Beauty and Grace on the Ocean

What an amazing event on the ocean! The 2014 Butterfly Effect was a huge success one more time in Cabarete.

The BE is a non competitive event where women are joining beauty and strength to empower each other through water sports (windsurfing, kiteboardingpaddle boarding, kayaking and surfing). The event is designed to give every Butterfly more confidence, joy, and skill in her board riding, as well as her navigation through everyday life.

Thanks to Patricia Dumont & Thierry Montreuil for this great video of the day. Enjoy!

The day started with a beautiful sunrise surf in playa Encuentro, one of the most famous surfing beach on the North Coast of  the Dominican Republic. From left to right, Sara (from OceanAir Sports), Sam (Tour Director at American Windsurfing Tour), Meghan (Guest Service Manager at Millennium Resort & Spa), Tatianna Howard (Founder at The Butterfly Effect) and Audrey Meyer (Owner of BlossomRetreat).

Surfing on the ocean

The Butterfly Effect’s inscription took place on Thursday evening at the Voyvoy / Vela Windsurfing/ SUP Resort. Every girls received a goodies bag with varius gifts from the different sponsors.

We all loved the chocolate from the Chocolate bar in Cabarete. A place you definitely want to go and visit! Thank you Corinna.

The day of the event, all butterfly migrated to the beautiful Millennium Resort & SPA where everyone received a stunning Cabrinha rashguard, and a hawaiian lei.

From there, everyone was welcome to get together for a beach cleanup. The kids from the Dream Project did an excellent job. The Butterfly Effect is also about giving back to the community. Environmental awareness, education, and community give-back activities has a big part of each Butterfly Effect event.

Hula Dance with Tatiana around the pool to spread the Aloha vibes in the air and on the ocean. Thank you Fred from the TheBeachBoxBoutique for the stunning sarongs.

Then there was no better way to jump in the pool and do some AquaFit with Audrey.

Safety talk before heading for a 6 miles downwinder to playa Encuentro.

The Butterfly Effect brings women together for noncompetitive ocean sport gatherings. The aim is to instill self-confidence and a love for the ocean in women of all skill levels by providing one-day downwind events.

Gear Set up and SUP/ Kayak / Kite / Windsurfing lauch in Cabarete Bay.

The arrival, at Playa Encuentro. The guys were on the beach waiting for the Butterfly and helping them to land their kites, catch their Kayak, SUP, and/or windsurfing equipment.

Bill (from cabaretebuildingservices) and Jens (from velacabarete) helping the girls arriving to the beach safely.

There was so much positive vibes, smiles and happiness for accomplishing such a great challenge, arriving at playa Encuentro.

The aim is to instill self-confidence and a love for the ocean in women of all skill levels. Big High 5 to all the beautiful butterflies who made this day amazing!

Huge thumbs-up to Tatiana and Michelle  Bourdeau (owner at the Andari SPA) from bringing all those women together every years.

Thanks to Gael Brunhes, Sarah Son and Patricia & Thierry Montreuil for the great pictures.

Great job on the video Patricia Dumont & Thierry Montreuil, thank you really much, this is a great souvenir.

See you all next year. The 2015 Butterfly Effect will come back to Cabarete on July 18th. Everyone, MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

being in the ocean is being in the sky