Learn to Surf Holiday with Swell. Learn surfing in a fun and quick way

LEARN TO SURF HOLIDAY

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A CARIBBEAN LEARN TO SURF HOLIDAY

Teaching people that are completely new to the sport of surfing all the basic essentials of how to ride the waves is what we at Swell specialize in.

We  provide high quality surf lessons for our clients, and one way to ensure this is by using quality surf material: Safe big soft top boards for the first time surfers, rashguards, leashes but most importantly by using  internationally qualified surf instructors that are fluent in English.

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Our surf  instructor to student ratio is pretty much guaranteed to be below 6 students for 1 instructor. We have 2 international surf coaches working at Swell with years of experience teaching surfing in a safe, fun and structured manner.

Besides those 2 coaches we also have a permanent Dominican Surf instructor, who is widely regarded as one of the best surf instructors in the country: Neno, He speaks English fluently, is very patient and an all round nice guy  with a huge smile.

What kind of people take lessons with Swell? Well we only give lessons to the clients that stay at Swell, to ensure that the student / instructor ratio is kept low. So unlike  other surf schools and surf camps in Cabarete, we do not give lessons to non clients.

THE SURF EQUIPMENT WE USE FOR OUR SURF LESSONS

We use the best surf equipment available for our surf lessons, this means our boars are sop top surfboard ranging in sizes from 7’8” to 10” from Global Surf industries. They are regarded the best boards for learning in a quick and safe way.
We also provide surf boots for extra grip and to prevent you from hitting your toes on the odd little rocks under the water. For sun and rash protection Swell provides Lycra’s. Clients are adviced to bring good SPF30+ sunscreen to make sure you don’t end up with terrible sunburns, since the sun is intense in the Caribbean.

Sunrise Playa Encuentro

THEORY SURF LESSONS

Besides the lessons we gave on the beach, we also provide theory lessons at the camp for more background on topics such as:

  • Safety briefing
  • Where to sit in the line up
  • Rip currents ( there’s none at Encuentro but at most other surf spots around the world there are)
  • Surfer’s etiquette ( don’t drop in, priority rules etc.)
  • Board designs and accessories.
  • How waves are formed.

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THE BEST TIME FOR A LEARN TO SURF HOLIDAY IN THE DR?

For beginners: any time of the year is a good time to come and learn with Swell Surf School in Cabarete
For intermediates if you  just started catching unbroken waves,  spring / summer and autumn are best, for more advanced intermediates  the winter is a good time to start challenging yourself with some bigger waves.
Experts Surfers: best time to come is between October and April when the winter swells roll in for overhead + conditions most of the time.

More info on the (surf) seasons >>

More info about  learning to surf with Swell Surf Camp

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Have a look on our ‘Surfing’ page to find more info about the learn to surf camp packages we have created. Interested in a surf & yoga holiday we got that too

So what are you waiting for? Cross one thing of your bucket list , and learn to surf with the professionals in the Dominican Republic on your next surf holiday

More info about our Learn to Surf Holiday can be found here >

If you want to read up on the most important part of the surf technique, the ‘pop up’ we wrote an article about that here

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  • Think of Swell as the anti-surf camp. There’s plenty of surfing, of course, but the similarities to other camps end there. For starters, the rooms are stylish — more boutique hotel than reggae-loving surfer digs. Then there are the legendary breakfasts (omelettes, pancakes and crepes, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and fruit bowls). Structured lessons take place each morning, with an instructor alongside you and the head surf coach watching from shallow water, ready to offer tips between rides.”

     

    Reference Source:
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  • “The Dominican Republic has it all!”

    We hope you will join us on a Caribbean Surf Holiday in the Dominican Republic.

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