Caribbean KB4girls Kite Cabarete Dominican Republic

LEK hosts KB4girls Global event in Cabarete / Dominican Republic and brings together female kiters from all around the globe

Caribbean KB4girls Kite  Cabarete Dominican Republic

Caribbean KB4girls Kite Cabarete Dominican Republic

Caribbean KB4girls feeling at Kite Mecca Cabarete

SEATTLE, August 27th, 2013: On August 24th and 25th the fifth stop on the KB4girls GLOBAL 2013 tour took kite mecca Cabarete by storm. Taking place with an intimate gathering of 20 female kiteboarders from all around the world, the event turned out a great success and fun time for everyone involved.

 

Directed and coached by KB4girls founder and 9x World Champion Kristin Boese joined by pro-coaches Chelu Guardati and Nadine Merks, the girls embarked on a weekend full of kiting and coaching in front of the famous LEK (Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding) center. All the participants showed their dedicated commitment to face new challenges and learn new skills, impressing their coaches with newly learned jumps, backrolls, frontrolls and more.

 

To top off all the fun on the water the girls enjoyed beach games and stretching, a pool and cocktail party powered by Millenium Resort and Spa Cabarete and Grey Goose Vodka as well as a “White Dress” party at Emerald Beach Club.

 

A very special thanks goes to KB4girls Cabarete Chapter ambassadors Laurel Eastman and Audrey Meyer for making this event possible and for doing such a fabulous job with running the Chapter and Chapter Events throughout the season.

 

As part of the KB4girls Global Event in Cabarete the most improved riders were awarded and congratulations go to Mabreidy Martinez (DOM) Sandra Dirschl (GER), Lisa Lowe (USA). The Silke Gold Spirit award for the most spirited lady in the event went to Cassidy Gammill (USA).

 

The KB4girls Global event in Cabarete/Dominican Republic was supported by: LEK and the entire LEK team, Dare to Fly, Laurel Eastman, Audrey Meyer, Chelu Guardati, Nadine Merks, Octavio Chaine, Meghan Maguire, Millenium Resort & Spa, Grey Goose Vodka, Best Kiteboarding, DaKine, Emerald Beach Club, DJ Christian Azar, Kite Club Café, Freo Joyas, Epic Cigars, Rogue Cabarete, Beach Box Boutique.

 

The KB4girls foundation is supported by Best Kiteboarding, DaKine, Tramontana Grafixx, SportsFeatures.com and Baby-G and strongly encourages other brands to support their cause to empower females through the sport of kiteboarding.

 

The 2013 KB4girls GLOBAL events calendar reads as follows:

February 15 to 16, 2013 – Mui Ne, Vietnam

May 22 to 26, 2013 – Founders Kite Club SPECIAL / El Gouna/Egypt

June 5 to 6, 2013 – Eilat, Israel

August 17 to 18, 2013 – Lancing, UK

August 24 to 25, 2013 – Cabarete, Dominican Republic

September 20 to 22, 2013 – Dream Extreme SPECIAL New York, USA

SOLOSHOT Susi Mai and Jeremie Tronet Kiteboarding Dominican Republic

During my last stay in Cabarete I teamed up with Susi Mai to shoot a kiteboarding video for this new product Soloshot.
Soloshot is a small device mounted on a tripod which allow your camera to follow the rider anywhere he goes … The dream gadget all surfers, kiteboarder and sport lovers dreamt of.
All the action shot in this video are 100% shot using the soloshot, nobody is actually panning right and left to follow the action, the soloshot does it on it’s own… pretty impressive. We have added a small soloshot logo on each shot filmed using the soloshot.

New Zealand and Dominican Republic join IKA International Kiteboarding Association as national members

The latest members to the International Kiteboarding Association are the New Zealand Kite Racing Association and the Dominican Kite Association, representing membership in remote parts of the world. We welcome our new members and hope to see your sailors very soon on our events around the world.

The latest members to the International Kiteboarding Association are the New Zealand Kite Racing Association and the Dominican Kite Association, representing membership in remote parts of the world. We welcome our new members and hope to see your sailors very soon on our events around the world.  Next up in the pipeline are Egypt and Madagascar - the family of national kite associations is constantly growing and we expect to pass the 50 national member associations mark before the end of the year.

The latest members to the International Kiteboarding Association are the New Zealand Kite Racing Association and the Dominican Kite Association, representing membership in remote parts of the world. We welcome our new members and hope to see your sailors very soon on our events around the world. Next up in the pipeline are Egypt and Madagascar - the family of national kite associations is constantly growing and we expect to pass the 50 national member associations mark before the end of the year.

Next up in the pipeline are Egypt and Madagascar – the family of national kite associations is constantly growing and we expect to pass the 50 national member associations mark before the end of the year.

KB4K: Kiteboarding to Help Children in Need is a fundraising competition to benefit kids in Dominican Republic

KB4K: Kiteboarding to Help Children in Need is a fundraising competition to benefit kids in Dominican Republic. With this event we raise money to give to charities working with kids in the Cabarete area

KB4K: Kiteboarding to Help Children in Need is a fundraising competition to benefit kids in Dominican Republic.

KB4K: Kiteboarding to Help Children in Need is a fundraising competition to benefit kids in Dominican Republic.

*Please note – the dates have changed to August 17 – 19th*

 

The 4th Annual KB4K is presented by Soloshot & Airbound

August 17 – 19, 2012

 

Check out the schedule and we’ll see you next weekend at LEK/Millennium:
Friday 17th:
Kiter Registration at CNS
Afterparty at Ojo
Saturday 18th at Millennium
Susi Mai’s RedBull Airstyle
Food/Music/Games/Pool Party
Fashion Show
8:30pm Millennium Party of the Summer
Dance Contest/Breakdancing Performance
Sunday 19th at Millennium
KB4K Expression Session: Freestyle and Waves
Food/Music/Games/Pool Party
Sunset Prize Giving & Party
KB4K is a Community Event for EVERYONE!
Kite Contest for ALL kiters
Raffles
Silent Auction
Great Prizes
Beach Games
Breakdancing Performance
Dance Contest
Cow Tipping
Hot Dogs and Drinks
Free Kite Flying Lessons
Spectacular Kiteboarding Show

 

A massive thank you to our title sponsors for coming on board to bring you the 2012 event.

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In other exciting news KB4K welcomes professional kiteboarder Susi Mai and her Redbull Airstyle Contest joining the KB4K weekend.
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There are so many ways to help!

Volunteer as part of the organizing team, or during the event.

Sponsor as a business or as an individual supporting the kids.

Compete!  This is a fun event that all levels of kiteboarders can enjoy.  Register now and become a fundraising rider with your very own web page where you can set your fundraising goal and track your progress.

Please note: All competitors must have personal medical insurance in order to participate.

To sign up as a 2012 KB4K rider please click on the button below.

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Make a donation right now at our secure online giving site – Active.com

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Thank you for your support, together we can meet our 2012 goal of raising $30,000 USD to donate to charities working around Cabarete with disadvantaged children.  In 2011 we raised $25,000!  Let’s do it again!