Meet the Swell team: Lee

This month Swell staff spotlight is Lee. He joined us late 2017, he is calm , patient, easy going  and all round fun guy to have around the camp. (Just don’t feed him any tequila)




Full Name: Lee Brown

Nick Name:
Lee

Position at Swell:
Surf Instructor

Nationality:
English

Age:
27

How long have you worked for Swell?
5 months, and many more to come

Languages:
English (just about)

Favourite music:
Punk Rock

Favorite drink:
Tequila

Hobbies:
Drumming, football (soccer), surfing, annoying Neno

Favorite surfboard:
The super fun 8’2 Nsp!

Favourite surf spot:
Encuentro

Favorite movie or TV show
Brooklyn 99

The best part about working for Swell is:
Everything (especially the food)

The part I don’t like is:
Getting abused by clients’ surf boards

One day I would like to……..
Be the drummer in a band

 

I am really good at….
Drinking tequila

But not very good at…….
Dancing (but the tequila tells me i can)

What would you like to see changed in the world?
Less plastic!

What are you doing to help the above.
Not use any and encourage people to cut down also

When people come to Swell and the Dominican Republic they should definitely………
Go to Gordito’s for Tacos, and take me of course

Tell us about yourself:

Made the best decision ever to quit my life as a chef and come work at Swell in the Dominican!

If you want to meet lee and the rest of the Swell team for an unforgettable surf holiday, have a look at our learn to surf packages and send us an email

 

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Surf Instructor Job

Updated: January 2018

Surf Instructor Job

When:
Positions open for 2018

Length:
Minimum commitment 4 months, longer is possible and preferred

Position:
Surf instructors

Where:
Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Requirements:
Previous teaching experience & ideally ISA qualified

Swell has set whole new standards in accommodation and guest experience of surf camps.

Our place has a unique vibe and we have great clients, mostly professional people, who stay with us. The work can be 7 days a week when we are really busy but we have 3 coaches full time and normally between 6 and 12 people taking lessons at any one time. Our surf coaches have quite an easy run compared to European surf schools, though work starts early (6.30am) it is done by lunchtime. Then we like our coaches to socialise and take part in other fun activities with the guests. If you read our Trip Advisor reviews, you will get a sense of how important the staff mixing with the clients is to the overall success of Swell.

We provide accommodation and daily breakfast + 4 dinners (eating out in Cabarete costs just a few dollars for other meals). Salary will vary dependent on skills offered and experience. Spanish is not essential but is an advantage.

Interested?

Fill out this form with your details


 

About Swell Surf Camp:

We provide a quality surf holiday for surfers of all levels. The Surf & Yoga Holiday is a popular package where clients learn to surf and we teach Yoga in our garden 3 times a week.

The accommodation at Swell is of the highest standard found anywhere in the world for a surf camp. Stylish rooms and comfortable beds + AC and Fan and Ensuite bathroom

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Surf photos

Paloma has been taking great surf photos of our clients who are enjoying their surf holiday here in the Dominican Republic.

She is great at taking water shots, and she got her new long lens so the surf photos from the shore will also be great.

Prime surf season has started and will be in full swing all the wait into April. This means good waves for beginners – intermediates as well as the experts surfers who are looking for overhead waves at Encuentro or at any of the numerous quality reef breaks around Cabarete.

Interested in joining us for a yoga surf holiday? Send Clare a message today

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Summer in Dominican Republic

Summer in Cabarete

Summer time is here, and contrary to popular belief, it’s actually a great time to be on the North Coast of the Domican republic for a surf holiday. Maybe not for expert surfers seeking to find double overhead barrels, but for beginners and intermediate surfers, the DR offers great conditions.

See the magicseaweed and Windguru forecasts on surfing and kitesurfing conditions in Cabarete in summer

Surfing conditions in the summer in the Dominican republic

Generally wave size between June and September is about 3-4′ or 1,5 meters or waist to chest high. Which we belief to be the best wave size to make quick progress.
Another reason that many of Swell Surf Camp‘s clients keep coming back to Cabarete in the summer time is that the surf is very uncrowded. Swell’s surf transport leaves early in the mornings, and we are usually the first ones at Playa Encuentro for our surf lessons.

Best surfing in the Caribbean

The Dominican Republic is one of the few places in the Caribbean that consistently has waves year round. In general we have about 350 surfable days per year. It might not always be perfect head high and barreling, but if you don’t mind grabbing a longboard in mellow chest high waves, Cabarete is a very consistent surf base in the Caribbean.

 

Stuff to do in Cabarete

Another reason why many people choose the summer months over winter months is the variety of other water sport activities that are superb in summer time: Kitesurfing and Windsurfing; the tradewinds pick up like clock work everyday at around 1 in the afternoon. There’s a reason why all the pro kitesurfers keep coming back to Cabarete every year.

Rememeber that swell offer year round surf & yoga holiday, or Yoga and Kitesurf camp. Molly gives Yoga sessions 3 times per week in Swell’s backyard.

 

Looking for a good surf camp deal?

We have dynamic pricing so if you are flexible on when to come to the DR for a one of a kind surf holiday, check the prices for September and August, they will be discounted, since it’s a bit more quit in Cabarete
during those months.

More info on the surfing in the Dominican republic can be found on this website with surf spots and travel tips for a surf holiday to the Dominican Republic

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Want to join us on a yoga & surf camp holiday ?

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

If you are looking for more info on the seasons in the Dominican Republic:

Best time to visit the Dominican Republic

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