Learn to kitesurf on your holiday

Kitesurfing Cabarete

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 can’t get dragged out to sea), warm water and wide open sandy beaches. Cabarete is ideal for kitesurfers of all levels, from complete beginners to experts (Dominican kite surfers are amongst the best in the world!)

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Swell Surf Camp Kitebeach


A short walk

There are several different spots to kitesurf in Cabarete. Cabarete beach  is just a few minutes from Swell and Kite Beach is just a short moto ride from Swell. Both spots are favoured by kitesurfers of all levels. There's flat water for learning in summer and both beaches provide wide open areas for freestyle riders to practise their tricks or big airs. Wave riders will love the offshore reefs that have waves year-round.

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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.


Learning curve

Kitesurfing (also known as kiteboarding) looks like an incredibly difficult sport, when in reality it has a relatively short learning curve. It can be however a dangerous sport if you don’t take lessons from a real pro, using quality equipment, who can teach you the essential safety procedures. Owned by a world-renowned international kiteboarding champion, our partner kiteschool is housed in state-of-the-art facilities right on Cabarete main beach, just a few minutes walk from Swell Surf Camp

Their 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 with the power to drag you through the water; the very thing that makes kitesurfing such an adrenaline rush!

More info on learning to Kitesurf with Swell Kite camp can be found on this page

Kitesurfing lessons start at $72 per hour / per person with 1 on 1 instruction.

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Surfing and taking kiteboarding lessons are an ideal mix as the wind required for kiting generally arrives in the afternoon, leaving the less windy mornings perfect for your surf lessons.

We can custom tailor you a kitesurfing holiday package, for beginners who want to do a learn to kitesurf package , or for experts who are just looking for a real cool place to stay and hang out with fellow kitesurfers on their kitesurfing holiday in Cabarete.
Just contact us, and we’ll create the perfect kitesurfing package.


Yes, you can, just click on the pricing page and select the kite lessons tab to check what your price will be. Even though we are called Swell Surf Camp, maybe we should have called it Swell Surf & kite Camp. People that want to dedicate their whole stay to kitesurfing make up a large group at Swell.
Have a look at the learn to kitesurf page for more info


As kitesurfers ourselves, we have visited many kitesurf destinations around the world to see what the kitesurfing conditions are like at other kite spots. After many visits, we realise that Cabarete really is one of the best spots in the world for kitesurfers of all levels.
Why? For people who want to learn kitesurfing, Cabarete offers:

  • Steady / stable winds
  • Ideal wind strenght: between 14 and 20 knots
  • Ideal direction: Side onshore for safety
  • No motorised watercrafts in the area
  • Predictable wind patterns
  • No dangerous water life (sharks)
  • Large beaches

For intermediate and advanced kitesurfers, Cabarete is also a true kiters dream:

  • Steady wind
  • Flat water spots
  • Waves for kite wave riding
  • Great downwinders
  • Active social local kite scene
  • Cheap kitesurf equipment on sale
  • Expertise from local kite pro’s

There’s a reason why a lot of the world’s best kitesurfers spend many months of the year, training and enjoying all that the Cabarete region has to offer for kiteboarders.
So if you are interested in a kitesurf holiday destination or want to learn kitesurfing, choose Cabarete, you will not be disappointed!! For more information on Kitesurfing Dominican Republic have a look at this page


The Dominican Republic has many different kitesurfing spots.

KiteSurfing in Punta Cana is done close to some of the all inclusive resorts, but the wind is generally a lot lighter than in Cabarete

Las Terennas , about 2,5 hours drive east of Cabarete is one of the nicer kitesurfing spots in the Dominican Republic. Not many waves and the wind is generally 5 knots lighter than in Cabarete

The Cabarete area is the center for kitesurfing Dominican Republic with several different kiteboarding spots, all within a short radius.

cabarete kitesurf spot map

Large map here

Want to learn kitesurfing in the Dominican Republic? See this page.


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.

  • Think of Swell as the anti-surf camp. There’s plenty of surfing, of course, but the similarities to other camps end there. For starters, the rooms are stylish — more boutique hotel than reggae-loving surfer digs. Then there are the legendary breakfasts (omelets, pancakes and crepes, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and fruit bowls). Structured surf lessons take place each morning, with an instructor alongside you and the head surf coach watching from shallow water, ready to offer learn to surf tips between riding waves. If you are serious about learning to surf, then Swell Surf Camp should be on top of your destination list. Highly recommended!

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