Surfing Dominican Republic Cabarete North coast DR

Surfing Dominican Republic

Surfing Dominican Republic

Surfing Dominican Republic: Swell Surf Camp is located in the surf town of  Cabarete, on the North coast of the Dominican Republic, 20 minutes away from Puerto Plata international airport.

Cabarete has always been known as one of the top destinations in the world for wind sports like kite and windsurfing, but in the last decade more and more surfers discovered the waves of the DR.

What makes the DR such a good surf destination?

  • Consistency: There are surfable waves between chest and double overhead in size around 345 days per year, so only a few days per year when the ocean goes too flat too surf; when this happens there’s a ton of other activities to do in Cabarete.
  • Different types of waves: From mellow longboard waves, to big open faces to fast barreling waves.
  • For all levels: There’s mellow reef breaks, beach breaks, offshore reefs, shorebreaks; so in short there’s enough to keep surfers of all levels happy. What’s even better that a good variety of different surf breaks can be found in a short 4-10 minute drive from cabarete, so no high way surfing here. We mostly get surfers learning to surf with our surf school, who are very happy with the waves, but we have also had hard core pro surfers who scored epic waves on their surf holiday in the Dominican Republic.
  • Warm water and weather: leave your wetsuits at home, the air temperature never really drops below 77 degrees Fahrenheit ( 25 degrees celsius), the same applies to the water temperature in the DR, always comfortable in boardshorts.
  • No Localism / Aggro vibes: the Dominicans are a friendly bunch, if you treat them with respect in the water, you will get respect.

Best season for Surfing in the Dominican Republic

This is a great time in the DR for surfers of all levels

Wave Height:
Between Chest and double overhead

May – June
Excellent for beginners and intermediate, Experts surfers may find the wave height of shoulder high a bit too small.

July – August:
Excellent for beginners and intermediate, Experts surfers may find the wave height of chest high a bit too small.

September- December
Average wave height of head high is excellent for beginners and intermediates and also very fun for experts surfers, when hurricanes go well north of the island, the wave height can quickly increase to a very fun 1,5 overhead, which doesn’t affect the beginners but brings awesome waves for those who can handle the bigger ones on the outside.

So if you are interested in joining Swell Surf Camp in the Dominican Republic, have a look at our surf camp package prices, to see if there’s something that fits your needs.

Quick tip:  Swell is a popular place and as a result we can sometimes fill up months in advance, so if you are interested in joining us, don’t wait too long; send us an email today.

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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 coach watching from shallow water, ready to offer tips between rides.”


    Reference Source:
    [Frommer’s Travel Guides]

  • “The Dominican Republic has it all!”

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

    Swell Surf Camp firm