Multidisciplinary water sports competition bets on organic tourism, economic development and sustainability on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic
Cabarete, Puerto Plata.
Event organizers, athletes and the press gathered in a dynamic activity in Cabarete Bay. The 19th edition of this event, which will be held from February 22 to 26, 2024, at Playa Encuentro, located between Sosúa and Cabarete, was announced. The competition is one of a kind for attracting professionals in five disciplines: surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, Stand Up Paddle and wingfoil. Participants can compete as Overall athletes in the 5 disciplines or as part of a Team of 5 riders, each specialized in a sport.
In an effort to encourage economic development through tourism and environmental awareness, the 19th edition of Master Of The Ocean will take place from February 22 to 26, 2024. This unique event hopes to bring together more than 70 top watersports athletes from 12 countries. The event is a valuable contributor to the local economy with the promotion of extreme sports, tourism and sustainable development.
Its organizers are German watersports pioneer Marcus Bohm and the communicator Patricia Hiraldo. Master Of The Ocean is not only an extreme water sports festival, but also an established 20 year initiative which is a great indicator of progress in this area.
Surfing events like the Master of the Ocean bring together local and international tourists, lovers of action in the water, adventure and the beach lifestyle. “The creation of high-quality action content and the dissemination of images of our tropical beaches and warm people carry the message of the sports and adventure destination par excellence that is Cabarete; This is a significant contribution to our country and its economy, based on tourism,” said Patricia Hiraldo. "We have established a strategic agreement with DIGO Hispanic Media, the premium Hispanic audience network that covers more than 55 Spanish-language media in Spain and Latin America with a presence in its local markets and the United States. This reach translates into connection with more than 30 million Hispanics in the United States and more than 500 million users worldwide. DIGO Hispanic Media will actively participate in our advertising campaign for the event, disseminating content and promoting advertisements through its various channels, a support that will strengthen visibility and impact of our event.”
The North Shore has seen an unprecedented resurgence since the pandemic, with real estate investment of over $150 million with 90+ new residential and hospitality projects. Most property buyers in the Cabarete have visited the area multiple times before investing and many are involved in water sports.
International Collaboration and Social Commitment: German Embassy in Support of Aquatic Sports and the German Community on the North Coast.
Ms. Maike Friedrichsen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will host a cocktail dedicated to German athletes and the German community in Cabarete, creating a moment of solidarity within the framework of the event. Her support reinforces the work of Marcus Bohm, a native of the Bavaria region, who has lived in Cabarete for more than three decades promoting water sports on the North Coast as a means to empower children who face vulnerable living conditions.
The Master Of The Ocean pre-release press conference was held at Drifter and Carib Wind, facing the warm waters of Cabarete Bay.
Recognition of Sportsmanship and Community Spirit: The Singular Award of the Champion of Barbados, Brian Talma.
During the February event, athlete Brian Talma, winner of the highest Master Of The Ocean award 2023 Overall, will present an original award called Beach Culture World Tour. This recognition will go to the athlete with the greatest sportsmanship and spirit during the competition, promoting fundamental values such as camaraderie and resilience; Talma also seeks to highlight the art, culture and organic tourism of each destination he visits.
Once again, in an effort to inspire the younger generations, Master Of The Ocean will include "Community Day", a day especially dedicated to children and the community with talks and other fun activities centered around environmental awareness, coral conservation, waste management and plastic recycling practices among other environmental issues.
About Master of the Ocean
Master of the Ocean is the only competition on the planet that brings together five water sports disciplines in the same location, Playa Encuentro, Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The conditions are spectacular for the most extreme athletes from around the world who come to this place, attracted by the wind, warm temperature of 28 degrees 365 days a year, great waves and the human warmth that characterizes the Dominican people.
The Master of the Ocean was created in 2003 as the Ironman of water sports by German visionary Marcus Bohm. Bohm is considered an ambassador of surfing in the Dominican Republic due to his passion for the sport and the community.
The event is organized by Happy Dolphins DR, a non-profit association fully endorsed by the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development. It has the support of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, Copa Airlines, Edelweiss Airlines, the prestigious Millennium Resort and Spa, Listín Diario Newspaper and its magazine Zona N (Official Media), DIGO Hispanic Media (Virtual Official Media) and Eucerin, a pioneering brand in skin care with a focus on sustainability. Additionally, the event also has the support of Casa Marina Hotel & Resorts, Viva Wyndham Tangerine, and the recently renovated El Kaoba Hotel Cabarete, which will be the press base camp during the event.
Also supporting are Corona beer, Red Bull, Europcar and Ojo Club-Lax beachfront restaurant where a dinner was held in honor of the media after the launch; DREAM Project Foundation, Mariposa Foundation, Inspire DR and Dove Mission; Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Defense, Puerto Plata Tourism Cluster, Ashoresoca and German Embassy in Santo Domingo.
The distinguished opening activity was sponsored by the establishments Carib Wind, a water sports and lifestyle store, and Drifter, an iconic Mediterranean-style restaurant right in front of the Atlantic in Cabarete.
For more information contact Patricia Hiraldo at 809 856 4798, write to her email email@example.com or visit the official site www.masteroftheocean.org.
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