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Mondial du Vent 2017

  • Apr 11, 2017 - Apr 17, 2017
  • 4 stars

Event Details

Mondial du Vent 2017, Leucate, France 2017
April 11 – April 17, 2017
Leucate, France

Coming up this April, 11th to the 17th the world’s top kiteboarders will drop their board bags at La Franqui, in the south of France, for the first stop of the World Kiteboarding League 2017 Freestyle Elite League.

Since its creation 21 years ago, the Mondial Du Vent has become one of the largest and most well known global kiteboarding events. Over the years, Mairie de Leucate has provided innovative and progressive competition formats, gaining wider media coverage with each passing year.

The Mondial Du Vent is also famous for its well-known North Westerly wind: the Tramontana. This event is known for its challenging and tough conditions, that make it one of the most impressive tour stops. The side off-shore wind conditions prove to be ideal for spectators, allowing them front row seats to watch the impressive array of tricks from the top global kiteboarders.

The Mondial Du vent is a unique event that gathers many board sport disciplines at the same spot, allowing the public and riders to mingle with each other. World Champions from Windsurf, Kitesurf and SUP make this a friendly and open atmosphere that encourage many people to attend.  The Occitanie region has become well known for its wind conditions, and has built a solid economic system upon this, represented by the Mondial Du Vent partners in the “Village de la Gliss” that is set up along the beachfront in La Franqui.

2017 Freestyle Qualifier League Event

In addition to the first WKL Freestyle Elite League event, Leucate will be host to the Qualifier event for the 2017 WKL Freestyle Elite League. In this Qualifier event riders that are not yet pre-qualified can compete for a spot on the 2017 Freestyle Elite League Tour. For more information and registration details, see the page for the 2017 Qualifier League event.

Rankings & Ladders

The rankings and ladders for this event have not yet been determined.


Pre-qualified riders do not need to register for this event. Riders who are not yet qualified and want to compete in the Qualifier League Event that starts on April 10th can find more information, and register by purchasing a qualifier ticket on the page for the 2017 Qualifier League event.

Getting There

Event location address Leucate, La Franqui
Nearest airport Perpignan (20 km)
Toulouse (140 km)
Montpellier (140 km)
Parking for competitors Competitors will receive a badge to access in la Franqui.
Visa necessary? No
Vaccinations necessary? No
More information


Discount on Airfares

The best fare for your airline ticket

Attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide.

Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 30009AF
More details here.


For accommodation in the vicinity of the event see:

The Mondial du Vent event will be held at the small village of La Franqui. In La Franqui itself there are no hotels, only apartments. A list of apartments will be added to this page soon.
In the nearby towns Leucate (7 km) and Port Leucate (10 km) there are hotels available. Please see the link above for more information.

For pre-qualified WKL kiteboarders apartments will be made available for the days of the event. Extra days before or after the event can be booked by contacting the Leucate Event Organizers at


For more info regarding media for this event, please contact Gemma Hendra

Medium Name Website/Contact
Video Team Case Productions
Photographer Svetlana Romantsova
Media Director WKL Gema Hendra
Distribution Gemma Care  
Media Director Leucate Valerie Salles