East Coast Surf Spots

A few spots in the East (Playa Macao, Caligula) near Punta Cana and Bavaro are the best for decent surf. The area is home to most of the islands major resorts, due to the typically calm waters. If you venture out of the resort areas, you can discover shoulder-high sets that are good for all levels of surfing. Arrange for lessons and transportation in advance. Near Playa Macao is a bungalow bar right on the beach serving cold Presidente beer, and a scenic coconut-lined bay for chilling out.

EMBASSY
LOCATION: Juan Dolio
TYPE OF WAVE: Short Break
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 30 – 50 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 8 ft
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast and Hollow
CALIGULA
LOCATION: Punta Cana
TYPE OF WAVE: Outer Reef
DIRECTION: Left
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 15 ft
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Powerful and Barreling
MACAO
LOCATION: Bavaro
TYPE OF WAVE: Beach Break
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 20 ft
LEVEL: All Levels
DESCRIPTION: Fast, Fun and Long

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