Cabarete Hosts the 10th Annual Butterfly Effect July 7, 2018 ~ Celebrating Women and Giving Back in Cabarete


Cabarete, Dominican Republic June 15, 2018. The Butterfly Effect will return to Cabarete on July 2-7, 2018, encouraging females of all ages to be active in the ocean and experience a shared camaraderie and unity with other water-women.

The Butterfly Effect is a worldwide movement based on promoting and inspiring women everywhere, to grow together as a community and to use their collective drive to give back to local charities. This year’s event will include a Special Mother & Daughter Edition for the 10th Annual Butterfly Effect in Cabarete.

Event Day in Cabarete – July 7, 2018
The main event will take place on July 7, 2018 with a choice of either a 2km downriver stand-up paddle course from Islabon to La Boca in Cabarete, or a 5km advanced downwind windsurfing or kite surfing from La Boca to Cabarete Bay. The event includes a community beach cleanup, yoga stretching sessions, safety instruction, goodie bags from local sponsors, and an evening fund-raising dinner for local charity The DREAM Project.

About the Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect was founded in Hawaii in 2007 by Tatiana Howard, an avid water woman who enjoys windsurfing, surfing, kite surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and tow-in surfing. Since its first event in 2007 in Maui, Hawaii with a dozen women, The Butterfly Effect has evolved into a BE ALOHA World Tour with over 50 different non-competitive events in 19 countries, with thousands of participants.

“Water sports have empowered and inspired me to live out my hopes and dreams, and giving back to surf communities worldwide is a passion I wish to share with many. Never underestimate the power of women to make change!” Tatiana Howard, founder, The Butterfly Effect.

Giving back in Cabarete
Butterfly Effect Annual Benefit Celebration for The DREAM Project
Sat, July 7, 2018, 7:30 – 10:30 PM
Victor’s at Velero Beach Resort
$47 USD, tickets available through

All proceeds from the dinner celebration will benefit The DREAM Project. The Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project is a US 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides quality education for children born into poverty in rural areas and small communities in the Dominican Republic. The Cabarete Butterfly Effect events have raised $50,000 USD to date for The DREAM Project, contributing toward more than 732,000 hours of quality education for 8,200 children in 14 different programs, across 27 communities in the Dominican Republic. Please join us in making a difference.

Registration is now open, sign-up online at or in person, see details below. The Butterfly Effect day event is $45 USD per individual, mother & daughter $75 USD, and benefit dinner $45 USD. Come and experience The Butterfly Effect Cabarete 2018.

Event Schedule & Participation
JULY 5th – Opening Ceremony & Registration
6:00-9:00PM at LAX/OJO (Food and Drink for participants)

JULY 7th – Event Day
8:30AM – Check in at Millennium Resort and Spa (Organize gear and beach registrations)
9:30AM – Course Meeting + Yoga
10:45AM – Transfer to Rugama Tours on the River
11:30AM – Paddle starts
12:15PM – 1:00PM Arrival at La Boca
1:30PM – Launch Kites/Windsurfers
* Transfer SUP Boards and non downwinder participants back to Millennium*
2:30PM – Downwinder arrivals at Millennium Resort and Spa
2:30-5:30PM Pool Party at Millennium Resort and Spa
7:30PM Evening Dinner & Celebration befitting The DREAM Project at Velero Beach Resort

Please see the official Facebook page @TheButterflyEffectMovement for additional Event Week activities to enjoy. Follow us on Instagram at @betheeffect, #BEcabarete2018

Contact: Audrey Meyer, Michelle Bourdeau and Tatiana Howard
The Butterfly Effect – Cabarete
Phone: +1(829) 577- 9101

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