The Corniel Brothers

Cabarete Summer Fest co-founder and long time professional kiteboarder Luciano Gonzalez has for years dedicated his time to kiteboarding and the community.

Being one of the very first professional kiteboarders from the Dominican Republic, his experience and expertise is irreproachable and highly valuable in the making of the Summer Fest.

Launching this new kiteboarding championship for charity is an important step on the road towards better days for both athletes and children and finished with success after two days of freestyle and race down the coastline of Cabarete.

Seeing more than 30 kites in the air competing for fund raising purposes brought a big crowd to Kite Beach to support the athletes and the cause.

Although Cabarete Summer Fest struggled a bit with the wind conditions, the outcome could hardly have been more successful.

As Cabarete is known for world known kiteboarding names from the world tours, the riders list was impressive and exactly in the spirit of what this event was all about.

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Lowestoft Lifeboat

The Lowestoft Lifeboat reported a kitesurfer in trouble off the south beach.

The rescue team arrive at 17h35 and the beach lifeguards were already on scene assisting the casualty in the rough conditions.

The casualty was taken onboard the lifeboat at 17h38 and the lifeguards safely made their way back to the beach.

The surfer had no injuries, but the kite was badly damaged after having a section ripped out of it.

Confederacao Brasileira de Kitesurf

We are happy to welcome another full member to the International Kiteboarding Association.

The CBK (Confederacao Brasileira de Kitesurf) represents top level riders in all disciplines and will add new color and quality to the development of kiteboarding.

Eduardo Piloni, vice president of CBK states "The establishment of the CBK followed by the recognition by IKA and ISAF are two unprecedented developments, thus making it remarkably important for the future of kiteboarding as a professional discipline.

Brazil provides unique conditions for kiteboarding, blessing the country with top level riders in all disciplines.

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