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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. The surf spot Encuentro is an incredible...more
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Encuentro Beach, Cabarete 57000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for summer vacation in Cabarete and our 3 boys aged 5 & twins aged 6 joined the surf camp at Pauhana. They were hooked immediately!! And attended 4-5 days a week for 2 months. Right from the get go the boys were in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cayman1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guys at PauHana are top notch. I have been renting boards from them for years and they always have a great selection to chose from. I have never received an instruction from them because I have been surfing for years but I can definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Frank P
BabetteGeurst, Owner at Pauhana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Frank!

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Our 2 children aged 12 and 9 loved their week with Yuri, Babette and the Pauhana team. Kind, fun and nurturing environment to learn how to surf. Great service picking the children up from our apartment and returning them every day. They couldn’t wait to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank making59
BabetteGeurst, General Manager at Pauhana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Thank you so much Mary Ann for your review. It was a great pleasure to work together with Lizzie and Chris and we are already looking forward to see you back next year and the improvement Lizzie and Chris will make in the surf! Regards,...More

Reviewed July 24, 2018

I rented boards here a few mornings! they have a good selection, very nice! Everyone was in good spirits and i hope to have some youtube videos posted soon!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mr_Blaha
BabetteGeurst, General Manager at Pauhana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Thank you so much!

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PATFJ
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

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ryanoriley1
Reviewed November 19, 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tess Y
renate v, Owner at Pauhana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you! Hope to see you back soon!

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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank GoRoe1
renate v, Owner at Pauhana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

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

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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Patrick H
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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank dichtastrolch
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