Beginner Kiteboarding Lessons
Advanced Kiteboarding Lessons
Wave Riding Lessons
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Peak season is June to August, but you can also kiteboard from December to February
Puerto Plata is just half an hour away
3 days (9 hours total)
Located on the northern shores of Dominican Republic, Cabarete is a small fisherman village turned adventure-sports capital of the Caribbean. Experience the perfect combinations for wind sports, Caribbean vibes, beautiful beaches, and Bachata and Reggaeton blasting out of every speaker. Consistent winds, big bays and radical waves make it a kiteboarding paradise. Whether you’re a seasoned rider looking for chops or a beginner ready to soar for the first time – Cabarete delivers. Join the ever-growing kiteboard community. Your instructor will help you achieve your kiteboarding dreams in the thrilling classroom of Cabarete! Find out more about this stunning location and why it is a world-renowned wind-sports destination from a local legend Tracy Shayhorn, founder and co-owner of Cabarete Kite Point Kiteboarding School.
Perfect combination of surfing conditions, Caribbean vibes, and long sandy beaches
Shallow turquoise bays with buttery flat water and wide open space
Wind and sun here deliver 300 days per year
You know how to swim? Then, you can kiteboard! Progress from getting comfortable with a trainer-kite before body dragging in the water and riding downwind. You’ll get all this and more over three days, learning everything you’ll need to become an independent rider.
If you feel at home on your kiteboard and you’re a Level 3 independent rider, this is the next challenge you’re looking for. With advanced kiteboarding lessons, you’ll learn how to master tricks like back-and-front rolls, blind riding, first jumps, jump transitions, boosting, board-offs, board grabs, and downloops. Get ready to railey or crush your first unhooking on Cabarete’s exciting waters.
If you’re a Level 4 IKO kiteboarder, Cabarete’s crystal waves are a must-ride! Book your lessons, hop on a directional board, and watch how the pros do it. You’ll master your kite, combine it with board control, and understand how to make the wave work for you.
Prerequisite: For these lessons, you must be able to jump, power jibe, jump transition, recover another rider, and understand weather and tides.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, please refer to the Go Dominican Republic.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get in this adventure:
What’s not included:
You don’t have to be that fit to start kiteboarding. Compared to other water/wind-sports, kiteboarding is relatively easy to learn! The instructor will teach you how to control the kite, which is more about the technique rather than the fitness. However, the fitter you are, the easier it gets. It is recommended to stretch before each session.
For the advanced lessons, you have to be a Level 3 independent rider.
For the wave riding lessons, you have to be a Level 4 IKO kiteboarder and you must be able to jump, power jibe, jump transition, recover another rider, and understand weather and tides.
If you’re new to kiting, lessons will benefit you immensely. Technically, all you need to know to kiteboard is how to swim and how to stand on the board, but it’s much more doable if an instructor teaches you about the weather conditions, selecting a proper launch site and gear. An instructor will make sure you’re safe while you get the hang of it, and will teach you the skills needed to progress quickly and get you out there on your own in no time.
You will need:
Group sizes and prices:
Kiteboarding in Cabarete can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
The three-day beginner kitesurfing clinic includes nine hours of lessons:
The three-day wave riding and advanced package includes nine hours of lessons and will be catered to your specific goals, objectives, and skill level.
Flying into Puerto Plata (POP) is the fastest and easiest option, which is a short 30-minute cab ride from Cabarete.
Santo Domingo and Punta Cana are further away but many charter flights fly to these airports at very interesting prices, so sometimes it can make sense to fly into one of these airports and organize a ride from the airport to Cabarete. From there, you can take a cab or a shuttle to your accommodation.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best time and place to meet. Be sure to arrive about 15 minutes early so you can check-in, put on a wetsuit and start your lesson on time.