Continent
Caribbean
Country
Dominican Republic
Next Big City
Puerto Plata
Next Town
Cabarete
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Reefs
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Kite Beach is a small bay protected by a reef so that during the winter big swell, the water remains flat. The reef is located 300m far from from the shore. It can rise to mast high in winter. So we have 2 playgrounds: one for freestylers and beginners (inside the bay) and one for intermediate to expert waveriders (according to swell size).

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Bystanders
Beach Users:
None

Kite Beach is a small place and it can be crowded sometimes. Nice, soft sand. 4 schools have activities and other private riders so that you really need to be organized to avoid complicated situations. That's what schools do with regulations and supervisors on the beach. So to launch a kite is sometimes complicated but you have enough on the space on the water if you don't kite just in front schools and hotels.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts

The Dom. Rep. has warm water, and warm air, all year round. No wetsuit is necessary, although sun protection like lycra is always good. Mid September to mid December: great rain season.

Wind

Best Months:
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
E
Main Direction:
E

The wind in Cabarete Kite Bay is the trade winds, like in Hawaii, so it is 99% of the time sideonshore from the right. That is a great direction and we get it most of the time! The wind speed can vary from light in the mornings, getting stronger in the afternoon, then light again for sunset. Mid September-mid December: surf time but sometimes it's rideable and can be very good (10-20 knts). Mid December-January: we can have really good conditions (20-25 knts).February-mid May: trade-winds 15-20 knts, good waves. Mid May-mid September: 20-25 knts, sometimes 30 knts trade winds, less waves than in winter.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

Extra information

Rules
Other

Nightlife

Fun nightlife in Cabarete.