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Latitude: 19° 46.95' N
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Take the coastal road east from Sosua on the north shore. Its about a 15 minute car ride.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Ordinary, Fun, Powerless
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
The spot is very accessible. There is enough parking space for all the cars and moto's all the way to the left. There is also a small sandwichbar for simple food and coffee in the morning.
a spot to enjoy when you are a super beginner or a few days tourist. In that case you'll find nice people ready to rent you a board or sell you some class. If you plan to stay long time than have to deal with localism. The peacks are crowded and locals don't like to share waves.
A lot of long time residents from abroad had problems with locals and localism and choosed to surf other spots. Dominican Republic is a very small country, so locals are not only guys surfing everyday at the spot, but people comìng here from capital and other towns just once per month: that are the worster locals.
some local criminal keep the beach under mafia control. so encuentro is just an apparently easy place.
a nice place to start surfing. Waves are consistent but usually small. It is always windy, so it is good to surf here early in the morning.
there are five schools at the beach, but just one is managed by professional teachers.
By HookedCabarete , 13-10-2009
Boardrental - To anwer your question: We rent our boards and arrange lessons at our accommodation tight on Encuentro. check the website for pricing: www.hookedcabarete.com
By turborex , 21-03-2009
fun - i recently surfed encuentro march 5-10th. it was well overhead the first day closing out. very few people out there. after the storm cleared the area it was real fun 7-10ft in the mornings before the winds picked up. still alot of closeouts but worth it. there even was a whale jumping out of the water offshore one day. kind of a rough paddle out when it was big, but the locals were nice and enthusiastic. pretty crowded but no shortage of waves, and very good atmosphere in the lineup.
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