"ONE OF THE FIRST IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC"
"WE ARE THE BEST IN WHAT WE DO..."
"COME AND ENJOY THE LIFE OF THE NORTH SHORE IN CABARETE"
"CHINO SURF SCHOOL, ENCUENTRO BEACH, CABARETE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC"

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Learn to Surf

We offer a variety of options for those wanting to learn how to surf for the first time, advance to the next level, or polish the skills for a competition.

1 Day Surf Lesson

Learn the basic principles of Surfing, like positioning on the board, paddling techniques, catch your own wave and of course stand up. PRICE: 45us p/p (2hours lesson)

3 Days Surf Course

All the basics plus here you will learn about timing and advance techniques like turtle roll and riding side ways. PRICE: 120us p/p (6 hours through 3 days)

5 days Surf Camp

Here you will learn to catch bigger waves and work in your stand up trying to make the transition to smaller boards. PRICE: 175us p/p (10 hours through 5 days)

SURF RENTALS

25us Dollars all day any board

About us

CHINO SURF SCHOOL, CABARETE IS ONE OF THE FIRST TO OFFER SERVICES FOR SURFING IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. WE HAVE A UNIQUE LEARN TO SURF METHOD AND THE BEST SURF INSTRUCTOR TEAM IN CABARETE. YOU WILL DEVELOP NATURALLY AS A SURFER AND HAVE A GREAT EXPERIENCE IN THE WATER. COME SURF ENCUENTRO BEACH WITH US!

The Team

Welcome to Chino's Surf School. The best place in Encuentro Beach, Cabarete to learn to surf, rent a surf board, or just enjoy the thriving surf culture of the Dominican Republic. Get to know our team!

The Area

Encuentro Beach

Our beach is one of a kind because it is very friendly towards Visitors even with a very strong local presence in the line-up. We love to share our tropical paradise with other Surfers, as with any other line-up, dropping in on someone’s wave is highly disrespectful, and locals should get the priority. Encuentro Beach has the coolest vibe for Surfing Caribbean spots because the beach has a designated area for beginners, and multiple breaks to chose from so you can get away from the crowd and still catch lots of waves. It is mandatory to stay in the beginner area when you have just started to learn to surf, this is for your safety. Experienced Surfers are welcome to surf any peak. The Encuentro Beach community does it’s best to have everyone comply with these rules so our beach can stay fun and free of the hassle and localism other beaches suffer from. Playa Encuentro also has a lifeguard on duty though be advised this is not a swimming beach. There is also a locally owned Restaurant that serves great coffee, fresh fruit, breakfast, lunch and icy cold Presidente Beer.

Getting Here

We are happy to pick you up from any Cabarete, Sosua or Puerto Plata accommodation, please send us an email or give us a call to set it up. If you are arriving from another city or province in Dominican Republic, let us know so we can arrange transportation for you. To get here by public transport like a guagua or carrito publico from Sosua or Cabarete ask to be left at the entrance of Coconut Palms (La entrada de Coconut Palms.) From there you can take a motoconcho down to the beach or walk along the paved road until you get down to the ocean, go right and keep walking along the dirt road until you arrive to the 5th school, Chino Surf School Cabarete. If you are taking a Motoconcho just say Playa Encuentro and then Chino’s any taxi or mototaxi knows our school and we are well known by everyone in the community.

The Waves

The best Surf in Dominican Republic can be found in Playa Encuentro because we have 3 different spots just on our beach that break world-class waves depending on the swell. Our small beach is broken up into a few different peaks, starting from the west we have the left, the right in front of Chinos (for experienced Surfers only), the beginner area, Bobos, and Coco Pipe. Coco Pipe and the left are more difficult peaks, we suggest only trying these if you are a skilled Surfer. We go into more detail about the swells that hit these breaks best in an upcoming blog post.

Cabarete

This is a small one-road town that gained its fame in the early 2000’s when Kiteboarders came and saw perfect conditions for their sport, more or less creating a tourism boom that has continued since then. Way before that time, many Surf explorers and Dominicans from around the country came to surf Cabarete because of the perfection and consistency our Encuentro Beach has to offer. Now Cabarete continues to be a fun town with great food, local culture, nightlife, and a paradise for any water sport. To read more about Cabarete check our blog and contact us if you have any questions.  

Breaks at Playa Encuentro

  • The Left "La Izquierda"
  • The Right
  • Bobo's Point
  • Coco Pipe
  • Destroyer

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