The world’s most complete watersports 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.
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!
Originally conceived as the „IRONMAN of Water Sports”, the Master of the Ocean was created by German waterman Marcus Bohm in 2003, with the idea of providing an opportunity for Dominicans and Dominican residents to compete side by side with international professionals.
THE FOCUS OF THE EVENT ARE TWO MAIN FORMATS
OVERALL COMPETITOR AND TEAM COMPETITOR IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES (IN WAVES):
MASTER OF THE OCEAN
TEAM Master of the Ocean
FUTURE Master of the Ocean
Female Master of the Ocean
The Master Of The Ocean Event Cabarete Dominican Republic 2015 Ever year we also invite the best local riders for EXPRESSION SESSIONS and give the Overall Competitors the opportunity to compete and outstand in their most first loved discipline:
STAND UP PADDLE SURFING (waves)
To become the MASTER OF THE OCEAN you have to perform four disciplines in waves – surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand up paddle surfing.
1 rider 4 sports.
The Master Of The Ocean Event Cabarete Dominican Republic 2015 TEAM COMPETITOR:
The Team consists out of 4 riders. To become the TEAM MASTER OF THE OCEAN, each competitor has to compete in one discipline.
One surfer, one windsurfer, one kitesurfer and one SUPsurfer.
The Master Of The Ocean Event Cabarete Dominican Republic 2015 EXPRESSION SESSIONS:
All disciplines have to be performed in riding waves, overall impression, radical aireals as well as style and fluency.
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.