Masters Surf Reunion, November 1-4, Cabarete
Encuentro Beach, Cabarete Dominican Republic
1 – 4 November 2013
Masters Surf Reunion announces international open masters pro category
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 October, 2013 : – - Cabarete, Dominican Republic. - The Masters Surf Reunion announces the celebration of it´s 5th edition which will take place next November 1 through 4, 2013at Encuentro Beach, Cabarete, as well as the incorporation of an International Open Masters Pro Category which already has the confirmed assistance of high profile competitors such as Juan Ashton, 4 times World Master, Dani Garcia, European Master, Jr. Cardoso, Tony Roberts, Juan Rodriguez, Jeff Newsome, Norberto Panadero Peña, Daniel Stockdale, among others.
“We have high expectations for the Masters Surf Reunion this year and next for we are working to convert this competition into an international masters tour. The first step is the incorporation of the Open Masters Pro International Category in 2013”, says Ricardo Ripoll, dominican surfer and creator of the event.
Conceived in 2009 as a reunion for Dominican masters and local surf pioneers, The Masters Surf Reunion has rapidly evolved into the largest and most credible competition on the island country, hosting 140 national and international competitors in 2012, as well as the participation of international pros such as Ted “Tequila” Schieber and Dani Garcia.
“Having international pros competing against dominicans was not really fair to a lot of the local competitors so this year we decided to make a single category for the international pros. It has been a great success, creating a lot of hype among competitors, attendees and sponsors,” adds Ripoll.
The event takes place at Encuentro Beach and Millennium Resort & Spa, Cabarete, a destination internationally reknown for it´s ideal conditions for the practice of surf, kitesurf and windsurf, as well as a bustling night life. The same weekend, Cabarete will host the Dominican Jazz Festival, a yearly event featuring international musicians from around the world.
Shuttle bus transportation will be provided by Grey Line and Bavaro Runners to competitors and members of the press during the dates of the event between town and Encuentro Beach, which is located 5 minutes to the west of Cabarete by car.
Several international car rental companies can be found at the airport and in town, although, if you stay in the center of town, may can walk to most bars, restaurants and shops. Taxis and moto taxis are also readilly available. Ok Motors in Sosua offers a 10% discount to competitors and door to door delivery and pick up service.
Cabarete is easily reached by plane through any of the island´s international airports, being the closest to Cabarete Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperon International Airport 20 minutes to the west and Santiago International Airport 45 minutes by car to the south east of Cabarete.
The Masters Surf Reunion is hosted by the Association of Dominican Masters and sponsored by The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, Jet Blue,Heineken, Millennium Resort & Spa and Reef, among many other local sponsors.
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