Optimal Kitesurfing school in Cabarete works in order to offer a whole new approach into the kitesurfing learning curve and ultimately turn it into your lifestyle. With more than 20 years of experience on our hands.
Join us and make it a part of your vacation package adventure in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
At the Optimal Kitesurfing School in Cabarete, we welcome kiters with high or no level of experience.
Our on site Kite Beach Hotel and Optimal kitesurfing school have crafted a relationship that offers you an exclusive option for your stay, right on site with the best package options.
In addition, we work on Cabrinha kitesurfing equipment that enables us to deliver a training experience surplus to you. This makes us an outstanding dealer. Our location is right on the best place to practice kitesurfing on the world famous Kite Beach, Cabarete in Dominican Republic.
I grew up in Cabarete, Dominican Republic and started kiteboarding in the year 2000 when I was 11 years old. This was a time where equipment and functionality such as bow kites, chicken loop quick release, depower systems, twin tip boards or waist harness did not exist.
I used C-kites with just two line systems. Luckily, kiteboarding has evolved since then and today it is much safer to learn this amazing sport.
I started competing in 2003/2004 in national competitions. Through these competitions at an early age, I gained a lot of valuable experience. I get to travel around the world to attend world championships.
I was sponsored by the kite legend Lou Wainman. After that, I joined the Spleene kiteboarding international team from Germany and now I am a part of my own school with Cabrinha.
Next to competing I discovered the joy of sharing my knowledge and passion about kiteboarding to others, and I shifted my focus more to teaching.
In 2007 I completed the IKO course and signed up for an English class, determined to pursue a teaching career.
Today I own my kitesurfing school in Cabarete, Dominican Republic named Optimal Kitesurfing School.
We have the greatest team at the Optimal Kitesurfing School with Iko certified instructors and assistants.
The whole team at Optimal is very dedicated to our students and strive to always provide the very best and safest methods for learning the sport. Before you know it, you will fly your kite, feeling alive and free. It is the best feeling when I see our students doing well and sharing my love.
Years of kitesurfing experience from the very beginning.
I Came to Kite Beach, Cabarete before there was a kite beach and fell in love with the location ever since I had my location in Miami, Florida.
Distribution, sales, lessons, kite trips, even kite repairs have been a part of his combined experience in the kitesurfing lifestyle.
I've been a professional kitesurfing instructor since the year 2000 and have had the opportunity to work with an array of different tech, real estate and famous celebrities and clients from all around the world looking for peak performance.
I'm always available and ready to go!
KITING SINCE 10 years old
HOME SPOT Cabarete
MASTER DISCIPLINE Freestyle + Big Air
CABRINHA SET UP FX Kite
What is your favorite trick?
Blind Judge 7.
How did you get into kiteboarding?
I got into kiteboarding when I first saw my brother Ariel in 2007 at the Cabarete World Cup. I went to support him, and this moment is when it all started.
What motivated you to become a professional athlete?
I always dreamed about being the best at kitesurfing. As soon as I got the opportunity to compete, I started taking it seriously and since then haven't stopped working to make my dream a reality.
What is #LiveFreeRideFree for you?
It's a passion that every human wants to feel. Freedom and no limits to riding.
You have a dream and you have to protect it.
Kite Beach Hotel is located at the center of Cabarete's Kite Beach, each room just a few steps from the warm Caribbean waters. Both for relaxing, swimming, sunbathing at an uncrowded beach in the morning and for the action of the most exciting watersport in the afternoon, Kite Beach Hotel is the ideal place for people who like the difference.
The hotel presents the best quality at the best spot at the right price. It doesn't matter if you are a water sports addict or if you want to explore the Dominican culture and countryside, we can organize you a personalized vacation. In the evenings you can have a quiet dinner at our beach front restaurant or enjoy the wide choice of international restaurants and bars in town.