Saturday, July 12, 2008

Susi's Cabarete

Over 4th of July holiday, Susi took me to her favorite kite spots in the Dominican. Far better than anything I could ever write to describe the Dominican Republic is this clip. This is a chapter from a kiting video called Catalyst, shot by Elliot Leboe. This is Susi's chapter on the D.R... "SOUL". She nails it with her description.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Pentax Waterproof Optio W30 - Kite Mounted in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

After the PKRA we went exploring other parts of the Dominican. I had one short evening session as the wind was fading in the town of Las Terrenas. Enough wind to cruise, but not enough to lift off the water - really cool to look below at the coral and sea life. Next year if we are back again we will hit Las Terrenas first, then kite Playa Grande on the way to the PKRA.

I've also upladed a video for La Boca - the river mouth near Cabarete, here. The river opens up to the ocean so you can kite both flat water and waves there. This spot was really fun, but 2 of the 5 riders (me included) there that day treed their kites as it's narrow. At the river mouth, it's only about 2 kite line lengths wide so you have to go back and forth a lot to get upwind and out to the ocean.

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