Windsurf Rental Cabarete
The windsurf spot in front of our ION CLUB Center at Cabarete is definitely one of the few places worldwide where a huge bit of Windsurf history has been created. The trade winds blow side, to side onshore through the bay, almost all year round. Due to the closed shape of the bay, Windsurfing is extremely safe. The variety of conditions from chops to waves makes Cabarete an absolute paradise for Windsurfers of all levels!
Our ION CLUB Center in Cabarete is equipped with a wide range and large quantities of the latest Fanatic Boards and Duotone Riggs. As our guest, you can choose between a Fix board rental option or a more flexible variation of different boards to use during your stay with us. No matter which option you opt for, you can be assured that the equipment provided will be in top condition making your windsurf experience with us as pleasant as it possibly can be.
Windsurf Equipment Rental
Spend as much time as possible having fun on the water
Spend as much time as possible having fun on the water
- Assistance from a rescue boat
- Swimming costume/shorts
All rentals must be able to swim
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY
Ensuring your safety during each of your Kitesurfing session at the ION CLUB Cabarete is a top priority !
All our Kitesurfing rental guest will be under the supervision of our safety team. Due to the shape of the bay and the location of the ION CLUB Center, even on days when the shorebreak might be a bit bigger, you’re perfectly safe. The inner spot is nicely protected, making a perfect and safe playgroung for all Kitesurfers.
In case however, you do need assistance, there is a rescue boat at your service at all times.
Our windsurf center is situated directly on the most famous and, during the summer months, most probably the best beach for windsurfing in Cabarete.
Changing equipment, no matter which rental option you have chosen, is therefore made easy and uncomplicated. Just let us know which board and sail you like to have and our service staff will help you to set it up the way you like it.
Our Instructors are happy to also give you recommendations for other spots in the area if you wish to take our equipment with you to explore.
A word about
ION CLUB Cabarete
"The most beautiful land that human eyes have seen"
This famous quote from Christopher Columbus when he discovered the island of Hispaniola in 1492 sums it up quite nicely we believe. Today Cabarete is a windsurfers and kitesurfers paradise, situated on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, about 40 km from Puerto Plata International Airport.
The kitesurf, windsurf and surf spot is fuelled by Tradewinds and Atlantic swells throughout the entire year. The Tradewinds are accelerated by a proximate mountain-range. The spot was discovered by windsurfers and surfers in the early eighties.
Our ION CLUB Center at the Frontloop Restaurant is located in the western/downwind part of Cabarete bay and is our Homebase for Kitesurf and Windsurf activities. The second base is our ION CLUB Center at Plaza Caribwind, it is located in the eastern/upwind part of Cabarete bay. Here you find a more protected windsurfing area ideal for beginners and intermediates as well as for Stand up Paddling.
The two centers are 5 minutes walking distance away from each other.
December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September
The wind is modest in the morning and gains strength at midday under the influence of the trade wind. The best wind conditions are in January–March and June–September. The offshore reef is about 600 meters off the beach and the flat water stretching inbetween is all that slalom enthusiasts could wish for. From May–October the wind blows mainly sideshore from the right at 4-5 Beaufort. From November–April it mainly blows cross-offshore from the right and is less constant, but instead wave freaks can ride down waves up to 4 meters high.
From November to April , the conditions are perfect for intermediate wave riders and wave freaks. Upwind of the center there is a shallow water section where beginners and intermediates feel comfortable and the tuition conditions are excellent. Beginners and intermediates can practice close to the shore while more experienced windsurfers can conquer the waves on the reef.
HOW TO GET TO CABARETE ?
By plane to Aeropuerto Internacional de Gregorio Luperon
By plane to Aeropuerto Internacional Las Americas de Jose Francisco Pena Gomez
Secondly there is the international airport of Santo Domingo "Aeropuerto Internacional Las Americas de Jose Francisco Pena Gomez", in the capital on the southern coast of Dominican Republic, which is 150 km and 2 hours-drive on a Highway away from Santiago - the 2nd biggest city of the island in the Cibaovalley on the north coast - which again will lead to Cabarete over the northern chain of mountains on smaller roads in about 1,5 hours (110 kms). Transfer from Santo Domingo to Cabarete by car takes about 4 hours. Taxi services such as car rentals like Avis, National, Hertz, Europcar are available at all times. Rented cars can be returned at the airport of Puerto Plata.
By plane to Aeropuerto International de Cibao in Santiago
The third Airport called Aeropuerto International de Cibao in Santiago, a good hour transfer to Cabarete. For guests travelling from the eastern European countries eg. Russia, Poland, Croatia, etc. it is recommended to take a connecting flight to the closest and most convenient airport in a European city first and then fly directly to Puerto Plata. Guests from South America have to travel via New York or Miami, USA or San Juan, Puerto Rico to catch a schedule flight from there to Puerto Plata or Santo Domingo. Generally we recommend to fly to Puerto Plata and not to Santo Domingo, because it's closer to Cabarete and therefore a lot more convenient.
Plaza Caribwind Calle Principal de Cabarete 57000, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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A story of pioneer since 1985
The story of the ION CLUB tells of people who have turned their passion for windsurfing and kitesurfing into a profession. Since its founding in 1985, customer orientation, team spirit, innovation and professionalism have been the top priorities of our corporate philosophy.
The ION CLUB / Club Mistral has gained a lot of experience in the 30 years of its existence and has developed more and more into a company that focuses on communicating with guests and fulfilling their needs and wishes.
With 16 water sports schools worldwide, we are one of the leading companies in this field. ION CLUB has a network of international partners in different countries. We strive to be international and multicultural and express this through the selection of our employees, who currently come from 24 different countries.