La Ventana Paddle Royale 2010: Here's a couple of shots from this year's event.
Photo: Early morning fin adjustment. Here's Kiwi setting up his board with pangas and Isla Cerralvo in the background. This was the inaugural year for the 11 mile Crossing- a race across the channel from the island offshore to the kite/windsurfing town of La Ventana. Conditions were perfect for the race, glassy in the morning with a following wind at the end of the race. Mark Field, a.k.a. Kiwi, took 1st place with a time of 2:02. Jason Maartense finished a close second with a time of 2:05, Mark Dix came in third.
Photo: As always, dogs (or puppies) rule!
Photo: Tahitian pro-kiter, Julien Sudrat was fired up to compete in the Crossing as well as the 1 mile SUP sprint race. He followed that up by pumping up a kite and racing in Kite Crossing event... iron man! That's the town of El Sargento in the background.
Photo: Kiwi, heading across the channel from Isla Cerralvo to the finish line at La Ventana.