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“Home away from home”

PauHana Surf School
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Owner description: The Most amazing Surf School in the Caribbean! Surf lessons, rentals, SUP, surf trips and lodging in beachfront surf camp and more! 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.
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

I absolutely love this surf school. The people working there are so friendly, and they make sure you get the right instructor and the right board. They also make sure you get to salsa dance on the beach, make tons of new friends and never want to leave. I have been traveling a lot, and this might be my favorite place on earth. It's a definite must if you go to Cabarete.

Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Surf rental/instructional shop.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

I was in Cabarete in June 2012 to surf. PauHana had a great group of instructors and a great board selection. The atmosphere was very positive and they went the extra mile to make sure my surfing experience was enjoyable. PauHana made my surf vacation well worth it.

Visited June 2013
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Miami
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome Boards! Awesome Staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Pau Hana not only has great Instructors but they have an incredible selection of boards. The prices are listed so you don't have to deal with haggling or feeling ripped-off, they always have lots of music going on and tables in front of the beach so it's a nice place to talk with friends and they have a really cool bench to watch the waves from.
Thanks Pau Hana!

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Gigi T
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Chicago, Illinois
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92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited October 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Try something new”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited May 2013
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