Swell Overhaul

Surf season is almost upon us in the Dominican Republic

So to be prepared for the high season we close and start renovations as we do every 2 years ,  we give the building a complete overhaul, new paint, new room decor, work in the garden , new LED lights etc. so we worked very hard to get everything done in the 2 weeks that we has, in total we had 25+ people on site working to get everything done, and we made it.

Here’s some pictures of certain parts of our surf camp that got a new look.

Since we had friends and family staying with us, we also tried the snorkeling tour that we can now fully recommend for our swell clients:

It’s a short 15 minute drive to Playa Sosua, where you get handed quality snorkeling equipment, a short briefing and off you go in the boat to the best snorkeling sites in Sosua. We absolutely loved the trip, we snorkeled  for 1,5 hours and saw plenty of fish, enjoyed the coast line scenery from the boat.

Here’s some pictures from our snorkeling trip. If you are interested in going Snorkeling with the Swell crew, just let one of our staff members know and we can organize it for you.

The high season is coming, we think the camp looks better than ever before, so we hope you come and join us this winter for a one of a kind surf adventure holiday.

Travel solo / single?

Swell is the perfect match as we made the top list for single holidays

See you in the Caribbean

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Kite & Surf Holiday

KITE & SURF HOLIDAY

Summer season is upon us here in the Dominican Republic, which means the afternoon trade winds start blowing like clock work at around midday.

More and more people are interested in our learn to kitesurf packages.  We have created a package that incorporates the pleasant stay at Swell Surf camp in comfortable rooms, healthy fresh breakfasts, 4 dinners and kite surf lessons on Cabarete’s Bozo beach at the best kitesurf school in Cabarete. They have IKO qualified kite surf instructors working for them and teach with the latest 2015 kitesurf gear.

What else is new in Cabarete? The 2015 Cabarete kitesurfing world cup is taken off the agenda unfortunately due to logistical / organisational difficulties. It’s a real shame since for most of the kite surf pro’s Cabarete is their favorite PKRA stop on the world tour. Hopefully the world cup will be back next year for some spectacular action.

 

SUMMER PRICES

If you are interested in a Kite & Surf holiday in Cabarete this summer we have good news, we have drastically reduced our rates for the summer. Have a look on the pricing page, or send Clare a message to get a price and availability quote today.

 

SURF CAMP REVIEWS

190 Tripadvisor reviews, Frommers recommends Swell as one of the top 10 surf camps in the world, and Lonely Planet wrote the following about us:

We hope to welcome you in Cabarete soon

Interested in an active adventure holiday to the Caribbean? Have a look at this page

For those interested in learning to kitesurf on their caribbean, here’s a good starter guide

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Kitesurf Holiday

KITESURF HOLIDAY

Kitesurf season is coming up in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.Besides awesome surfing conditions for surfers of all levels, Cabarete is also widely regarded as the kitesurf capital of the world.

Perfect conditions for kiteboarders of all levels.

What to expect if you are coming to Cabarete for a kitesurf holiday?

  • Steady tradewinds that kick in in the afternoon, so no need to get up early in the morning.
  • Warm water and air temperatures so no need for a wetsuit.
  • Different kite surf spots close to cabarete, from waves to flat water.
  • Plenty of space, no need to get lines tangled.
  • Good kite surf schools so you can learn in a safe manner.
  • Awesome local talent that put on a great show.

We have converted many surfers into kitesurfers over the years, and if you are also interested in learning this exciting sport, join us this summer and sign up for our kitesurf package.

How many hours of kitesurf lessons do I need?
Some advertise 4-6 hours of kitesurf lesson packages, to lure clients in with low prices. We don’t believe in this approach, learning in a safe manner, requires at least 8-10 hours of lessons and another few hours of supervised kitesurfing.

Do I need to be strong for kitesurfing?
No,  kids as young as 6 have learned kiteboarding and people as old as 70 are still kitesurfing.

Is Kitesurfing dangerous?
Not when you take lessons with a qualified kite surf school in Cabarete.

How much does the kitesurf equipment costs?

  • Used board starts at 200-300 USD
  • Used kite and bar starts at 400-500 USD
  • Harness costs around 65 USD

Is used kite equipment available for purchase in Cabarete?

yes plenty of people have good used kite equipment for sale, ask around at the different kite school.

The 2015 Cabarete PKRA kiteboard worldcup sponsored by Virgin ( Branson’s company) will be stopping by in June , see the event schedule here .

Have anymore questions about kitesurfing , Cabarete or a surf holiday to the DR’s #1 surf camp, send us an email.

For those interested in learning to kitesurf on their caribbean, here’s a good starter guide

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Cabarete

good waves

CABARETE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Why Cabarete?
Because Cabarete is one of the only places in the world where you can enjoy several different watersports all within a few miles radius, no need for a car, and because it’s in the Caribbean, it’s warm year round, no need for a wetsuit either. Just bring an adventurous spirit and plenty of sunscreen.

Want to see more picture of all the cool stuff you can do in Cabarete, Dominican Republic? Have a look at our Swell Surf Camp Flickr page, it has 2,000+ shots of the surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kitesurfing, and windsurfing in and around Cabarete.

cabarete beach drone shot

Interested in joining us on a one of a kind surf camp holiday? Have a look at our packages and send us an email.

Looking for an adventure holiday ? We got that too

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