2018 La Ventana Classic Registration About to Open

La Ventana Classic, SUP Examiner

La Ventana Classic

This winter escape to warm weather and good times. Enjoy the La Ventana Classic, a raucous, adventurous and unique windsport/paddle sport event. Set for January 17-21, 2018 in Baja Sur, Mexico, at a stunning event site situated between the azure Sea of Cortez and rustic foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range.

Letter from the event founder

On behalf everyone at the La Ventana Classic, we are excited to be hosting our 10th annual La Ventana Classic. Each year this event continues to grow, as more participants travel from around to the world to compete and more incredible sponsors come together to help make a difference in the Baja community. This year we hope to take the event to the next level and we need your help! In our last event we raised over $25,600 USD which paid for 33 students to attend all four years of high school. This year we aim to raise over $30,000 USD and hope to have over 200 participants. Together we can help support the Baja community through educating more and more kids today! We look forward to Having you be a part of the 10th annual La Ventana Classic. Thank you for supporting our schools!
La Ventana Classic, SUP Examiner
Photo: La Ventana Classic


Very truly yours ~ Tim Halter, Event Director

What is it?

Compete in a variety of spectacular “downwind” races during the La Ventana Classic!!! Each day brings an adventurous downwind paddle and excellent chance to race with the wind at your back. Run with the group on the amazing and most scenic Las Cruces Downwinder (8 Miles), cross the Sea of Cortez from Jacque Cousteau Island (Cerralvo Island Crossing – 11 miles) and enjoy several mini-downwinder courses that are set along the beautiful Baja Sur coast

  • SUP Competitor compete for, cash, SUP Boards and paddles.
  • SUP Sportsman / Sportswoman class will be competing for great sponsor prizes and trophies.
  • 12′ 6″ and under and 14′ board categories open in both Competitor and Sportsmen divisions.
  • Overall points system set up for SUP Competitor division. Racers earn points based upon individual placing in the variety of races during the La Ventana Classic.  Prizes & awards for top overall point scorers and first place finishers,
  • Board rules for all races: no rudders, keels, dagger boards, kites, sails or motors.
  • Need help transporting your board to/from San Diego? We can do it \ round trip from San Diego to La Ventana, Baja, and back. Contact Barrett Tester at barrett.tester@gmail.com for details and to arrange your transportation.
  • Register online at www.laventanaclassic.com