Kitesurfing Dominican Republic overview

High on the list of many rider looking for the perfect tropical getaway is kitesurfing Dominican Republic. The island has been a magnet for windsurfers and now for kiters for over 40 years and for good reason. There is premium quality freestyle riding (the WKL tour stop was one of the highlights of the last few years) and the number of world class riders who make it onto the global scene are testament to the world class conditions you will find kitesurfing Dominican Republic. But this is not hard-core 50 knot Big Air riding, this is nice mellow ‘perfect for learning and progressing’ conditions, so you can expect steady wind, warm water and – if you head a little bit upwind or downwind at the main spots – plenty of space… If it’s waves you are after then you have plenty of options here as well – head out to the reefs and you can find everything from mellow waves to hone your skills in through to hardcore shallow reef breaks to rival those of Mauritius… Yes: kitesurfing Dominican Republic really does have it all.  

Where to kitesurf in Dominican Republic


1. Cabarete Bay

This is the home of kitesurfing Dominican Republic. Offering perfect flatwater conditions protected by the reef offshore you can spend all day practicing everything from your first upwind runs to your first double rotations.

2. La Boca

The estuary here offers true ‘top end’ freestyle conditions. We’re talking the kind of butter flatness and steady winds you can usually only find in your dreams – but when kitesurfing Dominican Republic they are a reality…

3. El Canal

If you want to escape the crowds then this is the place to come. It’s a bit of a hike to the beach so only the truly committed ride here – or you might find a few pros grabbing some shots with the picture perfect background.

4. Las Terrenas

An idyllic lagoon with lighter winds then the spots further west. If you’ve packed a 15m and want some incredible kiting then it’s the place to be – for classic kitesurfing Dominican Republic it’s the kind of place where you can follow the shadow of your board as you cruise through the turquoise perfection.  

If you had to pick one kitesurfing spot…

It may be the busiest spot for kitesurfing Dominican Republic, but nowhere really beats kitesurfing Cabarete Bay. Not only will you get to share your session with some amazing other riders but you’ll also be out in the kind of conditions which will ensure that your skills can only improve. The kiting zone is from Bozo Beach and the wind increases progressively over the course of the day, maxing out at around 25 knots my the afternoon. Then, if waveriding is your thing, it’s time to head out to Cabarete reef where you can test your skills in some solid conditions.  

Dominican Republic kitesurfing conditions + what to take

For kitesurfing Dominican Republic the best freestyle months are the summer months of June, July and August. A 7, 9, 12 combo will keep you out all day long. You can pretty much guarantee solid breeze and you can forget about needing a wetsuit… For wave hounds it’s worth considering the start of the year when the solid Atlantic pressure systems can send over some decent swells.