It’s All About Kiting During Summer

Good Wind And World Class Events

Summer is just around the corner and the kiters among us (like Vikki, Chrissy  and Patricia) are looking forward to the next few months!  We’re lucky to have wind year round but June to September is our favorite season -time to pump up the small kites!

With smaller crowds and stronger winds than the Christmas season it’s paradise for kiteboarders of all levels. Whether you’re learning or a seasoned pro it’s a good idea to make sure you’re taking care of your body after hours on the water. With that in mind we’ve put together some packages with a daily yoga class to stretch out and re-align your body as well as daily organic breakfast and dinner. Ask us about our yoga and kite camps. If you are a fitness enthusiast we have something for your too.

Cabarete is packed with kiting talent, local rising stars Lou Marin and Adeuri Corniel just qualified for the 2018 youth games in Buenos Aires. Cabarete has a long history of producing pro-riders but in Summer we also get to see even more international kiting stars in the water.

The Global Kite Association (GKA) is bringing their world tour to Cabarete from July 9 – 15 promising spectators an exciting World Cup event with appearances from the world’s best freestyle riders. (In case you are confused about the structure of the kiting associations, here’sa nice overview!)

Uncharted Kite Sessionshosts Kite Camps with Youri Zoon, Kevin Langeree, and one Kite Camp for Ladies with world champions Jalou Langeree and Moona Whyte. This gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the best kite boarders in the world, if you want to do more than watch the pros. They base their training at GoKite/ eXtreme hotel and we’re also one of the accommodation options. We’ve seen the camps in action and can’t recommend them enough to take your kiting to the next level.

Kiting isn’t just about competition and learning new tricks it’s also an amazing way to build community and find like minded people. The Butterfly Effect, an annual SUP, Windsurf, Kitesurf Event, happening July 7 is a great example. The Butterfly Effect is a global movement of non-competitive events to inspire women to stay active, learn the local culture, build community, promote sustainability, healthy living, and give back!

it's all about kiting

Taino Farm

With our new aquaponics system up and running the farm is producing more than ever. This Summer our products will not only be sold in Cabarete, Sosua and Puerto Plata but will also be available in La vega, Las Terrenas and possibly even Santiago-  we’re one step closer to taking over the country with organic, nutrient dense food!

Our Hatchery is finding a new home closer to the other aquaponics systems and we’re finally putting up some shade over the longer plant beds to keep the greens that are less happy with direct caribbean sunlight (lettuce) as healthy and happy as possible.

We’re also on the verge of hiring a new Tour Manager and intern coordinator at the Farm so in the next couple of months so watch this space. We’ve been inundated with amazing applications so although we’re still sifting through them all (there’s still time to apply if you’re a bilingual agriculture enthusiast) we’re sure that whoever we end up hiring will be great and we’re very excited to add a new member to the team.

taino farm farm tour fun trip for the entire family eXtreme Hotel Cabarete