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7 Days Exhilarating Kite Surf Camp Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Excellent Kite Surf Camp in Dominican Republic

Instruction in English
Maximum 3 participants

Are you ready to learn kitesurfing? Take excellent kitesurfing instructions in a friendly, safe, and fun environment with Go Kite Cabarete. You will learn kitesurfing at the world’s best spot. All year steady tradewinds and pristine warm waters make this one of the best places on earth to kitesurf. Highly trained instructors, personal attention, and optimized teaching methodology will offer you safety and fast results in a friendly atmosphere. Make this surf camp your best kitesurfing holiday ever!

Highlights

  • 7 hours of kitesurfing lessons
  • Learning to kitesurf in a fun way
  • Unlimited supervised kitesurfing practice
  • Steady tradewinds and pristine warm waters
  • Go Kite Cabarete’s qualified instructors
  • 6 nights’ accommodation

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 3
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Shopping
  • Concierge desk
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi

Extreme Hotel

eXtreme Hotel is an ecological hotel. There’s no an air-conditioner and no television. The eXtreme Hotel is very basic. It is a unique and environmentally friendly, adventure, and kitesurfing-themed hotel located in one of the world’s premier kitesurfing and surfing destinations. The accommodation caters to multiple types of vacationers from families to solo travellers, all looking for a fitness, sport, or adventure vacation in the sun, and so much more. It’s a fun, friendly vibe that you won’t want to leave! You can pass your day kiteboarding, surfing, getting fit at the gym, relaxing in a yoga class, or learning to fly like a pro on the trapeze.

The hotel’s amazing facilities are at your disposal - a reception, shop, gym, and yoga studio - the place also has a flying trapeze and circus school on the premises. There’s a large green area in front of the beach to set, show, and maintain the kiteboarding equipment.

Agualina Hotel

Agualina Hotel is a more fancy hotel.

Program

Introduction

Kitesurfing is not windsurfing (snowboarding / wakeboarding / etc.). Although these sports have similarities to that will carry over, the same determination that was required to master these sports will also be required to learn kitesurfing. Of course, having years of windsurfing (and similar) experience will help - the water is the same, the wind is the same, lots of jargon, and concepts are the same but the equipment is different and the techniques used to ride the equipment are different.

The instructors will take into consideration the previous experiences of the student and focus on the things they don’t know ('the differences'). If the student has an open mind, they will learn very quickly. If they are resistant to new ideas or won't let go of their ego, they will be in for a rude awakening or at best a very frustrating experience.

Lessons

Everybody is different when it comes to kitesurfing; a lot of skills can carry over from other sports (such as surfing, sailing, wakeboarding) and give the advantage over someone who hasn’t ever done a board sport in their life.

But as a rough guide, the longer kiteboarding courses are the best place to start. They range from few days to a couple weeks.

After the lesson phase, you’d start the self-training phase, where you’d practice what you had learned, get some water time - this is also when you learn to kite both down- and up-wind. This process often takes a month or 10 to 20 sessions. Don’t be too fixated or worried about how long it takes, because you do not want to rush the learning phase; plus, you’ll be having fun anyway, so just make sure you give yourself as much time and patience as you need.

Equipment

Kitesurfing is safer than ever. Since the invention of the sport there has been a lot of attention paid to kite safety, all kites nowadays come with safety systems as standard equipment that allow the rider to release the power as well as kite leashes and every kitesurfing course includes safety training to make this sport as safe as possible.

In addition, the newest kites that have become available in the last few years have the ability to de-power 100% at any time. This has made the sport much safer than at any other time in its history. As a rule of thumb, please keep two things in mind. First, please always use the latest gear that is in good condition and second, please make sure you get professional instruction that includes the proper use of the safety systems.

Learning to kiteboarding is “faster” than learning to windsurf. It can be said that the kiteboarding learning curve is steeper than the windsurfing learning curve - you will learn more in a shorter time. In kitesurfing, you will learn the kite flying, harness and foot straps, and water-start in the first few days. There are only one stage and the basic skills to master.

During the lessons, you’ll be equipped with helmets, flotation vests and safety systems on the kites. Go Kite Cabarete takes your safety seriously and doesn't like surprises. Moreover, Go Kite Cabarete teaches with the latest equipment from Slingshot and Hawaii Wainman - the top brands on the market - with a wide range of kite and board sizes to ensure best learning experience

Instructors

Ramon L. Diaz
(Surf Coach)
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Richard started kiteboarding in 2001 and became an IKO instructor in 2004. After working as a manager of a local Kite Beach school for eight years, Richard founded Go Kite Cabarete in 2009. He’s developed effective kite-teaching methods tailored to students and he also teaches in both Spanish and English.
Gabriel Peralta
Gabriel has been kitesurfing for 1.5 years. He prepares for his IKO instructor test and loves sharing his knowledge and experience to help others, especially if it’s a ton of fun and kiteboarding surely is. He also speaks Spanish and English.
Juan Carlos Nolasco
Born and raised in Dominican Republic, Juan Carlos started kitesurfing in 2013. He is another of the staffs that Go Kite Cabarete taught kitesurfing and trained to become a kitesurfing instructor. Juan Carlos is well-known for his work with students who have a hard time getting up to speed and people who have no previous watersports experience.
Elvis Yoel Marte Murray
Born and raised in Dominican Republic, Joel started kitesurfing in 2001. He is an high-performing athlete and kiteboarding instructor. He’s been with GoKite Cabarete since 2009, teaching in Spanish and English.

Location

This kite surf camp will take place at eXtreme Hotel in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is best known for its breathtaking sandy beaches, Pico Duarte, the tallest mountain in the Caribbean, a picturesque rainforest, flatlands, and great golfing. The Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba) and has a population of approximately ten million people. The North Coast is home to some of the best water sports in the country and Cabarete is the spot for kitesurfing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, or bodysurfing.

The Dominican Republic has a wide range of amazing water sports to choose from, world-class kitesurfing beaches, amazing undiscovered surf beaches, and fantastic diving and snorkeling spots. There are numerous golf courses to practice or perfect your swing, Los Haitises National Park, Los Tres Ojos, home of Ocean World Adventure Park.

The Dominican Republic is also home to Mount Isabel, El Choco, and Pico Duarte for the hiking adventurer. If you’re interested in architecture and history, there is the Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, the Fortaleza Ozama, or Fortaleza San Pelipe just to mention a few of the rich historical sites around the country.

Cabarete

Cabarete is a small, laid-back Caribbean beach village located only 20 minutes away from the Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic and is a perfect tropical vacation spot. With its charming, hip ambiance, and a combination of relaxed and adventurous lifestyles, most visitors can barely resist the spontaneous temptation of extending their stay and just hang around the place for another while.

The village of Cabarete is spread out across the center of a gorgeous, semi-circular beach of golden, sun-soaked, sand. Just behind limiting its size, there lies a tranquil lagoon backed up by richly verdant hills overflowing with luxurious tropical vegetation. The perfect blend of the surrounding physical elements of nature such as the location of the offshore reef at the entrance of the bay, the direction from which the trade winds usually blow, and the low-lying hills behind the village which cause a unique thermal effect form a beautiful layout.

Most beach bars are really cool places to just hang around and put down a few Cuba Libres before hitting the sack since the locally brewed rums are quite high-quality. Those with lots of energy who want to swing the night away to the dynamic sounds of Latino-flavored and local music should never forget that this is the land of Merengue. The dance floor is always jam-packed, especially just after midnight with both locals and visitors showing off their stuff or just learning how to master the steps of both Merengue and the occasional Bachata or Salsa.

Nearby places

  • Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) - 20 minutes' ride
  • Puerto Plata - 45 minutes' drive
  • Sosua - 10 minutes

Food

The beachfront in Cabarete hosts several restaurants which serve diverse menus. Tasty dishes of both local and international cuisine are available at very reasonable prices. Diners can choose from a wide selection of dishes including fresh, delicious seafood such as dorado, lobster or shrimp, or Dominican specialty of Creole chicken with rice and beans for a change of pace.

If you’re hungry or thirsty, the family-owned beach bar and restaurant is literally a few steps away Go Kite Cabarete. A farm-to-table restaurant and a sushi bar, La Mesa Taina gets its fresh supplies from the eXtreme Hotel’s own organic Taino Farm. As a part of eXtreme’s kite lounge, La Mesa Taina is located smack in the middle of Kite Beach along with Go Kite Cabarete kiteboarding school steps away from the ocean.

La Mesa Taina meal packages

The meal packages cost 42 USD per day per person which include three meals of your choice, a healthy snack (your choice of plantain chips, tostones, or organic mini-salad from eXtreme Hotel’s Taino Farm), free water throughout the day, two cocktails (Cuba Libre, Santo Libre,or Mojito in any available flavor).

You may have a meal package menu such as salads / ensaladas, pasta, risotto / risotto, fish / Pescado, seafood / mariscos, meat / carne, tapas, Mexican food, deserts, and Asian food at an additional cost. For more information, please send an inquiry to Go Kite Cabarete.

Things to do (optional)

  • Canoeing
  • Hydrofoiling lesson
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Scuba diving
  • SUP

What's included

  • 7 hours of kitesurfing lessons
  • Unlimited supervised practice during the rest of the 7 days
  • 6 nights’ accommodation

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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