Making his way back to the warm sunny shores of the Dominican Republic is two-time world champion Youri Zoon for our 3rd annual adventure June 10th to 15th, 2019. After 15 years on the pro tour Youri is retiring this year from tour competition. He’ll still be competing in select events, but his focus has changed. Coaching is one of those changes. One of his great joys is passing on the information he’s obtained as one of the most successful kiters of all time to regular everyday kiteboarders who share the love of kiting just like Youri.
Youri is a passionate kiter who is genuinely one of the nicest riders on the planet. His soft-spoken style works fantastically for coaching as his calm demeanor puts guests at ease as they try new tricks and bigger airs. Technically gifted, he understands the manoeuvres necessary to accomplish new goals, and he has the skills to explain it in a way that makes it easy to understand for any level of kiter.
As always we’ll have professional videographers on trip filming every session for our valuable video review every morning, and spectacular images captured by a professional photographer for our scrapbooks and memories.
You’ll ride on the water with Youri always in clear communication via bbTalkin two-way bluetooth headsets. Youri and Uncharted will walk you through step by step any trick you want while explaining it in real time crystal clear in your ears from the excellent bluetooth technology. Combine the on the water live instruction with the daily video review, your skills are guaranteed to skyrocket.
The Dominican Republic is home for Uncharted Kite Sessions due to its reliable and varied conditions. The north coast in June never disappoints, providing amazing conditions for Youri to personally coach you to your kite dreams.
The Dominican Republic in June 2019 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, desire to learn from the best, and are looking for a fantastic adventure. Join Youri Zoon, one of the most talented athletes in the world to perfect every aspect of your riding and have an amazing adventure along the way that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
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- Dates June 10th to 15th, 2019
- Number Of Guests This trip is limited to 8 guests
- Pro Name Youri Zoon
- Pro Link /pros/youri-zoon
- Location Name Cabarete ~ Dominican Republic
Camp Only Package - $1895USD
• 5 days of coaching with World Champion Youri Zoon and Uncharted Kite Sessions.
• All food and drinks at lunch & dinner. Not including alcohol.
• 5 Day structured coaching program.
• bbTalkin 2-way bluetooth headsets during coaching.
• Advanced kite-flying course.
• All local transport during camp.
• Guided down winders.
• Professional photography & video. We have a professional camera crew 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.
• Water and snacks between coaching sessions.
• Demo of 2019 Slingshot kite gear.
Kite Camp with Accommodations Packages Below - All Accommodations Packages Include Everything Mentioned Above
The Sporty Traveller ~ Extreme Hotel - $2195 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.
The Business Traveller ~ Watermark Boutique Hotel - $2495 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, key-less entry, a large roof-top solarium with spectacular panoramic views, two heated Jacuzzi's, and a roof-top solarium and breathtaking 360 degree views that will astound you.
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 minimalist 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, personal expenses, local gratuities, breakfast, airport transfer and airfare.
Strength Of Wind
June is statistically one of the windiest months of the year in the Dominican Republic 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, the Dominican north coast is the perfect choice for this kite camp as the wind is extremely consistent due its thermal effect. The wind is predominantly from the east, as is the swell. The Dominican Republic 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 the Dominican Republic our destination choice for our annual camp with Youri. Join Uncharted Kite Sessions and Youri Zoon this summer in the Dominican Republic and reach your true kite boarding potential.
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Yes. UKS will have some Slingshot gear for demo, but in limited quantities. Water shoes are also a good idea if you're a beginner surfer planning a surf morning at Encuentro.
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. And we use bbTalkin two way blue tooth headsets for on the water coaching so all instructions are clearly understood. And we cannot fail to mention the fantastic down wind rides along the gorgeous Dominican coast. From 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 the Dominican Republic 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 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, as we do every 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.
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