Paula Novotna & Colleen Carroll Cabarete 2017
- April 4th to 8th, 2017
- Number Of Guests:
- The trip is limited to 8 clients to insure lots of one-on-one time with Colleen and Paula.
- $1395 USD - $2495 USD
- Camp Pro:
- Colleen Carroll & Paula Novotna
Uncharted Kite Sessions joins forces with two of the best female riders on the planet today. We are proud to host our Ladies Only kite camp featuring world #4 Paula Novotna, and 2-time AWSI rider of the year & 3-Time Triple-S Champion Colleen Carroll for an unbelievable 5 day kite camp in the beautiful Dominican Republic. Colleen and Paula are widely considered two of the best riders in the world today. Colleen has won the Triple S multiple times, and is a two time AWSI rider of the year. And as one of the founders of the Kite Park League, she has her thumb on the pulse of kiteboarding today. Paula narrowly missed standing on the final podium this season in the World Kite Boarding League finishing 4th overall. For the last half decade Paula has consistently one of the top five riders on the planet. Paula and Colleen will lend their expert eyes to help you reach your kite boarding dreams.
Uncharted returns to Cabarete in the winter to take full advantage of the beautiful warm Caribbean waters while the rest of the northern hemisphere freezes in the harsh cold.
As always Kite Club Café situated on beautiful Kite Beach will play host to our amazing camp. The full service kite shop provides all the food and beverage we would ever need. And the locker and shower facilities will keep us clean and safe. The deck at Kite Club provides the perfect vantage point to watch the action live, and for our photographer EyeFly films it is the perfect spot to set up their tripod for our video coaching sessions.
Cabarete is the destination due to its reliable and varied conditions, providing a perfect foundation for maximum results in all kinds of conditions. This allows UKS the opportunity to choose the right location and conditions for the content of the Uncharted program.
Cabarete this April will be home to two of the best riders on the planet for an exceptional five day kite camp aiming to improve kite technique for all levels of riders who are passionate about kiting, want to improve their skills, and desire to learn from the best. Join Colleen & Paula, two of the most talented riders in the world to perfect every aspect of your riding.
Camp Only Package - $1395USD
• 5 days of coaching with North Pro Rider Colleen Carroll and Paula Novotna.
• All food and drinks at lunch & dinner. Not including alcohol.
• 5 Day structured coaching program.
• Advanced kite-flying course.
• All local transport during camp.
• Guided down winders.
• Professional photography & video. We have professional camera crew EyeFly Films joining the camp that will shoot photo and video that will be used in the coaching program. A complete personalized video is available for purchase for $120USD. After the trip a selection of the best photos will be shared on a Drop Box.
• Water and snacks between coaching sessions.
• Demo of 2017 Slingshot kite gear.
**All accommodations packages come with the above-mentioned package.
The Sporty Traveller ~ Extreme Hotel - $1595USD
6 nights accommodations in a private room at Extreme Hotel located on Kite Beach. Extreme is an active traveler hotel that features a trapeze, outdoor gym, yoga loft and Spanish classes. The room interiors are all the same and come with fridge, drinking water, private bathroom, balcony and one queen bed. There are fans, screens and the rooms are well vented. They are functional rooms for active people.
Extreme Hotel is one of the leading ecologically sustainable small hotels in the Caribbean. Extreme is more than just an adventure sports and fitness hotel – it is a place where the values of sustainable and ecological tourism are forefront, the community is thriving and the key words are evolution and fun.
The Business Traveller ~ Watermark Boutique Hotel - $1895USD
6 nights accommodations in a massive shared two bedroom & two bath beautiful condominium style boutique hotel located in Kite Beach. With only 8 units, this small oceanfront hotel residences offers the convenience of an elevator, spacious bedrooms, flat screen television, a large ocean view balcony that faces the open Atlantic ocean, an elegant reception lobby, 24 hour security, a beachfront pool and Jacuzzi, keyless entry, a large roof-top solarium with spectacular panoramic views, two heated Jacuzzis, and a roof-top solarium and breathtaking 360 degree views that will astound you.
The Luxury Traveller ~ Ultravioleta Boutique Hotel - $2495USD
Everything is included in this package. All meals, alcohol, all transport, and six nights accommodations in the most elegant hotel in Cabarete. Ultravioleta is the definition of luxury boutique hotel. Located in Cabarete Bay, the residences feature the finest amenities for your luxurious stay. From the moment you arrive at Ultravioleta you will be captivated by the modern minimalistic design of the award-winning architectural firm GVA, complemented by the unique tranquil environment of its common areas which include an infinity pool, solarium, chill-out deck and a palm covered white sandy beach.
Each of Ultravioleta’s 21 luxury apartments are elegantly appointed with interior design by AltriTempi and perfectly positioned against the constant breeze and direct views of the Atlantic Ocean. All units feature fully equipped modern gourmet kitchen with best-in-class appliances, dining area, spacious living rooms with full HD and surround sound experience, master bedrooms with en suite private bathroom some with indoor and outdoor shower with Jacuzzi bathtubs opening to lush gardens and private balconies.
Not included: local gratuities, personal video.
Lunch and dinner is included as this is very much part of the experience. A lot of information gets passed at meals, and you actually get to know Colleen & Paula off the water in a more relaxed environment. We eat fantastically fresh during the day, and at night we enjoy the best dinning that Cabarete has to offer while filling our bellies at the restaurants Bliss, Eze Bar, and Natura Cabaña.
Alcohol, local gratuities, breakfast, personal video, airport transfer and airfare.
Strength Of Wind
April in Cabarete is a fantastic month to ride. Late winter winds are string and powerful. Most people ride from eight to twelve meter kites depending on weight. But as it is Mother Nature, and she is unpredictable, it is better to have a kite and not need it, than to need a kite and not have it.
Wind & Climate
With an average daytime high temperature of 29°C (82°F) in the winter, Cabarete is the perfect choice for this kite camp as the wind is consistent due its thermal effect, and the water is always a beautiful 26°C. The wind is predominantly from the east, as is the swell. Cabarete is consistently rated as one of the best kite destinations in the world for a reason. With access to excellent flat-water oases, beautiful beach breaks, and perfect barrels over the reef, it’s obvious why we choose to make Cabarete a recurring destination choice for our camps.
Do You Need Your Own Gear?
Yes. UKS will have some Slingshot gear for demo, but in limited quantities. Water shoes or booties are also a good idea as we may decide to go surfing at Encuentro, or hiking the 27 water falls. If you are a beginner surfer you may need to stand on the reef. Booties are good to bring in case.
Uncharted Kite Sessions focuses on professional instruction on how to improve riding skills, but also integrates cultural immersion into our camps. We have video analysis to adjust your stance, kite and board position. We have an advanced kite-flying lesson that will teach you things about kite flying that you never knew existed. High performance skills like looping, pivoting, luff recovery, how different attachment effect the performance of your kite, and so much more
From morning every day until after dinner you'll ride, eat and learn from one of the best riders in the world.
Join Uncharted Kite Sessions and North Kiteboarding pros Colleen Carroll & Paula Novotna this April in Cabarete to bring your kite life to the next level.
Day 1: Introduction, Video Session and Rider Evaluation. We hit the water right away, begin assessing your riding, and make improvements right on the water. We’ll also have a professional videographer EyeFly Films on shore for our private video session where all riders are filmed and the video is edited for coaching.
Day 2: Video review and analysis in the morning, followed by afternoon riding sessions to put what was learned in video review into practice.
Day 3: Video review and analysis in the morning, followed by advanced kite-flying lesson focusing on looping, pivoting, stall, inversion recovery, luff recovery, among other things. Video review and analysis after kite lesson, followed by afternoon riding session.
Day 4: Flat water session in the morning to work on technical maneuvers like transitions, big airs, jibe, tack, etc. The afternoon will be a down winder from La Boca back to Playa Encuentro. Distance of approximately 15km’s.
Day 5: Video review and analysis in the morning. Riders’ choice for afternoon session. A majority vote will decide the activity. It can be something that has already been done, or something new like a down wind session from Las Canas back to Kite Beach; a distance of approximately 25km’s. In the afternoon we'll do a final review of the week and provide feedback for future development.