Best Surfing in the Dominican Republic

Best Surfing in the Dominican RepublicBefore I get into the best surfing in the Dominican Republic, let’s learn a little about this country.  The Dominican Republic is located on the Island of Hispaniola, and it shares this island with the independent country of Haiti.   Haiti is located on western boarder of the Dominican Republic.  The Dominican Republic is situated south of North America and north of South America.  The Dominican Republic has coastlines affected by the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean.

The capital of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo which is also its largest city, the official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish.  The Dominican Republic declared its independence from Spain in 1821.  The Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation, second only to Cuba.  The President of the Dominican Republic is Danilo Medina.

According to Worldometers.com, the Dominican Republic is ranked 86 in the World in population, with a population of over 10.8 million.  According to Statisticstimes.com, the Dominican Republic is ranked 69 in the World in gross domestic product (GDP), which is one of the indicators of the health of a country’s economy.  According to Indexmundi.com, thirty-four point four percent (34.4%) of Haiti’s population lives below the poverty level.

Best Surfing in the Dominican Republic

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Baseball is the national sport of the Dominican Republic.  The Dominican Republic has many great baseball players and is a well-known spot for baseball talent scouts to visit.  Here is a list of some of the famous Dominican Republic baseball players: Albert Pujols, Sammy Sosa, Moisés Alou, Adrián Beltré, José Bautista, Robinson Canó, Bartolo Colón, Vladimir Guerrero, Francisco Liriano, Juan Marichal, Pedro Martínez, David Ortiz and Juan Uribe.

Since we now know a little about the Dominican Republic, let’s learn about some surf spots that will offer some of best surfing in the Dominican Republic.  Here is some well-known surf spots in The Dominican Republic: Cabarete, Coco nuts, El Broke, El Chinchorro, El Coson, El Manda, El Tablon, Encuentro, Guibia, La Boya, La Preciosa, La Punta, Macao, Pato Beach, San Rafael, Shipwreck and Sosua.

Cabarete

Cabarete is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Cabarete is located on the northern central coastline of the Dominican Republic.

Coco nuts

Coco nuts is a reef break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Coco nuts is located on the eastern coastline of the Dominican Republic.

El Broke

Best Surfing in the Dominican Republic

Catalina Island

El Broke is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer. El Broke is located on the northeastern coastline of the Dominican Republic.

El Chinchorro

El Chinchorro is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  El Chinchorro is located on the southern central coastline of the Dominican Republic.

El Coson

El Coson is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  El Coson is located on the northeastern coastline of the Dominican Republic.

El Manda

El Manda is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  El Manda is located on the southern coastline of the Dominican Republic near Paraiso.

El Tablon

Best Surfing in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Beach

El Tablon is a reef break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  El Tablon is located on the northern coastline of the Dominican Republic.

Encuentro

Encuentro is a reef break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Encuentro is located on the northern central coastline of the Dominican Republic.

Guibia

Guibia is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Guibia is located on the southern central coastline of the Dominican Republic.

La Boya

La Boya is reef break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  La Boya is located on the southern coastline of the Dominican Republic near Andres.

La Preciosa

La Preciosa is a point break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  La Preciosa is located on the northern coastline of the Dominican Republic near Rio San Juan.

La Punta

Best Surfing in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Beach

La Punta is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  La Punta is located on the northern coastline of the Dominican Republic near Rio San Juan.

Macao

Macao is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Macao is located on the eastern coastline of the Dominican Republic.

Pato Beach

Pato Beach is a point break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Pato Beach is located on the southern coastline of the Dominican Republic near Nizao.

San Rafael

San Rafael is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  San Rafael is located on the southwestern coastline of the Dominican Republic south of Barahona.

Shipwreck

Shipwreck is a reef break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Shipwreck is located north east of a section of reef in an area known as “The Silver Bank,” approximately 70 miles north of Puerto Plata.

Sosua

Sosua is a reef break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Sosua is located on the northern central coastline of the Dominican Republic.

In Conclusion

The Dominican Republic is located on the Island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti on its western border.  The Dominican Republic turns out many great baseball players and its national sport is baseball.  The Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean cover the coastlines of the Dominican Republic.  I have listed some of the surf spots located in this country, and they will provide you with some of the best surfing in the Dominican Republic.

Check out my post: “Surfing in Haiti.”

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6 thoughts on “Best Surfing in the Dominican Republic

  1. My wife and I went to Puerto Rico for our honeymoon and want to make it back to the Caribbean for our 10 year anniversary. Punta Cana looks absolutely beautiful. Are there things to do for my wife as I try to take in some surf time? Also, where would you recommend surfing for someone who hasn’t been in about 15 years or so?

    • Hi Albert, I would think there would be a lot of things your wife could do while you are surfing (e.g. read a book, relax on the beach with a cocktail or two, listen to some music, go shopping, etc.). I would recommend surfing again, even though you haven’t been in the water for 15 years, just remember “you haven’t been surfing for 15 years,” so start slow, hopefully everything will come back to you.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

  2. Hey Stuart. I really enjoyed your website. I think a website for the average to new surfer is a great idea. I’m sure there are more average Joe surfers then top tier ones.
    You have a guide to surfing spots all over the world. If I had known about your website when I was in the Dominican I might have have tried to check some locations out. The spots you mention are hard to relate to the map though. Have you been to many of these places or are you content to stay in the surfing Mecca, Hawaii?

    • Hi Jeff, I agree, I believe there are more average Joe surfers than top tier ones. To be honest, I have only surfed in Hawaii, but when I do my research on surfing spots, it makes me want to travel to those places. If I was financially wealthy, then my goal would be to surf all over the world.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

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