Laurel's Favorite Links

 Kiters For Communities
A social business co-founded by Laurel and Pete Richardson - upcycling kiteboarding kites, providing jobs to Haitian refugees, and investing the profit back in their community.

 KB4K: Kiteboarding to Help Children in Need
Laurel's charity event founded in 2009 has raised over $80,000 USD in 4 years to help local children in Dominican Republic

BEST Kiteboarding BEST Kiteboarding
LEK and Laurel use Best Kiteboarding gear because it's awesome product, great people, and the best customer service in the kiteboarding industry.

Ocean Dream Condos 
Book your gorgeous Ocean Dream condo with the LEK team and receive a free kite locker to store your gear in the beach club!

Swell Surf Camp 
Surfing camp in Cabarete with accommodation

 Andari Spa  
Come enjoy a day at the spa in paradise!

Best Photographer EVER 
If you need high quality professional photos for corporate, interiors, sports or lifestyle then you have to get in touch with Jay. He is the Best.

Croft Global Travel 
Adventure travel is our passion and we want to share it with you. Offering guided group travel to exciting destinations in Latin America, Europe and beyond. Visit for more info

Dominican Republic Guide 
Do you want to know some information about the Dominican Republic? this is a great site

United Surf Camps 
Surf school, surf trips and accommodation

Accommodation in Sosua 
Lascanas Aparthotel 4*, composed of 91 apartments with all amenities for a comfortable life, is located just 5 minutes from the beaches of Sosua and Cabarete in the Dominican Republic

Marco Bava 
Profesiona kiteboarder Marco Bava trained at LEK and now can be found hanging out on Necker Island in the beautiful BVIs

The Winning Mindset 
This website can change your life. World Champion in Full Contact Martial Arts (and friend of Laurel/LEK) - Kevin Seaman is perhaps the BEST coach in the WORLD! Make sure to sign up for his FREE monthly newsletter...

Made in America 
This is a frank, unflinching portrait of a segregated Shangri-La and the disenfranchised minority for whom the promise of the American Dream has crumbled away year-by-year, brick by brick, hope by hope and child by child. In setting out to examine the dec

Spinning Studio! 
Cabarete's own state-of-the-art studio inside Janet Supermarket, a unique indoor cycling experience; Music, Lighting and Motivational Instruction hold the key to a rewarding and enjoyable work-out....and you might even have Laurel as your instructor!!

 Force Caribbean 
Kitesurfing Trips in the lovely Caribbean on a great sailing yacht

Cabarete Circus School 
Kaiceitos Circus School - trapeze and more.....ask the LEK team for more information, it is AWESOME

 The Mariposa DR Foundation

Transforming the community of Cabarete - one girl at a time!  

Surf Chick 
Laurel's clothing sponsor, from her hometown, Ventura California!

Laurel's eyewear sponsor...these glasses rock on the water...protect your eyes...

Into the Air 
Into the Air - A kiteboarding Experience..... It's been an intense six months from production to post but we are excited to see this unique film taking shape and even exceeding our own expectations. With a trailer that is geared for a wider audience, and

Luxury Condos in Cabarete! 
Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and studio condos located in Ocean Dream - just next to LEK!

Mounu Island TONGA 
Mounu Island Resort is a tranquil oasis where you can discover Tonga's most beautiful, tropical beaches fringed by spectacular coral reefs in completely private setting and kite and swim with Humpback Whales!!

Our partner school in Israel, run by champion Amit Inbar...

Wild Dolphin Encounters 
Experience the joy of connecting with these incredible animals in the near by Bahamas....

Lambi Fund of Haiti 
Founded jointly in 1994 by Haitians and Americans, the Lambi Fund of Haiti is a unique grassroots organization whose mission is to assist the popular, democratic movement in Haiti. Its goal is to help strengthen civil society in Haiti as a necessary found

The Best Skydiving Ever 
If you have ever thought about trying Skydiving get over to Skydive Spaceland in Houston, TX - amazing spot, people and fun.

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Infiniti Blu Condos 
Long and short term beach front rentals in a new luxury condo community by Sosua 
Want to find information about other kiting areas in the world? this is a great site for this

Best day trip on North Coast 
A fun filled day trip - check out website for full details

Hostel Laguna Park 
Hostel LagunaPark is a new, clean and for everyone affordable place with a family atmosphere! We offer 4 to 8 bed dorms as well as individual private rooms.

Womens Sports Foundation 
Founded by tennis legend Billy Jean King, this non-profit organizations promotes girls and women in all sports (even kiteboarding!) and protects our rights to equal government funding through Title 9...

Surf Rider Foundation 
Non-profit organization working to preserve our oceans, waves & beaches.

Maui Surfer Girls 
MSG - add some spice to your life! Founded by university friend of Laurels and Maui native, Dustin Tester, this summer camp for girls empowers young women through learning surfing and connecting to the ocean. Basically MSG and the way they conduct busin

Caribbean Winds 
Launched in 2004, the dedicated staff at Caribbean Winds has formed partnerships with water sport centers, hotels, equipment outfitters, professional instructors, and travel agencies to provide watersports enthusiasts with the best one-stop shopping expe

The UK's Premier Kite Surfing and powerkite centre in Portland Harbor, Dorset

Go Tarifa Spain 
A great site from our friend Gary with lots of info about Tarifa and great accommodations and kiteboarding!

Offshore Odysseys 
The Best Odyssey is a radical and unique Yacht Share concept designed specifically for remote kitesurfing exploration on a 60' catamaran. It is the first and only dedicated kiteboarding expedition on the planet.

Cabarete Language Institute 
The best spanish class in Cabarete area - located in Pro Cab - kids summer camps too!

Pura Vida 
Great kiteboarding school in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Colonial Zone - Dominican 
A great comprehensive website with info about the colonial zone in the capital (Santo Domingo) and lots of cool stuff about the Dominican - check it out!

Kiteboarding Art
Check out the Yinspiration, Surf Art Exhibition...amazing paintings by Michelle Yamamoto

Snowkite School in Europe 
Join LEK instuctor Markus at his amazing snowkiting school in the Austrian Alps...why let winter stop you from kiting - get out there and enjoy some blue skies and powder days!

Cosmic Kites - NY/NJ 
Our friends in the North East - Mike and Tim and Cosmic kites can hook you up with gear, lessons and more...

Kiteboarding school in Peru 
Kite lessons for beginners to advanced, rentals, sales, pro advice, repairs in Sunny Mancora, Peru

We Love to 
Kiteboarding forum

Economy accommodation in Cabarete 
Great accommodation in the heart of Cabarate at a reasonable price.

Learn to surf in Lanzarote 
Surfing lesson in Lanzarote, accommodation and all levels surf courses in Famara nature reserve, Canaries

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast and Restaurant 
A beautiful small bed and breakfast of 3 rooms with own bathroom on the outskirts of Sosua. A fine dining restaurant with pool and very comfortable atmosphere. Run by a Belgium couple Saskia and Marc.

Mel Tours 
Excellent excursions in The Dominican Republic for non windy days!!!. 
Website full of useful information on kiteboarding

Latin Dating 
Corazones is the premier site for friendly Latin and Hispanic dating worldwide. Find single Latinos looking for love from around the globe.

Joseph Carniero 
Pro kiteboarder and good friend of Laurel and LEK

Prescott College 
For the Liberal Arts and the Environment....Laurel is a PC grad with a degree in Human Ecology

Off Da Lip 
Online source for all your favorite watersports including my fav - kiteboarding!

Great service with Aloha....

High TV - kiteboarding TV 
Visit High.TV where you can watch all kinds of cool action sports including our favorite....kiteboarding..... Watch as they follow the competitions around the world and see what is possible in the world of kiting today.

 Natura Cabana
A boutique hotel and spa and a wonderful place to spend a relaxing Cabarete afternoon...

Carrib Surf Tours 
Personalized tours of the Dominican Republic - surfing, real estate, private photo sessions and of course kitesurfing - these guys know the hidden gems of our up and coming island.

123 Greetings 
Free Greetings for the Planet!

Central Florida Waves 
Central Florida surf report, forecast, and web cams

Floidian Yacht Sales 
Floridian Yacht Sales International Yacht Brokerage Your choice of New Yachts & Brokerage Yachts with a full-service mindset people that knows what you need and the quality you respect.

Internet by satellite in Dominican Republic 
High-speed internet broadband by satellite in Dominican Republic. Stay online, anywhere, anytime. No phone line is required.

Kites in Season 
Learn all about kites, flying kites and their history.....You'll be blown away

Travel File 
Europe Travel File is Europe as well as a worldwide travel guide and directory

A holiday villa from Villas to Go 
Villa holidays and holiday villas with private pools to rent with Villas to Go

Northern Coast Diving 
Scuba diving in the beautiful Sosua Bay on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic

Board Local - Swiss Snowboard School 
For a change of pace or to get back to your roots check out snowboarding in Switzerland with Tobias (LEK instructor August 2007) and the crew at Board Local in Luzern + Engelberg...

Bed and breakfasts in England 
For a catering free holiday choose bed and breakfast accommodation in England.

Costa Rica Rental 
From all-inclusive luxury resorts beautiful beach homes to suit every taste and budget.

Millennium Resort & Spa Cabarete, Dominican Republic 
Located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, Millennium Resort & Spa is destined to be the most elegant luxury condominium hotel in Cabarete. With its incredible location, stunning beach, infinity pools, 5 star amenities and services, you will kn

Egan Properties dominican Republic 
Specialsts Real Estate Brokers based in Europe advising on purchasing real estate in the Dominican Republic

Remax Cabarete 
RE/MAX in CABARETE serves the needs of clients looking to buy or sell Vacation, Retirement or Investment Property on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. RE/MAX by providing our clients with TRUST, QUALITY & CUSTOMER SERVICE has become the worl

Domegos Vacation Rentals 
Worldwide vacation rentals

Galapagos Islands 
Galapagos ecotours. Everything you need to know about the Galapagos Islands. boats, cruises, yacht charters, natural and human history and conservation issues in the Galapagos Islands

International kitesurf website to give you ideas on where to plan your next kiting holiday

Links about Dominican Republic :

Hotel Las Galeras : Hotel Moorea Beach is located in Las Galeras, Dominican Republic. 8 bedrooms with sea-sight.

EL CABALLO TOURS Tour operator - Corporate Travel Incentive Congress Events in Dominican Republic.

Freelance webmaster : web site creation and development.

Caribbean condos : Infiniti Blu offers beachfront condos for sale in Sosua, close to Cabarete - north coast of the Dominican Republic

Luxury caribbean villa for sale in the Sea Horse Ranch community on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic

Select Caribbean Properties - Luxury villas in the Caribbean, houses, farms, development land and businesses for sale on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

Translation services by BeTranslated - network of professional translators offering technical and commercial translation services in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, and German.

CENTURY 21 Dominican Republic Real Estate - Juan Perdomo presents a large inventory of residential and commercial real estate properties on the north coast of the Dominican Republic

Mangeur de cigogne : google contest : support Actulab and add their link everywhere !!

Barcelona Real Estate - Apartments and houses for sale in Barcelona, Spain

Downtown San Diego Condos - Apartments, lofts, condos and houses for sale in San Diego

Dominican Republic Real Estate : Luxury Caribbean villas for sale in Sea Horse Ranch, Dominican Republic.

Costa Rica Hotels, Vacations, Travel and Trip Information : Costa Rica travel agency and ground operator offers the best of Costa Rica with honeymoon packages, family vacations, selection of recommended beach hotels and adventure tours. Plan your trip to Costa Rica with Costa Rican Trails !

Costa Rica Surf Camp, Surf Instruction & Yoga for Girls Only! : Costa Rica Surfing Chicas is an all-girls surfing and yoga experience in the famous Hermosa Beach / Playa Jaco area. Reserve a surf package that takes care of everything and have a “Pura Vida” trip

Costa Rica Real Estate - Houses, Condos, Beach Homes: You can live or retire in Costa Rica and enjoy this tropical paradise forever. Find homes, business opportunities, and commercial real estate.