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PauHana Surf School
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Most amazing Surf School in the Caribbean! Surf lessons, rentals, SUP, surf trips and lodging ! Pauhana Surf School is located in one of the most famous beaches in the Caribbean, Encuentro Beach. Encuentro Beach is an incredible consistent point brake with lefts and rights that break all year round.
Reviewed 29 October 2013

My girlfriend and I are still learning to surf and we had three days of lessons while we were in Cabarete. With instruction by their very knowledgeable staff, we were able to get up many times and ride waves. We actually felt like legit surfers. Of course, the concept of surfing is fairly easy, but the practice of actually doing it is another thing. The only criticism is that sometimes great surfers are not always the best teachers, but we managed to get by because both of us have been either teachers or trainers in some capacity. I would definitely recommend Pauhana for a wonderful, laid back and friendly experience!

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Reviewed 20 May 2013 via mobile

A Good price, with good teachers. But get ready to do some work battling the waves. Still worth every penny

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Reviewed 9 January 2013

The crew at Pauhana were such a highlight of my vacation! A surfboard is a surfboard, meaning as long as your size is in, and the wax is on, you should be good to go about your business. But renting from such fun, enthusiastic and invested people made all the difference to my month in Cabarete.

From the always smiling Ino, who greets with you knuckles outstretched, high-five style, and always asks how your surf was; to Jack, philosopher, owner and most personable man on the beach, to Rafa, the lovely Romy, and any number of young surf prodigies working at Pauhana--
everyone is available to make sure you're having a good time. Several of the staff speak great English and between the entire crew, you should be able to find your language somewhere. Be sure and ask Papito about a personal training TRX session across the Almond Trees, tailored towards surf conditioning and something to be remembered. Pauhana goes out of their way to make your day - and your stay - truly memorable. Much appreciated!

1  Thank jamielynn037
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Great place to rent boards right on the Encuentro Beach. Their boards are in good condition, lots of choice. It is safe to leave your bag, the staff is nice and happy!
Bring your wax if you go before 9am

Thank kitesand
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

What can I say it is simply the best. You could spend the entire day there every day because their instructors are the top ones in the area. Just when I thought I had all they coud give me juan would take it up a level and he didn-t stop.

Thank JoeBiondoStl
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