Strapless Kitesurfing in Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Wind seasons, wave seasons, water conditions, and crowds.
t is much further from the beach. For this reason combined with the deepness of the water, the inside is more choppy than Kite Beach. The depth of the water also makes it less likely that you will have an accidental encounter with the reef, which is better for strapless riders who are ready to hop on waves. Cabarete Bay is only a two-minute moto ride from Kite Beach. So you can start you strapless progression on Kite Beach and in a few days time move on to the Bay.
Water Conditions at Playa Encuentro
Playa Encuentro is known as the most consistent place to find waves in all of the Dominican Republic. This statement usually refers to prone surfing, but it is also true for kitesurfing. The drop-ins are steep, and the waves are fast at Playa Encuentro, but it’s shallow, full of sea urchins, and the shore is rocky. For all of these reasons, Playa Encuentro is for advanced strapless riders only. Make sure that you take at least two friends, bring your line knife and you should know how to self-land because chances are, you will be the only kiters down there.
Downwinders in Cabarete
You can catch a cab all the way to Las Canas (about 30 min drive) and have a ball slashing the shore break and/or reef all the way down past La Boca, Embocca, Cabarete Bay, Kite Beach and ending up at Encuentro! You can customize your downwinder and start at any of the beaches above. We like Kite Beach to Encuentro the best.