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Are you visiting Puerto Vallarta later this month? If so, you should know that the 9th edition of the Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival is nearly here. Mark your calendars now for May 17th, May 18th and May 19th so you can check out the Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival in Nuevo Vallarta, which is just a short drive or cab ride north from Puerto Vallarta.

Wind Festival Origins

The 1st Edition of Wind Festival was held in 2011 which was coordinated by the Mexican Kiteboard Association in an attempt to promote the region as a top sailing location. Thanks to a successful inaugural event, the tradition has continued each year and just gets better every time. Thanks to community support and a motivated organizing committee, this year’s 2019 Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival is destined to the best yet.

100 Moments of Mexico Winner

Visitors and vacationers to Puerto Vallarta are in awe of the endless outdoor activities that the area offers. With excellent weather year round, Puerto Vallarta’s Banderas Bay is a haven for water sports lovers. The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), Mexican Sailing Federation (FDV), Mexican Association of Kiteboard, and the Government and Tourism of Riviera Nayarit have all come together to make this festival possible. In fact, in 2016 the Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival was named one of the winners of 100 Moments of Mexico, which is a competition of the best events to attend in Mexico. A year later in 2017, the festival saw a record number of participants with over 250 competitors involved. This year in 2019, over 300 competitors from different parts of Mexico and across the world are expected to participate as well as over 5000 spectators and 100 news and media outlets.

Competition Details & Location

Come join us for fun in the sun from May 17th to May 19th in the resort neighborhood of Nuevo Vallarta. It is sure to be a wonderful weekend of impressive sailing and kiteboarding competitions, great food and entertainment. The largest number of participants are competing in the Kiteboarding competition and categories include Freestyle, Downwind, Slalom, Big Air, Long Distance and Regata de Foil. Competitors must start at the same time, and the winner of each category will be whoever reaches the goal in the shortest period of time. Aiming to promote the sport of windsurfing in Banderas Bay, the Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival is also sponsoring Mexico’s International Kiteboarding Championship this year. The International Kiteboarding Championship works to increase visibility of Banderas Bay as an ideal location for water sports, and supports kiteboarders in their professional growth. Visitors and residents alike should come to support the local community and enjoy one of the best tourist destinations for sailing in all of Mexico.

Visitors interested in visiting Puerto Vallarta to attend the Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival can easily find flights from most major U.S. and Canadian cities into the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. You will soon see that Banderas Bay is perfect for unforgettable getaways all year round thanks to its pleasant climate and endless activities. Whether you already live in paradise, or are ready for a dream vacation, don’t miss this year’s Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival held from May 17th to May 19th in Nuevo Vallarta.

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