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PauHana Surf School

Encuentro Beach, Cabarete 57000, Dominican Republic
+1 829-573-2240
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PatJ - Great service and extremely friendly!

I went to Puerto Plata with my family and wanted to surf a few days down at Encuentro so I... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
PATFJ
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Wilmington, Delaware
Helpful and friendly- made for smooth rentals and great surf

My girlfriend and I were in Playa Encuentro for 3 weeks and rented from Pauhana our whole time... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2017
ryanoriley1
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The Most amazing Surf School in the Caribbean! Surf lessons, rentals, SUP, surf trips and lodging ! Pauhana Surf School is located in one of the most famous beaches in the Caribbean, Encuentro Beach. Encuentro Beach is an incredible consistent point brake with lefts and rights that break all year round.
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Encuentro Beach, Cabarete 57000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

I went to Puerto Plata with my family and wanted to surf a few days down at Encuentro so I contacted them and Babette got right back to me via email. She set me up with transportation to and from the hotel which was 45...More

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BabetteGeurst, General Manager at PauHana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Hi Pat, Thanks for your kind words. Hopefully we can welcome you back soon! Best regards, Babette

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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were in Playa Encuentro for 3 weeks and rented from Pauhana our whole time there. All the guys (Alan, Pedro, Danny, Henry, Arielle) were super helpful and friendly. I swapped boards a good bit and they always changed my fins for...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Great experience ! Instructors were great , they kept us happy and safe ! The surf was good and a great beach !

Thank Tess Y
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renate v, Owner at PauHana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you! Hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Great instruction!! Wonderful staff!! Great price!! Thanks for getting me up on my board to ride the wave. What an amazing feeling.

Thank GoRoe1
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renate v, Owner at PauHana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Great! Thank you and hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed January 13, 2017

The Surfschool provided not only great equipment, but also reasonable rates and an outstanding service: The owner does speak several languages, including english and german, and he knows a lot about surfing. My girlfriend took surfing classes and after a few waves she managed to...More

Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

Go here if you want to rent a surfboard on encuentro beach! the personell is really nice and will help you out! they have a great variety of boards and the beach is of beginners and for advanced surfers. but be there before 9am, since...More

Thank dichtastrolch
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

We did a surf lesson on our last day and were really blown away by Chepe's customer service. We had not so great weather, so they kept recommending that we surf a different day. We so appreciated that someone was looking out for us. In...More

Thank Carey G
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Reviewed November 20, 2016

I always wanted to try surfing and I was not disappointed. What fun! Instruction was very thorough. Practice on the beach made it easy to understand and try before getting in the water. Instructors were very helpful in the water. They made adjustments to make...More

Thank lampet
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Reviewed November 18, 2016

The surf lessons here were amazing. Our instructor gave clear directions and made us all practice on land before getting in the water. Okay, so that may have been a little embarrassing but was super helpful once in the water. The instructors come out with...More

Thank Wildvet219
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

This camp and its Manager(Ino) and instructors, especially Raf were a great help in teaching my friend how to surf and helping me refine my surfing. After not having surfed for 3 years getting back into a good groove was essential. I just went with...More

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renate v, Manager at PauHana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Great to hear that you had a fantastic experience! Thanks for your review and let us know when you are planning to come back.

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