“I am just coming back from the Dominican Republic where I competed in the waterman event called Master of the Ocean. Master of the Ocean is a windsurf, kitesurf, stand up surf and surf contest at Encuentro Beach in Cabarete. This event is one of my favorite events of the year because we’re constantly doing something fun on the water and off the water the people are so kind and helpful.
This year, there were no other women competing in the overall division, so I competed against the Men’s. I did really well and finished 3rd overall in the Men’s division! I finished 2nd in SUP Surfing, 4th in Windsurfing, 5th in Surfing and 9th in Kite Surfing. I am so excited to have made the podium at this event, especially when competing against the guys! Competing with the men pushes my level so much and I am really glad for this opportunity.
Master of the Ocean is run so smoothly by the hard working staff that puts this event together. When I arrived, I was greeted by wonderful people with big smiles, welcoming me back to Cabarete. The event is definitely special.
There has been a ton of media from the event. The photos below are from multiple photographers, but the main event photographer was Tony Roberts, and he has a bunch more photos that are not included in this email, which you can find on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fionawylde11). Also, be sure to check out this interview with The Kiteboarder Magazine.
Thank you all for the support!” ~Fiona Wylde