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Session: Intense

Written by Meantime5 show Meantime5 profile

Wednesday March 16 2011 03:22:59 PM

Surf spot: Banzai, Dominican Republic

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Glassy

Length of the surf session: 3 min

Waves height: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast
- Tubular

Waves Shape:
- One peak
- Bowl

Description:

I surfed Banzai for years and it was always fun to surf.  The wave is a short, but extremely powerful bowl that breaks into a hollow tube for 15-20 meters.  The takeoff is tough, as only late takeoffs will access the wave, it is a matter of standing and turning right away, to travel inside the hollow tube.  Alternatively, you can go straight and do a powerful bottom turn, but beware of shallow corals full of urchins.  After the bottom turn and maybe one visit to the lip, your wave is pretty much over, it is that short.  It is located on the East side of a deep canal that allows ships the access to the port of Boca Chica and to get there, you must paddle across that canal.  The West side of the canal has another break called La Boya, which is also listed on this site.  Banzai is great when all other spots are too small, as waves here are about 2 feet higher than other breaks.   

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Created: Wednesday March 16 2011 03:37:25 PM

Modified: Wednesday March 16 2011 03:37:25 PM

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Written by jonny b good show jonny b good profile

Wednesday February 4 2009 06:38:12 PM

Surf spot: Macao, Dominican Republic

Description:

When i found out my girlfriend had booked to go to the south coast i was bumed that all th surf spots are on the north, we stayed at the riu bambu and was put in touch with a local surfer, robert (the guru) if you go, look out for him, he's the boy and loves surfin! the surf was too big for me jan 02 2009 but robert and his pals were catchin some awesome rides in 5ft surf. An american lad told me it gets massive some days when the storms come and that he'd been bitten by a baby shark, but who knows. They were all really frindly and we got trolley'd on the beach afterwards with the sun setting and jimi hendrix blasting. Happy days! 

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Created: Wednesday February 4 2009 07:00:40 PM

Modified: Wednesday February 4 2009 07:00:40 PM

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Session: Encuentro show

Written by Jcesar show Jcesar profile

Sunday December 28 2008 01:11:57 AM

Surf spot: Encuentro, Dominican Republic

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 3' - 6'

Length of the surf session: 5 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'

Weather and water temp: 28 C

Waves height: 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Fun
- Powerful
- Tubular

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

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Created: Sunday December 28 2008 01:33:34 AM

Modified: Sunday December 28 2008 01:33:34 AM

Hits: 4021

Session: Has potential

Written by sg7 show sg7 profile

Wednesday August 27 2008 06:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Macao, Dominican Republic

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 1

Length of the surf session: 1.5 min

Surfboard ridden: 6'2"

Fins: 4

Weather and water temp: 84F

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Bumpy

Waves Shape:
- Close out

Description:

Beautiful, RAW beach. Not much surfing this time of year, though.

Fallen palm trees everywhere. At least they weren't floating around in the waves like I heard from before.

If you're going to go, make sure you go with another person because if you drown, no one will know. The whole time, the only signs of life I saw were wild dogs wandering, couple of fishermen that walked by.

Fortunately, I was acquainted with a local surfer there, Roberto, who drove me over to the beach early in the morning. Here's the scoop from him:

- There are probably only a crew of 10 surfers in the whole Punta Cana area

- On Macao, you need a minimum of 8 foot waves in the summer to form a break, and 2 foot waves in the winter to form a break. So come in the winter. Or bring a longboard in the summer.

- You can ride waves for 50+ seconds during the winter. 

- Punta Cana is considered the north-facing part of the Dominican as opposed to the south-facing side. The main differentiator are the hurricanes...hurricanes always strike the south-facing side of the island, not the north. The reason is because the Dominican has 2 tallest mountain ranges in the Carribbean on the center of the island: the Central and the Oriental. They form a barrier that keeps most hurricanes on the South Coast. This was true, as Hannah didn't touch Punta Cana, but slammed San Salvador on the South. So don't expect many hurricane waves in this region. 

As we left the beach, he spoke of a secret spot called Caligula (sp?) that is the best spot to find waves during the summer. Never saw it.

All in all, if you want to surf during year-round in D.R., go to Puerto Plata.  

 

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Created: Thursday September 18 2008 04:03:05 PM

Modified: Thursday September 18 2008 04:03:05 PM

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Session: 2nd Session

Written by Alvaro101 show Alvaro101 profile

Saturday January 26 2008 09:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Patos, Dominican Republic

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 1

Length of the surf session: 3 min

Surfboard ridden: 7' 6'' Mini Magic

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: Warm

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Ordinary

Description:

2nd Session. jejeje

Got up finally, yeah...!

 Be back again this weekend. Awesome. 

Roads are getting fixed, it´s getting much easier to reach the beach. 

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Created: Tuesday February 5 2008 04:45:56 PM

Modified: Tuesday February 5 2008 04:45:56 PM

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Session: 1st Session Ever

Written by Alvaro101 show Alvaro101 profile

Sunday January 6 2008 10:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Patos, Dominican Republic

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Established

Length of the surf session: 3 min

Surfboard ridden: 7.5 Ft.

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: 75

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- One peak

Description:

First Trip Surfing Ever

 I didn´t get up since i'm so out of shape. My arms got tired rather quickly.

 Good Times though

 

I´ll be back next sunday to try at it again for sure.

 

 

I'm gonna get in shape. Jajajaja 

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Created: Tuesday January 8 2008 08:02:26 PM

Modified: Tuesday January 8 2008 08:02:26 PM

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