Last Monday, 31st of March 2008, the IKO, Dream and IKO volunteer instructors successfully launched a new project aimed at teaching Dominican children how to kiteboard!

Dream Project volunteer instructor Pablito has been teaching children how to swim for a few months so they would be ready to learn how to kite. More than 6 IKO instructors volunteered for the job. The kids have been split in small groups and the IKO instructors will take turns with them every week for 2 hours.

The volunteers are: Jonathan Robert, Cornelio Perez Burgos, Juan Carlos Morel, Miguel Soler, Lilo, Alex Soto, Jose Louis, and IKO Examiner Jon Dodds. The IKO will give out IKO Assistant Instructor packs for free for the kids that are over 15 so that they can train as Assistants in 6 months time (once they know how to kite), giving them the opportunity to get a job as assistant instructors in IKO affiliated centers in Cabarete.


Cabarete is thrilled to be hosting what is sure to be another spectacular kiteboarding event. Our event will be the fourth of ten stops on the PKRA (Professional Kiteboard Riders Association) 2008 World Tour.

Cabarete is known for hosting the most spectacular kiteboarding events. Unbelievable conditions ensure the best in the world will be here to show their stuff. You'll see the highest air and the latest tricks while competitors vie for $40,000 US dollars in prize money .

As anyone who has been to Cabarete knows, this place is what fun in the sun and kiteboarding dreams are made of. And it doesn't stop when the sun goes down... The event's nightly parties promise to be hotter than ever. See you in Cabarete!


On this last day of competition everybody on the beach has the same word coming to their mind : Great! Fabulous! Ideal conditions at the beginning! Can't wait to be next year! The 2008 Vendee Kitesurf Pro will definitely stay in everybody's memory:

About 50 competitors coming from all around the world
More than 20 nationalities (Australia, France, Republic Dominican, US, Norway,)
4 disciplines run in 6 days (Freestyle, Wave, Course Racing, Best trick)
Numerous trophies
An extraordinary show