Podcast 149:

Laurel Eastman was one of kiteboarding’s first pro women riders and owns and operates her own center in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. She had been a leader and role model in encouraging women to get into our sport, is the emcee for the PKRA when it hits town and recently hosted the first Kiteboarding for Kids event in Cabarete, a spin off of the Kiteboarding for Cancer event founded in Hood River, Oregon.

Laurel is our guest on this week’s The Kiteboarder Magazine and ASNews.net podcast. She is joining us to tell us her participation in the Butterfly Effect, an event started by water women in Maui that brings women together for non competitive ocean sports in coastal cities all over the world. Its aim is to instill self-confidence and a love for the ocean in women of all skill levels and will take place in Cabarete the week of July 18.She will also be talking about the two new centers she is opening in the South Pacific, the nine-story building controversy and the upcoming pro tour stops in Cabarete this summer.

Got a question for Laurel? Please post your questions here by Thursday, 3p PST and we will ask them for you. Then interview will then be posted for you to download by Monday. Check out the interview on www.thekiteboarder.com, www.asnews.net or www.kiteforum.com (Toby posted show on original sticky thread), or just subscribe to the Itunes feed for auto updates.