Perfect for a great kitesurf holiday. For advanced kitesurfers, but also if you would like to learn kitesurfing at the kiteschool we work with.
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The whole Cabarete area is pretty wide. It starts at Encuentro, the wavespot and ends at La Boca, the river mouth. There are plenty more spots along the North coast, but the best is to go with locals who know how to get there.
You will find the most kiters and kiteschools on Kitebeach and Bozo beach. Here an overview of all the spots:
This is the rivermouth which streams in the ocean. Approximately 6 Km East of Cabarete. Most people start their downwinders here. First you kite on mirror-flat water on the river and after that you can make a downwinder towards Cabarete or Encuentro. Sometimes there is a pretty heavy shorebreak. You will pass one of the All Inclusive resorts Camino del Sol. This is also the entrance you have to take on your way to La Boca. The most motoconcho drivers know where it is.
The wind in the bay of Cabarete is often a bit gusty and there is usually a lot of chop. The wind blows first over the town of Cabarete. If you go further out on the reef the wind is steady and consistent. You have to share the spot with some windsurfers. On the reef there can be some pretty nice waves too. This is also the spot where the PKRA organizes the worldcup. Nice spot close to town, because of the sometimes heavy shorebreak, beginners can have some problems going out. This depends a little on the season.
Most people kite here, that’s why it can be a bit crowded, especially in the summer. However, if you go a little upwind towards Encuentro or downwind towards the reef of Bozo, you have all the space you need or just go further out and kite behind the reef. Still most spots in the Netherlands were we used to kite, were much more overcrowded. Close to shore there are beginners and the less advanced practicing. Don’t kite too close to the shore and if you want to show off your tricks, do this minimum 40 meter from the shoreline. The first 100 meter is flat water, then there is the reef. On the reef there can be a pretty nice wave, especially in the winter. Perfect spot to learn how to kitesurf or to take lessons. There are 5 kiteschools which have agreements about how to teach and how to keep the beach safe from accidents. For people who stay at Hooked Cabarete, we offer free storage at kitebeach, so you don’t have to drag your gear back and forward. All the schools are very professional and are there for a long time. lot’s of experience. I personally love to do downwinders from Kitebeach to Encuentro.
See what is happening on kite beach here: Cabarete Kite Beach Webcam.
Encuentro is our frond yard. This is the spot we like to ride the most. Most of the days there are nice waves on the reef and maximum 5 kiters on the water. When it is really big, the spot is more suitable for advanced kiters. Under normal conditions also the advanced beginner has a great time here. When we go out, we don’t launch and land directly in front the surfschools, but at the first beach with the little restaurant since here is more space on the beach. Another option is all the way at the left at the point. Encuentro is also the main surf spot where all the surfschools are. Encuentro gives you that nice Caribbean feeling without the negative sides of tourism, like condo’s etc. Next to that, the nature is beautiful and it is quit.
Furthermore there are plenty more spots you can go to outside Cabarete. For example Las Canas, 30 km East of town. Sometimes we go with our quests to Luperon or Bahia Isabella. Good to see some more of the country and to ride on a different spot.