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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Dominican Republic

Central America

Location: Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti
Geographic coordinates: 19 00 N, 70 40 W
Coastline: 1,288 km
Climate: tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall
Terrain: rugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys interspersed
Natural hazards: lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding; periodic droughts
Currency: Dominican peso (DOP)

Location: Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti
Geographic coordinates: 19° 0' N, 70° 40' W
Coastline km: 1,288 km km
Climate: tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall
Terrain: rugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys interspersed
Elevation: lowest point: Lago Enriquillo -46 m highest point: Pico Duarte 3,175 m
Natural hazards: lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding; periodic droughts
Currency: Dominican peso (DOP)
Population: 9,183,984 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Spanish
Capital: Santo Domingo
Divisions: 31 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 district* (distrito); Azua, Baoruco, Barahona, Dajabon, Distrito Nacional*, Duarte, El Seibo, Elias Pina, Espaillat, Hato Mayor, Independencia, La Altagracia, La Romana, La Vega, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Monsenor Nouel, Monte Cristi, Monte Plata, Pedernales, Peravia, Puerto Plata, Salcedo, Samana, San Cristobal, San Jose de Ocoa, San Juan, San Pedro de Macoris, Sanchez Ramirez, Santiago, Santiago Rodriguez, Santo Domingo, Valverde

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
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Typical Swell Size
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Water temp. 26°C
79°F
26°C
79°F
27°C
81°F
28°C
82°F
29°C
84°F
27°C
81°F
Air temp. 25°C
77°F
26°C
79°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
26°C
79°F
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Surf Spots (28)
Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Bahoruco 14 / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
Balata 4 / -
Right and left Reef-coral All surfers
Banzai 2 / -
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Cabarete 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Coco nuts 2 / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Coco Pipe 5 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Destroyer 2 / -
Left Reef-coral Pros or kamikaze only...
East Cabarete Beach Break 3 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
El Broke 12 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
El canal 5 / -
Left Reef-coral All surfers
El chinchorro 22 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
El Coson 9 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
El Manda - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Encuentro 47 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Firming's - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky
Guibia 7 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
La Boya 12 / -
Right Reef-coral All surfers
La conde 4 / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
La Preciosa 6 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
La Punta 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Macao 16 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Nigua - / -
Experienced surfers
Palenquito - / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Pato Beach 4 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Patos 18 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Punta Rucia - / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Shipwreck - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Sosua 5 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
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Bahoruco
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Dominican Republic

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Banzai
De Meantime5
16 mars 2011
Intense - I surfed Banzai for years and it was always fun to surf.  The wave is a short, but extremely powerful bowl that breaks into a hollow tube for 15-20 meters.  The takeoff is tough, as only late takeoffs will access the wave, it is a matter of
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Macao
De jonny b good
4 févr. 2009
- When i found out my girlfriend had booked to go to the south coast i was bumed that all th surf spots are on the north, we stayed at the riu bambu and was put in touch with a local surfer, robert (the guru) if you go, look out for him, he's
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Encuentro
De Jcesar
28 déc. 2008
Encuentro show -
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Macao
De sg7
27 août 2008
Has potential - Beautiful, RAW beach. Not much surfing this time of year, though.Fallen palm trees everywhere. At least they weren't floating around in the waves like I heard from before.If you're going to go, make sure you go with another person because if
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Patos
De Alvaro101
26 janv. 2008
2nd Session - 2nd Session. jejeje Got up finally, yeah...!  Be back again this weekend. Awesome.  Roads are getting fixed, it´s getting much easier to reach the beach. 
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Voyage : Encuentro, DR
De Jcesar
Du 20 oct. 2008 au 29 oct. 2008
 Durante minha estadia no Haiti, compondo uma missão internacional de paz, tive a oportunidade de conhecer a República Dominicana, com suas praias famosas pelos resorts. Todavia, o que mais busquei nesse pais foi a possibili
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By Roger Wilson , 13-11-2009

TP-ligan suger - Anyone know of surfshops near Cabarete or elsewhere on the norht coast? Don´t want to pay the shady prices for bringing my boards... Thanks

By Anonymous , 07-11-2009

Hostel in Puerto Plata - Hi. Me and 2 friends are going to Dominican in Jan and the first stop will be Puerto Plata. Does anyone know a nice cheap hostel? Also, how's the skateboard sceen in Puerto Plata, and chics ofcourse? Please if you have some info, send me an email on flipreal@yahoo.com.
Peace!

By Mateo M , 25-10-2009

Santiago de los Caballeros - I will be going to school in Santiago next semester and was wondering how far the city is from the coast, and what are the nearest surf spots?

Thanks for the advice,
Mateo

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