Cabarete: One of the most consistent surfing spots in the Caribbean
The Dominican Republic is more known for lazy all inclusive hotel holidays, then it is for an active water sport & surf holiday. This is good news for surfers, because it means that it is still relatively unknown as a great surf destination, so the crowds in the water are still at a mellow level. Localism is barely present. Bad vibes non existent, as long as you keep the surf etiquette in mind and respect the local surfers, you will be greeted by good vibes & smiles.
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Capital: Santo Domingo
SURFING IN AND AROUND CABARETE
The Main surf spot is Playa Encuentro, a few miles west of Cabarete. It’s our top choice surf spot, since it caters for surfers of all levels. Mellow waves on the inside for beginners, to fast left and rights at Coco Pipe and The left @ Encuentro.
There are a few shacks at Playa Encuentro to buy coffee or a basic snack, other than that it’s a very nice undeveloped beach. There are some places to stay in the Encuentro area, but they are very basic and you are far removed from restaurants and bars. No beach front apartments or high rise, so a great place in the early morning ( Swell clients and staff are usually the first ones at the beach) for sunrise surf sessions.
When to go on a surfing holiday to Cabarete:
Timing wise, it’s best to surf in the mornings since the trade winds usually start blowing at 12.00-13.00, when that happens you might still be able to surf, but mornings are way better.
There’s very little tide movement in the Caribbean so high-m id or low tide doesn’t change the surf a lot.
Surf Seasons in the Dominican Republic:
For beginners: year round.
Intermediates: Year round
Experts: Between October and April sees waves in the double overhead range at certain spots.
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INTERESTED IN A SURF TRIP TO CABARETE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?
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Cabarete is not just famous for surfing, it’s also a worldclass kitesurfing and windsurfing spot, so if you are interested in learning those sports, send us a message and we can hook you up with one of the best kiteboarding school in Cabarete
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