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“A great school for the whole family!”

House of Waves Surf School
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: House of Waves is a mobile surf school offering surf lessons at a variety of local beaches to suit your level and the daily conditions. We are based in Cabarete, on the wave rich Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic, along the North Coast. We offer guided surf trips, surf lessons and high-performance coaching with certified, profressional trainers that will take your surfing to the next level. We are fluent in English, Spanish, German and French. We welcome all ages and abilities, from the novice to the elite surfer. Come surf with us! Families welcome, for kids and adults of all ages.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 19 July 2013

My kids (4 and 5 years old) took surfing lessons at the school House of Waves and we are very happy with the school, the instructors and of course the way they instuc taught the children .. The atmosphere is perfect for a family who want to sit and sunbathe during the children take classes
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Absolutely perfect day trip from the Puerto Plata area! A group of four of us were looking to get away from the tourist-heavy areas around the resorts and House of Waves was an absolute find! Playa encuentro is pristine and nearly empty, save the patrons of a few surf schools along the beach. Board rental and private lesson set-up was easy. The three in our group who had never surfed before were up on their boards in no time and our instructor took the time to come out with me individually to catch some bigger surf. We loved the location so much that we came back a second time during the week to rent boards and go out on our own!

This is a definite must on your trip in this area. Email ahead and let them know you're coming so that they'll be looking out for you on the beach.

Thanks House of Waves!

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2  Thank Jordan C
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Had a great time surfing. Everyone was so nice and fun! My wife stayed on the beach while I surfed and had a great time. Definitely beats surfing in Jersey! Will come again next year!! :)

2  Thank winterssolutions
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

We totally recommend this surf school and the overall experience from House of Waves was fantastic. The instructors were highly qualified and the assistants were helpful and attentive. My 3 children (young adults and teenager) were up on their boards in no time and loved it. The beach is wonderful and the waves great for all levels of surfers. Communication was excellent and House of Waves is well organized. The owners were very helpful with suggestions as we travelled to Encuentro from our hotel in Puerto Plata and also flexible with timings and dates during our week in the Dominican Republic. Thank you House of Waves and we hope to return soon!

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1  Thank Gillian W
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

This is a family owned surf school operated by the kindest couple you could ask for! Communication is no problem as they are both bilingual. My instructor was informative, patient and motivated to help me understand the fundamentals of surfing and get up on the board. I would highly recommend House of Waves to anyone visiting the area looking for surf lessons.

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