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The beaches in the north of the island this weekend play host to Viento y Mar Cozumel 2007, a national Mexican windsurfing and kiteboarding competition.

More than 60 riders from across the Republic will take part in the wild wind sports.
Cozumel watersports
Kiteboarding in Cozumel.

Mexican champion kiteboarders Sean Farley and Raquel Arroyo are both expected to show off with some spectacular water acrobatics.

Kiteboard instructor
Raul de Lille, kite instructor.
  Raul de Lille, one of the event organizers, said locals and tourists are encouraged to come and join in the fun.

The former Olympic windsurfer and local kiteboard instructor, said that as well as the competition there will be kiteboarding and windsurfing clinics, music, beach volleyball and soccer.

Competitors will be arriving from Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Colima, Baja, Campeche, Yucatan, Veracruz, Puebla and Quintana Roo.

They will be judged on both freestyle performance and course racing, with trophies going to the top 5 in each category.

The event takes place from 10am to sunset, November 16th – 19th, on the Country Club beach area from the Melia Hotel to Playa Barracuda.

If you would like to know more about the competition or learning to kiteboard on the island contact Cozumel kiteboard instructor Raul de Lille.