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7th Annual Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival in Bucerías

April 15, 2016

The upcoming Wind Festival, which will take place in Bucerías from May 20-22, 2016, will bring Kitesurfers from all over Mexico to the Riviera Nayarit for three days of spectacular kitesurfing competitions.

Bucerías, Mexico - Kitesurfers from all over Mexico are ready to hit the beaches of Riviera Nayarit as they prepare for three days of spectacular kitesurfing during the 2016 Festival del Viento (Wind Festival) in Bucerías.

With competitions in four categories scheduled to take place on the waters between Bucerías and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle from May 20-22nd, this international kitesurf competition is considered the most important stop on this leg of the National Tour held by the Mexican Kitesurf Association (AMK by its acronym in Spanish.)

The Bucerías Wind Festival has been growing in popularity and participants over the past six years. This year, the Wind Fest is expected to bring approximately 200 national and international competitors for a weekend of intense activity in the waters off of Bucerías' shores.

Kitesurfing is a dynamic, young, athletic, and appealing sport. Riders mount a surfboard that is powered by a kite, a combination that allows athletes to attain high speeds on the water and make spectacular leaps.

Offering favorable wind and surf conditions, three world-class marinas, technicians ready to take care of the specialized equipment this sport demands, first-class hotels and touristic services, and amazing natural settings, Riviera Nayarit is quickly becoming the preferred destination for lovers of this sport.

The competitions include Freestyle Pro, Open Freestyle, Downwind (a race for all categories), Big Air (where the prize goes to the highest leap), and Slalom and Long Distance course races.

Registration for competitors is still open, and the public is invited to watch the events from the beaches of Bucerías - free of charge. For more Wind Festival 2016 information, please visit the Facebook page.

Watching all the kites go out at the same time offers a very bright and colorful show during the race, and watching the freestyle competitors' stunts is simply amazing - making Wind Festival 2016 an experience not to be missed!