Cabarete Kitesurf World Cup 2014
The article below is from 2014 so here’s an update on the 2016 Maitai Cabarete Freestyle Invitational.
The new kiteboarding event is part of the world kiteboarding league
Jule 12 to Juli 17 2016
Cabarete Bay, in front of the Millenium hotel, at Laurel eastman Kiteboarding ( where Swell clients go for kite lessons)
The worlds best 24 male and 12 female kitsurf riders will compete.
How to watch:
Go to the beach any day after 11 when there’s more than 15 knots and be prepared to see spectacular jumps.
Who to watch:
Local riders Ariel and his young brother Adeuri could have a chance of winning it ( Ariel won years ago) Or Luis Alberto Cruz, who we will be cheering on, since he is a family member of Sypriana, the longest working staff member at Swell.
Inspired? Want to learn to kitesurf? See the details of the learn to kiteboard packages that Swell offers.
See you on the beach the coming week.
Cabarete Kitesurf World Cup 2014
After a few years of absentee this year will be once again the year where one of the most exciting events of the Kitesurf World tour will take place in Cabarete
From June 18 to June 22 2014 the world cup will take place at Bozo beach, (Cabarete’s main beach). Bozo beach is a short 5 minute walk from Swell Surf Camp, so if you are interested in seeing the world’s best freestyle kiteboarders battle it out in epic conditions, send Clare an email to see if we have space for you at Swell.
For people more interested in becoming a kiteboarder that week, don’t worry, kitesurf lessons are still given at the downwind kitebeach.
Surfing in summer time in the DR
Summer is not just a great time for kite and windsurfing in Cabarete, the summer sees perfect surfing conditions for completete beginners or intermediates that have only surfed a few times in their lives. Wave size is a consistent waist to shoulder high in the summer months.
Other activities in Cabarete
There’s no need to be bored in Cabarete, regardless of what season of the year we are in, here’s some of our clients favorite things to do in Cabarete:
- Canyoning and the waterfall tours.
- Snorkeling and diving.
- Yoga with Molly at Swell.
- A night out partying in town.
- Mountainbiking with max.
- Ziplining at the monkey jungle tours.
- Stand up paddle tours ( SUP) in the river Yasica or the lagoon.
So if you are looking for an action packed adventure holiday in the Caribbean,; have a look at our packages to see if there’s something that fits your needs. Keep in mind Swell is a small and popular place so space is limited.
Single / solo traveler looking for an active holiday? You’ll be happy to hear that half our guests are generally solo travellers, so it’s real easy to meet other folks at Swell to socialise and have fun with.
See you at the world cup in Cabarete
“Think of Swell as the anti-surf camp. There’s plenty of surfing, of course, but the similarities to other surf camps end there. For starters, the rooms are stylish — more boutique surf hotel than reggae-loving surfer digs. Then there are the legendary breakfasts (omelets, pancakes and crepes, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and fruit bowls). Structured surf lessons take place each morning, with an instructor alongside you and the head surf coach watching from shallow water, ready to offer learn to surf tips between riding waves. If you are serious about learning to surf, then Swell should be on top of your destination list. Highly recommended! ”
[Frommer’s Travel Guides]
Designed with the discerning surfer in mind, Swell Surf Camp is far from a crash pad. The spare clean lines, plush bedding, modern photographs and funky furniture say ‘boutique surf retreat’ but the pool, ping-pong and foosball tables and social vibe suggest otherwise. A huge wood communal table is the center of the hanging-out action, after all the surfing is done. Highly recommended!
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