The Dominican Republic is a very popular wind and kite surf destination.
It's not very well know for it's surfing, because most attention is on the neighboring island of Puerto Rico.
The same swells that create big waves there also hit the Dominican Republic in wintertime (as well as other times during the year) creating waves of up to 15'
In fact Cabarete is considered one of the worlds best place to do these activities, plenty of schools and rental shops around, best from April to September.
Date Time=2007:08:06 17:35:12
Exposure Time=10/8000 sec
Focal Length=7,90 mm
Scene Capture Type=Standard
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savask (1891) 2007-09-03 1:06
good POV, and clarity of colors. although I would prefer no other in the frame except of the kiter guy
feather (51130) 2007-09-03 3:49
You managed this very well with the surfer and his kite almost filling the frame. I took one or two at a location near where I live but they must have had longer ropes as to get both the surfer and the kite in the frame they were too far away. You have captured the spray perfectly frozen in time
I'm just wondering why you posted it as a re-post as the "original" is a completely different photo.
corsicastorm (3224) 2007-09-03 3:52
Très belle image bien avec cette diagonale qui dynamise la scène
UlfE (14641) 2007-09-03 10:20
A perfect kite surfing shot. I love the action and the spray from the surfing board. Very well composed with the kite in one corner and the surfer in the opposite corner. A superb job!
pboehringer (770) 2007-09-06 10:51
Rui, excelente local de tomada. Ate parece que vc esteve em uma prancha seguindo a pessoa em suas habilidades esportivas. Tendo o surfista a direita com a vela no canto esquerdo superior e o kajak no canto esquerdo inferior da uma boa balanceada na imagem.
yesterday (9833) 2007-09-19 23:53
Great action photo, good composition, fine color.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-09-23 4:16
Bonitas cores e contraste nesta bela fotografia.
Excelente POV e detalhes
plimrn (21344) 2007-11-02 8:39
I've never seen such a close-up kite surfing shot that has both the surfer and the kite in such good detail; together with the spray and the idyllic ocesan scene it is wonderful... to my favs. Hope you are weathering the storms well
Standa (1877) 2007-11-18 7:46
this shot is captured exactly at the right moment. The composition is well made, tints of blue colour are amazing.
agbonavita (0) 2007-11-25 18:53
Nice photo of this sport. It has great action and nice colors. The use of 1/800 sec was right freezing the water squizee.
asival (5305) 2008-03-19 23:14
Perfect POV and excellent framing
JCG (35129) 2010-09-12 9:37
I have also some photographs on this sport of beach which I took in Brittany this summer. Very beautiful composition here, I like much the balance of the image with the canoe in background and the good timing of the catch of sight. The light and the colors are superb. Beautiful and refreshing photograph, Rui cheer.
With all my friendships and a very good evening. Thank you to have placed one of my photographs in your favorites,