Stand Up Paddle Boarding

The Fastest Growing Sport

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the fastest growing sport across the world. Because you don’t need waves to propel yourself, you can do it on any open water. Not only SUP is fun and perfect for your entire family (anyone can do it), but SUP also has huge benefit for you. A total core and cardiovascular workout, stand up paddling works your entire body and mind. Cabarete is one of the best places for SUP. You can do it in the bay, on flat water, cruising along the coast of the north Shore of the Dominican Republic, in the waves, surfing on the reef and on the inland river, discovering the beauty of the Dominican wild life.

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At SUP-Cabarete, we have the perfect gift for you and for your loved one.

Seasons Greetings! Be prepared for the coming festive season, with our gift cards.

GIFT CARD/ STAND UP PADDLE BOARD RENTAL 1hr

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SUP-Cabarete have the largest range of SUP boards from the North Coast of the Dominican Republic: nice and easy cruising SUP boards, Course race paddle boards, fitness and yoga specialized boards and waves boards.

US$ 15 instead of US$ 20

GIFT CARD/ STAND UP PADDLE BOARD – YOGA CLASS

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Come and try the new fitness trend combining paddle board and yoga. Try our first ever, floating yoga/fitness class which combines the basics of stand-up paddle boarding with the strength, flexibility and relaxation components of Audrey’s popular Fitness Yoga class.

US$ 30 instead of US$ 35

 

GIFT CARD/FITNESS COACHING 1 hr

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Become a better paddle boarder, kitesurfer, windsurfers and surfers.

Achieve your personal goal, perform at your top level & go beyond your limits. Look good, feel strong and healthy, ready to hit the water!

US$ 50 instead of US$ 60

GIFT CARD / KITEBOARDING LESSON 3hrs

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Dare2fly Cabarete offers beginner and advanced lessons in group and private for everyone who would like to get hooked to the sport.

US$ 130 instead of US$ 160

Add US$ 10 per hour for private lessons

GIFT CARD / KITEBOARDING DISCOVERY 30 minutes

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Dare2fly will show you how to master the art of kite flying and get you hooked to kiteboarding in no time with this discover kite lesson.

US$ 20 instead of US$ 30

GIFT CARD / WINDSURFING COMPLETE COURSE 6hrs

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6 hours windsurfing lesson (2 hours/day in the morning) with equipment with Vela Cabarete

PLUS including 3 hours of practice after the lessons

PLUS 50% off on equipment rental for 3 days after the lesson

US$ 120  instead of US$ 140

 

GIFT CARD / WINDSURFING LESSON 2hrs

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2 hours introductory course with Vela Cabarete PLUS  including 1 hour of practice after the lesson.

US$ 40   instead of US$ 50

GIFT CARD/ GEAR to use in our Surf shop

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Gift card available on all the gear in the shop, kite, kite boards, surf boards, SUP boards, accessories, fashion.

US$ 25, US$ 50, US$ 75

Hurry UP !!! Offre limited and available till December 23rd.

Get your Gift card. Available on ALL our activities:

-Paddle Boarding

-Paddle board – Yoga – Fitness Class

-Fitness Coaching

-Kitesurfing

-Windsurfing

and on any article of your choice in our two shops.

Contact us for reservation

Women Stand Up Paddle Camp

Women only SUP Fitness/Yoga/ Meditation Retreat in Cabarete, the Dominican Republic,

one of the best spot for Paddle Boarding in bikinis, sharing the stoke with other girls and enjoy the beauty of the Dominican Republic. Beat the Winter Blues. Leave the cold weather behind escape to the Caribbean sunshine and play in the ocean.

November 27th – 30th 2015

A 4 days exclusive luxury Stand Up Paddle Boarding,Yoga/ fitness/ Meditation in harmony with Dominican Republic: island of natural treasures. Come live the Healthy Lifestyle, leave your worries behind and let us take of all the details.

Meditation can help our well-being; being a better person in our daily life, but also can help keeping our mind focus, calm and clear. Learn how meditation changed our life and can change ours. READ MORE.

At Blossom, we believe of the benefits of the ocean and water activities improve our health and wellbeing. We love what we do. Join us ! Mark your calendar.

Water Women and Fitness O’Neill athlete, Audrey Meyer (2008 Top 5 Best kiteboarding female in the World) invites you to her exclusive Ocean Blossom Retreat, the ultimate ocean & wellness experience with daily SUPYoga4SUP. She will be sharing her own experience as a Professional WaterWomen (and as a Women) in order to inspire and motivate everyone to achieve their individual Health and Fitness Goal.
 
 
 ”There is nothing more rewarding than being that coach to make a difference in someone’s life”.
 

 Cost includes

  • 4 nights deluxe accommodations at the peaceful oceanfront 4-star Resort in Cabarete, Kitebeach, Dominican Republic.
  • Daily Yoga sessions that focus on opening and strengthening the muscle groups used for SUP and Kiteboarding.
  • Daily SUP/ Yoga4SUP (no previous experience necessary) (including SUP equipment)
  • 4 morning of healthy brunches made with love.
  • 4 afternoons of Kiteboarding Coaching Session (kite gear not included)
  • dinners in a fantastic restaurants in Cabarete.
  • Airport transfers from/to Puerto Plata airport, Dominican Republic.
  • Daily maid service and Free Wi-Fi internet access on the resort

RATE: 

  • Single accommodation:  $1330 (tax included)
  • Double accommodation: $1210 (tax included)

Cost does not include

  • Airfare to and from Dominican Republic
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra activities, excursions or trips
  • Extra taxis to and from places during the retreat
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks

This is a life experience !

“Relax your mind. Strengthen your body. Energize your spirit. Unleash your inner YOU !”

Contact us for  scheduled and more info. We would love to hear from you.

How to Stand Up Paddle Surf

How we rock on an early morning with glassy waves!

Audrey riding a glassy wave in Cabarete Bay.

Glassy Sunday Paddle Surfing in Cabarete Dominican Republic.

Glassy Sunday Paddle Surfing in Cabarete Dominican Republic.

If you are interested to join us, make sure you book your SUP lesson right now!

All our SUP classes includes all the equipment needed (board, paddle, leash). We suggest to wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen. Hat/visor/lip balm recommended. Croakies for sunglasses are recommended. Bring an extra change of clothes/towel that will be locked while we are on the water.

Email us for more info

See you on the water!

Audrey

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What SUP?

Join us for a Yoga4SUP session this Sunday.

Enjoy the combination of Stand UpPaddle boarding and Yoga. The most fun you’ll have working out.

The paddle board makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Don’t forget to sign up to reserve your board for some Fitness and Yoga on the SUP.

Come greet the morning while treating your body right!

Meeting point is in front of Vela Windsurf Center at 7.30 am.

Please call to let us know you are coming and reserve your board at +1. (809).863.65.15 or sign up online on www.Yoga4SUP.com

Price is US$ 35 for the group session (includes SUP board, paddle, tuition and fun, fun, fun).

 

Hurry up, place are feeling up quick.

See you this Sunday then!
If you can’t make it, contact us for some private Yoga4SUP or Paddle boarding lessons any day of the week.

 

For more information, go to

www.Yoga4SUP.com

Yoga4SUP is brought to you by Cabarete-SUP,

The Dominican Republic North Shore’s original stand up paddle school

Lessons- rentals – retails – coastal adventures

A Blossoming Yoga, Fitness & SUP Retreat

We just wrapped up memorial weekend with an amazing Blossom Yoga Fitness & SUP Retreat !

Audrey Meyer brought her expertise and lead the group of women through a full body workout with focus on core, strength and balance. The goal is to get everyone ready for the ocean and try some Yoga poses on the paddle board.

The best way to perform from the land to the water when merging fashion and function! Wearing the high performance O’Neill 365 workout apparel. We just love it!

SUP boarding provides the formula for fitness with the basic 3F’s…Fitness, Fresh Air, and Fun!

Great fitness and yoga class on the water, on the paddle board.

The peacefulness of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

There is something magical about savasana on the water …

Afterwards, we were able to enjoy a well-deserved luxurious treat. Bellow, one of Blossom’s favorite place: the Chocolate bar in Cabarete. The name just said it all!

Alita, the owner of Raiz Herbal Remedies, prepared a detox workshop where she taught us how food and plants can help to clean and balance our organism but also prevent from illnesses and dysfunctions. “Healing through Earth” this is her motus. We loved it !

Vela Cabarete, the windsurf/ SUP Resort was great for hosting this amazing event. We also had a delicious breakfast over there. Voyvoy (their restaurant) offers some of the most amazing healthy omelette or fruity pancakes. you gotta try them !

So stoked we got some free samples from Raiz Herbal Remedies, the Chocolate Bar and the Blossom trend in the goodie bag !

After an amazing morning with glassy and peaceful ocean, perfect for paddle boarding, the wind slowly pickup in the early afternoon. It was time for some kiteboarding action!

Kiteboarding is the most exciting and thrilling water sport that will get your heart pound! A synergy of wind and water forces. Bellow, Stephanie learning to fly a kite under the professional eye of Jennifer, certified Kite instructor at the Dare2Fly Cabarete Kite School.

Equipped with the Cabrinha kites and boards – top quality products -, Dare2fly is the perfect place to learn in a safe and fun way. “We make it easy enough for almost anyone to learn. The perfect introduction for women! ”

By the end of the retreat, everyone was doing so well on the paddle board, that Audrey decided to bring them to waves. Getting to see the girls catching their first wave on a SUP board was probably the most rewarding experience at the Blossom Retreat in cabarete. The waves were just perfect for this. So happy!!!

We were super lucky and got to see a circus show that just came to town. It was really nice and entertaining.

Sunshine, Smiles, Laugh and friendship were definitely at the rendezvous during this Ocean Fitness and SUP retreat!

Thank you EVERYONE who contributed to this unbelievable Yoga & Ocean Blossom Retreat, you guys are amazing! Thumbs Up To:

Vela Cabarete (wind/SUP Resort) for equipping us with the paddle boards.
- The Chocolate Bar for hosting one of our delicious Breakfast and offering us some delicious treats in our Goodies bags.
- Raiz Herbal Remedies for the amazing Detox lecture. We learn so much !!! Thank you Alita. That was great.
- Huge Thank you to Robert Englebright Photography
- O’Neill for supporting me with some workout apparel so I can perform with style and performance  from the land to the water.
MauiJim for keeping me eyes protected in the sun while enjoying my days on the beach.
THANK YOU :)

Nourish & Balance Your Body, Mind & Soul !
Check our next coming retreat with BLOSSOM RETREAT

Love is on the water

Nothing better than paddle boarding with your loved one.

What about sharing some waves on the SUP board with your sweet heart?!

We call it the wave of LOVE !

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Need some lessons? Contact us?

Don’t have a board? We can help you.

What about discovering a new way to work out on the board and make some new friends? Join our SUP Fitness WORKSHOP !

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Dealing with inuries

When the psychological pain caused by your injury and the temporary loss of your sport can be far more devastating than the strained or torn ligaments, pulled muscles, ripped cartilage or broken bones….

If you’re a serious athlete and have ever had an experience with an injury, then you KNOW what I am talking about…

Paddle surfing or SUP surfing is quickly becoming one of the world’s fastest growing sport and fitness phenomena. Stand up paddle surfing offers a total core and cardiovascular workout.

The full CROSS TRAINING benefits of Paddle Surfing are:

  • low impact, full body cardiovascular workout
  • tones and strengthens core muscles
  • targets arms, abs and thighs all at once
  • improves balance and co-ordination
  • builds confidence in and out of the water

BEWARE, however! Going too hard can do more harm than good. And this is just what happened to me….

 

I am just back from an amazing paddle surf session in 4-5 ft glassy waves…just perfection! I pushed it really hard on the last paddle stoke to catch this wave and suddenly I heard a pop in my lower left rib cage followed by a sharp pain between my lower left rib and my hip, pretty much right when I’m at the apex of a stroke on that side.

I can isolate the moment of injury, a feeling of literally blowing out my side while putting too much juice on the paddle at the wrong moment on a wave. I am thinking I strained or torn my obliques muscles. There really isn’t much of a treatment available other than icing and rest.  I deeply know that it won’t heal unless I stop putting stress on it for awhile. If I go back out there and paddle it’ll aggravate it and I’ll be out a lot longer. So I suck it up, but I hate it !!! So yeah right now I am just resting and taking time off the water.

Just like we keep the body in balance, it’s important to keep life in balance too.

Now I am resting, time is the answer, but I am ready to jump back in the game and start some SUP training  specifics for good form, good posture and good overall anatomical health. Stay tuned for the SUP CORE TRAINING EXERCICES !

Here the king: Laird hamilton paddling hard to make the drop.

In the meantime, I just came across this great article and I would like to share it with you athlete people:

THE MENTAL SIDE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES

You’ve been involved in your sport longer than you can remember. As you’ve grown, so have your strength, endurance and technique. You’ve busted your butt to become as good in your sport as possible and a force to be reckoned with in competitions. Known for your work ethic, consistency and ability to come through in the clutch, you’ve been the one your team has always been able to depend on in crunch time. You live to practice and perform. You have a passion to compete. You flat out love your sport. It’s who you are! It’s how you define yourself. You have dreams to compete at school, maybe get a college scholarship…who knows… maybe even to go beyond to the next level!

Then the unthinkable happens! It seems to have slowly snuck up on you. It’s not like there was any major injury or anything. You didn’t really feel anything pull, pop or break. Perhaps it might have been a lot easier and more straightforward to deal with if you had experienced that. No, this was quite a bit more insidious. After a big competition you noticed some pain and tenderness in your shoulder. “No problem,” you thought to yourself. You’ve dealt with this stuff before. You quickly dismiss it as nothing. The next day in practice you notice that your shoulder still feels tight and sore. “No big deal!” You try to ignore it and push through the pain. When practice ends your shoulder is throbbing and you start realizing that perhaps you were a bit foolish to have forced yourself to work through the pain. That night, when you can’t even lift your arm to brush your teeth, you start to get worried for the first time.

You keep telling yourself there’s nothing really wrong, but the pain just won’t quit. As much as you hate it, the next day you have to go to the coach and tell him you’re a little hurt. He tells you to take a few days off. You’re forced to rest and you absolutely hate it. However, even after you take two days off, the first few movements that you go through in the next practice still kill. In fact, that shoulder feels just as tight and sore as before. But how bad can it really be? Maybe you just need to take a little more time off. However, when the throbbing in your shoulder keeps you up several nights in a row and then out of two more competitions you finally get the message! Something’s very wrong here and it’s time to drag your butt to the doctor!

Seeing a sports medicine specialist confirms your worst fears. Your shoulder is really bad and he says that you have to be out of action for at least two to three months! He claims that you have some form of tendonitis or maybe some potential rotator cuff problems, but that’s all Greek to you. He doesn’t really know how long this is going to take, but what he says next, really gets your attention. Unless you take care of that shoulder and give it enough rest, you may risk doing some permanent damage. What does that mean you ask? He tells you that if you continue to play through the pain, that you may be jeopardizing your athletic career! Is he crazy!! Is he really telling me that I may never play again!! How could that possibly be! Is this guy a quack or what? How could I even survive without my daily dose of this sport?

If you’re a serious athlete and have ever had an experience with an injury, then you KNOW that the physical hurt you feel is only one VERY small part of the overall pain that you have to go through in the rehab process. The psychological pain caused by your injury and the temporary or permanent loss of your sport can be far more devastating than the strained or torn ligaments, pulled muscles, ripped cartilage or broken bones. Unless this psychological pain is directly addressed and “treated”, your overall recovery will be slow and incomplete. Coaches and parents who are sensitive to the issues of the injured athlete help speed up the rehab process and significantly lessen the mental anguish that the athlete must struggle with. Coaches and parents who are insensitive to these very critical issues, cause further trauma to the athlete and may compromise the healing process.

To better understand what happens psychologically when an athlete is kept out of action because of an injury, it’s important to briefly examine the three major functions that sport plays in the athlete’s life.

You can read the full article here.

 

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“It all started with love…” Gerry Lopez

“It all started with love…” Gerry Lopez

A little sage advice from “Mr. Pipeline” Gerry Lopez on what is most important in SUP and in life.

“This video sums up exactly why we go into the ocean everyday!” Kai Lenny

See you on the water!

Audrey

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Master of the Ocean Cabarete

Yoga4SUP was proud to participate for the 5th year in a row at the 12th Edition of the Master Of the Ocean.

This is the world’s most complete watersports competition in a paddle surfing, surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing competition in the waves at Encuentro Beach, Cabarete, on the North Shore of the Dominican Republic.

Warming up doing some Yoga with the competitors before our surfing heat at Master Of The Ocean“Yoga helps me focus my energy and clear my mind”.

Competing all day in all four different sports: surfing and stand up paddle surfing in the morning, then once the wind picks up around 1pm, straight into Kitesurfing and Windsurfing.

The perfect day!

The waves were small (shoulder hight) but still fun to ride and enjoy the event in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

Girls’ final in Paddle boarding:
From left to right: Audrey Meyer, Fiona Wylde from Hawaii, and Carolina Guzman from Las Terrenas, DR.
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Audrey’s ridding her 8’6″x29″ JP Stand Up Paddle Board.

Girls’ final in kite surfing:

From left to right: Carolina Guzman, Audrey Meyer, and Fiona Wylde.
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Audrey’s ridding the 5’10″ PC SIGNATURE MODEL the ultimate performance kite surfboard by Cabrinha.

Shredding some waves on the kite (top) and competing against  big waves, waterman Francisco Porcella in surfing (bellow). The level is high but all the competitors are showing the best of them!

 Zane Schweitzer, starboard rider and overall waterman was just ripping it out there. No wonder he became the Master Of the Ocean 2014.

Audrey ended up finishing 2nd place at the Master of the Ocean 2014 Women Category.

“It was a great event and I was super stoked to be able to share some waves with some of the top Watermen from Hawaii especially with O’Neill team mate young Fiona Wylde .

 

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Dare2fly Cabarete (Kite Resort) for gearing us with kite equipment and accommodating work time.

O’Neill 365 for supporting me with some workout apparel so I can perform with style and performance  from the land to the water.

MauiJim for keeping me eyes protected in the sun while enjoying my days on the beach.

Pictures credit to Daniel Stockdale, and Jade & Gabriel from we travel and blog

THANK YOU :)

Bring your Yoga to the OCEAN !

What about  some Yoga on the Paddle board (Yoga4SUP) this weekend in Cabarete since the conditions are looking so perfect!

No waves this weekend! Perfect day for some Yoga4SUP!

Join our challenging and invigorating Yoga Paddle Board class:

  • WHEN:
    • Sunday March 1st 2014 in Cabarete Bay.
  • WHERE:   7.30 am at VelaVoyvoy Cabarete on the beach side.


Do you love yoga? Do you have a passion for the ocean? Why not combine the two with Audrey Meyer at Yoga4SUP!

“Practicing yoga on a SUP brings a whole new perspective to being fully present in the moment”.

Namasta,  


Reserve your spot in the class! Hurry up, place are feeling up quick!

Call us +1.809.863.65.15, email us HERE or sign up online at  www.Yoga4SUP.com

 

 

Price is US$ 35 for the group session (includes SUP board, paddle, tuition and fun, fun, fun).

Can’t make it this weekend?  Contact us for a private Yoga4SUP class any time during the week.

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Yoga4SUP is brought to you by Cabarete-SUP,

The Dominican Republic North Shore’s original stand up paddle school

Lessons- rentals – retails – coastal adventures