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SURFING DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SPOT MAP

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Below is a map with the well-known surf spots on the North coast of the Dominican Republic.
Secret spots?
Some spots are not as well known as others, however there are no secret spots on these maps. Are there secret spots? Yes plenty, there’s lots of coastline on the North and South coast and if you look, you will find.
We are still working on the surfing Dominican Republic website so check back in a few days to see more new photos , videos and map info on surfing in the Dominican Republic

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La Puntilla

Big wave spot in Puerto Plata, but only good in solid winter swells or hurricane season. Bring a big board and a solid skillset

Rating

5/5

Consistency

2/5

Direction

Right-handers

Skill level

Experts

Sosua bay

Only surfable on a sizeable north swell in winter time or hurricane season. Short rides over shallow & sharp reef with urchins. Access is via a paddle from the beach in Sosua

Rating

3/5

Consistency

2/5

Direction

Right-handers

Skill level

Intermediate – Experts

Canal

Fun left-hander, best on north swells in winter time. Difficult & lengthy walk access via the path next to Sea Horse Ranch

caribbean surfing

Rating

4/5

Consistency

3/5

Direction

Left-handers
75 to 100 Meters

Skill level

Intermediate – Experts

Destroyers

Shallow left hander, only suitable for bodyboarders or kamikaze surfers. Park at Playa Encuentro and walk West

Rating

2/5

Consistency

2/5

Direction

Left-handers
25 to 50 Meters

Skill level

Experts

La Izquirda (the left)

Great left-hander, best in winter time with Northerly Swell direction. Barrels and fun rippable walls

Rating

4/5

Consistency

2/5

Direction

Left-handers
100 to 150 Meters

Skill level

Intermediate to Experts

Surfing video, Encuentro, the left

El Derecho (the right)

Fun right hand point break, breaks year round. Suitable for intermediate to good surfers

surfing cabarete

Rating

4/5

Consistency

5/5

Direction

Right-handers
75 to 150 Meters

Skill level

Intermediate and up

Encuentro Beginners area

Mellow white waves that are ideal for beginner surfers.

encuentro surf school

Rating

1/5 for good surfers
5/5 For beginners

Consistency

5/5

Direction

Right-handers
75 to 150 Meters

Skill level

Beginners / intermediate surfers

Bobo’s Point

Fun rippable lefts and rights. Consistent year round for intermediate to good surfers

Rating

3/5

Consistency

5/5

Direction

Left & Right-handers
50 to 100 Meters

Skill level

Intermediate surfers

Coco Pipe

Great right hand point break, fast and hollow. Short lefts on the right day. Needs a north swell

coco pipe encuentro

Rating

4/5

Consistency

2/5

Direction

Right-handers (some short lefts)
50 to 100 Meters

Skill level

Good surfers

Kite beach

World class kitesurf beach that also has good waves for surfing in winter time north swell. Easily blown out, so get there early. Sharp & shallow reef

Rating

4/5

Consistency

2/5

Direction

Right & Left handers
100 to 150 Meters

Skill level

Good surfers

Cabarete reef

Offshore reef, long paddle. Lefts and rights. Needs a very glassy day to work. Better for foiling or SUP

Rating

2/5

Consistency

1/5

Direction

Right & Left handers
100 to 150 Meters

Skill level

Good surfers

Mañanero 

Punchy beach break, needs early morning, without winds. Left & right barreling. Use caution leaving stuff on the beach

Rating

3/5

Consistency

3/5

Direction

Right & Left handers
25 to 75 Meters

Skill level

Good surfers

Rio San Juan 

Right hand point break with mediocre waves and questionable water quality

Rating

2/5

Consistency

3/5

Direction

Right handers
75 to 100 Meters

Skill level

Good surfers

Playa Grande

Left & Right beach break, short punch & at times barreling rides

Rating

3/5

Consistency

3/5

Direction

Left & Right handers
75 to 100 Meters

Skill level

Good surfers

Preciosa

Left & Right point break. Left is better than the right. Stnning setting in front of head land

playa preciosa

Rating

5/5

Consistency

3/5

Direction

Left & Right handers
100 to 150 Meters

Skill level

Good surfers

El Barco

Right point break. Needs a solid straight north swell, blocks some of the tradewinds

surfing el barco

Rating

5/5

Consistency

3/5

Direction

Right handers
100 to 150 Meters

Skill level

Good surfers

Surf Spots

Dominican republic Surf Spots

We are still working on the maps adding videos & photos over the next few weeks to the Surfing Dominican Republic website , to include more useful data.

Where to stay on your surf holiday to the Dominican Republic?
It’s best to base yourself in the Cabarete area on the North coast of the Dominican Republic, this way you have easy access to the surf spots west and east of Cabarete. In the Cabarete area there are a few options:
– West in the Encuentro Area.
– Around Kitebeach
-In Cabarete
-East of Cabarete

For ease of access to surfspots, restaurants, bars and shops it’s best to stay in Cabarete. Take a surf transport to the surf beaches ( a few minutes) and the rest of the day you can walk to one of the many fine restaurants in Cabarete. Driving late at night from Cabarete east or west into Cabarete is generally not the safest thing to do. See Swell Website for quality accommodation for surfers in the center of Cabarete

surf accommodation
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