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2012 Cabarete “The Butterfly Effect”

Press Release: Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

The 4th annual “The Butterfly Effect Cabarete” landed in Cabarete on July 28th, 2012. This year’s event saw its largest number of participants registering 102 waterwomen from all over the world. Local and visiting women gathered on the beach of Cabarete to complete a 4km downwind ride from Cabarete Bay to Playa Encuentro. The event was open to women who windsurf, kitesurf, surf, stand up paddle(SUP) or kayak.

The waterwomen of Cabarete united their individual athletic abilities to celebrate their accomplishments as a united group. Over the course of the event many other girls and women were inspired to get out on the ocean and try some of the sports for the first time. The event included a beach cleanup, safety and stretching sessions, as well as food and gear from local sponsors.

The event culminated in a celebration that was held at the Millennium Resort & Spa. A live auction was held, and the Butterfly Effect Dominican Republic surpassed last year’s efforts raising $5000.00 USD for The DREAM Project.

Care to join the butterflies in the event next year? Keep an eye on for the 2013 dates and visit Cabarete!

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Stand Up Paddling or SUP in Cabarete

Stand Up Paddling, or SUPing, has been taking the water sports world by storm the last few years. Whether it is surfing the waves, cruising over open ocean, riding river rapids or paddling around lakes, SUP’s charm is that it is accessible to all. Boards are available in sizes which are more barge-like than board-like, but will provide floatation and stability to all comers, right down to regular surfboard size wave demolishers.

Cabarete provides everything a SUPer could ever need. A river, a lagoon and of course the ocean with world class waves and a protected bay for beginner ocean SUPers. SUP Cabarete carries Starboard, JP and Imagine SUP boards. While Carib Wind Center carries Naish, Oxbow and BIC boards among others. Both centres offer lessons and rentals. Do yourself a favour and get out on a SUP! You’ll be glad you did.

But, before you go, check the Cabarete wind and wave conditions here.

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WEPA Cabarete – May 28 to June 2, 2012

To be held in just a few weeks, WEPA Cabarete is designed to showcase what the town has to offer. Activities for the adventurous or something the whole family can enjoy, Cabarete has it all!

Register, pay your US$150, and you’ll have access to all the scheduled activities for the week. This should not be missed.

Follow the kiting and SUPing action on the Kite Beach Webcam.

Information from the WEPA Cabarete website:

WEPA stands for: Wind Energy Playa Ambience, all the things that make Cabarete what it is today!

It is a non-profit event scheduled to take place on Cabarete beach from Monday 28th of May until Saturday 2nd of June 2012.

WEPA is the fruit of the collaboration between some long time established businesses in Cabarete.

WEPA is a showcase of Cabarete’s uniqueness and a fund raiser, to enable young talented local athletes stars to participate in competitions around the world and promote Cabarete there.