After his professional career Pablito ran his own kids windsurfing club in Cabarete, teaching local kids while providing and maintaining the all his donated equipment. In Pablito's club kids not only learned to windsurf but they also learned life skill and how to interact with the tourists who are the economic lifeline to the Cabarete community. He is beloved by all those in the community and his love for windsurfing is nothing short of contagious.
“Pablito is the force behind the Cabarete Classic in 2006, founding the event and bringing it to life.” according to the editors of Cabrete Classic. This year, the hardworking, vigorous, omnipresent, but somewhat shy Cabarete native windsurfer continued as the event’s main organizer, and without any doubt, plans to keep it going for years to come.
Guzman, 38, has a long history in the windsurfing world, having competed in contests all over the globe for the past twenty years. His passion for the sport gradually brought him to his present job. “Pablito is a board repair guy, and he is definitely the best!” says race director and windsurfing connoisseur Mark Hillaby, Pablito’s right-hand man in the second edition of the international competition.
Pablito’s career started when he was very young. While his older brother worked in the Vela Windsurf Center, Pablito hung around and learned board repair with the greatest of ease. Soon it was obvious that he was a naturally talented person, not only in the repairing business but also on the water. A side benefit of working at a windsurfing school is that you get to go out on their new equipment with plenty of time to learn and practice on the water