Hey all,<br /><br />Long-time reader. First-time poster. I'm heading to Puerto Plata (Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort) with the fam the first week of November. Anyone have any experience with surfing this area? I'm a novice surfer (mostly long boarding at this point) and I read that Encuentro is a good break for less advanced surfers.<br /><br />Also, does anyone have any knowledge of decent spots to rent boards in or around Puerto Plata?<br /><br />I'd be grateful for any guidance.<br /><br />Thanks.
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Thread: North Coast of DR - advice?
Oct 1, 2013, 09:07 PM #1Junior Member
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North Coast of DR - advice?
Oct 1, 2013, 09:50 PM #2
Keep an eye on your Dad....
Oct 1, 2013, 10:29 PM #3
I heard Boca Chica had a sweet break.
Oct 1, 2013, 10:42 PM #4
Oct 1, 2013, 11:50 PM #5
Examine the boards & leashes & strings carefully on your rental. Don't rent a board that's been put back together; do note every ding; check the velcro on the leash, check the string for wear. The rentals there get a lot of use & they do not get taken care of. As well, some unscrupulous rental places will try to nail you for a few hundred pesos by claiming you dinged up their board.
Don't leave anything of value in the car.
The local chicas are a lot of fun, but it's pay to play. Your dad might really like it there. Just sayin'.
Get on Encuentro as early as possible, preferably DP. Reason being the wind comes up like clockwork at mid-morning & turns it into a washing machine. And that's when you go kiteboarding over in Cabarete Bay.
Oct 1, 2013, 11:53 PM #6