The Cabarete Kite Festival, sponsored in part by Millennium Resort & Spa was held from July 22 – 28, 2019
A strong showing of international competitors participated in the event, with talented riders from all around the world – ranging from World Champions to hard-hitting local rippers, along with some promising newcomers in the sport.
Cabarete locals Luis Alberto Cruz and Madeline Corniel took FIRST PLACE wins in the event. Cabarete delivered its usual conditions of strong and consistent winds of around 25 knots, from noon until sunset. As host, Millennium Resort contributed an ideal backdrop to the spectacular action in the shore break.
With his first place win, Cruz was awarded the opportunity to travel to SOUTH AFRICA for the WORLD’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS KITEBOARDING EVENT: THE RED BULL KING OF THE AIR.
Cabarete is home to a huge field of talented athletes, with international competitors giving it their best in this event. Millennium Resort is proud of the local, talented athletes that have worked hard to achieve their high-performance level and represent the best of the Dominican Republic.
“Cabarete has a long, proud history of hosting world-class kite-boarding events and the steady, thermal trade winds are a constant feature of this iconic kiting location. Additionally, one of the most notable things Cabarete is known for is its pool of formidable talent”, declares SailWorld in their post-event coverage of this event. “This is one of the true kite-boarding hot-spots, churning out top-notch freestyle riders who make it their mission to take down visiting big name pros out on the water whenever an event rolls into town.” We couldn’t agree more.
To learn more and see the full results of the 2019 Cabarete Kite Fest, visit the official event website
Congratulations to all of the competitors and organizers for an amazing event. If you’d like to join us for a kitesurfing vacation, take a look at the Cabarete accommodation we offer.