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Cabarete ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.8

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Cabarete break guidePhoto by: Lorena O.

Cabarete Surf Guide

Cabarete in Amber Coast is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Cabarete Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cabarete:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cabarete occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cabarete (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cabarete with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in October while 83% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
83%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cabarete Location Map

Interactive Cabarete surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Cabarete is Gregorio Luperon International (Puerto Plata) Airport (POP) in Dominican Republic, 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cabarete is Cibao International (Santiago) Airport (STI), also in Dominican Republic, 44 km (27 miles) away.

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Cabarete Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 09:10 Local Time
Thursday 15
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.7
N
0.9
N
1.0
N
1.0
N
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 5
NNW 10
NNE 15
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
on
on on

What does Cabarete look like?

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Swell History at Cabarete

Surf stats for Cabarete, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cabarete

Wind stats for Cabarete, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Cabarete Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s54.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.3
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Tracy from United States
“There are 5 breaks on one beach at Encuentro. So there is a little something for everyone. The vibe is very cool and the locals are friendly and fun to hang out with. The scenery is gorgeous! You can literally surf almost every single day before the wind picks up, usually around 1-2pm.”

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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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