La Ventana WindFest: four days of intense riding | Photo: La Ventana WindFest

La Ventana WindFest will return to Baja California, in Mexico, between January 20th-23rd.

The four-day kiteboarding and windsurfing competition invites riders to downwind races, slalom, big air, freestyle, course racing, and stand-up paddle while benefiting the local economy and encouraging the next generation of champions.

The 2015 La Ventana WindFest is open to contestants of all levels from ages 10 on up. Races will be run by the professional race director, Robbie Dean, who has led international regattas such as Rolex Big Boat Series, Kite Foil Gold Cup, and the Kiteboarding North Americans.

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Reider Decker: winner of the 2015 Cape Hatteras Wave Classic | Photo: REAL/Richard Hallman

Reider Decker and Jalou Langeree have won the 2015 Cape Hatteras Wave Classic presented Patagonia, in North Carolina.

Some of the world's best male and female kitesurfers competed for three days in challenging conditions at the Lighthouse. The unique Open format got underway in overhead waves.

The strapless kitesurfing event showcased insane aerials, innovative tricks and in-the-pocket wave riding. A few riders even tried to get barreled on occasional rollers.

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2015 Red Bull Coast 2 Coast: 500 kiteboarders crossing the Baltic Sea | Photo: Marko/Red Bull

It is considered the toughest kiteboarding marathon in the world. The 2015 Red Bull Coast 2 Coast saw 500 riders crossing the Baltic Sea. Guess who finished first?

He only needed 66 minutes and 20 seconds to complete the 40-kilometer challenge across the windy and chilly waters of the North European sea. You know who the winner is: Florian Gruber.

"Yes, I made it! I won the biggest kitesurf race in the world! It was a lot of fun to take part. Super happy about that! My gear was working perfect and fast," wrote the German kiteboarder.

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