No Work Team Pic of the week:

      

      The new Big Air Kite School in Sunset                                           Tobi on Foil board

Nov. 2015 - We built up a new roof on top of the old one and then we take the old one out and we get a new school!

The Big Air Sunset Bar is open

No Work Team News

October 2016

Hurricane Mathew passing and tropical storm Nicole destroying our wind maschine

 

  perfect days for windsurfing
  perfect days for kite boarding
  perfect days for surfing

Massiv Hurricane Matthew was coming from the south just at the beginning of the month passing over west Haiti and east Cuba with it´s destroying winds and torrential rain falls. Specially Haiti got lot of damage and lost lives, but also Cuba and south Dominican Republic got lot of problems from the huge amount of rain coming down. Cabarete was lucky, sawing only little rain and even two good wind days before the storm was passing. But now tropical storm Nicole is blocking our wind system for a longer time and just the surfers will be happy in the next days.

September 2016

Wind almost every day

 

16 perfect days for windsurfing
18 perfect days for kite boarding
23 perfect days for surfing

This September brought us a lot of sun and some light winds almost every day so far. And there is plenty of place on the water and in the reef breaks because of low season and the Viva Wyndham Hotel closed for renovations.

August 2016

Many Kiters at Cabarete

 

17 perfect days for windsurfing
20 perfect days for kite boarding
27 perfect days for surfing

Cabarete saw many Kite boarders this month, but the wind was not always so perfect like we know this normally from August. But therefore the Surfers were happy and they found many perfect days for surfing.

July 2016

Maitai Cabarete Invitational and Butterfly Effect

 

20 perfect days for windsurfing
25 perfect days for kite boarding
29 perfect days for surfing

Thanks to Susy May and her Maitai Company Cabarete saw the first Kiteboarding World Cup since years and it was a perfect event. World Kiteboarding League and MaiTai were bringing the best Kite boarders of the world together to celebrate this great event and spectacular action. And the good news for Cabarete Kiteboarding is, that the Cabarete local rider Jose Alberto Cruz won the men´s category with incredible jumps

                                    

 

June 2016

Good wind and small waves

 

23 perfect days for windsurfing
28 perfect days for kite boarding
18 perfect days for surfing

Finally we got good wind for windsurfing and perfect winds for Kite boarding almost every day. Just the surfers were not so happy with the small swells and early blowing winds.

 

May 2016

El Niño is disturbing our wind maschine as well in May

 

15 perfect days for windsurfing
19 perfect days for kite boarding
21 perfect days for surfing

May offered much better conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing than Abril, but still the weather was disturbed by thunderstorms at many days. In between we got 10 days with perfect conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding and we thought the summer arrived finally, but than the weather changed again and we got nice weather and wind in the mornings, but thunderstorms in the early afternoon, stopping every fun for our windsports. The surf was nice and clean in some mornings and some afternoons after the storms, but the swells were not very big this month. Just in the days with good wind, we got some bigger swells, but blown out very fast.

 

Abril 2016

El Niño is disturbing our wind maschine

10 perfect days for windsurfing
12 perfect days for kite boarding
22 perfect days for surfing

Just the first week of Abril brought us some good wind for windsurfing and Kite boarding. After this we got many days with good surf, but also lot of rain.

 

März 2016

Next competition coming up: 3-6 of March D.R. OPEN KITEBOARDING

 

23 perfect days for windsurfing
25 perfect days for kite boarding
13 perfect days for surfing

Two winddays were enough for an exciting doubble elimination of Kiteboarding freestyle competition. The winners are: Adeuri Corniel in Open men and Georgina Monti for the women.

Finally we got good wind this year. There were many Kiteboarders and windsurfer in Cabarete this month and they were all happy with the perfect conditions. This time the surfers were not so happy, because the surf was blown out fast in the mornings.

Februar 2016

El Niño is still disturbing our wind maschine, but sending nice swells.

 

06 perfect days for windsurfing
07 perfect days for kite boarding
21 perfect days for surfing

Kiteboarder and Windsurfer need patience to wait for the few good wind days. Surfing was much better.

From 23 -28 of February Cabarete hosted the next edition of the "Master of the Ocean". Here wins the best watermen in surfing the waves in the four categories of Surfing, SUP, Windsurfing and Kiteboarding. The winner was, like the last two years, again Zane Schweitzer followed by two local riders Luciano Gonzales and Emanuel Rondon.

January 2016

Good waves but not much wind

 

11 perfect days for windsurfing
13 perfect days for kite boarding
24 perfect days for surfing

Wind and weather are changing a lot. We don´t get consistent wind for longer period. Only a coupple of days were really good for windsurfing and kiteboarding. But the surfers nice swells coming down from the stroms in the northern Atlantic.

Dezember 2015

Wind, waves and rain.

17 perfect days for windsurfing
21 perfect days for kite boarding
22 perfect days for surfing

Dezember brought us many windy days, big waves, but also lot of rain and bad weather. The waves were blown out and the wind was gusty, so nobody was really happy.

November 2015

Perfect month for Surfing and building up new school

Also November offered great Surf at the north coast. We didn`t get huge swells, but consistent good surf almost every day. For windsurfing and Kite boarding was not so good this month with just a few good days in the first half of the month.

Big Air was building up the new school in just 3 weeks. We started to build a new roof on top of the old school just after the BBQ 12th and after the BBQ on the 25th we started to pull down the old school inside the new one.

6 perfect days for windsurfing
9 perfect days for kite boarding
27 perfect days for surfing

5-8. Nov: Jazz Festival in Santiago, Sosua, Puerto Plata and Cabarete.

7+8 Nov: Pauhana Encuentro Classic for Surfing

Oktober 2015

Perfect Surf

15 perfect days for windsurfing
16 perfect days for kite boarding
28 perfect days for surfing

Good surf almost every day and some good days for Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

September 2015

Good Kiting and no swells

13 perfect days for windsurfing
20 perfect days for kite boarding
08 perfect days for surfing

- No Hurricanes, no rain, but still good Kitesurfing. Surfers are waiting for good swells.

Augost 2015

Perfect wind almost every day

27 perfect days for windsurfing
27 perfect days for kite boarding
18 perfect days for surfing

Cabarete offered perfect conditions for Windsurfing and Kite boarding almost every day with strong wind and big Waves. Also the surfers had some fun in the early mornings.

 

July 2015

Also July is bringing good Wind almost every day and some contests coming up!

25 perfect days for windsurfing
28 perfect days for kite boarding
23 perfect days for surfing

- 10th to 12th of July: The annual Butterfly Effect (www.betheeffect.com) i is a non competitive water celebration for women of all ages and levels in different ocean sports

- 22nd to 26th of July: MaiTai Cabarete - fun and network event from Susi Mai and Bill Tai

- Cabarete Classic should also come up in July

 

June 2015

Good Wind so far and Big Air Competition coming up!

28 perfect days for windsurfing
30 perfect days for kite boarding
21 perfect days for surfing

 

June is bring us good wind so far. It is blowing every day. From 11th to 14th of June the Big Air Contest is coming up, held in front of Millenium Hotel and with the closing ceremony in Kahuna Bar.

Last week our friend Josh Messer took some pictures in front of Big Air and Hotel Viva Wyndham Tangerine. Cabarete is rocking every day!

 

May 2015

Strong Wind,  big waves and no rain!

19 perfect days for windsurfing
25 perfect days for kite boarding
18 perfect days for surfing

 

The first 2 weeks are not very typical for May: Instead of rain, low wind and small waves it is rocking hard with strong wind over 30 Kn, nice swell over 6 ft and no rain at all. It was also hot like summer and the Hotel Viva Windham Tangerine has not many people , so that we can enjoy the perfect conditons without many Kiter and windsurfer in the water. Second half than was more typical with some wind, but not so strong, small waves and some rain showers in the morning and at night. It was still good for kiting with bigger kites or boards, but the windsurfers were not so happy anymore. Therefor the surf was better in the second half of the month.

Abril 2015

Semana Santa with huge parties and good wind at Cabarete

Also Abril offered perfect wind the first 15 days.

   

Semana Santa!

 

After Semana Santa!

17 perfect days for windsurfing
20 perfect days for kite boarding
24 perfect days for surfing

March 2015

DR OPEN Kiteboarding Competition at Cabarete

March offered perfect wind the first 15 days, but than it got tricky.

17 perfect days for windsurfing
23 perfect days for kite boarding
20 perfect days for surfing

February 2015

Master of the Ocean at the end of the month

The competitors of the "Master of the ocean" were lucky, because wind and Weather finally turned good at the end of the month after the 20th.

12 perfect days for windsurfing
17 perfect days for kite boarding
21 perfect days for surfing

January 2015

Big Air Kite School

The new year is starting like the old one ended with bad weather and not much wind

07 perfect days for windsurfing
09 perfect days for kite boarding
23 perfect days for surfing

December 2014

Big Air Kite School wish you ay new year

Bad wind, but many good days for surfing and one huge swell made only the surfers happy.

07 perfect days for windsurfing
11 perfect days for kite boarding
27 perfect days for surfing

November 2014

Bad wind and weather, but Huge waves for our beginnersig Air Kite School

Also November was very bad for our wind sports, but the surfers were very happy after a couple of very good swells!

10 perfect days for windsurfing
12 perfect days for kite boarding
24 perfect days for surfing

October 2014

Now we got the bill

Last year October was too good and now we got just a couple of good days for windsurfing and kite boarding this month! Surfers were happy about one huge swell in the middle of the month.

08 perfect days for windsurfing
09 perfect days for kite boarding
22 perfect days for surfing

September 2014

Back to normal

After 10 month of perfect wind and weather almost every day we got a bad September with rain and not so much wind. Surfing was possible at many days, but the huge swells were also missing.

09 perfect days for windsurfing
13 perfect days for kite boarding
16 perfect days for surfing

August 2014

Nice wind almost the whole August

We had just one week of storm and bad weather around the 20th to 26th, but all the rest was perfect for Kite boarding and windsurfing. The surfing was even better.

20 perfect days for windsurfing
23 perfect days for kite boarding
25 perfect days for surfing

 

July 2014

Perfect wind and waves

We got almost 100% perfect wind days for Kiting and Windsurfing, but surfing was also great in the mornings!

27 perfect days for windsurfing
29 perfect days for kite boarding
27 perfect days for surfing

June 2014

Big Air Kite School Competition

The first Cabarete Big Air Contest is coming up from 13th to the 14th of June infront of Millenium Hotel and with Big Air Party and pricegiving at Kahuna Bar at Saturday night.

..and the winner of the Big Air competition on Friday was Carlos and the winners of saturday´s Freestyle were:

1. Robinson Hilario

2. Joselito Del Rosario,

3. Luis Alberto Cruz

The wind and weather conditions where funtasic and we saw incredible action on the water. Specially the Frrestyle final on Sturday was thrilling and the two finalistas where riping it off and going to the limits.

26 perfect days for windsurfing
27 perfect days for kite boarding
20 perfect days for surfing

The Big Air Fullmoon BBQ at the 10th of June with many friends, good food, music and nice bonfire!

and the BBQ at the 25th of June with the pricegiving of the 4th Up&Down wind Race:

 

May 2014

Surprise at the 3rd Up & Down Wind Race

The Wind was not so perfect like the last month, but still good for May, which is usually rainy season and very quiet. We got some rain but also many good days for Kitesurfing and Windsurfing. Just the surfers were not soo happy this month and the whole winter.

And the 3rd Up & Down Wind Race of the year saw finally a new winner. The new Core Kites were very fast and Joerg Berres could win 1st place infront of Michael Vasquez Nunez and Sean Tracy. Tobias Heide just finished 4th place this time.

                                  

17 perfect days for windsurfing
20 perfect days for kite boarding
13 perfect days for surfing

April 2014

Best wind in April since many years

And to tell you the truth I did not see soo good conditions for kitesurfing and windsurfing in winter time since I am here and this is 17 years!

At 13th of April we saw the second edition of the Up & down wind Race from big air Kite School to La Boca and back. And the winner was again Tobias Heide, but second place this time went to Sean Tracy and third was Joerg Berres just infront of our old friend and EX Cabarete Local Solo Solinsky.

21 perfect days for windsurfing
27 perfect days for kite boarding
22 perfect days for surfing

 

March 2014

DR OPEN Kiteboarding competiton is coming up this month

17 perfect days for windsurfing
18 perfect days for kite boarding
20 perfect days for surfing

On March 10th Cabarete was hosting the first Up- and downwind race from Cabarete to La Boca and back organized by Tobias Heide and Big Air Kite School.Tobias Heide was the first winner, the second place went to Joerg Berres and third arrived Sean Tracy.

From 06th to 09th of March Cabarete is hosting the exiting Kiteboarding competition at Bozo beach. Main category will be Freestyle but Hangtime and Big Air competitions are possilbe. So come to see the best dominican Kiteboarders to show their action.

And it was incredible! Cabarete offered two days with strong wind and the Riders shown their newest tricks and we saw that some of them are ready for the PKRA world Cup coming up in June at Cabarete. The winners of the Pro categorie were:

1. Luis Alberto

2. Ariel Corniel

3. Posito

February 2014

Master of the Ocean is coming up this month

21 perfect days for windsurfing
24 perfect days for kite boarding
17 perfect days for surfing

We got a lot of rain the first 7 days, but still good wind coming up in the afternoon for good kitesurfing and windsurfing. The surfing was rough in the mornings with rain and wind, but later on in the second week it got much better with nice swells and good surf. From 22nd until 27th of February Cabarete is holding the annual Watersport Competition: Master of the Ocean. The competitors have to show their skills in Surfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Windsurfing and Kitesurfing and just the best overall will be the Master of the Ocean. But this year new there will be also a team competition where always one of each category are building a team. The first days will be held in Encuentro to see who is the best in the waves and Wednesday and Thursday the competition will be in Cabartete bay in front of Millenium Hotel. So check out the big action and the nice parties at night.

                     

Cabarete offered nice weather and perfect wind for the week of the competition, only the waves got smaller every day. But the level and action was very high and we saw thrilling heats and very close results:

Master of the Ocean:

1. Zane Schweitzer

2. Luciano Gonzales

3. Francisco Porcella

Master of the Ocean Women:

1. Fiona Wyder

2. Audrey Meyer

3. Carolina Guzman

Team competition: 4 diffrent riders for the 4 categories (Surfing, SUP, windsurfing, kitesurfing)

1. DR1

2. Team Sammy

3. Team Inzane

 

January 2014

The new year is starting like the last ended with very good wind and big waves almost every day

20 perfect days for windsurfing
20 perfect days for kite boarding
20  perfect days for surfing

Trade winds are working almost everyday bringing us strong wind from East with perfect conditions for windsurfing and Kitesurfing. Also the surf was big, but sometimes disturbed by strong wind already in the mornings.

December 2013

Very good wind and big waves almost every day

18 perfect days for windsurfing
19 perfect days for kite boarding
21  perfect days for surfing

This December offered incredible good wind and big Waves almost every day. It was raining a lot, but always at night or in the mornings, so that the wind did not got effect so much.

November 2013

No rain, but wind and sun!

13 perfect days for windsurfing
16 perfect days for kite boarding
27  perfect days for surfing

The rainy season is very dry and we got many days with wind and sun. 

October 2013

No Hurricanes

9 perfect days for windsurfing
13 perfect days for kite boarding
16   perfect days for surfing

Usually October is the peak month for the hurricanes, but this year it was very quiet. No storms coming to Cabarete and also almost no rain. The Surfing competition Master Surf renuion was held this month at Encuentro.

September 2013

Very quiet month

8 perfect days for windsurfing
12 perfect days for kite boarding
16   perfect days for surfing

Since many years we don´t see such a quiet September. No Hurricanes, no big swells, not much rain, but also not so much wind. We got some perfect days for windsurfing and Kiteboarding with easy conditions, which is not always like this in September. The weather was mostly nice and the surfers were waiting for a good swell which never came. It was more like easy surfing for beginners and the waves were smaller than in July and August.

August 2013

Nice Wind, big waves and lot of people

14 perfect days for windsurfing
25 perfect days for kite boarding
25   perfect days for surfing

August offered perfect conditions for Kite boarding and surfing almost every day. Windsurfing was not always perfect because the winds were to week, but we got also 8 days with very strong wind and big waves. Cabarete was fully booked and so many people could enjoy the perfect conditions.

July 2013

Pablito´s Cabarete Classic is coming up

20 perfect days for windsurfing
23 perfect days for kite boarding
26    perfect days for surfing

From 17th to 21st of July Cabarete is hosting the most important anual windsurfing event on the island. World Champion Kevin Pritchard is coming to compete and he is doing a free Race clinic at the 18th of July. Everybody can participate and practice for the Slalom competitions. For the Slalom competitions we have diffrent categories like Mini juniors, Pro kids, Juniors, Women, Sports class, Business class, Open and for the first time a Kiteboarding category. The windsurfers can also compete in a thrilling freestyle competition and on Sunday there will be held a long distance race for windsurfer and kite surfer.

     

                                   

 

June 2013

Good wind lot´s of rain

  25 perfect days for windsurfing
  29 perfect days for kite boarding
  30    perfect days for surfing

June is offering strong wind every day so far, but lot´s of rain in the evenings or nights. Vanessa is offering professional spanish lessons for you now at the Big Air kite school. At the end June turned out one of the best month for our water sports.

 

May 2013

Half and half!

    09  perfect days for windsurfing
    16 perfect days for kite boarding
    23    perfect days for surfing

The first half of may we saw very few winddays, but the second half brought us wind every day, but like always in May we got lots of rain too, mostly at night or in the mornings. We had also two nice BBQs at the Big Air Kite school, both with rain showers. But we are prepared and we have a nice tent now, so it is still cozy.

                                            

New moon BBQ on the 8th of May with Gudrun, Dieter and Jan        Full moon BBQ on 22th of may with Allan,Katja,Damion and Gianni

Abril 2013

Perfect Wind and Waves and Copa Marina de Guerra at Cabarete!

    26  perfect days for windsurfing
    25 perfect days for kite boarding
    29    perfect days for surfing

This was one of the best Aprils we ever saw at Cabarete with strong wind and big waves almost every day. La Copa Marina de Guerra was held the first time at Cabarete and we saw nice windsurfing Slalom Races and a Long Distance Race for wind surfer and Kite Surfer. The Oficials of Marina de Guerra were very Happy with the conditions and organisations and they will come back next year. Our upwind and downwind trips to La Boca showed effects and I could win second place in the long distance race in the Kiteboarding disciplin. Just Kite Boarding World Cup Pro Manuel (Nono) Rondon was faster.

 

March 2013

Copa Nacional Cabarete Kiteboarding!

      9  perfect days for windsurfing
    12 perfect days for kite boarding
    22    perfect days for surfing

Cabarete was offering one good day of wind for the Copa Nacional Cabarete Kiteboarding and we saw incredible action and tricks from the Juniors, Women, Masters, Semi Pros and Pro Riders. Best rider and winner of the Pro Riders was Luis Alberto Cruz from Starkites and our Assistant Instructor Laura Wilson won 4 place in the women catagory. Congratulation to al riders for the funtastic show!

February 2013

Cabarete is ripping like in summer!

     17       perfect days for windsurfing
     22  perfect days for kite boarding
     27    perfect days for surfing

Cabarete is offering good surf every day in the morning, but also funtastic winds for Kiteboarding and Windsurfing almost every day. We got some incredible days with winds over 20 KN and big waves,  which is the perfect mix between summer and winter conditions. The next Fullmoon BBQ is coming up at the 27th of February and The Master of the Ocean will also be held at this domincan celebration day.

We got also the new Custom NWT Kiteboards ready for your order. If you order one week before you arrive at Cabarete, your board will be waiting for you when you get here!

January 2013

Happy New year with good winds and many Kiters!!

      11     perfect days for windsurfing
      16 perfect days for kite boarding
      23   perfect days for surfing

The year is starting with perfect days for Kiting and many Kites in the water. Since years we didn´t see so many Kiters and Students learning at Cabarete and the conditions were perfect from 20th of December until 12th of Januray. The first New Moon BBQ of the year 2013 was at the 16th with many happy people and the first Full Moon BBQ will be at the 31 of January.

 

All in all we got 50 % perfect conditions for Kiteboarding and 30 % for Windsurfing, because the wind was not always strong enough for really fun with the windsurf. Surfers had great times with big swells and perfect conditions at over 20 days.

December 2012

Merry christmas and Happy New year!

          9 perfect days for windsurfing
       12         perfect days for kite boarding
       29    perfect days for surfing

After we survived the Apocalypse with Kitesurfing all day, we wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with lots of wind and sun. Our fullmoon BBQ at the Big Air Kite School will be at the 28th this month. So don´t miss it!!

 

November 2012

Many competitors and good waves at the Master Surf Reunion 2012

           1 perfect days for windsurfing
           4      perfect days for kite boarding
           22 perfect days for surfing

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy the winds were horrible in November, but the Surfers were happy and the had lots  of fun in the Master Surf Reunion from 4-7 of November, which was compared with the Dominican Jazz Festival which was also at Cabarete at this weekend.

October 2012

Not much wind, but good waves in October

           8 perfect days for windsurfing
           10      perfect days for kite boarding
           24 perfect days for surfing

Just in the first half of October we got some nice days for windsurfing and Kiteboarding. Hurricane Sandy passed after the 22th and distroyed the global situation in the Atlantic Ocean for weeks. But the surfers had a lot of fun in October. The waves were not so huge most of the time, but the surf was very clean and glassy. The best sufrom tropical Sorm Rafael which passed 10 days earlier.

September 2012

Good wind and better waves at Cabarete

             8 perfect days for windsurfing
           17      perfect days for kite boarding
           27 perfect days for surfing

The windsurfers were not so happy in september because the winds were not so strong, but for kite surfing was good after the 8th of september. The surfers were happy all month long with consitent and big waves almost every day.

 

August 2012

KB4K (Kiteboarding for Kids) charity competition is coming up in August

           14 perfect days for windsurfing
           20      perfect days for kite boarding
           20 perfect days for surfing

The Kiteboarding for Kids event will be held this year on the weekend from 17 - 19th of August. It's a charity and fun event for all kiteboarders.

Big Air Kite school is offering down wind tours from La Boca to Cabarete or from Bozo Beach to Encuentro every week. Check it out!

The wind in August was not always perfect, but we got a lot of nice days and even Tropical Storm Isaac could not disturb so much and we got two days perfect wind and on top he brought huge waves that everybody in Cabarete was smiling.

July 2012

Pablito Guzmans Cabarete Classic competitions coming up in July

           23 perfect days for windsurfing
           26       perfect days for kite boarding
           28 perfect days for surfing

Cabarete Classics Windsurfing Competition is held from 13.-15 of July. There will be Slalom and Course Racing for Kids, Sports, Women and Open classes. On Sunday there will be the famous Downwind Race for Windsurfers and Kiteboarders from Gasper Hernandez until Cabarete.

June 2012

June is ripping hard for windsurfing and Kite boarding

         21  perfect days for windsurfing
         23     perfect days for kite boarding
         22 perfect days for surfing

June was offering perfect conditions for Kitesurfing and windsurfing almost every day. The surf was better in the second half of the month, because the winds started blowing a little bit later in the mornings.

 

May 2012

Good wind and nice weather in second half of May

         21      perfect days for windsurfing
         21          perfect days for kite boarding
         12 perfect days for surfing

May offered perfect conditions for Kite boarding and also for windsurfing. The first week was not good with rain and no wind, but than the wind started blowing every day and from the 16th until the end we didn't see any rain. Since 15 years i never saw a May with so strong and nice Wind like this year. also the swells were good and this created perfect conditions at Cabarete reef for windsurfing and Kite surfing. But the surf at Encuentro was not so perfect because the winds started blowing very early and the surf was blown out a lot.

April 2012

Weather, wind and waves were going up and down in April

12 perfect days for windsurfing
17 perfect days for kite boarding
19 perfect days for surfing

The first half of April was mostly bad for Kitesurfing and windsurfing and the second half was much better. We got alot of nice days with more sun, more wind and better waves after the 14th of april. We had 3 nice BBQ's this month at Big Air Kite school. The best was our Eastern, full moon BBQ at April the 6th.

 

March 2012

Good wind and nice waves for the Master of the Ocean

15 perfect days for windsurfing
20 perfect days for kite boarding
19 perfect days for surfing

March offered very good wind for Kite boarding and windsurfing most of the days. At the beginning we got a couple of days with very strong winds and huge waves. Just the rain and cold weather was bordering a little bit.

February 2012

Good wind and nice waves for the Master of the Ocean

         14     perfect days for windsurfing
         17          perfect days for kite boarding
          20 perfect days for surfing

February was ripping hard for the Kite boarders and Wind surfers at the beginning and at the end: Strong wind, big waves and nice weather and tempertures made Kite boarding and wind surfing to an perfect adventure. But in between we got 11 days with low wind and 3 days with hard rain. All in all it was a good month for Kite boarding and wind surfing, except for the people who stayed mostly from 11th to 21st. Surfing was good the whole month.

The 10th Master of the Ocean competition was held from 23rd to 27th of February and for the first time the Master had to compete in 4 diciplines: Surfing, Kite surfing, Wind surfing and Stand up paddle boarding. Conditions were perfect with strong winds and big waves at the first days and we saw spectacular action at Encuentro. The overall winner 2012 is Jose Luengo from Spain follwed by the Dominican riders Emmanuel Rondon and Luciano Gonzales.

We tried our first full moon ride on feb 08, but the wind stopped to early, so that just Tobi got out for 10 Min. On Wednesday we had our monthly Full moon party with almost 50 people now and everybody happy.

January 2012

Happy New Year

           13 perfect days for windsurfing
           15        perfect days for kite boarding
           22 perfect days for surfing

Jaunary is starting like December. Just rain and no wind. We hope it is changing soon and we expect good conditions for Kitesurfing and windsurfing next week. On Tuesday, 10th we celebrate our monthly BBQ with full moon party. So don't miss it.

The second half of January was much better with wind every day and some perfect days in between. But it was very cold (for Cabarete feels) and very rainy,specially at night.

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SUP - Stand Up Paddle boarding

The new water- board- workout- trend- fun- and family sport is now also available at Big Air Kite School at Cabarete Bozo Beach. We offer rental, lessons and tours.

Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) is the renaissance of an old Hawaiian sport which got forgotten with the appearance of short boards. Now Stand Up Paddle boarding is back and it is a fast growing sport around the world and arrived also to Dominican Republic and Cabarete. It a fun and family sport, it is full body work out and you can paddle everywhere from lake, to river and ocean waves.

December 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

          12  perfect days for windsurfing
          15       perfect days for kite boarding
          26 perfect days for surfing

 December is starting like November ended. Just rain and no wind. Just the surfers are happy with the nice swells coming in every week. Now it looked that the weather could change and bring good conditions for Kitesurfing and windsurfing. On Monday we celebrate our monthly BBQ with full moon party. So don't miss it. The rain will stopp until than and at one point the trade winds will finally show up and bring us a nice and windy christmas holiday season.

Wind and weather were improving from 10th of December and from the 20th until the end it was almost perfect for Kitesurfing and windsurfing.

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SUP - Stand Up Paddle boarding

The new water- board- workout- trend- fun- and family sport is now also available at Big Air Kite School at Cabarete Bozo Beach.

November 2011

Season is starting slowly

           1 perfect days for windsurfing
            5         perfect days for kite boarding
          26 perfect days for surfing

The wind for Kitesurfing and windsurfing isn't starting so good in November, but we hope this is changing fast.

And it was not changing. Unfortunately the rainy season this year is realy rainy and not much windy.

October 2011

Full moon BBQ at Big Air Kite School

          12       perfect days for windsurfing
          16          perfect days for kite boarding
           24    perfect days for surfing

Until now we got 2 good days for Kitesurfing and windsurfing and a coupple of days where it started well, but than the wind stopped or turned offshore. Best day for Kitesurfing and windsurfing was monday 10th with 20 KN wind and nice big Waves. Surfing was good at Encuentro almost every day with biggest swell this weekend. Our full moon BBQ is coming up on 12th. Be sure to make your reservation. We are already more than 30 people.

The second half of October was much better wind and we good a lot good days for Kitesurfing and windsurfing with nice wind and big waves. For us was perfect because we had perfect conditions for teaching kitesurfing almost every day.

September 2011

Hurricane season

                 8 perfect days for windsurfing
               12      perfect days for kite boarding
               27 perfect days for surfing

Tropical storms and Hurricanes started early this year and passing almost weekly at our region. Some of them brought us nice wind and hardcore conditions for Kitesurfing and windsurfing, But most of them just brought huge waves to our surf spots. Emily, Irene, Katia, Maria we will not forget so fast, but the season is not over jet. Kiteboarding lessons instead were very difficult in September and the students needed much patiance to wait for the next lesson.

Our September BBQ at the Big air Kite School was a full success and we had lot of fun and we will repeat this now monthly like a full moon BBQ.

                 

So check out, the next will be Wednesday, 13th of October.

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August 2011


all fotos by our professional photograph Jessica

First Hurricanes passing close

    17 perfect days for windsurfing
    20 perfect days for kite boarding
    21  perfect days for surfing

The first part of August offered nice conditions for kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing at Cabarete. Tropical storm emily interrupted the trade winds, but it brought us 2 days with strong winds and big waves for perfect kiteboarding and windsurfing sessions. The surf was ripping too and everybody was happy. Than the trade winds came back fast and we had nice time until the 20th of august when Hurricane Irene started to effect Cabarete. The swells were huge, but the surf was too messy and blown out. The water came very high until our school, but without causing any damage. The winds were very strong for two days and some crazy guys were out Kiteboarding with unpredictable, gusty and offshore winds. After 6 days we got our trade winds back and we enjoyed a nice end of the month with lots of Kiteboarding and windsurfing.

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July 2011
Cabarete Classic coming up

     19 perfect days for windsurfing
    24 perfect days for kite boarding
    21  perfect days for surfing

Wind and weather are perfect now. Just a little tropical wave passed the island at the first weekend of July, but we did not feel so much in Cabarete. The Cabarete Classic windsurfing and Kiteboarding Competition from Pablito Guzman was held from July 13 - 17, 2011. Unfortunately the wind was not that perfect like it is usually in July. We just saw some formula races, some Slalom heats for the kids and at the last day a couple of slalom and Freestyle heats to cure a winner. also the down wind race had to be postponed from Saturday to Sunday, but than we saw a funtastic Race between ca 30 Kiteboarders and Windsurfers in an spectacular Down wind from La Eremita to Cabarete (ca 30 KM).

The fastest guys were 2 Kite boarders followed by two windsurfers.


 

June 2011
Starting bad, ending good

       20 perfect days for windsurfing
       22 perfect days for kite boarding
       20 perfect days for surfing

First week of June brought us still lot of rain and not so much wind. Sometimes it feeled like November. But after  the 10th the weather turned good and the winds were starting blowing every day like we know this from cabarete Summer. Unfortunately the Kiteboarding World Cup did not happen this year because luck of local sponsors. The crisis is still not over.

 

May 2011
Lots of rain and luck of wind

        3 perfect days for windsurfing
       3 perfect days for kite boarding
       19 perfect days for surfing

After a ver dry, sunny and windy winter we got a lot of the missing rain and not so much wind this month. Just the surfers had some fun in glassy conditions and the Stand up paddling brought some fun.

 

April 2011
Strong winds also the first days of April

        12 perfect days for windsurfing
       16 perfect days for kite boarding
       19 perfect days for surfing

The 9 th Master of the ocean contest was held at Cabarete from 7 to 10th of this month. Wind and conditions were good all days, but not the final day on sunday. Nevertheless an new, old Master was found in Luciano Gonzales, one of the best local Kitesurfers and former Master of the ocean some years ago. Second place goes to Emanuel Rondon and 3rd place to Franklin Mieses Monton.

We found good prices for flights from Germany with Condor from Frankfurt for 550 euro for 3 weeks in May and June. If you are interested just send E-mail and I can give you more infos

March 2011
Strong winds also the first days of March

        9 perfect days for windsurfing
       15 perfect days for kite boarding
       25 perfect days for surfing

The annual kite boarding Charity competition KB4K Kiteboarding for Kids is coming up from 11th to 13th of march at Bozo beach. Please check the action and help the kids. All founds are going to dominican kids. great idea!

Cabarete has now also one of the first Hostals in D.R. with shared 4-8 bedroom Dorms in a nice ambiance and good prices. Please ask for more info and prices.

Big air Kite school has now a profacional photograph and video graph, Here name is Jessica and she can make your holiday unforgotable. Come to the school and talk to her about prices and offers.

 

February 2011
Strong wind at Cabarete

        10 perfect days for windsurfing
         17 perfect days for kite boarding
         25 perfect days for surfing

Long time ago that we get so nice and strong wind at Cabarete. We have days with over 25 KN and the average is 15-25 KN from East compared with sun. If there is no wind on sundays, go to check the carnival at La Vega or Puerto Plata (el 27th).

We have now a profacional photograph and video graph at the big air Kite school at Cabarete, Here name is Jessica and she can make your holiday unforgotable. Come to the school and talk to her about prices and offers.


 

January 2011
Goodwind at Cabarete

         18    perfect days for windsurfing
         19 perfect days for kite boarding
         20 perfect days for surfing


After lot's of rain and small wind over the holidays, the wind started blowing very strong and we could just go out with small boards and sails.

 

 

 

July 2010
Cabarete Classic14th to18th of July 2010

            perfect days for windsurfing
     perfect days for kite boarding
          perfect days for surfing


The Cabarete Classic is a windsurfing and kitesurfing event for all levels and ages. Slalom, Formula, Long distance and Freestyle competitions in many categories like Mini Juniors, juniors, Sports class, women, Business class and Open. Many side events, partys and concerts make this 4 day to a big happening for Cabarete and its visitors. Check the web page for more infos: Cabarete Classic: Windsurf competition in Cabarete, Dominican Republic .

June 2010
Opening Party at Kahona
Thursday, 24th of June 2010 at 7 pm

The Kahona sports bar and Restaurant is our new partner now at Cabarete beach. They invite tonight for the big openeng Party. So come and join and have fun.

   18          perfect days for windsurfing  
   22       perfect days for kite boarding  
   19           perfect days for surfing  
     

Cabarete Kiteboarding World Cup 2010
16th to 20th of June 2010

is on now, starting with the dominican National Championchip. the new Champion is Alex Soto and he was winning also one of the wildcards for the competition main event. But there are more guys with incredible skills and style which will try to enter over the qualifications. Good luck to everybody and we hope to see hot action from tomorrow on. The finals will be Sunday and we are excited if the dominican Riders can rip it again..

And they did it again: Ariel Corniel was winning again over Kevin Langeree from Netherlands. In the women devision the spanish rider Gisela Pulido was winning again after her first win 2008/ Second place went to polish Karolina Winkowska.

Starkites: Test and buy

Finally more new Starkites arrived to Cabarete. You can test and buy them with us. Come to check the new 9,5 m S-bow for Freeriding and wave surfing. This is my prefered Kite now.


May 2010

      14         perfect days for windsurfing  
      16        perfect days for kite boarding  
      22        perfect days for surfing  
     

Wind is back to Cabarete
Who can believe that May was the best wind month so far this year. We got 14-16 days perfect winds for Kite surfing and windsurfing. The high season is over, there are no people, waves are small, but the wind is thrilling us up. But unfortunately this happend all in the first 20 days. After this we got 10 days without any wind and hope for windsport. Just surfing was good and standup paddling was bringing some fun.

   


April 2010

               8 perfect days for windsurfing  
              11 perfect days for kite boarding  
              21 perfect days for surfing  
     

Spring discount now at Big Air Kite school
Wind and weather is improving now and big Air Kite School is offering 20% discount on all Prices from 15 of April to 15 of June if you prebook via mail.

Happy Eastern without wind

Locals could enjoy eastern partys with 10,000 of local people without having stress to loose a good wind day. Wind is coming back this week.

And it's true. We really got wind this week. Perfect conditons with nice waves and up to 25 kn and this already 4 days in a row. This is totally record this year.


March 2010

9 perfect days for windsurfing  
11 perfect days for kite boarding  
21 perfect days for surfing  
     


Finally wind

Beginning of March is bad again with lots of rain and very less wind. Second half is starting better. Sun is coming out, tempertures are rising and wind is getting better. But all in all we still have very bad conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding compare to the lst years. Since 10 years I didn't see such a bad winter season like this year. All the atlantic storms were far away and just blocking our wind. We didn't get any strong north wind and neither huge swells from the north.

February 2010

4 perfect days for windsurfing  
9 perfect days for kite boarding  
20 perfect days for surfing  
     


Happy Surfers

The surf is not huge but we got lot of nice, glassy days at Encuentro. Windsurfer and Kitesurfer were not so happy. In 12 years we never saw so less wind in February. It was just enough to find a new Master of the ocean this year. The results are:

1st Luciano Gonzalez
2nd Emmanual Rondon
3rd Oscar de la Cruz

 

January 2010

7 perfect days for windsurfing  
11 perfect days for kite boarding  
22 perfect days for surfing  
     


Happy New Year

is starting with sun and wind at the 1st of January but than turned to rain and no wind for many days. Surfing is good, but the wind surfing and kite boarding year is starting at the 20th with good winds and some nice, big wave days.

    


December 2009

  perfect days for windsurfing 9
  perfect days for kite boarding 17
  perfect days for surfing 28
     
Wind and weather is still funtastic in Cabarete, until 19th of Dec. Sun and wind almost every day. But than for the starting of the high season weather is changing and we get lots of rain and no Wind anymore for the rest of the year. To bad, because we finished just in time with our construction and were ready for the seson to start. "Big Air Kite School" is now bigger, nicer and we established a new little "No Work Team" shop right at the beach.

         

November 2009
  perfect days for windsurfing 5
  perfect days for kite boarding 9
  perfect days for surfing 23

There is no rainy season this year. Just for days of rain, but 11 days in the row no wind. This was to bad for wind surfing and kite boarding, but funtastic for surfing. Big Air is in construction. We are trying to make things bigger and nicer.


October 2009

  perfect days for windsurfing 9
  perfect days for kite boarding 19
  perfect days for surfing 23
Wind and weather is still funtastic in Cabarete. We are lucky this year with the hurricanes until now. So come down and get some Kitesurfing! The water is over empty and waiting for you!

September 2009

  perfect days for windsurfing 15
  perfect days for kite boarding 22
  perfect days for surfing 21
     
     
September is offering perfect weather and wind for Kite boarding and windsurfing so far. Wind and sun almost every day. Surfing is fine but quiet small for September. Hurricanes are very quiet this month until now.

Check out our new online store area with the original NWT T-shirts and Cronies Flip Flops from Canada! More T-shirts are coming up soon!

August 2009
  perfect days for windsurfing 9
  perfect days for kite boarding 20
  perfect days for surfing 28
No Work Team and Hotel Residencia Dominicana are offering now Kite Camps for all levels and desires. For more info check at our Kiteboarding page or feel free to contact us directly!

July 2009
  perfect days for windsurfing 22
  perfect days for kite boarding 29
  perfect days for surfing 21
The Cabarete Classic Windsurfing Competition was the main attraction of July and Cabarete was offering perfect conditions with nice wind every day. We saw nice formula races, exciting slalom fights, freestyle competions and a downwind race for windsurfers and kiteboarders from Gasper Hernandez to Cabarete.

June 2009
  perfect days for windsurfing 17
  perfect days for kite boarding 25
  perfect days for surfing 10
The PKRA Kite World Cup could not be held this year, because the local sponsors were not able to bring all the money needed. Greetings from the world wide rezession. So let's hope for next year!

May 2009
  perfect days for windsurfing 20
  perfect days for kite boarding 25
  perfect days for surfing 25
     

After 15 years we closed the NWT Shop in Cabarete. But we are still there with our kite school Big Air and our surf tours to Encuentro and we might open the shop again later. Until then you can get your NWT t-shirt at our kite school and we will inform you about other retailers and some kind of online shopping soon.


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