I HAVE NEVER SURFED BEFORE, IS THIS RIGHT FOR ME?
Teaching people how to surf is what we specialize in here at Swell. We have qualified surf instructors that can teach the sport of surfing in a safe, fun and quick manner.
The surf spot where we teach is an ideal place for your first rides as a surfer. The waves on the inside are mellow and the water is about chest deep. There are no dangerous rips, currents or sea creatures here.
There are many places around the world that are great for advanced and expert surfers, but not all great surfing spots are ideal for learning to surf. Where we teach at Playa Encuentro, just a few miles west of Cabarete truly is an amazing spot for learning how to surf. For more information on our surf coaching program, have a look at this page.
To see what our purpose built surf coaching resort looks like, go to this page
I AM TRAVELLING SOLO, IS THAT OK?
About 70% of the clients who come to Swell for surf yoga retreat & active surf holiday, travel solo. As a result, it’s real easy to meet like-minded travelers from all over the world. surf together, we have breakfasts and dinners together, so if you are looking for a social surf holiday then a stay at Swell will definitely be a great option for you.
Have a look at reviews on external sites like Tripadvisor, and you will see the social aspect at Swell as the no.1 recurring theme. And it’s not just the single and solo travelers who enjoy the company of new friends. For couples or groups, it’s also a great way to make new friends from all over the globe.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE AGE?
The average age of people coming to swell for a surf holiday varies per week, but generally speaking, the people that come to Swell on a surf vacation are aged between 25 and 50. That’s not to say that in certain weeks there’s more people in their 20’s than 40’s (or the other way around). Also we have had people in their 60 on a Swell learn how to surf course.
Most clients are from the USA, Canada, and Europe, and 80% of them are working professionals who want the comforts of a surf retreat combined with the social aspect of a surf resort.
About Swell :
After living in the Dominican Republic for 8 years and loving the great outdoor watersport lifestyle, Jeroen (from the Netherlands) and Clare (for the UK) decided it was time to share their knowledge of the Dominican Republic all that this stunning country has to offer with visitors from around the world.
Clare and Jeroen were already familiar with surf coaching retreats, resorts and surf camps in many different countries and having had to stay in some very ordinary surf hotel accommodation in their quest for great surfing waves, they knew that there was something missing in the surf camp for adults market; a place which was still social, but offering better quality accommodation, great food, nicer beds, cleaner rooms: A stylish, luxury surf retreat with surf lessons and surf guiding. They set about designing the kind of place they would want to stay in themselves: a luxury adult surf camp.
So they hired a renowned Swiss architect for one purpose: to come up with the world’s first purpose-built, luxury surf coaching retreat/ resort.
Since opening in winter 2009/2010 Swell surf instructors have taught 1000’s of people how to surf in a safe, fun and structured manner. Since opening, Swell has won multiple awards and has 100’s of excellent reviews from happy guests. Swell continues to be one of the top surfing destinations for couples, groups and solo travellers to go to as the #1 luxury adult surf holiday.
It’s not just surfing on offer at Swell; You can learn to kitesurf, take yoga classes, go horse riding on the beach or in the mountains and enjoy some truly spectacular outdoor adventure trips like canyoning for example.
Swell offers package surf holidays that take all the hassle out of the planning, with airport transfers, transport to the beach and much more, so all Swell guests can enjoy a stress luxury surf experience. You just have to book your flights, and they will take care of the rest!
With great food being such an important part of anyone’s surf vacation, Swell delivers there too; with superb home-cooked food at the camp and on the evenings when guests go out to dinner, a large choice of restaurants offering a comprehensive choice of dining are all within a few minutes walk.
In 2020 A new Swell Bali Surf retreat was opened. Located in the centre of Bingin, in the southern part of Bali ( where the best surfing waves and white sandy beaches are). It’s a quick 30 minutes from Bali Denpasar International airport.