I met Roberto Spitale in summer 2000 while kiting in his back yard at
Costamba, Dominican Republic (there are MUCH more to kiting in DR than
just Carabete - it gets boring there after a while). BTW, the most
recent Kiteboarding Magazine has an article recommending kiters to go to
Carabete [ Tom, please be more adventurous and talk about more exotic
destinations, let's say Phan Thiet for a change; otherwise people may
say that kiters are ....... ]
Roberto was still an addicted windsurfer and was learning to go upwind.
I gave him a few tips back then.
Recently, I heard that he became an expert kiter, saved Eric Hersents
life (kite designer for EH kites) and became the official KITE DOCTOR.
for various photos
of Roberto kiting in his back yard (boys, I miss kiting in his backyard
What a life!!!
P.S., There are MUCH more to kiting in DR than just Carabete ! Be
adventurous and find them out as I will not tell you ;-)
P.P.S., At least, try Salina as it is pretty well-known...