Kitesurfing has become a hot water sport in the past several years, perhaps because of the freedom of virtually flying while applying concepts of various other disciplines: wake boarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skate boarding and gymnastics into a really competitive, extreme sport.
Cabarete is one of the world`s top destinations for kitesurfing, due to the winds in the bay ( it ranks second in the top ten list for the sport ). Many international competitions are hosted each year, and locals have won several pro contests in Cabarete and other world destinations.
Among the top kitesurfing schools we have many pro athletes who also teach in Cabarete. Also known as Kiteboarding, This action sports requires a good level of fitness, mentally and physically. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kite board similar to a wakeboard or a small surf board, with or without foot straps or bindings.
Among the top professional kitesurfing schools in Cabarete we have:
- Laurel Eastman
- Luciano Gonzalez
- NoWork Team
- Swell Surfcamp
- AGK Kiteboarding
- Cabarete Surf Camp
These schools have been around for a while, with excellent reputation. Check out also Big Willys Kiteboarding School at the Kite Beach hotel, by a well known trainer that opened the doors to many of today`s pro kiters. Cabarete is home to GKA World Tour medal winners such as Red Bull sponsored Adeuri Corniel.
Recently, events such as Suzi Mai`s Kite Fest have drawn a lot of attention to this fabulous town, also Marcus Bohm`s Master of the Ocean ( the most complete water sports competition in the world, combines several water sports in a very physically demanding competition.