North Coast Surf Spots

Most of the breaks on the North Coast (Puerto Plata, Sosua, Cabarete, Rio San Juan, Naugua, Las Terrenas and Samana) work best with Northeast swell beginning in September and continuing through March. As winter storms progress off the Northeast coast in the United States, the swell moves southward to the Caribbean where we enjoy overhead-size waves all season.

Winds are light offshore in the mornings, and pick up the Easterly trade winds in the afternoon. Late afternoon and sunset surf sessions are also a frequent pleasure when the wind drops. From May to September, the conditions are perfect for surfers that enjoy fun mellow waves without crowds.

PUNTILLA
LOCATION: Puerto Plata City
TYPE OF WAVE: A-Frame Reef
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 100 – 300 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 15 ft +
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Powerful, Fun with Big Drops
POP-PIPEPLINE
LOCATION: Puerto Plata City
TYPE OF WAVE: Reef Point Break
DIRECTION: Right
LENGTH: 50 – 200 Meters
SIZE: 4 ft – 30 ft +
LEVEL: Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Big Barrels and Big Drops
LA BOCA
LOCATION: Charamico, Sosua
TYPE OF WAVE: Beach Break
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 10 ft
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast and Fun
LA BAHIA
LOCATION: Sosua
TYPE OF WAVE: Reef Break
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 4 ft – 10 ft +
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Big Drops and Shallow
ARENAYA
LOCATION: El Batey, Sosua
TYPE OF WAVE: Short Break
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 20 – 50 Meters
SIZE: 4 ft – 8 ft
LEVEL: Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast and Hollow
LA PLAYITA
LOCATION: El Batey, Sosua
TYPE OF WAVE: Short Break
DIRECTION: Left
LENGTH: 30 – 70 Meters
SIZE: 4 ft – 10 ft+
LEVEL: Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Super Fast and Hollow
CANAL
LOCATION: Cabarete
TYPE OF WAVE: Flat Rock and Sand (A-Frame)
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 150 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 12 ft
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fun and Barreling
MINI TAVARUA
LOCATION: Cabarete
TYPE OF WAVE: Coral Reef Break
DIRECTION: Left
LENGTH: 30 – 80 Meters
SIZE: 6 ft – 10 ft+
LEVEL: Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast, Shallow, Big Barrel
DESTROYER
LOCATION: Cabarete
TYPE OF WAVE: Reef and Sand (Point Break)
DIRECTION: Left
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 8 ft
LEVEL: Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast, Shallow and Fun
THE LEFT – Encuentro
LOCATION: Cabarete
TYPE OF WAVE: Point Break
DIRECTION: left
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 10 ft+
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Powerful and Fun
THE RIGHT – Encuentro
LOCATION: Cabarete
TYPE OF WAVE: Beach Break
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 150 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 15 ft+
LEVEL: Good for all levels, especially longboards
DESCRIPTION: Easy drops and a lot of people
BOBO´S POINT Encuentro Beach
LOCATION: Cabarete
TYPE OF WAVE: Point Break
DIRECTION: Right and sometimes lefts
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 15 ft+
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Good Wall, Fun, but not super powerful
COCO PIPE – Encuentro
LOCATION: Cabarete
TYPE OF WAVE: Reef Break (Shallow on the inside)
DIRECTION: Right and sometimes left
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 5 ft – 18 ft
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast, Hollow and Barreling
OUTER REEF CABARETE
LOCATION: Kite Beach, Cabarete
TYPE OF WAVE: Outer Reef
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 150 Meters
SIZE: 5 ft – 15 ft +
LEVEL: Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast, Powerful and Hollow
BOZO BEACH
LOCATION: Down Town, Cabarete
TYPE OF WAVE: Short Break
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 20 – 50 Meters
SIZE: 5 ft – 8 ft
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast and Fun
MAÑANERO
LOCATION: Cabarete East
TYPE OF WAVE: Beach Break
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 10 ft +
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast and Fun, Barreling
COSTA VERDE
LOCATION: Río San Juan
TYPE OF WAVE: Short Break
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 30 – 50 Meters.
SIZE: 4 ft – 10 ft
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast and Big Drops
LA PUNTA
LOCATION: Río San Juan
TYPE OF WAVE: Short Break
DIRECTION: Left
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 15 ft
LEVEL: Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Big Drops, Fast and Tubular
PLAYA GRANDE
LOCATION: Río San Juan
TYPE OF WAVE: Beach Break
DIRECTION: left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters.
SIZE: 3 ft – 15 ft
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast and Fun
LA PRECIOSA
LOCATION: Río San Juan
TYPE OF WAVE: Outer Reef (Point Break)
DIRECTION: Left
LENGTH: 100 – 300 Meters
SIZE: 4 ft – 20 ft +
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Nice Wall, Clean Water and Powerful
EL BARCO
LOCATION: Río San Juan
TYPE OF WAVE: Flat Rock
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 8 ft
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Mellow and Fun
CAVERNICOLA
LOCATION: Río San Juan
TYPE OF WAVE: Flat Reef (Point Break)
DIRECTION: Right
LENGTH: 50 – 150 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 10 ft+
LEVEL: Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast and Fun
EL BROKE
LOCATION: Nagua
TYPE OF WAVE: Beach Break
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 15 ft
LEVEL: Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Big Drop and Big Barrel
CAYENA
LOCATION: Nagua
TYPE OF WAVE: Beach Break
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 15 ft
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast, Fun and Powerful
COSON
LOCATION: Las Terrenas
TYPE OF WAVE: Beach Break
DIRECTION: left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 100 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 10 ft+
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast and Fun
LA BONITA
LOCATION: Las Terrenas
TYPE OF WAVE: Beach Break
DIRECTION: Left and Right
LENGTH: 50 – 200 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 10 ft+
LEVEL: All Levels
DESCRIPTION: Soft Drop and Big Cutbacks
FREDDY IS DEAD
LOCATION: Samana
TYPE OF WAVE: Point Break
DIRECTION: Left
LENGTH: 100 – 300 Meters
SIZE: 3 ft – 15 ft+
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
DESCRIPTION: Fast and Fun

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