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Master Of The Ocean 2016 Kicks Off!

CABARETE, Dominican Republic – February 19, 2016.
Master of the Ocean comunicates details for its 14th edition.
Just a few days to go before the biggest event for water sports in the Dominican Republic and its proximities takes place, the competitions organizers Marcus Bohm and Patricia Hiraldo offer exclusive details about it, the athletes that have confirmed their presence and the international media coverage that’s going to take place.

Known as the elite World Championship for Water Men and Water Women, Master of the Ocean (MOTO) is a multidisciplinary competition that focuses on 4 categories where athletes get to show off their maneuvers in surf, windsurf, kite surf y SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding). Reuniting big local and international competitors, it takes place in both Encuentro and Cabarete Beach, going from Tuesday 23rd till Sunday 28th and it includes live music and social activities.

The event has this year received great support from national and international sponsors, taking a step forward in the collaboration with the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. Event organizers Marcus Bohm and Patricia Hiraldo shares that the event has taken a new shape with this and aiming to set even new standards for the execution of the event this year. After the successful 2015 event and this years BBC The Travel Show feature, the Master Of The Ocean 2016 is expecting a broad lineup of media at the event site.

Within the attendees, important names pop up such as the Venezuelans Diony Guadagnino (windsurfing), Eniel Narváez (surf, kitesurf and sup), Olympic medalist Michael Gebhardt, US rider Jeremy Green and Francisco Hernández (surf, sup and longboard). Also the Hawaiian siblings Shelby and Zane Schweitzer, famous for their talent in watersports and family background in windsurf (their grandparents created the sport!) have confirmed their presence in this year’s MOTO. An active participation from the Dominican counterparts is expected, with distinguished personalities like Luciano González, Jean Marie Rivera and others.

“This is the only competition that combines the four most relevant extreme watersports and manages to display each one’s qualities. It is an opportunity for competitors to shine and inspire kids from the community to get involved. Not everything in DR is baseball.” – Emmanuel Rondon, local kiteboarder, former and multi-time winner of MOTO. Besides promoting the sports, the event is positioning the coast town of Cabarete as an ideal destination due to its good weather conditions all year long. Amongst the international media that will be documenting the activity is The Kiteboarder Magazine (USA), Blue Magazine (Germany), SupConnect (USA), Si Viaggiare di Rai 2 (Italy) and more.

For more details visit the events official web and/or Facebook Page:

Written by Adriana Badía Paulino 2015 event photos: Tony Roberts

Other photos: Private/Master Of The Ocean

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