SOME QUICK QUESTIONS
I AM NEW TO SURFING, IS THIS RIGHT FOR ME?
Teaching people how to surf is what we specialize in here at Swell. When we started in 2009 we set out to be the best Dominican Republic surf camp for beginners. We have qualified surf coaching instructors who can teach the sport of surfing in a safe, fun and quick manner.
The surf spot where we teach is an ideal place for beginner surfers. The waves on the inside are mellow and the water is about chest-deep. There are no dangerous rips, currents or sea creatures here in the Dominican Republic.
Many places around the world 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.
I AM TRAVELLING SOLO, IS THAT OK?
About 70% of the clients who come to Swell for a surf & yoga retreat, travel solo.
As a result, it’s really easy to meet like-minded travellers from all over the world. We 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 travellers 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.
The average age of our clients varies from week to week, but generally speaking, we attract more of a 30 to 40+ year old crowd than the 18 to 24-year-old crowd.
WHAT OTHER SPORTS / ACTIVITIES ARE ON OFFER?
It is not just surfing that we offer at Swell. We are located in Cabarete on the north coast of the Dominican Republic; THE action sports capital of the Caribbean, so other watersports you can choose to learn or do here are: Wingfoiling & Kitesurfing. But there are also adventure trips such as Canyoning, Snorkeling and diving to do in the afternoons, after you have done 1 or 2 surf sessions in the morning. Or join in on one of our Yoga classes. You will not be bored in Cabarete!