Wingsurfing in cabarete, Dominican Republic

Caribbean Wing-surfing holidays

There’s no typo or confusion here; we mean Wingsurfing not Windsurfing.

Wing-surfing is a brand new sport, developed recently by kiters and windsurfers.  It combines the use of a foil (in itself the fastest-growing form of surfing) with an easily held wing. 

There are several different ways to start to wing-surf.  Most people will learn on a big stand-up-paddle board or a windsurf board to become familiar with the wing. surfing wingsurf lessons When wing control has been achieved, the next stage is to start using a foil.  As the foil creates a lot of lift with little drag, it is possible to wing-surf in very little wind.  Unlike kiting which requires around 12 to 14 knots, just 10 knots (3-4 Beaufort) is enough to lift your foil and ride upwind.  Again, unlike kiteboarding, there are no complicated bar and lines to tangle up and no kite to re-launch on the water.  A wing stays buoyant so it’s easier to get going again.

Another reason why wind-foiling has become so popular so quickly is that unlike having to lug around heavy windsurfing gear, you can travel light with a wing-foil, making it an easy sport to enjoy across the globe.   It’s also a forgiving sport (unlike kitesurfing) when things go wrong.  

With the right lessons it’s relatively quick to pick up and make progress.

Cabarete is long been known as one of the best places in the world for both kite and windsurfing. Wing-surfing requires even less wind and therefore Cabarete is an absolutely perfect place to learn to foil and wing-surf.   It’s great for beginners, but it’s also ideal for experienced wing-surfers who want to practise their jumping or wave riding skills.  Cabarete’s consistent side-on winds and a choice of flat water or wave riding make it a wing-surfing spot which cannot be beaten anywhere on the planet!  

Why you should choose the Dominican Republic as your (learn) wingsurfing destination

  • Steady tradewinds
  • Warm water
  • Fun waves for all different levels
  • Easy & quick travel
  • Friendly Caribbean vibes
  • Plenty of non-surfing activities
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“Learn to wing-foil”

An exciting new sport, accessible for people of most ages. Plus because it needs less wind than kiting or wind-surfing, its easily practiced on rivers or lakes; even in places without high winds!
Read on to seee why Cabarete, Dominican Republic is one of the best places in the world to learn wingsurfing in a safe, quick and fun way .

learn wing foil

learn to wing foil course

Sample schedule:
(Dependant on wind and water conditions.)

Day 1 Session: 2-3 Hours

-30 Minutes Theory
-30 Minutes Winging on Beach
-45 Minutes Kneeing on Board with Foil / Windsurf (depends on level)
-15 Minutes Feedback
-50 Minutes Practice
-10 Minutes Feedback

Day 2 Session: 2-3 Hours
-10 Minutes ReCap
-50 Minutes Practice with Foil / Windsurf (depends on level achieved)
-10 Minutes Feedback
-50 Minutes Practice Foiling
-10 Minutes Feedback
-50 Minutes Practice Foiling

More info on learn to wingsurf package pricing can be found here.

The point of this  learn to wingfoil course  is to introduce the individual to wingsurfing/foiling.

From the theoretical side to practical skills. When done this course you should be sufficiently informed and practiced to continue safe practicing by yourself until you hit the next milestones of riding the foil, upwind/downwind, smaller boards, transitions and wave riding.

The main point is being comfortable on land and water with the wing and a board wether regular or foil.

Surf foiling and kite foiling

It’s not just wing foiling on offer, kite foiling and surf foiling are also available in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.  Drop us a line and tell us what you would like to learn.
Cabarete, Dominican Republic is one of the best places in the world to learn wingsurfing!

Questions about foiling, wing-surfing, or kite-foiling in Cabarete? Send us a message
About Swell
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 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 camp retreat. They set about designing the kind of place they would want to stay in themselves.

The world’s first Luxury surf camp

So they hired a renowned Swiss architect for one purpose: to come up with the world’s first purpose-built, luxury surf camp.

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 free holiday right from the start. 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.

Swell Surf camp
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How to book a Swell Holiday

Booking a surf holiday with Swell is easy. Send us a message through our form with your dates and the activities you would like to do, whilst staying at Swell Surf resort and we’ll get back to you in minutes with a detailed price and availability quote.

If you want to secure your spot at Swell a deposit is required so we can book you in.

Payment is easily done online via our 128-bit encrypted payment page. A Swell Surf Holiday can only be booked directly through us, we do not sell rooms or packages on any other websites!

What sports / activities do you offer?

The main sport we offer at Swell is learning to surf or surf coaching holidays.
But since Swell is located in the water sport capital of the Caribbean, we also offer our guests the options to learn to:

besides these watersports there are are ton of excursions and day trips that we can organize such as Snorkeling / canyoning and waterfall trips.

vasically if it’s action and activities you want on your vacation then the Dominican republic should be on your list of countries to visit.

We look forward to showing you the best of watersports that the DR has to offer.

“The Dominican republic has it all”

Join us in the caribbean for a uniqye water sport holiday!

Choose from surfing, kitesurfing or wingsurfing, and add Yoga and adventure daytrips to your package. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind watersport holiday, look no further; you;ll love it here!

At Swell we have space for 20 people, so space fill up quickly. Contact us today for a Wingsurf holiday to the north coast of the Dominican Republic

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  • “Think of Swell as the anti-surf camp. There’s plenty of surfing, of course, but the similarities to other surf camps end there. For starters, the rooms are stylish — more boutique surf retreat 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 should be on top of your destination list. Highly recommended!

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    [Frommer’s Travel Guides]

    Designed with the discerning surfer in mind, Swell is far from a crash pad. The spare clean lines, plush bedding, modern photographs and funky furniture say ‘boutique surf retreat’ but the pool, ping-pong and foosball tables and social vibe suggest otherwise. A huge wood communal table is the center of the hanging-out action, after all the surfing is done. Highly recommended!

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    [Lonely Planet]


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