Lord of the Wind, the international kiteboard competition held on the East Cape of Baja California Mexico, announces that the 2016 event will be the IKA North American Kitefoil Championship.
Total prize money has increased to $22,000 USD. Lord of the Wind will now consist of three professional events and three open division events. The professionals will race in foil course, slalom and freestyle competitions. The open divisions will compete in slalom, big air, boarder-cross and SUP.
Six parties will be held around the community, bringing together the competitors with the friendly Mexican traditions.
Unique to the 2016 event is the addition of international television coverage. Working with our partner Icarus Media, each day's activities will be televised to over 98 countries on 20 networks. So whether you're from Spain, France, China or the US, your local home town friends can keep a supportive eye on you.
Lord of the Wind is held on the East Cape of Baja, known worldwide for its warm water, consistent winds and great beaches. This event is organized by the Los Barriles Cabo del Este Rotary Club with all proceeds to help the communities of the East Cape, Baja.
Held Jan 13th-Jan 17th on the beaches of Los Barriles, Baja Mexico this is a must for any kiteboarder. For more information and to register visit: www.lordofthewindbaja.com . Facebook lordofthewindbaja
Notice of Race, Registration, Accomodation and travel information will follow shortly.
It is further clarified, that ISAF will not grant permission for a World Championships to "Virgin Kiteboarding" for the reasons stated above.
We thank ISAF for its continued support and the clarification that ends an almost 2 months uncertainty for organizers, competitors and media.
The International Kiteboarding Association has now been requested by the organizer in St. Peter-Ording for a solution that allows competitors and officials alike to participate in an official IKA sanctioned world championship event.
It is the goal of IKA to give the sport back to the riders and to involve all stakeholders opinions in the development of the sport as well as to guarantee that rules and judging systems are used which ensure that the best rider will be crowned world champion 2015.
We are sure that we can publish positive news on this very soon to go ahead with this fantastic event.