new surf travel forum

Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by SI_Admin, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. SI_Admin

    SI_Admin Guest

    This is a newly created forum for all discussions regarding surf travel. As with the other newly created forums, we like the idea of organizing the discussion into relevant forums, so that it is easy for users down the line to search for topics of interest.

    So, here you might talk about places to stay on your next surf trip to Central America, or maybe where to rent surfboards in Puerto Rico. Any and all surf travel talk flies here...
     
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  2. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Headed to dominican republic this a.m from Orlando to Miami to d.r.
    Looks like ill be getting waves. Its my first trip there so I'm pretty optimistic.
    No covid test required and the rooms are pretty cheap. Food looks inexpensive and ima rent a few boards over the next 4 days. Its a Short trip but its a new experience.
     
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  3. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    I have been pushing for my family to gather in DR for x-mas next year. Curious what you find there!
     
  4. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Yeah I'm curious about DR too. Know a handful of Canucks that vacationed there but don't surf. I've seen a couple of Expedia reviews that state that straying too far from the tourist zones can get sketchy. But hell, that could describe almost any surf destination nowadays
     
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  5. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Yea, I mean just to start I have reservations about not being separated from Haiti by an ocean.

    Does Jamaica get surf?
     
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  6. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    yes, on the south coast, but all of the same safety issues in the non -touristy areas and the surf is less consistent than DR. Its caribbean wind swell not north atlantic groundswell like DR gets.

    Google spots in Jamaica called Zoo and Lighthouse. Big lefts.
     
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  7. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
  8. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Will do thanks!
     
  9. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Yeah the biggest problem with surf travel is that most of the best uncrowded surf tends to happen in 3rd World ghettos lol. Looks like tropical paradise but the fiscal realities are quite different. Things can go sideways once you leave the comfort of your room at the Marriott. Being low-key and knowing language and customs can help a lot. YMMV
     
  10. Up’n’Out

    Up’n’Out New Member

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    Jan 12, 2021
    What’s up Everyone,
    Going to be flying into São Paulo and taking a drive to the coast at the end of March. Anyone have experience surfing in the state of São Paulo?
     
  11. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Well the border is closed so unless you quarantine for 2 weeks upon arrival you won't be surfing much. Anyway. Good luck with your travel
     
  12. Up’n’Out

    Up’n’Out New Member

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    Jan 12, 2021
    I appreciate the fair warning; land and sea borders are closed, air remains open. No mention of quarantine on any of the embassy’s sites, only upon returning to the states.
     
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  13. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Made a surf trip to DR bout 5 years ago. Stayed and surfed in Cabarete in Feb timeframe. We found good consistent conditions with some stand out days. All reefs and crazy clear water. Not as good as PR, but definitely good with a chill vibe and no crowd hassles. Cabarete is a touristy cool town, never felt unsafe. Would recommend.

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