Are you looking into taking off work and leaving for a kitesurfing holiday?
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STOP right now! Breath in and consider visiting Cabarete, North Coast of the Dominican Republic.
Cabarete is probably the best kitesurfing and kiteboarding destination in the Caribbean.
Just kidding, it is THE BEST place to be if you are willing to learn how to practice this and other water sports, or want to take your skills as a kiter to the next level!
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What’s so special about kitesurfing in Cabarete?
Kitesurfing is the fastest growing extreme water sport in the Dominican Republic and the rest of the world.
If you are looking into traveling to a kiting destination soon, Cabarete is for sure the best playground for your upcoming adventure, even for all of you willing to learn to kiteboard for the first time.
Cabarete is a typical Caribbean paradise with long sand beaches and warm seas, especially during the summer. The wind is not much in the morning but by noon it generally gains strength – this is the time the beach gets a big crowd of kiters. The best wind conditions are January-March and June-September.
So what are the best kitesurfing spots in the area of Cabarete Bay?
We believe you all agree that Cabarete is the best place for kitesurfing in the Dominican Republic, standing to what the kite community says.
The wind blows between 20 and 25 knots from noon to 6 pm, the ideal weather for wave riding and some incredible downwinders.
Cabarete Beach is the perfect spot to practice kitesurfing as an advanced rider who wants to practice some freestyle figures. There are usually many kites in the air on a good wind day and a large shore break. You can also learn this discipline from scratch thanks to the many good schools around the area and amazing weather conditions, especially during the summer season.
Now you know why everybody is in love with Cabarete and why all water sports fanatics consider it as a world-renowned kitesurfing destination.
The best places to practice kitesurfing in Cabarete are the following:
River La Boca
Onshore wind – flat water – expert level – downwinders – 15-minute-drive from downtown – here you’re going to take advantage of the local atmosphere in a less touristic area.
Side wind – intermediate and expert level – reef – hydrofoil – downwinders.
The most crowded place with a long reef break, usually wind starts at 12:00 pm.
Side wind – super hectic beach break – suitable for all levels – hydrofoil – downwinders – wave riding near the reef.
The best kitesurfing schools in town.
Surfing in Cabarete.
When we ask people how come they picked Cabarete as a holiday destination this is the answer: Cabarete is one of the top surfing and kitesurfing destinations in the world!
Now if you’re still wondering if there is any surfing in the Dominican Republic the answer is Y E S.
The North Coast of DR has some of the world’s most popular beaches for surf-lovers and Cabarete happens to have some of the top surfing spots that can be found around the island.
If you ask anyone in Cabarete, the best beach to go surfing around the area is the beloved Playa Encuentro, a paradise for surfers located between Sosua and Cabarete. Here you’ll find the best surf schools directly on the beach, many restaurants and small stores. The best time to enjoy the waves is the early morning, starting at 6:00 am.
Wingfoiling is lit!
Cabarete has a new trend when it comes to water sports: wing foiling!
The Wing Foil is a very recent sport that is becoming more and more noticed in the Caribbean, as well as worldwide, starting to get more noticed in the kite community, as it is a good alternative to kitesurfing when the wind is just not as strong.
It consists of a wing that is not attached to the board (a smaller kite without lines) and needs to be hold simply with your hands, also it can be attached to a leash.
Over the last year wingfoiling has been on top of the list as the new watersport discipline developed by kitesurfers.
Why should you try Wingfoiling?
It’s an amazing and fun sport that can be practiced with little equipment, easy to transport and it gets you addicted! It allows you to go on all types of wind conditions depending on the size of the wing, giving you the chance to surf powerful waves with the power of the wing, you can try jumping with the wingfoil if you’re level as a kiter is advanced.
Cabarete Beach is the ideal location to learn wingfoiling thanks to the following reasons:
> the beach is wide
> there is not as many people practicing this sport yet
> water is deep enough for the foil
> there is no reef
If you’re interested in receiving more information about this trending sport make sure to connect with Cabarete’s best Wing Foil school, Liquid Blue, a concept store located in the heart of downtown Cabarete and passionate about this sport and kitesurfing. Fun classes and professional teachers guaranteed! Send them a message.
Water sports & Co.
There are many other things to do in Cabarete when the wind is not good enough for kitesurfing. Some of the most fun activities we suggest as locals and expert of Cabarete are the old but gold windsurf, a snorkeling session, kayaking, a SUP tour, early morning surf classes in Encuentro Beach followed by a yummy and healthy breakfast, tubing on the Yasika river, explore the Monkey Jungle and their zip line, local shopping, swimming and visit Cabarete Caves.
Are you planning your kitesurfing trip to Cabarete?
Get in touch with our local experts at Cabarete.com to get ready for the best adventure you’re about to experience!