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Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Cabarete hasn't been known as a windsurfing destination until the late 80's, but in the recent years it has become very popular thanks to its wonderful conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing. The Eastern Trade Winds provide strong and consistent wind all year round. The water is warm all year round, so there's no need to bring your wetsuit.

All windsurfing centers in Cabarete are located right in the Bay for easy rigging and direct launch from the beach at their site. You can rent gear, store gear, purchase gear and take every level of instruction from each windsurfing center.

Windsurfing & Kitesurfing in Cabarete

In the morning wind conditions in Cabarete are good for beginners or children: the wind is very light and the water tends to be flat. In the afternoon the wind increases for intermediate and expert level windsurfing, and blows until 6 p.m. The normal wind direction is South-East, cross offshore.

Cabarete Bay has a sandy bottom, with only a few spots of reef in the inner bay that are quite easy to avoid. The offshore reef is about 600m away from the beach. The great advantage of Cabarete windsurfing is that here in one place you have two types of sailing conditions - waves and flat water. Beginners and intermediates will feel comfortable inside the reef, where flat water (or chop sometimes) are optimal for learning and practicing new elements. More ambitious windsurfers can go to the reef for wave sailing.

During the winter windsurfing season (December to April), the wind is less constant but wave freaks can ride down reef waves up to 4 m in height. This period is great to learn and practice wave sailing. Average sail size for mid-sized Male: 5.7m2.

The period from June to September is the summer windsurfing season in the Dominican Republic. The wind tends to be stronger than in winter. Waves are not as consistent as in other periods, but flatter waters are great for slalom sailing. Average sail size for mid-sized Male: 5.3m2.

The months of May, and the period from October to the end of December, are less reliable in terms of sailing conditions. It can vary from not very good to excellent, depending on the weather systems moving through the area.

Dominican Republic: Cabarete windsurfing conditions

Visit Winds of Cabarete for current sailing conditions in Cabarete and detailed forecast.

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