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Posted by Swell Surf Camp on Thursday, December 3, 2015

The winter season has properly started here in the Dominican Republic, lots of weeks are fully booked, and the last few weeks it has already been almost 100% full. Which means the vibe has been awesome. And the surf has been great too, we had some solid overhead clean waves where the pros were getting barreled and good long rides at Encuentro and other surf spots found on the north coast of the Dominican republic.

We hope to see welcome you all soon in the Caribbean’s best surf Camp.
Hasta Pronto

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Cabarete Surfing Pictures

Surfing in Cabarete

Latest update from your favorite place in the caribbean’s action sport capital Cabarete.

Surf has been starting to pick up in the last few weeks, as the winter season arrives.

The feedback we from from the style overheaul we had at Swell has been awesome, more and more people are signing up for the Active adventure surf holiday of a lifetime.

The new booking system has been working very well, people are finding the booking process easy  and quick.

Ok, enough of the talking here’s some of the pictures we took in the last few weeks in and around Cabarete

Ok, that’s it for now. Keep you eyes out for the latest forecast for wind and waves in Cabarete and book a trip to Swell Surf Camp

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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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Getting around Cabarete


And a quick guide on ‘how to ride bitch

Our clients get picked up by our drivers at the airport on their way to Swell and in the mornings, our clients go with Michel’s van to Playa Encuentro. The rest of the transportation from Swell to bars and restaurants can be done by foot, since Swell is so centrally located.

But if you don’t want to walk, for example to go to Kitebeach for lunch or a kite session, there is a very popular mode of transportation in and around Cabarete: The Moto Concho (moto taxi) and you will find them every where in town. You don’t have to look for them, they’ll find you, anywhere in town, especially along Cabarete’s main road. In fact, anyone walking along the road will soon get a quick whistle, offering a ride.

Prices:  20 -50 pesos in town, with lower prices during the day and higher prices at night and an extortionate amount when they know you are drunk (which is a time by the way when you should definitely not be on the back of a moto!), or when they know that you have no idea about the going moto-concho rates (usually a lack of a sun tan will give them a clue).

Payment: Note: A moto concho driver never has change (or so they tell you), so try to make sure to have 20 or 50 pesos on you. They will not even give you change from 500 pesos (12 dollars).

The ‘Dominican Tattoo’  Beware: motorbike exhausts are HOT!  A leg-burn from an exhaust pipe is so common when you are riding ‘bitch’ that it even has a name!

How to: Well watch this video to find the right etiquette for ‘riding bitch’. Applies to moto concho’s and rides with friends (our personal favorite is the ‘Meerkat’).



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