SOME QUICK QUESTIONS
CAN I STAY LONGER / SHORTER THAN 7 DAYS?
Staying longer at a Swell is not a problem, we get a lot of returning clients that do not like the cold weather in their home countries during the winter, and stay at Swell Surf Camp for several weeks.
Even during our wintertime, you do not ever have to wear a wetsuit, the water is warm, and leave your warm clothes at home too, just bring plenty of sunscreen.
Staying shorter is also possible, although the minimum stay most of the year is 5 days. At Swell we do not have a set arrival date, so see what flights are available, send us a message and join us for a adult surf camp holiday with like-minded adults.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY ABOUT SWELL
Swell has been open since 2009 & on several external websites such as Google reviews, TripAdvisor and Facebook you can read what our clients say about us.
Here’s a sample review from Vanessa on tripadvisor
“I had an amazing trip to Cabarete thanks to Swell! I was extremely nervous doing my first solo trip internationally as a female – especially during the pandemic.
Clare, the owner of Swell, took the time to answer all of my questions leading up to my trip, and provided me with very informative and helpful information for planning my trip logistics.
Once I arrived in Cabarete, I felt so safe and taken care of by Swell! Haudy, the manager on-site, is amazing and she is available to you with any questions or logistics planning you may need during your trip. The surfing instructors I had that week – Neno, Henry, and Daniele – were very professional, experienced, and friendly instructors.
Safety was their top priority. They were very patient, taking the time with each person to make sure they were excelling at their own pace all week. I progressed my beginner surfing capabilities so much thanks to them! They were truly a pleasure to hang out with and made everyone feel welcome and included. I also did kiteboarding lessons with LEK kiteboarding while at Swell which was another great experience.
The food and accommodations at Swell Surf Camp were great. I stayed in one of the private rooms – it was spacious, cleaned daily, and the beds were very comfortable which was important for how much physical activity I was doing each day. The breakfasts and dinners are beautifully prepared healthy, tasty, and all local dishes.
The cooks were so friendly and would make adjustments for your needs. Being a directionally challenged person, Swell’s location made it easy to access everything you needed within walking distance – from Cabarete beach, restaurants, bars, shops, etc. Thank you to everyone at Swell surf camps that made this an incredible experience!
I look forward to going back someday soon!”
WHEN IS A GOOD TIME FOR LEARN WINGSURFING?
Cabarete, On the North Coast of the Dominican Republic ( where we are) is widely considered one of the best wingsurfing destinations in the world. Year-round you can find ideal wind for learning to wingsurf, although some months have better statistics than other.
Mid September to Mid October is hit or miss, since that is hurricane season. Meaning hurricanes travel well north or well south of the DR, but this can change the wind pattern for a while.
CAN I COMBINE SURFING & WINGSURFING?
If ‘just’ learning to surf or ‘just’ learning to wingsurf is not enough, and you want the ultimate watersport action holiday, then yes you can combine our learn to surf holiday with the new sport of Wing surfing.
The surfing is mostly done before mid-day, then at around 13.00 to 14.00 the trade winds kick in for ideal kite and wing surfing.
Just ask us about the packages that we offer that combine different sports, surf in the morning, wind sports in the afternoon and you will surely sleep well and satisfied in the evening.
WHAT IF I DON’T NEED / WANT LESSONS
No problem, just contact us, and we’ll create a customised package for you that doesn’t include surf / kite or wing surfing lessons, but does give you all the other things that are great at Swell. We get lots of experienced surfers, kitesurfers and wingfoilers staying with us for the great social vibe , good food and a comfy bed & room.