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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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 Encuentro

Dominican Republic

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 19° 46.95' N
Longitude: 70° 26.867' W

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 Access

Take the coastal road east from Sosua on the north shore. Its about a 15 minute car ride.
From the direction of Cabarete you take a right under the sign of the coconut palms resort. You drive until the end and go left. at the t-section you take a right at the sign of Hooked Caberete.
You will see the road to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the coastal road east from Sosua on the north shore. Its about a 15 minute car ride.
From the direction of Cabarete you take a right under the sign of the coconut palms resort. You drive until the end and go left. at the t-section you take a right at the sign of Hooked Caberete.
You will see the road to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the coastal road east from Sosua on the north shore. Its about a 15 minute car ride.
From the direction of Cabarete you take a right under the sign of the coconut palms resort. You drive until the end and go left. at the t-section you take a right at the sign of Hooked Caberete.
You will see the road to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the coastal road east from Sosua on the north shore. Its about a 15 minute car ride.
From the direction of Cabarete you take a right under the sign of the coconut palms resort. You drive until the end and go left. at the t-section you take a right at the sign of Hooked Caberete.
You will see the road to the beach.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerHollow, Ordinary, Fun, Powerless

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, East, NorthEast

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Localism

 Additional Information

The spot is very accessible. There is enough parking space for all the cars and moto's all the way to the left. There is also a small sandwichbar for simple food and coffee in the morning.
a spot to enjoy when you are a super beginner or a few days tourist. In that case you'll find nice people ready to rent you a board or sell you some class. If you plan to stay long time than have to deal with localism. The peacks are crowded and locals don't like to share waves.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is very accessible. There is enough parking space for all the cars and moto's all the way to the left. There is also a small sandwichbar for simple food and coffee in the morning.
a spot to enjoy when you are a super beginner or a few days tourist. In that case you'll find nice people ready to rent you a board or sell you some class. If you plan to stay long time than have to deal with localism. The peacks are crowded and locals don't like to share waves.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is very accessible. There is enough parking space for all the cars and moto's all the way to the left. There is also a small sandwichbar for simple food and coffee in the morning.
a spot to enjoy when you are a super beginner or a few days tourist. In that case you'll find nice people ready to rent you a board or sell you some class. If you plan to stay long time than have to deal with localism. The peacks are crowded and locals don't like to share waves.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is very accessible. There is enough parking space for all the cars and moto's all the way to the left. There is also a small sandwichbar for simple food and coffee in the morning.
a spot to enjoy when you are a super beginner or a few days tourist. In that case you'll find nice people ready to rent you a board or sell you some class. If you plan to stay long time than have to deal with localism. The peacks are crowded and locals don't like to share waves.

Atmosphere

A lot of long time residents from abroad had problems with locals and localism and choosed to surf other spots. Dominican Republic is a very small country, so locals are not only guys surfing everyday at the spot, but people comìng here from capital and other towns just once per month: that are the worster locals.
some local criminal keep the beach under mafia control. so encuentro is just an apparently easy place.

English (Translate this text in English): A lot of long time residents from abroad had problems with locals and localism and choosed to surf other spots. Dominican Republic is a very small country, so locals are not only guys surfing everyday at the spot, but people comìng here from capital and other towns just once per month: that are the worster locals.
some local criminal keep the beach under mafia control. so encuentro is just an apparently easy place.

English (Translate this text in English): A lot of long time residents from abroad had problems with locals and localism and choosed to surf other spots. Dominican Republic is a very small country, so locals are not only guys surfing everyday at the spot, but people comìng here from capital and other towns just once per month: that are the worster locals.
some local criminal keep the beach under mafia control. so encuentro is just an apparently easy place.

English (Translate this text in English): A lot of long time residents from abroad had problems with locals and localism and choosed to surf other spots. Dominican Republic is a very small country, so locals are not only guys surfing everyday at the spot, but people comìng here from capital and other towns just once per month: that are the worster locals.
some local criminal keep the beach under mafia control. so encuentro is just an apparently easy place.

General

a nice place to start surfing. Waves are consistent but usually small. It is always windy, so it is good to surf here early in the morning.
there are five schools at the beach, but just one is managed by professional teachers.

English (Translate this text in English): a nice place to start surfing. Waves are consistent but usually small. It is always windy, so it is good to surf here early in the morning.
there are five schools at the beach, but just one is managed by professional teachers.

English (Translate this text in English): a nice place to start surfing. Waves are consistent but usually small. It is always windy, so it is good to surf here early in the morning.
there are five schools at the beach, but just one is managed by professional teachers.

English (Translate this text in English): a nice place to start surfing. Waves are consistent but usually small. It is always windy, so it is good to surf here early in the morning.
there are five schools at the beach, but just one is managed by professional teachers.

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Encuentro
Por Jcesar
28 dic 2008
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Viaje: Encuentro, DR
Por Jcesar
De 20 oct 2008 a 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 HookedCabarete , 13-10-2009

Boardrental - To anwer your question: We rent our boards and arrange lessons at our accommodation tight on Encuentro. check the website for pricing: www.hookedcabarete.com
Thanks :-)

By turborex , 21-03-2009

fun - i recently surfed encuentro march 5-10th. it was well overhead the first day closing out. very few people out there. after the storm cleared the area it was real fun 7-10ft in the mornings before the winds picked up. still alot of closeouts but worth it. there even was a whale jumping out of the water offshore one day. kind of a rough paddle out when it was big, but the locals were nice and enthusiastic. pretty crowded but no shortage of waves, and very good atmosphere in the lineup.

By Anonymous , 30-10-2008

boards - where can boards be rented? how much does it cost?
thanks.

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