After 5 days of competition, the Master Of The Ocean 2019 (MOTO) left me feeling super grateful to have been back in the Dominican Republic and to defend my title! The  Master of the Ocean  is an event like no other, combining four water sports – disciplines include surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand up paddling (SUP) to crown one champion. Starboard  Dream Team  riders Zane Schweitzer and Fiona Wylde proved they had it what it takes to be crowned the ultimate waterman and waterwomen at this years 2019 Master of the Ocean event.

There’s always so much good energy and great athletes around Cabarete along with the local community in the Dominican Republic. I was grateful to once again be motivated by and learn from the athletes that took part in this 4 discipline sports event!

After the MOTO competition Fiona and I had the chance to work with the local foundation – The DREAM Project – to share our passion for ocean sports and our responsibility to kids from the local community to become an ocean guardian.

Fiona Wylde and I hosted my InZane SuperGroms kid’s clinic and beach cleanup in collaboration with Parley For The Oceans! We had over 30 kids from the local DREAM Project foundation and community, many of them learning to swim and getting in the ocean for their first time! This was the highlight of my time here seeing an overflow of emotions of happiness from these island kids experiencing the ocean and as well feeling their motivation to play a positive role in their community and environment!
Mahalo to Local pro surfer, Pedro Fernandez and fellow Starboard Dream team rider, Fiona Wylde, and the parents for volunteering your time with the kids for the day!