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“LEK is the best spot for kiting in Cabarete.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding (LEK)

Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding (LEK)
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Owner description: Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding (LEK) has been providing high quality kiteboarding lessons in gorgeous Cabarete Bay since 2003. Founded by American professional kiteboarder Laurel Eastman, the LEK flagship school in Cabarete teaches kiteboarding in a safe manner with a big emphasis on fun! A fully accredited IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) center, all of LEK's qualified and multi-lingual instructors are highly trained experts and ready to share their passion for kiteboarding with the guests visiting Cabarete. Visit LEK inside the gorgeous Millennium Resort and Spa, located on Cabarete Beach, and experience for yourself the LEK style of service.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Santa Monica, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“LEK is the best spot for kiting in Cabarete.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

The location is perfect, the equipment in great condition, but best of all, Laurel and her staff are the friendliest instructors on Earth.

Visited July 2013
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beginner or Expert - this should be your base for kiting in Cabarete”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

The people at LEK are pleasant and knowledgeable, but so are the staff at most kite schools in Cabarete. The difference is that the people at LEK get stuff DONE. There is nothing more frustrating than wasting your valuable vacation hours while the staff tries to get their act together.

LEK staff from Laurel herself to the guys helping with the VIP kite service are incredibly helpful and efficient with a smile. BTW, I highly recommend the VIP kite service, at $20/day it's an incredible value and convenience.

Per some other TA reviews, LEK is located on a less crowded, wider stretch of beach. The location is a bonus. Whatever your skill level, LEK is the premier kite school in my humble opinion. Highly recommend.

Visited July 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
1 review
“great kiteboarding experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

I was a beginner kiteboarder with some experience 2-3 years ago. After training with a great instructor, LEK school sold me some inexpensive, used gear that I could use and not have to rent. I appreciate that they stick to one type of kite, so that I could both get used to the feel of this kite and now own the same kite. They were very practical and fair in their pricing, and helpful throughout the entire week. I will be returning soon as I'm sure there are very few places in the world with such consistent wind and great service!

Visited June 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great way to enjoy the beach!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

The people, including owner Laurel, at LEK school right on the beach at the Millenium Hotel in Cabarete have the best attitude towards beginners like myself.
It was a great three day learning experience and my only regret was not taking a whole week.
Lolo is a fantastic instructor especially for a guy as he is big enough to handle any situation.

Visited July 2013
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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“kiteboarding Cabarete”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband and I got certified in Miami on shallow and flat water. When we arrived in Cabarete it felt like we had to learn it all over again; the water is deep, the winds gusty and the water rough. Fortunately we both had great Laurel Eastman's instructors to get us up and going in these conditions. It felt safe and we had a lot of fun. Thanks guys! :)

Visited June 2013
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