Wind, Waves and Wisdom: A Week of Adventure and Unity on the Shakti Side

Located along the Dominican Republic’s north shore, Cabarete has some of the best wind and wave conditions in the world. Kite Beach is the area’s go-to destination for kiteboarders who want to build up their boarding abilities within a Caribbean seascape of golden sand, sapphire waves and colorful kites. Platinum Sun’s friend and brand ambassador, Kiteboarding Cabarete, has announced an adventurous retreat to do just that and more. 

Yoga, Kite, Eat, Sleep, Repeat takes place May 25 through June 1, 2019. Designed as a girls’ getaway, you’ll focus on yoga and perfecting your kiteboarding skills while enjoying wholesome and healthy food along the beautiful sands of Kite Beach. You might even meet a few new friends along the way. 

Yoga

Let out a victorious Ujjayi, or “ocean,” breath as you awake to the sounds of the sea. Whether you’re a beginner at bending or experienced at vinyasa and chaturanga, you’ll fit right in. Two daily yoga sessions allow you to prepare, focus and relax. Wake up to beachfront sun salutations and end the evening with sunset asanas. 

Kite

The kiteboarding portion of the retreat allows you to progress from a confident beginner to intermediate and advanced levels. Sessions are two to four hours a day for six days. Two expert instructors from Dare2Fly Cabarete Kiteboarding School work with you to build on existing skills, develop new maneuvers and gain confidence. You’ll receive personalized coaching, tips and in-depth reviews from session videos. 

Just a few of the skills taught include jumping, front and back rolls, upwind progression and how to unhook. The excellent wind at Kite Beach will teach you to gauge the wind’s lulls and gusts like a pro. You’ll be boosting, carving and going from heelside to toeside in no time. 

Eat

Breakfast and lunch are provided by Vitamin D Café, which is located on the same property as your accommodations at Aqualina Kite Resort. In-house menu items include gluten-free eggs Benedict, seasonal fruit bowls with homemade granola, raw zoodles with almond pesto and a variety of other organic and locally-sourced items. Dinner is not provided, but it will be organized for the group each night. Arrangements can be made for allergies and special food requirements. 

Sleep

Aqualina Kite Resort sits right on the suntanned sand of Kite Beach. Open and airy rooms have private patios, balconies or terraces with gorgeous views of the swimming pool or beach. Shared and private rooms are available. Amenities include air conditioning, mini fridges, beach chairs, beach towels and Wi-Fi. Lockers for gear storage are available at Dare2Fly Kiteboarding School. 

Repeat

Get up and do it all again the next day. 

Included in the Yoga, Kite, Eat, Sleep, Repeat Retreat 
• Transportation to and from the airport 
• Seven nights at the beachfront Aqualina Kite Resort 
• Daily breakfast and lunch at Vitamin D Café 
• Two daily yoga sessions 
• Professional kiteboarding instruction 
• Off-the-water skills workshops 
• Activities such as SUP and surfing 
• Photos of your adventures and kiteboarding sessions 

Not Included in the Yoga, Kite, Eat, Sleep, Repeat Retreat 
• Airfare to Cabarete, Dominican Republic 
• Kiteboarding gear – Gear rental is available at discounted rates at Dare2Fly 
• Yoga mats 
• Dinner and alcohol 

Please visit KiteboardingCabarete.com for more information and to book this adventurous retreat.

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Surf Expo – an important launch pad for Platinum Sun

This is a late thank you note to everyone who has made our start in the big Surf World a huge success.   SurfExpo is without a doubt the richest environment to make invaluable connections within the industry. There is no substitute for this experience; if you’re not at the SurfExpo, then you’re not a player in the industry.Like many great companies, we started our business in the garage and are very proud of it. Now I can assure you that we not only have talented designers for our rash guards, neoprene jackets and wetsuits in our team, but we also movers, handymen, construction superintendents and event coordinators.

We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the interest and excitement about our designer rashguards, not only from retail buyers, but also from industry professional organizations. Four days at the Surf Expo as a first time attendee provided us with a lot of motivation for the future as well as a lasting desire to satisfy your hunger for more! Our collection of designer rashguards will stay and become more sexy, stylish and will protect your skin during your next Extreme Water session. Sign up for updates and follow us on social media to stay in touch!

Thank you everyone for being a great support and we will see you in 2015!

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