The coastal town of Los Barriles is home to one of the world’s most famous windsports competitions: The Lord of the Wind Showdown. The annual event is sponsored by the local Rotary Club, and features multiple days of world-class kiteboarding in categories like slalom and big air, with the overall winner walking away with thousands of dollars in prize money. There are also plenty of affiliated fiestas, like the traditional tamales cook-off. In 2016, the event hosted the North American Kitefoil Championship, and was televised on 20 networks in 98 countries.
The official dates for this event have been announced. The 7th annual Lord of the Wind Showdown will take place Jan. 17-22, 2017. However, event dates and schedules are subject to sudden change and cancellation. Please confirm with the event organizer before booking your trip.
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