Master of the Ocean 2015


Master of the Ocean 2015 is coming up Feb 23-28th 2015! Regarded as one of the world’s most complete watersport events, the competitors that are crowned Master of the Ocean will be expected to dominate in four different categories (surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and stand up paddle boarding). You can think of it as sort of like the “Ironman of Watersports”.

Founded by German waterman Marcus Bohm 13 years ago, Master of the Ocean will take advantage of the conditions provided by the waters of 3 of the main beaches in Cabarete, Dominican Republic: Cabarete Beach, Bozo Beach, and Playa Encuentro. Participants will be judged on wave riding, aerial maneuvers, style and fluency, and overall impression. If you think you have the skills to own the 2015 title, inscriptions are open until February 21st (so you better hurry!) and the categories are as follows:

The Master of the Ocean Men / Women – 4 sports, 1 competitor
Team Master of the Ocean – 4 sports, 4 competitors
Expression Sessions – 1 sport, 1 competitor
Future Master – 4 or 1 sports, 1 competitor

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Photos by: Tony Roberts

“We will have the participation of teams from Germany, Italy, Nordic countries, USA, Israel, Puerto Rico and Canada, among others,” Bohm announced recently at the third annual Discover Puerto Plata Marketplace 2014. “Master of the Ocean is proud to have the support of the Dominican Ministries of Tourism, Sports, and Environment. The Ministry of Tourism has provided special assistance in the promotion of the event by including it in its GoDominicanRepublic Calendar and through its 28 offices worldwide in eight languages,” Bohm said.

It’s going to be really exciting to see if Dominican Luciano Gonzalez, four-time Master of the Ocean title holder, can snatch back the title from the defending champ Zane Schweitzer from Hawaii. It would also be nice to see 3 time Master of the Ocean title holder, Audrey Meyer, reclaim the women’s crown from defending Master Fiona Wylde from Oregon.

In case you can’t make it to the event, Villa Taina will be on location and posting photos live from the event, so be on the lookout for the hashtag #vtmoto2015 on Instagram and Facebook.

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