Lord of the Wind Showdown: a windsurfer is spying you on the beach

The Lord of the Wind Showdown 2012 is returning to Los Barriles, Baja, Mexico, between the 12th-16th January 2012.


This unique kiteboarding event takes place in the Sea of Cortez and is open to professionals, amateurs and spectators. The event is packed with non-stop course racing, freestyle and big air competitions ending with the face-off between windsurfers and kiteboarders to determine who is Lord of the Wind.

Three days prior to the competition and event, LOWS is offering clinics with pro windsurfers and kiteboarders, from 9th-11th January. The Lord of the Wind Showdown offers the largest cash purse in North America: $20,000. It is also the only event in North America to host kitebording, windsurfing and SUP contests.

In 2012, who will win the long distance race? Kiterboarders or windsurfers? The East Cape of the Baja is rapidly gaining a reputation as a world class kiteboarding and windsurfing destination.

Located midway between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz on the Sea of Cortez, it offers temperate winter climate and consistent, prevailing northeasterly winter winds averaging over 18 knots on 6 out of 7 days.

The enormous rise in popularity of the East Cape to water sport enthusiasts prompted the first annual 2011 Lord of the Wind Showdown event.