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Address: Encuentro beach, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: +1809-963 7873
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Great Surf School

This is a great Surf School in an awesome location. Marcus and the staff are very friendly and welcoming and make sure that you get the best surf experience possible out of your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Leonard d

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great Surf School in an awesome location. Marcus and the staff are very friendly and welcoming and make sure that you get the best surf experience possible out of your trip. The lessons are amazing and help you to set yourself up for success, no matter what level of a surfer you are. Would I recommend this... More 

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Thank Leonard d
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Kafe and the crew here are awesome. We had a great morning surfing. The classes were great to get us started the the spot is perfect to learn and ride some waves. Loved it and looking fwd to coming back!

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Thank daverad5
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

At 321takeoff the atmosphere was on point. A great place to rent cheap high quality boards and enjoy your day with the most chill staff in the world. It's located in the best spot of encuentro surf beach and easy to get to by foot or a car. Once the waves got choppy we sat down and laughed for an... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We (mom, dad, boys 14, 12, and 11) booked a lesson through Iguana Mama. Marcus, the owner, met us when our taxi pulled up. We had a thorough lesson with Cafe, including surfboards propped up on tires on the beach to practice getting up. Two helpers followed the five of us out to the water and helped us navigate the... More 

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Thank Snappy B
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Loved, loved, LOVED my first surfing experience! Roman was an excellent (and extremely patient) instructor and made the entire experience fun, accessible and not at all frustrating :) With amazingly warm waters, beautiful surroundings and friendly and accommodating instructors, how could you NOT try it?!! Two thumbs WAY up!

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Thank dingodog5
Esperanza, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Went to this surf school because it was recommended by a friend, not only do they have a great setup, but they also gave me a discounted price because there weren't to many waves, offered me some fresh water to help my hangover, and the owner Marcus even gave my friends and I a scenic ride back into town through... More 

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Thank Eduardo C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My friends and I took a few days of lessons at 321 and it was wonderful! We have different levels of surf experience and the instruction was perfectly tailored for all of us. Their approach is the perfect combination of professional and fun! I'm definitely going back to 321Takeoff on my next trip to Cabarete!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Marcos and his team of instructors are great! An amazing surf school that really looks out for the locals and the community of Cabarete! If you want to support local businesses this is the place to surf!

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Thank Becky2307
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

My friends moved to Cabarete a couple months ago and I came out for vacation. We took a surfing lesson with Dawry, Nikos, and Alberto today and had a blast!! They were so friendly and helpful and fun. We all got up on waves a few times at least. I would highly recommend these guys!!!! You won't regret it!

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Thank Breisman
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I just finished 3 days of lessons with Marcos, Nico, Dowry and Manuel. Excellent experience. The instruction was effective and fun. The prices were very reasonable. Instructors and staff friendly and helpful. Encuentro Beach outside Cabarete has consistent waves suitable for beginners all year. This is unusual. To my knowledge, other surf places are seasonal, so you can only get... More 

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Thank Jeff C

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