The swell season starts in September and ends in April. Occasionally we get some swell hitting the north cost of the Dominican Republic even in the summer.
We recommend the following spots for surfing in Cabarete:
The spot is located 5 minutes walking distance from our center. It is a beach break and provides very good beginner conditions. For first time surfers it is most of the time not even necessary to paddle out. They can walk out over the sandbank to the break and can therefore save energy for the first take off. Super safe, this spot allows teaching, supervision and safety directly from the beach.
This is our home spot. The spot is only working with a very big north swell. When huge waves are passing the outer reef, the swell in the bay is producing a nice little break on a sandbank just in front of our center. The break is perfect for beginners and advanced surfers.
Just 5 minutes walking distance left of our center, we have the perfect spot for bodyboarding. It is also a beach break and a suitable spot for advanced surfers. For beginners the wave is most of the time too powerful, and breaks almost on the beach itself.
This is the most famous surf spot at the north cost of the Dominican Republic. It is a 15 minute drive away from Cabarete. Due to the size of the waves, and the way they break (small white waves off the beach, then small breaking waves further out before a real peak of faster (sometimes tubing) waves, it suits beginners, advanced and experts. It is a reef break. The beach is probably one of the nicest around, the feeling of being lost on a very special and isolated island incomparable, and starting your day with a surf session in Encuentro is probably one of the nicest thing in the world.
For beginners we recommend surf shoes.
Transfers are organised with the local taxi-minibuses (Guaguas), and the price of the ride (to be determined) shared between the amount of participants. Full blast Merengue music guaranteed on the way to the spot, for maximum energy and positive vibes!
Bic Boards: 6"10, 6"7, 7"0, 7"3, 7"6, 7"9, 8"0
German, English and Spanish
Beginner, intermediate, advanced, private lessons / all year
There are two kinds of surfers, the hunters and the hunted, and Spot X is what you are hunting. It's about paddling to the wave rather than just taking waves that come to you. It means you'll have a greater success rate when you try to catch waves and you'll always have priority on a busy day. It takes awareness and agility in the water but it's a skill you can practice right from the first day you paddle out the back.
Which course is suitable for which guest?
The following explanation is intended to help allocate guests to the appropriate courses according to the
skills they possess.
There are three skill steps for students.
Our courses offer something for everyone and for every skill level. Besides the practical element, we put high emphasis on surfing theory, such as safety rules, waves and the ocean and the surf equipment.
The Discovery Lesson consists of one course unit (2 hours) in which guests are introduced to all relevant aspects of surfing. It is suited for all levels. Beginners get to know the important and basic steps, intermediates and advanced get a recap on their level and the lessons content gets adjusted to their skills.
Aside from general surfing skills, this course shows the students helpful techniques to improve their take off, standing and surfing abilities. Furthermore they learn important theory about surfing and rules on how to behave in the water.
In the Full On course, students will learn all the basic skills they need to know about surfing, including all techniques which will enable them to become a surfer. Apart from theory, they will also learn advanced skills such as making turns and will surf unbroken, green waves.
The Full On course is built onto the Taster course.
Private lessons are pre-bookable in I hr sessions. This is an excellent option for students who want to
have an intensive one-to-one-customised surf course, or work on a specific topic. Within the course
they are free to choose their topic.