Master of the Ocean
Master Of The Ocean - Master of the Ocean is a watersport competition in four categories. The event which combines surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and Stand up paddle surfing, takes place from February 22 to February 27, annually, in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. This competition was created in order to select the world's best overall water sport athlete.
The world’s most complete watersport competition in four categories, which has created a new class of elite and multi-sport waterman/ woman, is an annual event in February at Encuentro Beach, Cabarete, North Shore, Dominican Republic.
There will be four disciplines – surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing and stand up paddle board (SUP). As the only competition of its kind, Master of the Ocean challenges the most skilled Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and Supsurfers with 5 days of extreme water skills and showcases the best of the Caribbean!
Prizes will be awarded for the overall winner,2nd and 3rd. 1st, 2nd and 3rd of super final in disciplines (sup, surf, windsurf, kitesurf), teams. Also best woman, future master and future girl,youngest and oldest competitor, and best sports man ship.
There will be only one category open to anyone. There is no separate Category for different ages or women.
Fair play is imperative (especially in waves) Competitors should compete according to right of way standards. Head Judge may remove or disqualify a competitor if he feels minimum fair play threshold has been crossed. In addition to these guidelines, a list of house rules will be posted at the event. Failure to comply with these rules may also result in immediate Disqualification In the event of sickness or injury a substitute competitor will be used.
Priority will be given to the heats required for completion of the overall categories for each sport. This may mean conditions are not perfect, we need to finish overall category to get a result.
The judges will give points to maneuvers and jumps which the competitors manage to complete on the waves in each one of the 4 different sports.
The athletes will remain in the water up to 25 minutes per round in groups of four competitors per heat where only the best two will pass to the next round. In the end, the winner of each individual sport will be announced.
The absolute winner, who will be crowned as “Master of the Ocean 2014”, will be the one who computes the highest points taking into account the overall performance in Surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand up paddle boarding.
The absolute Team, who will be crowned as “ TEAM Master of the Ocean 2014”, will be the one who computes the highest points taking into account the overall performance of their team members in Surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand up paddle boarding.
Fair play is imperative (especially in waves) Competitors should compete according to right of way standards for each of the four disciplines – surfing, windsurfing kitesurfing and stand up paddle board (SUP) Riding waves, overall impression, radical aerials as well as personal style and fluency, will be important to advance.
Head Judge may remove or disqualify a competitor if he feels minimum fair play threshold has been crossed. In addition to these guidelines, a list of house rules will be posted at the event for the individual Discipline.
Failure to comply with these rules may also result in immediate Disqualification. In the event of sickness or injury a substitute competitor for the Team will be used, in communication with the competition Director.
Qualifiers will take place at Cabarete Beach, North Shore, Dominican Republic.
After the Qualifiers only the top 16 will compete in the finals that will be hosted in Playa Encuentro and Bozo Beach Cabarete.
Playa Encuentro, located only 4 kilometers from the center of Cabarete and a short distance from neighboring Sosua and Puerto Plata, is known for its excellent natural conditions for surfing, and has been a popular choice to film promotional videos. The combination of the water temperature, consistently warm climate, wind direction, offshore strip of coral, and sandy bottom makes possible the formation of world class waves. Over the years windsurfing and kitesurfing experts discovered that the conditions at this spot were also excellent for the practice of their respective sports. Additionally, they found that the months of February and March have the best combination of excellent waves and wind, thus allowing the simultaneous practice of surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing.
Through the years and thanks to the curiosity and the study of windsurf and kitesurf experts, it was discovered that conditions at this spot were excellent also for the practice of these last two sports, and moreover, that during the months of February and March unique conditions of waves and wind took place thus allowing the simultaneous practice of Surf, Windsurf and Kitesurf.
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