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Group Surf Lessons at Macao Surf Camp - Punta Cana Surfing
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Group Surf Lessons at Macao Surf Camp - Punta Cana Surfing

By Macao Surf Camp
Recommended by 91% of travellers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 4-90
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: Russian, English, Italian, Spanish
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  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Private Lessons
  • Use of surfboard
  • Use of rashguard
  • Bottled water
  • Coconut water and/or fruits
What's not included
  • Lunch (available for purchase at the beach)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Round-trip transportation from any hotel in the Punta Cana area is included. Please confirm your pick-up hotel and send us your room number after you arrive. Pick-up time will depend on your location, from 30 to 60 minutes prior to your lessons start time.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Punta Cana Airport, Punta Cana Dominican Republic
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • La marina cap cana, Unnamed Road, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 53029P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Vegetarian option for lunch is available (available to purchase at our Surf Shack Grill)
        • We advise you bring your towel, sunscreen and extra cash for pictures or lunch.
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 53029P2

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        • Macao Surf Camp
          813
          Caribbean
          Joined in December 2009
        • T1969WVrobp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great guys
          Great people and beautiful beach. Had private surf lessons with local crew. Everyone very welcoming in and out of water.
          Written 13 July 2024
        • sandrafZ5305LD
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          2 Thumbs up for Macao Surf Camp!
          Macao Surf Camp was an amazing experience for my teen son! Sammy was his private instructor and had him up and surfing on his second try! This business was great to deal with and easily accommodated a last minute reservation change due to one of my sons being ill and allowed us to use it later in the week. I recommend the optional drone footage "add on" when you arrive as well! Overall great experience and great time! Definitely recommend!
          Written 31 March 2024
        • psg117
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          YOU can surf! Yes, you!!
          This is such a friendly and helpful group of people, especially so if you're a first-time surfer. They are quick to get you in the (somewhat sheltered and calmer) water, which is where you really (and fairly quickly) figure things out--don't worry if you feel terrible practicing on land! In the water you are accompanied by a dedicated instructor who gets you settled on the board and watches for which waves to ride, plus someone to help grab your board and get you set up to ride again...and again, and again! The really cool part is while you are mastering the art of the balance these guys can provide AMAZING photos and videos! There is an option to have someone with a Go Pro camera take pictures from in the water, which really captures the raw action. But you can also have someone filming via DRONE! How cool is that?? The overhead shots are incredible and the drone is able to quickly move around to capture footage from every angle. But, it never feels like its in your way. I am SO glad we opted to purchase BOTH forms of photo/video (gopro and drone) because they each captured the magic of the experience in a different way. The quality of everything is stellar and you are provided with a link to download all photos/videos which you then can use however you'd like. My very favorite photo is actually a single frame from the drone video! I truly cannot wait to go back and hang out with this wonderful group next time we visit Punta Cana! You may be surprised at what you can do, but you will NOT be disappointed!
          Written 11 March 2024
        • marypaullong
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          exceeded expectations
          i am a 70 year old female. my instructor was patient, kind, and professional. i was actually surfing within a few minutes. i was concerned i would not be able to stand up and surf. but i did and it was really fun. we also hired the photographer to come along. he was really good and sent me some very nice photos. i would recommend this place to everyone!!
          Written 19 January 2024
        • 56mindyn
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great family surf experience in Punta Cana!
          Amazing experience at Macao Surf Camp! Raphael answered all my questions and organized a great day of surfing for my husband and three teen sons, which included scheduling transportation to and from our resort (no need to book through expensive resort tour companies- go directly through Macao Surf Camp!) My family had some prior surf knowledge so we opted for board rentals only, without lessons. Regardless of not booking lessons, the staff was helpful, reliable and organized. I highly recommend this company if you're looking for a surfing experience in Punta Cana. Thank you Raphael and Team!
          Written 1 January 2024
        • KevinF415
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Up and surfing
          Great instruction, first time surfer and was up and going on my third try. Was riding all the way in by the end of the lesson. Ari and Rodalfo were great instructors and guides. The photographer was excellent and I have great pics of the experience. Pickup and drop off provided in the cost
          Written 14 November 2023
        • frankdV9302AN
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best surf experience in Punta Cana
          These guys were awesome! Best part of our trip and no other way to learn to surf. Truly phenomenal and thanks so much!
          Written 8 May 2023
        • Mkgraham2007
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Surfing life experience that exceeded all expectations
          We stayed at the Dreams Macao beach resort for over a week and I feel bad after 2 days with MSC that I never took the plunge until the last 2 days of my stay. The surf hut is located the the west of the beach access to Dreams. Past the gift vendors. The surf hut is manned by a friendly guy and explained everything we wanted to know. My 48 year old friend and I (41) enrolled in the 11 am class. We were joined by some tour groups so we were group of 12. A The first 15 mins are to get familiar with your stance on the board and then learn the pop up technique. 4 at a time and we did several practice pop ups on the boards resting in the sand. Then we got a lesson in safety, bail outs and head protection. Then we were off to the surf. Each attendee was paired with a surf coach. The coach would stay in the water at a optimal part of the water before the waves. They would stabilize you on the board, ask if you are ‘ready’, respond with a ‘yes’ then wait for ‘go’ to pop up. It was amazing after 2 wakes that us 40 year olds got up and went surfing. Must have had 25+ waves to ride. Simply amazing. Sammy was my coach and was able to give feedback on great runs and bad runs that made the next run successful. Simply a great guy with TONS of patience. After the 2 hrs was done. We headed back wanting more. With one more full day left we and my 11 year old daughter went for the 9am class. It was amazing to be only group of 3. The senior leader was great with my daughter. Got her to perfect her pop up over a dozen times. So patently explained everything to her. I was a little worried but after seeing the care and support for her I knew we were going to have a great day. Within 5 wakes my daughter was surfing with confidence. A life experience a prairie girl will never forget. DO DO DO work a deal with the photographer. The pictures attached are some of the 200 photos taken and capture the moment in such amazing detail. All in all the last 2 days have been the highlight of our trip to Punta Cana. We can prove that the span of a 11 year old to a 48 year old can do it and I can imagine younger and older people can do it as well. Thanks again to the team at MSC. I hope to see the day we can ride on the waves again!
          Written 11 April 2023
        • NJDreamChasers
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Macao Surf Camp was AMAZING
          Amazing Experience!! Both my kids had a blast from start to finish. We did the photos and they were nothing short of AMAZING! For anyone staying at Dreams Macao this surf school is right next door on the beach - super convenient.
          Written 25 April 2022
        • Laci B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          First time surfing, great event with good team
          I went for a private lesson which everybody did from our group of 5. Rafael organised the transfer from our hotel, which was fast and on time. It’s been a very good intro to surfing for first timers. Gustavo was super relaxed, explained every necessary details, but did not waste our time on the beach. In the water we all were given one personal guide, who I think helped everybody as much as they needed, we were told and instructed when we needed advice or needed to change something to be more successsful. I,m very pleased and very tired after the session, but did enjoy every sec. I had issues with my credit card, but I was able to pay later in the hotel. I loved it.
          Written 18 April 2022
        • katemT9646VF
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Love this place!!!
          Me and my husband took 3 private lessons in Macao Surfing school. The service was fast and convenient. The atmosphere in the camp is special. The team is professional and beach is beautiful. Special thanks to Gustavo and Dima. We will definitely come back!
          Written 13 March 2022
        • andreilaurentiut
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          a great experience
          very pleasant stuff and helpful. A great experience. worth it. you must try, and the beach from macao is very good for the beginners
          Written 7 February 2022
        • gmatosm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experiece!
          We've been sending our groups to Macao Surf Camp for 8+ years now and it's always the highlight of the trip for our clients. Instructors are very professional and respectful, Macao is the perfect beach all levels of surfers. Eating their fresh fish and coconut water is a must!
          Written 2 November 2021
        • LolaHdez
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great surfing lessons for beginners
          The one-on-one classes are great for someone with little to no experience in surfing. The instructors are very experienced and are with you all the time in the water, so you get to learn and have fun while being safe and cheered for. Really, they make great cheerleaders! After the sesh you can just chill out on the beach, enjoy some local food and drinks. Plus, you can get photos taken of your surfing time, so its a cool souvenir to take home and brag about your awesome time in Punta Cana. Totally recommend it.
          Written 21 October 2021
        • gavinnaude
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great
          Amazing surf school! we had the best time and the instructurs looked after us in such an amazing way. Highly recommend it.
          Written 17 October 2021
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        Travelinglight2021
        Chattanooga, TN1 contribution
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        We came to this beach specifically for this school because it offered intermediate surf lessons. After trying to get more instruction, it became very clear this place is only geared toward complete novices who will be pushed into waves on foam longboards, even on the second day. In fact, there is no instruction at all except for the 5 minute pop up lesson on the sand. I hope that they did not know I spoke Spanish, but I certainly did bot appreciate the fact that they only talked about their tip the whole time and said very disrespectful things about my spouse and daughter. The location surrounding the shop is also very congested with people aggressively trying to sell you stuff the whole time. I was very disappointed and I will not be back. Anyone who has ever touched a surf board before would be better off just renting about instead of paying for these so called “lessons”.
        Written 29 March 2021
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        We are very sorry to hear this. We hope to communicate directly next time to obtain a discount and to be able to help you in a personal way. Thank you!
        Written 13 October 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Happiness59026941385
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Friends
        Very skilled at making sure you catch a wave and get up on your board. Lots of helpers to assist with your board and getting back out to the waves. Our entire group of 11 were riding waves within the first 30 minutes
        Written 17 March 2024
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        Marisa M
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2022 • Family
        Best, most patient instructors! Great for first timers, including kids/teens. My son kept wanting to go back, every day we were there. On the final day, my daughter asked to try it. They both learned to surf in just a day or a few. The instructors were amazing with them, especially my son (only 10) who got very frustrated in the early days. My daughter (14) was up my the middle of her only lesson. Their staff and instructors were polite and empathic and took the time to really get through to my son and get him out of his own head. And when he struggled, they knew how to use two instructors to help him even more. They really know how to break it down and teach it, which I appreciated. Highly recommend Macao Surf Camp, especially if you’re a beginner.
        Written 16 May 2022
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        Kevin H
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2024 • Family
        I took my son on this excursion. The pickup and drop off was easy and our instructors were fantastic. We got one on one attention and were up surfing by the second wave. The beach is also stunning!! My advice, there will be someone who wants to take your pictures for an additional fee. I would recommend taking advantage of this. They guy stayed in the water for almost half the time and took almost 200 pics. i got numerous pics of my son and I riding waves together. I brought my phone in a waterproof case and there is just no way to get good pics while also trying to surf.
        Written 8 July 2024
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        Benjamin B
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2021
        We had an awesome experience. Very personalized instruction. The instructors were kind and patient, and everyone in our group — adults, teens, and younger kids — got up and improved and had a blast. The owner, Rafael, was super easy to communicate with, and the whole experience with everyone on staff was very chill. Transportation to and from where we were staying was included as well. Macoa Beach is gorgeous, and I would definitely go with Macao Surf Camp again when I return.
        Written 28 November 2021
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        KelseyLedare
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2021 • Family
        We signed our teen daughters up for private surfing lessons. They loved it! Make the early reservation (9 am) and you’ll have the beach and instructors completely to yourselves. They went from total beginners to pretty decent by the end. Highly recommend to anyone!
        Written 18 July 2021
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        Thank you for your visit! We are delighted to welcome you and very happy to be part of your vacation and your passion for surfing. We appreciate your time to write to us and we also invite you to stay connected with us on our website to see our offers and our social networks to continue sharing our passion with us. Thank you very much and keep surfing!
        Written 13 October 2021
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        Erica W
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was one of the best experiences of my life! The instructors were amazing and everyone in our group was able to surf within 15 minutes. We had a mix of All ages, 40,17,16,14 and 11. I personally had Guillermo and he was helpful! 100% recommend! The photos were great as well!
        Written 21 August 2023
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        Thanks a lot Erica, we love surfing and we want to 'share the stoke', also all the benefits we received practicing it since we were teenagers. KEEP SURFING!
        Written 19 December 2023
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        Lisa G
        New York City, NY4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023 • Family
        Highly recommend! We went with a group of 11. We had kids 11-16 that had never surfed. They made this an exceptional first experience for our children. They picked us up from our hotel and returned us. The instructors were great. We also hired the photographer that was available and got tons of great pictures. Beach was beautiful. Definitely book this as one of your vacation excursions!
        Written 2 March 2023
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        Kade Beatty
        St. George, UT5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2021 • Family
        We had an amazing experience. The staff was very helpful and made my 12 year old feel very comfortable. They helped all of us get up and surfing in no time and we had a great time. We will definitely give it another go next time we are here.
        Written 30 November 2021
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        lpierpont
        Centennial, CO11 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Could have/Should have been a great experience like reviews said, but we received no help to make it so. Driver seemed upset that we were 4 people upon pickup, since we booked lessons for our kids only (2 people). They should have a spot on reservation to indicate if you will be observing only.
        Upon arrival, driver silently walked us to window where I waited to be acknowledged by the unfriendly guy behind the counter. No hello, no welcome, just "ticket", no please. He nodded and said ok, 11. Which I understood to be the time we reserved for. It was 10 mins before. We weren't told where to wait or what to do. Continued to wait for at least 30 mins when the viedographer came to explain they would be taking photos and video of us on beach prior to surfing, so we could purchase at end if we wanted.
        Lessons were good, waves great for beginners. One on one with instructors. Beautiful beach.
        When finished, walked back to hut. No one said anything like "we have food/lunch available for your purchase", drinks etc. We noticed a restaurant across from the hut so wandered over there to eat. There was no menu but we were offered lobsters, fish, chicken. Our bad for not asking price before ordering. Ended up paying way to much and waiting a long time for food...more than 1 hour. As we waited, we noticed people eating at surf hut. Quick, reasonable service. Wish we had been told that was part of the experience.
        I admit maybe we were stupid, but the customer experience definitely needs improved. Felt like we were on our own as first timers.
        When I mentioned thhis to the person who seemed to be in charge, his response was "well you'll know for next time". Don't think there will be a next time.
        Written 3 January 2018
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