SOME QUICK QUESTIONS
WHERE ARE THE KITESURF SPOTS?
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.
Large map here
WHAT MAKES CABARETE SO IDEAL FOR KITING?
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
CAN I TAKE A KITE-LESSONS COURSE AS WELL AS THE LEARN TO SURF COURSE?
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.
I DON’T WANT TO TAKE SURF LESSONS, CAN I JUST TAKE KITEBOARDING LESSONS?
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
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 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 destinations for couples, groups and solo travellers to go to as the #1 luxury 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 luxuru 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.
Best week ever! My best friend and I recently spent a week at Swell. We both felt that it was one of the best weeks of our lives! One of my most favourite trips I have ever been on. Everything was amazing! The rooms are spacious and clean. The food prepared at camp is delicious and they cat...
Stop Searching! There was never a time I didn't feel at home at Swell. All the staff is warm, welcoming, and absolute professionals. The grounds are beautiful and immaculate. The rooms are ample sized, kept very clean, and everything works! For the social butterflies, there is plenty of space...
Swell: simply the best I never write reviews, but feel compelled to do so, as I prepare to leave Swell after 15 days of bliss. My body is battered, but this place uplifts the soul like no other. Everybody connected with Swell is amazing. The surf instructors become real friends and interact w...
Amazing Surf Camp! Swell was absolutely amazing. First of all, it is extremely clean and rooms are cleaned daily. Secondly, the women cooks do an incredible job preparing meals. So tasty and fresh. Still obsessing over mango. Haudy is incredibly warm and welcoming. Great spot for a solo trave...
Amazing!!! I recently got back from a week stay at Swell and it was everything I hoped for and more! I went as a Solo traveler so I'm always a bit nervous heading in, not knowing what to really expect, but the second I stepped into Swell everyone treated me like family and the nerves instantl...
Amazing place to surf and relax with great people! I was a solo traveler, first time in a surf camp. I didn't know what to expect, but everything turned out to be exactly as the website says! I had surfed once before, but had no real experience. I had a blast! Since it was low season, I bas...
Great people make an amazing vacation! We just finished a week at Swell and wished we had stayed longer. We are total beginners to surfing, but met a few seasoned surfers at Swell. We were the only couple with mostly solo travellers and had a great time meeting people. This place is special;...
Best vacation we have ever had! The Swell Team is amazing! In 7 days they successfully taught me how to surf. We had an absolutely wonderful time. My husband and I were traveling together and enjoyed the camaraderie and community that swell offers. The accommodations were perfect and the food...
2nd Visit - Twice as much fun!! Swell has created a wonderful experience centered on surfing. Our family of 4 (2 sons, 18 and 16), just returned from another great trip (previous was 2 years ago - also a great experience). Swell's staff, from Haudy (manager) to the surf instructors, to chefs,...
Great time! I spent a month in the Dominican Republic and some of my fondest memories are of my two weeks at Swell Surf camp. The management was great (Hauody), the surf instruction was good, and the Breakfast and Dinners were top notch. The establishment is very clean and well maintained. On...