General info about surfing in the DR
Surfing in the Dominican Republic has only been 'discovered' in the last decade. It was only going to be a matter of time before people started seeing that the DR rivals neighboring Puerto Rico and other surf countries like Costa Rica,
We have surfable waves ( keen high or higher) pretty much 340 days per year because of the way Playa Encuentro is situated to pick up all Atlantic east swells.
The different surf spots
You can zoom in and out on the map to see the surfing spots better.
There are more surf spots on the North coast of the Dominican republic, but we have to keep some a secret.
As you can see Swell Surf Camp is perfectly located to take advantage of all the good surf spots that can be found in the Cabarete - Sosua and Rio San Juan area.
The surf season in the Caribbean
We have waves pretty much all year round, however the size and power of them change.
Basically there's 2 seasons:
- Between May and October you can generally expect waves in the size of knee to head high range from the east, with less power.
- Between October and April is when the bigger North swells can hit the island and the waves can get bigger and more powerful.
As far as surf levels:
* For beginners and intermediates ( between 0 and 8 weeks surf experience) anytime of the year is a good time to come and surf but the 'Small wave' season might be most suitable.
*For advanced surfers that want a chance to find surf in the overhead to double overhead range it's best to come between October and April.
What to bring to the DR on a surf trip?
Board shorts, rashguare ( if you take lessons with Swell we provided rashguards) and sunscreen. If you want to bring your own board: you standard board that works at home will work well here too. No need for mini guns unless a big North Swell is on it's way and you intend on surfing Preciosa on a double overhead day.
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