Up Your Game Help Out a Great Cause La Ventana

Check out the great clinics offered by pro riders in support of the 7th Annual La Ventana Classic Fundraiser. From Freestyle to SUP, Kite, and Windsurf Racing to Strapless Riding, improve your riding while helping out a great cause. Clinic days/times/locations will be posted no later than Sat, Jan 14 based on most recent forecast at www.laventanaclassic.com. Clinics will run Jan 15-22 with majority running the 15 – 18 before the main event starts…

UP Performance Paddle Clinic with Candice Appleby (the #1 woman SUP racer in the world) and Anthony Vela (Top 10 men’s SUP racers in the world):Performance Paddling is brought to you by Quickblade Paddles and SUP Mexico. Candice Appleby and Anthony Vela use their years of paddling experience to show you how to train harder, paddle faster, and have more fun. For those paddlers that are looking to quickly expand their knowledge of various types of stand up paddling, Performance Paddling can help in all areas of SUP; flat-water, open ocean, downwind, white water, and in the surf . This is a one day clinic that will be held on a light wind morning at the event beach between Jan 19-22. Cost is $128 USD per person.

Two day Kite course racing clinic with Adam Koch and Team Fluid:Learn to race or improve your game – this clinic is taught by the former world champion of course racing – any questions? Cost is $203. Minimum 4 people, maximum 12 people. We will post the final decision for clinic location, date and meeting time based on the forecast the evening of Saturday, January 15 on this page.

Surf/Strapless Clinic at Coast with John Bonetti of RRD and Mark2Dog/Baja Joes/North:Head to the coast and experience a different part of Baja just 2 hours away from La Ventana. Get schooled and tips to help you in the surf and your strapless board skills. If forecast is not good for any day between January 15-18, the clinic will be held somewhere in La Ventana with ‘extras’ to make good for not going to coast. Cost is $103 USD per person. Minim

Elevation Kiteboarding presents: All Day Girls Clinic at Isla Cerralvo with Laura Maher/Slingshot and Marie Leclerc/Baja Joes/North:Girls of all levels welcome but if you can’t go upwind, you have to return in one of the boats! Spend a day at Isla Cerralvo, the starting point of the 11.5 mile crossing. At the end you’ll do a dry run of the crossing and finish the day with Happy Hour at Baja Joe’s. Get tips from the pros and try out the new 2012 gear from Slingshot and North. Cost is $103 USD per person. Minimum 4 people. Price includes transportation, snack bar food and drinks.

Freestyle Kite Clinic with Bridge of Gods 2012 Winner John Perry/Airush and Dave Tyburski/Airush:Spend a day with Airush team rider John Perry and one of the first pro riders now doing R& D for Airush, Dave “Tybo” Tyburski. Learn the secrets of going big and doing unhooked tricks – teaching seminar and practice session with coaching. Cost is $103 USD per person

ntro to SUP Clinic – new to the sport?Want to paddle flat water and learn the 5 basic turns, stroke technique, and try a variety of boards? This is the clinic for you!! 3 hours of Instruction and practice – Includes a wide variety of boards and paddles to try, wetsuit, great instruction from SUP BC ’s expert team certified by Paddle Canada, tips on gear selection, refreshments, and fun!! Cost is $53 USD per person

SUP Surf Clinic:Learn the basics of Stand Up Paddle Surfing with an SUP. This clinic is taught by Mike Pilgrim of SurfCraft SUP. It is for riders already comfortable paddling flatwater. Travel with us to the Pacific side of Baja and learn wave catching techniques, whitewater management skills, and how to use the paddle to crank turns. Includes board, paddle, transport, lunch and refreshments, and great individual coaching. Cost is $103 USD per person

Windsurf Jibe and Trick Clinic with Wyatt Miller/Naish and Tyson Poor/JP-Neil Pryde:Learn jibes, race jibes, duck jibes, and tactics to Beat Kiters in the Classic and more at this one day clinic- Find out how these Pro Windsurf guys make it look so easy.

Photo:Mark Bavis from Baja Joe’s and John Bonetti (RRD/Live2Kite) will be doing a strapless and surf clinic at the coast

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