DR Surf Tours

Waterways Travel
2.0 . Disappointing
Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
6 days
From: $ 540 $ 90 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Dominican Republic
  • Enjoy surfing in various spots in Dominican Republic

Short Description

Surf packages in the D.R. are coordinated in conjunction with D.R. Surf Tours and local resident/surfer Allan Landgren. Their high level of personalized service, comfortable accommodations, uncrowded surf potential combined with over 8 years of experience running surf tours makes this a smart choice for surfers looking to maximize their water time.

Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Trip Type Vacation / Holiday Package
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Dominican Republic
End City Dominican Republic

Trip Includes

  • Daily breakfast & Welcome Drink
  • Maid service
  • Private Cabana Accommodation
  • Daily transportation with surf guide

 

Daily transportation is provided to the best surf spots from Luperon to Cabrera with bi-lingual surf guide/driver. Your guide will make the call each morning for the best plan of attack to get you a high wave count and No Crowds!<

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Itinerary

Depending on the swell and wind conditions, there are different types of waves on the north coast for different types of surfers.  Outer reefs, peaky sandbar perfection, powerful walls.  The locals say the area “has it all” or “lo tiene todo.”

Tides

The shift between high and low tides is only 2-4 feet on any given day in the lunar cycle.  For this reason, most spots are generally surfable throughout the day.  Usually being a little softer on the high tide and heavier on the low.

Surf Spots:

Encuentro: 3 reef breaks.  The right is a peak takeoff, with a long peeling wall, into a deep water channel, up to 200 meters.  The left is a shallow reef point that features 3 different takeoff spots that can be linked together with fast hollow sections.  The third is Coco-Pipe, an outer section of reef that breaks heavy on bigger days.  This wave barrels in both directions, but the right has a channel for paddling back out.  Playa Encuentro is the most consistent surf spot on the North Coast.

Destroyer: This left breaks in super shallow water on a coral reef that has fingers sticking up.  Hollow takeoffs give way to fast “must make” sections that really get the adrenaline pumping.  Similar to many reef pass waves in the South Pacific, this spot is for advanced surfers only.

Mananero: Empty beachbreak that has some good power.  There are miles of peaks and plenty of waves for all.  Usually offshore in the morning, there are lefts and rights with good hollow sections.

La Pasa: This hidden right hander breaks on a shallow coral reef and comes out of deep water.  These are fast steep takeoffs with draining sections to drive through.  When the conditions are right, it really is a perfect wave.

La Preciosa: A shoulder type left that breaks a little farther out, in the middle of a small bay.  This wave is a powerful peak and fast takeoff that slides it’s way around the reef.  There is more water moving on this wave than most, and it is always bigger than it looks from the cliff.  This wave is somewhat wind protected and usually surfable throughout the day.

El Barco: This is an A-frame reef setup and there is a wrecked ship that sits just outside the normal lineup and helps the wave stand up.  This wave peels left and right equally well and is known as a performance wave.  Protected from the wind, this wave stays glassy long after the others have blown out.

El Burro: A right hand reef that is wind protected.  A heavy takeoff gives way to long walls and very carve-able sections.  One of the longer waves in the region, offering multiple turns on every wave.

La Bahia:  An A-frame peak that breaks out in the middle of a very deep bay.  Needs a big swell, but the wind is always offshore here.  On some swells the left is better, on most swells the right is better, but both offer steep takeoffs and short intense rides.  Breaking over a semi-shallow reef in the middle of the bay, there is a deep water channel on both sides allowing for easy paddle outs on the biggest days.

La Boca: This is a rivermouth located in the back of La Bahia.  The river has formed a right hand sand point that breaks just in front of the cliff.  Offering long and sometimes fast sand bottom spinners, this wave is also wind protected and surfable all day.

Kite Beach: This outer reef setup has lefts and rights.  It can be long and even hollow.  This wave picks up swell when other waves don’t.  Popular for kite boarding because of the wind.  This wave needs super glassy conditions.

Because of the Easterly trade winds, the Amber coast still has plenty of surf from May to September. Although not usually bigger than “head high”, there is always a wave that will make your day. These months are perfect for surfers that just want fun small waves with no crowds.

In the Caribbean, there are many hurricanes, that send epic summer time surf to the D.R.. Being relatively out of danger in this location, the passing hurricanes send swell, and suck out all the wind, providing whole weeks of glassy conditions and solid swell. These storms occur usually between July and September.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

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Accomodations

Cabana Accommodations

Located on the beach in the gated community of Perla Marina, our unique DR Cabanas offer oceanfront dining, yoga classes, pool, spa facilities and boutique rooms with plenty of privacy for couples and families.

The vibe is tropical, whimsical and laid back. Tucked under the almond trees and just steps to the ocean guests can take advantage of our half and full day surf guide service while enjoying a boutique Caribbean eco-lodge experience.

Every cabana is thoughtfully decorated with each room having a unique style and feel. The large trees on the property create plenty of shade and the stone paths meander the grounds leading to a yoga temple, a secret vegetable garden and of course the waves.

The large covered dining area is kept cool by the natural thatched roof and evening ocean breezes. Meals are prepared by an international chef and served outside to make the most of the perfect climate and natural beauty.

Cancellation Policy:

Any cancellation made by a client must be received in writing. The following cancellation fees apply:

The complete deposit is non-refundable.

If the written cancellation is received by the company after 60 days but not less than 30 days prior to departure, the complete deposit is non-refundable and a 50% cancellation fee applies to all other monies received by the company. Yacht charter bookings are subject to a 100% cancellation penalty on the charter portion of the tour when cancelled inside of 90 days.

If the written cancellation is received by the company within 30 days of the departure date, the company shall not be obliged to refund any monies whatsoever.

Refunds are not available for any tours, accommodation, or any other travel service not utilized.

Additional Information:

Activites include:

  • Trip to waterfall
  • Tour of Spanish Fort in Puerto Plata
  • Aerial Tram to Pico Isabel de Torres
  • Tour of Brugal rum factory
  • Zip Line through the jungle canopy
  • Golf
  • Snorkeling / SCUBA
  • Kiteboard / Windsurf
  • Cabarete night life
  • Fishing

Trip ID#:

DrsUrfWat

Trip Excludes

  • Non-surf transfers to any tours
  • Airport transfer fees* from Puerto Plata: $30usd, Santiago: $100usd or Santo Domingo: $300 usd
  • Airport Transfers are one-way and fees are per vehicle NOT per person
  • Board fees for rental equipment
  • Alcohol (you can buy from the market and keep in the Cabana)
  • Rental Equipment – rates start at $15usd per day.
  • Note: Groups larger than 8 please call for special rates and availability. 3 night minimum stay required
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