For anyone who’s ever been to Cabarete, you know the deal; surf in the morning, kite in the afternoon and party at night. Here’s a #TBT to 2003 when Ariel Corniel was beginning to kite in Cabarete. Scroll through to the 3 minute mark to watch him during the old school days.

FEAT-TEASE-L-V13N3-ARIEL-CORNIELGrowing up on the impoverished streets of the Dominican does not make for an easy transition to kiteboarding. Only the boundless imagination of a childhood dream can bootstrap garbage bags and broomsticks into a PKRA career. Read Ariel’s story in the fall issue of Tkb. Available here: https://ow.ly/2fF6303Ww80

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