We will be back in the summer of 2023 with all the action!!!
A CORONAVIRUS CRISIS RESPONSE
In Cabarete, on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, over 65% of the population depends on tourism. Today, as a result of the nationwide lockdown, thousands in our small community of roughly 20,000 are without any resources and are facing food shortages.
YOU CAN HELP make sure we get through the crisis together. Please visit www.cabaretesostenible.org to find out more.
CABARETE SOSTENIBLE is a united, proactive solution to the current crisis, creating a sustainable future. Through a coalition of NGOs, community leaders, food providers and volunteers, we are striving to solve Cabarete’s food-shortage caused by the COVID19 crisis. Our goal is to create a food sovereignty program and enabling communities to feed themselves.
WELCOME TO THE ULTIMATE INTERSECTION BETWEEN CONSERVATION, KITEBOARDING, AND NETWORKING
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
The Cabarete Kite Festival is a celebration of watersports, ocean awareness, and entrepreneurship. It is a week filled with kiteboarding, networking, surf sessions, sunset music on the beach, and, oh, did we mention epic kiteboarding?
Special guests will be sharing knowledge with us on a variety of topics such as health and wellness, tech, sports, AI, and ocean conservation.
As part of the festival, the world’s best kiteboarders will be going up against each other for a chance to win a ticket to enter the Official Red Bull King of the Air Qualification round in Cape Town!
We look forward to welcoming you to my hometown and tropical paradise.
SUSI MAI & Team
2019: BREAKING NEWS
LUIS ALBERTO CRUZ TAKES FIRST PLACE AT THE CABARETE KITE FESTIVAL AND WILL FLY TO SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE WORLD'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS KITEBOARDING EVENT: THE RED BULL KING OF THE AIR
This weekend, Cabarete delivered its usual conditions of strong and consistent winds of around 25 knots, from noon until sunset. Our host, Millennium Hotel, contributed an ideal backdrop to the spectacular action in the shore break.
Cruz narrowly beat his hometown friend Posito Martinez in a final heat that had everyone on the beach cheering in awe. Both riders are among the world’s best - and yet they had to focus and fight hard to get through to the final. Cabarete is home to a huge field of talented, daring riders and everyone was giving it their best.
In the mini-final, Carlitos Martinez and Joselito Del Rosario battled it out and it was Carlitos Martinez who snagged a well deserved 3rd place in the end for the biggest and most technical board offs we saw during the event.
Just before the final, there was a beginner with his kite down slowly drifting through the competition area and both riders went over to help him out, with one rider grabbing the kite and the other towing the stunned and grateful student back to shore.
The super final was intense and full of action, with Luis Alberto laying down a huge triple handlepass to start things off and taking the clear lead. Pósito answered back with some massive board offs, clearing the entire bay with some of his jumps and landing as smooth as a feather.
It was ultimately Luis Alberto's variety and aggressive, powerful style, that secured him the win over Posito and with it, a ticket to Cape Town to measure himself against the best riders in the international big air scene.
On the women’s side, we saw Helena Lundberg in third place, close behind Keila Ponti in second place, but it was local ripper Madeline Corniel who had the biggest jumps and won first place.
To wrap things up, Alex Vliege, the Red Bull King of the Air representative, said: “We came to find the most complete extreme big air rider in Cabarete and we found him”.
The competition formed the climax of the Cabarete Kite Festival, a weeklong celebration of kiteboarding, entrepreneurship, and ocean conservation.
We are delighted to follow Luis Alberto Cruz on his journey to Cape Town and look forward to seeing everyone here again next year!
WINNER: LUIS ALBERTO CRUZ
A few of the guest speakers, including ocean activists, techies, artists, and performers, who will be sharing something with the group.
These kite friendly venues are located within a one mile radius of the competition area which makes them the perfect pick for your stay in Cabarete .
- EVENT HEADQUARTERS -
Millennium Resort & Spa is located in Cabarete, Dominican Republic – one of the hottest vacation destinations in the world. As one of the most beautiful properties in the Dominican Republic, Millennium Resort & Spa offers one, two and three bedroom condominiums providing the exclusive, ultra-modern and luxe environment you've come to expect. At Millennium Resort & Spa, experience the best in style, the best in comfort and the most spectacular ocean views in Cabarete.
Our 61-room Hotel is situated right on the beach in the heart of Cabarete, Dominican Republic. The setting is breathtaking, our rooms are delightful, and our service goes unmatched. We strive to provide each and every one of our guests with a top-notch experience. So, whether you came to take advantage of the everlasting wind, surf the spectacular waves, or relax and soak up the sunshine, your vacation is in good hands with us.
Live a Caribbean dream at Viva Wyndham Tangerine - An All-Inclusive Resort with a beautiful beachside location. Discover a true island paradise at the all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Tangerine. On the spectacular North Coast of the Dominican Republic, we are an outdoor playground offering tennis, beach volleyball, windsurfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Savor blissful downtime at the private beach, two outdoor pools, and a tranquil spa. Fill your nights with live entertainment, themed parties, and delicious meals at three onsite restaurants.
Located on Bozo Beach in Cabarete, Bahia Residence is ideal for kiters and others who wish to stay in recently renovated, modern apartments.
We’re close enough to walk to Cabarete center in ten to fifteen minutes, yet far enough to ensure peace and quiet. The gated community has a private entrance to Bozo beach, which is one of the best spots in Cabarete to go kitesurfing.
Ocean Palms Residences
Ocean Palms Residences is located in Encuentro Beach, Cabarete, Dominican Republic - one of the top vacation destinations in the world for people looking for natural beauty, amazing culture, and great surf. Ocean Palms offers one, two, and three bedroom condominiums providing the casual-modern elegance and excellent service that you’ve come to expect. Also, we have El Faro restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At Ocean Palms, travelers and owners can experience the best in style, the best in comfort, and the most spectacular ocean views of Encuentro Beach
Cabarete Palm Beach Condos
Nestled in a quiet location in the heart of Cabarete. Cabarete Palm Beach Condos is an intimate 20-unit beachfront vacation condominium complex. We offer rentals of comfortable 2-bedroom condos, deluxe penthouses, and spacious yet cozy studios — each with an ocean view. Better than a hotel and different from a resort, we offer warm hospitality and enchanting accommodations with all the comforts of home, and so much more. Our property provides the ideal setting for families, couples, and friends who want the comfort, space and privacy of a large unit on the beach. Relax in your own private oasis, while enjoying all the amenities Cabarete Palm Beach Condos has to offer.
No matter what level kitesurfer you are, there is something fun for you, your friends and family.
LEK kiteboarding has a fabulous location in one of the nicest spots in Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, the Caribbean and we think in the entire WORLD.
Experience the ultimate in kitesurfing holidays, kitesurfing lessons, rentals and sales of kiteboarding equipment.
2019 SPONSORS & PARTNERS
The superstars who help make this event a reality!
Susi Mai is a professional kiteboarder and social entrepreneur who hails from Cabarete. Her career started here in her home town in 2003, where she placed second at her first PKRA tour stop. Now, Susi is bringing this amazing event back to her community!
Other World Computing
THE OFFICIAL STORAGE SOLUTION OF THE CABARETE KITE FESTIVAL
From SSDs and external hard drives, to expansion products and enterprise storage, OWC delivers workflow solutions tailored for any creative project.
Radinn is here to push the boundaries of action sports through radical innovation and is launching their second generation jetboard - the G2X.
Millennium Hotel is our primary host for this event and will serve as the venue for all the action.
For bookings please contact : email@example.com
Serving our global community in the healthy recovery of children who have suffered from abuse and neglect
The Patton Hope Foundation was formed by Matthew and Benjamin Patton in an effort to change the lives of struggling families and children in our community and around the world. Patton Hope serves to assist in the needs of abused and neglected children in our global-family.
Windvoyager's goal is to maximize guests' time on the water by traveling to the best destinations in the world for kiteboarding and water sports and create an active, exciting trip while unwinding in the complete luxury of our fully catered yachts.
HIGHLY EFFECTIVE SUN PROTECTION FOR ATHLETES AND SUN LOVERS
We are a group of avid surfers and snowboarders who created SWOX – a sunscreen specifically designed to give surfers, snowboarders and outdoor athletes the protection they need.
EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR
CABARETE KITE FESTIVAL 2019LOCAL HEROES
Ministerio de Turismo Republica Domincana
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente
Viva Wyndham Tangerine
Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding
KITE CLUB CABARETE
Villa Tiana Hotel
Cable Del Norte
Gordito's Fresh Mex
Ocean Academy DR
Master Of The Ocean
Prestige Realty Dominican Republic
Dominican Surf Trips
Kite Beach Inn
You can learn to kite like this badass!
more info on https://www.unchartedkitesessions.com/
Please note that in order to optimize for the best conditions, the schedule is subject to change and will be kept up to date right here !
Monday July 9
8:00 am - Surf @ Encuentro
2:00 pm - Downwinders meet at Millennium
5:00 pm - Official Registration for GKA Competitors @ Millennium
7:00 pm - Official GKA Welcome Ceremony and Dinner @ Millennium
Tuesday July 10
11:00 am - Skippers Meeting for the GKA Air Games
12:00 pm - First Possible Start for the GKA Air Games
2:00 pm - Downwinders, Kite Clinics, Free-riding
7:00 pm - Dinner @ VoyVoy
Wednesday July 11
PS: River Floatopia has moved to Thursday - please sign up with Meghan by Wednesday evening in the Millenium Office
YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS !!!
Wear a funky costume and silly hat
10:00 am - Skippers Meeting for the GKA Air Games
11:00 am - First Possible Start for the GKA Air Games
7:30 pm - Free Dinner (good chance to explore the local cuisine)
Thursday July 12
9:00 am - Meet for FLOATOPIA @ Millennium Office
Greg will do a water awareness talk as we float along the river
4:00 pm - Happy Hour @ Mojito Station
7:30 pm - Dinner @ KiteClub
10:00 pm - After Party with Special Guest DJ Alex Cruz
GOLD AND GLITTER PARTY !!!
Friday July 13
8:30 am - Breakfast Talks @ Tuva (Presentations)
5:30 pm - Sunset Happy Hour Encuentro Downwinder
7:30 pm - Dinner @ Tuva
WHITE PARTY !!!
10:00 pm - After Party @ Tuva
Saturday July 14
9:00 am - Horse Riding Meet @ Millennium (sign up @ the office)
12:00 pm - Skippers Meeting for the GKA Air Games
2:00 pm - Fun La Boca Session where we Float, Ride Horses and Kite with a few of the pros
CORONA SUNSET PARTY at Millennium
TIGHT AND BRIGHT PARTY ;)
Sunday July 15
10:00 am - Skippers Meeting for the GKA Air Games
4:00 pm - Happy Hour @ Beach Bar
8:30 pm - GKA Air Games Prize Giving and Closing Dinner @ Lax
10:00 pm - After Party @ Lax