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Goodwinds Hosts the 1st Annual Dorado Kite Experience Event At Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Goodwinds at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is pleased to announce the first annual Dorado Kite Experience (DKE) event to be held the weekend of January 28 – 31, 2016. The intimate weekend celebration will feature kitesurf clinics for beginners to advanced riders, luxurious dinner parties, business conferences and award winning Ritz-Carlton Reserve accommodations.


Flat water, waves and warm water is all yours in Puerto Rico.

Organized by Goodwinds co-owner and Windsurf Olympian Karla Barrera-Morstad, the event will offer a variety of programs and activities that cater to different levels of kitesurf experience – from private lessons for beginners to advanced clinics that include wave riding, foil boarding, freestyle kite surfing and more. The co-owner of Goodwinds and current Woo’s Highest Jump World Record holder, Phil Morstad, in conjunction with Goodwinds’ Head Instructor and professional kitesurfer, Andy Hurdman, will lead the kitesurf portion of the event and Goodwind’s team of 11 professional IKO instructors.

Enjoy luxurious accommodations and fine dining like only the Ritz-Carlton can offer.

Mixing kitesurfing with networking, the Dorado Kite Experience will be held at the luxurious Dorado Beach Resort and its 1400 acre Great Park and TPC championship golf course. The event will also include morning coffee talks and networking events that focus on the Act 20 & 22 tax incentives and business opportunities in Puerto Rico, presented by an elite roster of keynote speakers, among them Gabriel Hernandez, Co-Founder of BDO Puerto Rico.

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All the kiting action is just steps from your door.

As the DKE slogan suggests “Kite. Connect. Experience”, Karla Barrera explains: “Not many places in the world can offer you world class kitesurfing, paired with luxury accommodations, exquisite meals and the networking opportunities that Dorado Beach offers. The goal of the Dorado Kite Experience is to position Goodwinds at Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve, as the ultimate luxury kitesurf center in the World, and to redefine the notion of what is possible to experience in a kitesurf destination. At Dorado Beach, there is no need to compromise.”

Guests interested in participating may do so by booking any of the Dorado Kite Experience packages found on the website. Packages include two choices of accommodations for three nights, daily catered breakfasts and lunches, two luxurious dinner parties and participation in all of the kitesurf and networking events of the weekend. Further offerings – such as golf, spa treatments at the award-winning Spa Botánico and a variety of activities – can also be added to the package for an additional fee.

About Goodwinds and Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve

Goodwinds is a family-owned watersports management company operating since 2001. Formerly known as KitesurfPR, Goodwinds, started as a mom and pop kitesurfing school in San Juan in 2001 and now Goodwinds is proud to offer the best watersports instruction and experiences in Puerto Rico, in the exclusive Dorado Beach Resort since its re-opening in December, 2012.

Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve

Making its original debut in December of 2012, Dorado Beach is a sanctuary of magnificence and tranquility, tucked away on Puerto Rico’s Caribbean coast. Situated on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is an intimate refuge offering a true sense of barefoot elegance.

To learn more visit: for the Dorado Kite Experience Official Website, for Goodwinds Watersports Official Website, or call them at 787-233-7862.


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