Dominican Republic and Haiti surf trip

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by icecreamheadache, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. icecreamheadache

    icecreamheadache Active Member

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    Any of yous ventured to Hispanola for surf? I’ve got a work trip to Haiti coming up in December and was fixin’ to do a wee week or two exploring surf, bachata clubs, voodoo temples, rum factories and the like around the island- both Haiti and the DR. Any advice on anything to do with either country will be much appreciated.
     
  2. Ticowannabe

    Ticowannabe Well-Known Member

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    spent 10days in the DR but just golfed, saw no surf
     
  3. JMJackFish

    JMJackFish Active Member

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    Benny B from Wrightsville has been spending a ton of time in DR at FloresSurfCamp. They are on Instagram. Looks like a fun wave.
     
  4. 306Bing

    306Bing Active Member

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    I windsurfed Caberete, mast high in February and got hammered, broke a mast, stepped on a sea urchin and pulled spikes out for a week. It was awesome.

    That was before development, but I think there are some good surf spots and not far from Puerto Plata airport.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
  5. m8r

    m8r Member

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    You're going to score more surf in DR, than you will find in Haiti.
     
  6. Planktom

    Planktom Active Member

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  7. Lycokayaker

    Lycokayaker Member

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    was in DR last year scored waves all morning into early afternoon and then the wind hits its and kitesurfed the same waves and had a blast for 7 straight of kiting and surfing.... Check out encuentro thats where we hung out about 10-15 mins south of Cabarete
     
  8. icecreamheadache

    icecreamheadache Active Member

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    Thanks for the info jammers! Muito obrigado
     
  9. NJ Longboarder

    NJ Longboarder Well-Known Member

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    I surfed Playa Encuentro a while back. Fun wave when I was there but it did get a little crowded by late morning. Enough peaks around that you could find your spot.

    Stayed in Cabarete and didn't have a car so I hitchhiked to Encuentro in the dark. A little sketchy but I survived. There was some surf camp in town I tried to get a ride with but they weren't that helpful. After surfing it was easier to find a ride back to town.
     

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