Let It Ride! Wind Festival in Banderas May 2019

Wind Festival Nuevo Vallarta

Vacationers ready for a Puerto Vallarta vacation should mark their calendars now! Don’t miss the 9th edition of the Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival in nearby Nuevo Vallarta just north of Puerto Vallarta. Back in 2011, the 1st Edition of Wind Festival was coordinated by the Mexican Kiteboard Association in an attempt to promote the Banderas Bay as a premiere sailing destination. After the huge success of the first event, the tradition has continued annually and attracts more attention each year. With community support and a motivated organizing committee, you can bet that this year’s 2019 Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival is going to be a not miss event in Puerto Vallarta. Read more to learn about what you can expect to see at the Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival which will be held from May 17th to May 19th.

100 Moments of Mexico Award

If you have been to Puerto Vallarta before, you already know it offers incredible natural beauty and endless activities to enjoy. With a warm and sunny climate that lasts all year long, Puerto Vallarta’s Banderas Bay is perfect for individuals who love spending time on the water. The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), Mexican Sailing Federation (FDV), Mexican Association of Kiteboard, and the Government and Tourism of Riviera Nayarit have worked tirelessly to organize and promote the annual Wind Festival. Back in 2016, the Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival was even named one of the winners of 100 Moments of Mexico which recognizes the top events to attend in all of Mexico. Just a year later in 2017, the festival received a record number of participants and over 250 competitors attended and competed in this exciting event. This year, over 300 competitors all across the world and throughout Mexico are expected to attend and participate as well as over 5000 spectators and 100 news and media outlets.

Wind Festival Competition Details

Are you ready to let it ride or at least check out the professionals have the time of their life on the Banderas Bay? Mark your calendars for May 17th to May 19th and head to the upscale resort neighborhood of Nuevo Vallarta, just 20 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. You will be thrilled by the impressive sailing and kiteboarding competitions, great food and entertainment. The majority of participants are competing in the Kiteboarding competition and categories include Freestyle, Downwind, Slalom, Big Air, Long Distance and Regata de Foil. Competition rules indicate participants must start at the same time, and the winner of each category will be whoever reaches the goal in the shortest period of time. The Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival is also sponsoring Mexico’s International Kiteboarding Championship this year in hopes of helping to further promote the sport of windsurfing in Banderas Bay. The International Kiteboarding Championship works hard to raise awareness of Banderas Bay in the sailing community since it is an ideal location for water sports. Events like these also help to support kiteboarders in their professional growth through competition. Come one, come all and let’s all support this event and enjoy one of the best tourist destinations for sailing in all of Mexico.

Want to know how to get here? You can easily find flights from most major U.S. and Canadian cities into the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Make your travel plans now and you will quickly see why Banderas Bay is a perfect destination for unforgettable getaways all year long. Are you ready for a dream vacation? Hope to see you at this year’s Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival held from May 17th to May 19th in Nuevo Vallarta.

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