Youri Zoon Cabarete 2018
- June 4th - 8th, 2018
- Number Of Guests:
- Every Uncharted kite trip is limited to 8 clients to insure lots of one-on-one time with Youri and the Uncharted Kite Sessions coaches.
- Camp Pro:
- Youri Zoon
Making his way back to the warm sunny shores of Cabarete is two-time world champion Youri Zoon. Uncharted Kite Sessions is proud to have the world champion join us for what will be another unbelievable 5 day kite camp aimed at improving every aspect of your riding. Our 2017 camp was a fantastic success with all our attendees reaching new heights in their kite boarding game.
Whether you're just learning to boost higher, or looking to land a Mobe 5, Youri and UKS will be able to help you reach your goals. Cabarete in June never disappoints providing amazing conditions for Youri to personally coach you to your kite dreams.
This year promises more of the same. As every year, Extreme Hotel situated on beautiful Kite Beach will play host to our amazing camp. GoKite’s full service kite shop provides all the gear we need as back up, and their farm to table restaurant La Mesa Taina has all the food and beverage we want to keep us fed and hydrated. The deck at GoKite provides a wonderful vantage point to watch the action live, and for our photographer EyeFly films the perfect location to set up their tripod for our video coaching sessions.
One of the most enjoyed parts of every camp has been the fantastic food. Whether the giant bowl of fresh calamari & shrimp at Eze Bar; the brilliant tuna tartar at Bliss; or the sumptuous steak at Natura Cabaña, the food is exquisite, and the friendships that are made last beyond the days of the camp.
Cabarete is hometown for Uncharted Kite Sessions due to its reliable and varied conditions. Cabarete provides a perfect foundation for maximum results in all kinds of conditions, allowing UKS the opportunity to choose the right location and conditions for the content of the Uncharted program.
Cabarete June 2018 will once again be home to one of the best kiteboarders on the planet for an exceptional five day kite camp aiming to improve kite technique for all levels of riders who are passionate about kite surfing, want to improve their skills, and desire to learn from the best. Join Youri Zoon, one of the most talented athletes in the world to perfect every aspect of your riding.
Camp Only Package - $1695USD
• 5 days of coaching with World Champion Youri Zoon and Uncharetd Kite Sessions.
• 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 $140USD. After the trip a selection of the best photos will be shared on a Drop Box.
• Water and snacks between coaching sessions.
• Demo of 2018 Slingshot kite gear.
Kite Camp with Accommodations Packages - All Accommodations Packages Include Everything Mentioned Above
The Sporty Traveller ~ Extreme Hotel - $1995 USD
6 night 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. http://extremehotels.com
The Business Traveller ~ Watermark Boutique Hotel - $2395 USD
6 night 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. http://www.watermarkdr.com
The Luxury Traveller ~ Ultravioleta Boutique Residences ~ $2995USD
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. http://ultravioletacabarete.com
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 Youri 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. We have the benefit of dinning at such restaurants as Bliss, Eze Bar, Le Bistro and Natura Cabaña to name a few.
Alcohol, local gratuities, breakfast, airport transfer and airfare.
Strength Of Wind
June is statistically one of the windiest months of the year in Cabarete with average daily winds ranging around twenty plus knots. Most people ride from six 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 temperature of 30°C (86°F) in the summer, Cabarete is the perfect choice for this kite camp series as the wind is extremely consistent due its thermal effect. 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 chose to make Cabarete our destination choice for our annual camp with Youri. Join Uncharted Kite Sessions and Youri Zoon this summer in Cabarete and reach your true kite boarding potential.
Do You Need Your Own Gear?
Yes. UKS will have some Slingshot gear for demo, but in limited quantities. Water shoes 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 teaches you the finer points of kite control. We teach looping, self launching nod landing, luff recovery, and so much more.
We'll also have a flat-water specific sessions at the local oasis La Boca for practicing technical maneuvers. And we cannot fail to mention the fantastic down wind rides along the gorgeous Dominican coast.
From late morning every day until after dinner you'll ride, eat and learn from some of the best riders in the world.
Join Uncharted Kite Sessions and Youri Zoon next summer in Cabarete and reach your true kite boarding potential.
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: Advanced kite-flying lesson focusing on looping, pivoting, stall, inversion recovery, luff recovery, among other things.
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.