Empowering Women and Giving Back in Cabarete
Cabarete to Host the 2013 Millennium Resort & Spa Butterfly Effect July 25th -
27th , 2013.
Cabarete, Dominican Republic July 25th, 2013. The Butterfly Effect will land once again in
Cabarete on July 25-27th, encouraging girls and women of all ages to get out on the ocean and
experience a shared camaraderie and unity with other water-women. The Butterfly Effect is a
fun and non-competitive event, and is aiming to instill self-confidence and a love for the ocean in
women of all skill levels. Local and visiting women will gather on the beach of Cabarete to
complete a 4km downwind ride from Cabarete Bay to Playa Encuentro. The women will be
windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking or stand-up paddling. The event includes safety and
stretching sessions, as well as food and gear from local sponsors, and fund-raising for local
The Butterfly Effect began in Hawaii in 2007. Tatiana Howard, the founder of the event, is an
avid water woman who enjoys windsurfing, surfing, kite surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and
tow in surfing. This is the 6th year the event has taken place and the fourth year that Cabarete
has hosted a Butterfly Effect. Since its inception, it has flown to Brazil, New Zealand, France,
Hood River Oregon, Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Israel, Tahiti, Fiji, Sweden,
Switzerland and Australia. The founders believe that water sports provide a healthy and fun
lifestyle that give those who participate in them great happiness and self-confidence. They have
been fortunate to be involved in these sports and want to share and instill the lessons they have
learned with women worldwide.
“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
Fundraising efforts associated with the Butterfly Effect will go to the DREAM Project. The
Dominican Republic Education And Mentoring (DREAM) Project is a US 501c3 nonprofit
organization that provides quality education for all children born into poverty in rural areas and
small communities of the Dominican Republic. Our butterflies will participate with some of the
DREAM Project kids in a group beach cleanup within Cabarete Bay.
Registration for the event will be held at La Terrasse Restaurant on Thursday July 25th from
6:30pm–9:30pm. A late registration will take place at Millennium Resort & Spa on Saturday July
27th at 9:30 am. The event will begin at 10:30am on Saturday July 27th. All participants will meet
at Millennium Resort & Spa. A live auction benefitting the event and The Dream Project will be
held during the closing ceremony at Millennium Resort & Spa on Saturday July 27h at 8pm.
Come and experience The Butterfly Effect Cabarete 2013.