Kitesurfing

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Cabarete is the Kitesurf capital of the world!

LEARN TO KITESURF HOLIDAY

Cabarete is widely regarded as one of the top places in the world for kitesurfing.

Why? Because Cabarete is unique in that it combines steady & side onshore wind (so you don’t get dragged out to sea) & warm water + wide open beaches in 1 place.

Cabarete is ideal for kitesurfers of all levels, from complete beginners to experts (Dominican kite surfers are amongst the best in the world!)

There are several different spots to kitesurf in Cabarete. The most famous is Cabarete KiteBeach, just a few minutes on moto taxi away from Swell. It’s a spot that is liked by kitesurfers of all levels. There are a few kiteschools there for beginners, but it’s also the perfect kiteboarding spots for freestyle riders to practise their tricks or big airs. The wave riders will like the offshore reef that has waves 350 days per year.

Want complete flat water? The river mouth of La Boca is only a 10 minute taxi ride away.

In between La Boca on the east and Encuentro to the west of Cabarete there is between 5 miles of beaches, which are ideal for down winders.

Whatever your kitesurfing level: Cabarete provides ideal kitesurfing conditions for you!

Lessons

Lessons

Learn to kitesurf with the top kitesurf school

Our Swell partner kite surf school is a short walk from our place and is renowned for using only high quality, up-to-date equipment and international IKO instructors who speak a variety of languages, including French, German, Dutch, Spanish and English.

Kitesurfing (also known as kiteboarding) looks like an incredibly difficult sport, when in reality it’s a sport with a relatively short learning curve. It can be however a dangerous sport if you don’t take lessons from a pro who can teach you the essential safety procedures.

Owned by a world-renowned international kiteboarding champion, this kitesurf school is housed in state-of-the-art facilities right on Cabarete main beach, just a few minutes walk from Swell Surf Camp

Their mini-IKO course will guide you through the basics of how the wind works, wind direction and flying a trainer kite safely on the beach, before hopefully moving you up to a larger kite that has the power to drag you through the water: the very thing that makes kitesurfing such an adrenaline rush!
If you get hooked, you just increase the number of lesson hours you take.

Seasons

Seasons

When to go

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  • Jan – Feb – Mar
  • Average Air Temp 23°C (73°F)
  • Average Water Temp 26°C (79°F)
  • BEGINNER WAVES
  • INTERMEDIATE WAVES
  • EXPERT WAVES
  • WIND FOR KITESURFING
  • High season in Cabarete. Great for learning to surf and for expert surfers looking to get overhead waves.

    For kitesurfing this time of the year can be a bit hit or miss, expect around 35% of the days to have enough wind for kiting.
  • The above information is based on averages of the last 10+ years. No guarantees can be given on wave and weather conditions.


    It’s mother nature that decides
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  • Apr – May- Jun
  • Average Air Temp 24°C (75°F)
  • Average Water Temp 27°C (81°F)
  • BEGINNER WAVES
  • INTERMEDIATE WAVES
  • EXPERT WAVES
  • WIND FOR KITESURFING
  • Good time to be on the North Coast. Great for learning to surf and for intermediate surfers to improve their surfing. Not many overheads+ days for waves anymore.

    Kitesurfing in this time of the year can be on on average 40% of the time. June being one of the better months.
  • The above information is based on averages of the last 10+ years. No guarantees can be given on wave and weather conditions.


    It’s mother nature that decides
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  • Jul – Aug – Sep
  • Average Air Temp 27°C (81°F)
  • Average Water Temp 29°C (84°F)
  • BEGINNER WAVES
  • INTERMEDIATE WAVES
  • EXPERT WAVES
  • WIND FOR KITESURFING
  • Great time for beginner and intermediate surfers on the North coast of the DR, generally mellow and fun waves

    Good time for kitesurfing, July and August are usually the best months of the year for kiting.
  • The above information is based on averages of the last 10+ years. No guarantees can be given on wave and weather conditions.


    It’s mother nature that decides
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  • Oct – Nov – Dec
  • Average Air Temp 25°C (77°F)
  • Average Water Temp 28°C (82°F)
  • BEGINNER WAVES
  • Great waves for first time surfers, learning safely on the inside ( closer to the beach)
  • INTERMEDIATE WAVES
  • Great waves for first time surfers, learning safely on the inside ( closer to the beach)
  • EXPERT WAVES
  • Great waves for first time surfers, learning safely on the inside ( closer to the beach)
  • WIND FOR KITESURFING
  • Great waves for first time surfers, learning safely on the inside ( closer to the beach)
  • Good for learning to surf, can be a bit hit or miss for intermediate and expert surfers

    Kitesurfers can expect around 25% of the days to have good wind for kitesurfing or kitesurf lessons
  • The above information is based on averages of the last 10+ years. No guarantees can be given on wave and weather conditions.


    It’s mother nature that decides
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FAQ

Want to learn more about KiteSurfing? Read the FAQ

Below you can you Kitesurfing’s Frequently Asked Questions. If your question has not been answered Send Swell a message

Why a 3 hour learn to kite surf course?

What if I need more kitesurf lessons once the 3 hours are over?

What if I want to take a longer course?

How many hours per day is each kite lesson?

Is the kitesurfing equipment included with my 3 hour kitesurf holiday course?

What special equipment should I bring on a kitesurf holiday?

I know how to kiteboard and I have my own equipment, do you have storage for it?

Is it cheaper if there are two of us learning to kitesurf?

Still have questions?