Foilboarders Dominate the La Ventana Classic 2016 in Baja California
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January 11, 2016
La Ventana Classic 2016 // Free style heat (Vidal Quiñonez)
Steady winds blessed Baja California during the five-day competition held in Mexican waters. The La Ventana Classic attracted an interesting number of kiteboarders, as well as windsurfers and stand-up paddleboard enthusiasts.
On the final day, 16 kiters completed the 10-mile crossing in less than 30 minutes. Some were sailing with surfboards; others were riding twin tips. In the end, Mac Scaggs and Marie Leclerc took the top honors.
In the Criss-Cross division - a battle between ten foilboarders and five windsurfers - Adam Withington led his orange kite to victory. The fastest windsurfer was Tyson Poor.
The Freestyle contest delivered a spectacular showdown. The beach crowd saw Anthar Racca pulling a double heart attack, before claiming the super final with a front mobe, a blind judge, a 317, and a slim chance.
The 2016 La Ventana Classic also raised $12,666 for 42 local high school students of La Ventana and El Sargento.
2016 La Ventana Classic | Kiteboarding Results
The Crossing Men
1. Mac Scaggs
2. DJ Guacamole
3. Mark Bavis
The Crossing Women
1. Marie Leclerc
2. Vasilisa Zaytseva
3. Pam Glendinning
The Criss-Cross Foilers
1. Adam Withington
2. Nico Launderer
3. Oliver Willi
1. Anthar Racca
2. Evan Netsch
3. Adam Withington
1. Marie Leclerc
2. Min Kim
3. Vasilisa Zaytseva
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