The sound of the waves crashing on the reef almost sounds like applause. It could explain why I've had a crowd of people cheering me on while surfing in my dreams all week. Thinking that you're waking up to applause is a great way to trick your brain to start the day happy. Outside of hiring a small Asian man to stand beside you as you sleep cheering, waves are a good substitute.
It is almost time to welcome world champion Jalou Langeree to Cabarete and the Uncharted Kite Sessions Cabarete Pro Series. We are preparing and enjoying more than ever the amazing winter conditions of top kite destination Cabarete in the Dominican Republic. Cabarete is known for its consistent wind and year-round wind, and on top of it all, the winter conditions bring you waves! Just to put the cherry on the cake.
For those of you who don't think there are big waves in Cabarete, take a look at this amazing video from local videographer Eyefly Films from just to weeks ago. There's a good reason why we chose the Dominican Republic as the location for the Cabarete Pro Series. The waves are fantastic!
Jalou Langeree (23) is top of the world in kitesurfing. She is current world champion wave riding and leads the ladies world-ranking list. Jalou is determined to be the best and stay the best. That's her life. She started as a freestyle kitesurfer on the age of twelve. Winning many international titles has put Jalou on the top of a short list of world-class kitesurfers. In 2011 she got a kick out of riding the waves and started training for the KSP world tour. Her dedication to be the best in that discipline as well did pay off. She trained very intensely for almost a year before she allowed herself to attend the tour. She was immediately selected and became the best of the world at first time! It illustrates the passion with which Jalou sports.
Uncharted Kite Sessions is officially on the road! Or on the water, to be correct. After the launch in July it seems that UKS has set its standard for the upcoming clinics around the world with some of the absolute best kitesurfers on Planet Earth. World Champion and RedBull King of the Air rider Kevin Langeree brought his expertise to Cabarete for both clinics on the Dominican North Shore.
Cabarete is known for its excellent conditions for kitesurfing, its many and diverse spots and its buzzing kiteboarding and watersports lifestyle. Mother Nature did not disappoint even one day and brought out the best features that Cabarete and the Dominican Republic have to offer.