Mexican Kiteboard Association, which fosters the development of this water sport in our country and promotes Riviera Nayarit as the perfect place to practice it. The residential development Marítima Playa Flamingos served as the event venue and hosted the awards ceremony.  

This year, the Wind Festival featured competitions under the following categories:

  • Downwind

A kiteboard race from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle to Playa Flamingos Nuevo Vallarta.

Male winners:

  • Twintip overall: Pedro Pablo González
  • Downwind directional: Santiago Ramírez

Female winner:

  • Raquel Arroyo

  • Freestyle Pro

Kiteboarding tricks.

Winner: Anthar Racca


  • Freestyle Old School

Winner: Janek Grzegorzewski


  • Big Air

The highest jump.

Winner: Pedro Pablo González

At the end of the event, participants and attendees enjoyed music by the special guest to RHA Festival, to take place May 25 and 26 in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.  For more information about the Wind Festival, visit www.festivaldelviento.mx.


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