The world famous Cabarete, Dominican Republic, the Kitesurfing Caribbean capital, returns in 2010 to the PKRA World Tour, this year as a 5 stars, IKA base factor 7 event. The event will be at Bozo beach from June 17 – 20, with registration on June 16th.
The top riders in the world, including 2009 World Champion Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED) and 2010 World Tour leader Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUD) will battle the extremely talented Dominican riders. Cabarete, due to its amazingly good kiteboarding weather condition, has a very high concentration of talented freestyle local riders, and has produced many kiteboarding stars, like Ariel Corniel, Alex Soto, and Manuel Rondon to name a few.
Cabarete is a classic of the PKRA world tour. It is one of the oldest PKRA World Tour events, with its debut in 2001. In 2007- Ariel Corniel- was the first Dominican ever to win the prestigious event, then in 2008 Kevin Langeree made history by being the first rider ever to win the event twice.
The event will have $30,000 USD prize money, making it a 5 star, IKA base factor 7 which will award the winner 730 points towards the world tour ranking.
In the Men’s division, the PKRA tour race to the top is tighter than ever with the top 4 competitors, Andy, Yates (Slingshot, AUD), Alex Pastor (Airush, ESP), Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED), and Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED), within 64 points of each other. Not to mention the rest of the Pro’s very close behind.
In the women division the level is amazing with Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP), World Champ Bruna Kajiya (Flexifoil, BRA), and talented Karolina Winkowska (Slingshot, POL) leading the way. Also there is a rumor about the return of Asia Litwin to the PKRA tour stop in Cabarete. Litwin has been recovering from an injury suffered last season.
Cabarete 2010 promises to be yet another amazing event of the 2010 PKRA World Tour