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“Great first surfing lesson!”

House of Waves Surf School
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: House of Waves is a mobile surf school offering surf lessons at a variety of local beaches to suit your level and the daily conditions. We are based in Cabarete, on the wave rich Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic, along the North Coast. We offer guided surf trips, surf lessons and high-performance coaching with certified, profressional trainers that will take your surfing to the next level. We are fluent in English, Spanish, German and French. We welcome all ages and abilities, from the novice to the elite surfer. Come surf with us! Families welcome, for kids and adults of all ages.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Great first surfing lesson!”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had a fantastic first surfing lesson with Jesmarin and Jochi. They were super fun, obviously passionate about their sport, and great teachers. I had so much fun surfing for the first time! I had heard surfing was really hard to learn and that people usually don't stand up on their first day, but I did- thanks to good teachers. Gracias amigos and House of Waves!

Visited May 2014
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Surf's up!!”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

These guys were totally amazing surf instructors and we would definitely recommend them for anyone wanting to learn how to surf or improve their surfing. Jesmarin and Jochi live to surf! They are excellent instructors, know the best beaches, and, most importantly, are passionate about what they do. They really know their stuff, can challenge you at the right level while also making it fun. Jesmarin and Jochi were also very helpful with local tips and stories, and showed us things we would not have seen otherwise. We couldn't have asked for more!

Visited July 2014
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Odense, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing surfing!!”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

House of Waves is definitely the place to go to if you wanna learn how to surf, be a good surfer and have fun at the same time! The instructors Jesmarin and Jochi are excellent instructors, who know how to get you standing on the board from the very beginning! They are helpful, very good at giving instructions, they know how to challenge you (if you're not a beginner) and they know how to have fun. If you choose House of Waves it's for sure, you are gonna have an amazing time surfing! It's clear from the beginning here, that the instructors are not just having a surf school to make money - they are doing it, because this is what the love and they want you to feel the same way about surfing. I can highly recommend House og Waves! :)

Visited July 2014
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great experience, great instructors!”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were out surfing with Jesmarine and Jochi for two days and it was great! They are really good instructors, that will take good care of you! They talk great english and they are very easy going! They are also two very cool and friendly guys and we loved getting to know them!
I can highly recommend them for your surfing experience!

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent, thorough instruction for different levels”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Jesmarin and Jochi are some of the most thorough surf instructors that I've ever encountered. A friend and I both took several days of lessons with them, and they assessed our different levels and goals and were able to work with both of us, giving us tips on everything from reading waves and currents to thinking about how to turn and progress on shorter boards. And throughout they ensured that we were challenged, pushing to keep progressing, while still staying safe.

They picked us up directly from our hotel and drove us to different beaches, and even took us to an incredibly delicious riverside fish shack where we all enjoyed an amazing dish of fried parrotfish and langoustines and met some local politicians. In general we had a great experience and learned a lot about surfing and the area. House of Waves is definitely a great outfit and I highly recommend them.

Visited May 2014
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