Pauhana Surf School
Pauhana Surf School
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Surfing & WindsurfingLessons & WorkshopsEquipment HireStand Up Paddleboarding
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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 consistent point brake with lefts and rights that break all year round.
Cabarete, Dominican Republic

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Steve
Dominican Republic1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Chepe and his team where great. They helped us with kite surfing lessons, transportation, scuba and snorkel. Great boards for rent and great teachers
Written March 31, 2023
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scarboro2017
McMinnville, OR5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
My husband and I rented boards from Pauhana almost every day of our stay in Playa Encuentro. Nice team of people, reasonable prices, and super convenient location right on the surf beach. Enjoyed my lesson with Migue. He showed me where to catch beginner level waves and helped me improve my surfing. Bring booties because there are sea urchins.
Written March 23, 2022
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Liis P
Salzburg, Austria6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Best surf school in Cabarete if not in the world :)
Chepe and all the guys at Pauhana are super friendly, well experienced and will help you to catch waves and read the conditions. They also have heaps of boards to rent for every level.
Written March 7, 2022
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ReiterBerlin
Berlin, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Surfing at Encuentro Beach with Pauhana was excellent. We were a group of eight between the ages of 11 and 50, and everyone had a great time. The instructors were helpful, skilled and attentive, and everyone did real surfing.

Hooked Cabarete was also beautiful and if I was going to come back, I would stay there. I appreciated the friendly chat and the hospitality. We all took a dip in the pool afterward to refresh.

I'd also recommend the beach bar. Really good food and a lovely atmosphere. It was a really great day.
Written July 18, 2021
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Sfg1963
Philadelphia, PA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Stayed at Hooked Cabarete and surfed at Pauhana. What a great experience. Had six straight days of great surfing.
Very big board selection. They gave me the perfect board, that I used all week. They truly make you feel welcome and part of the family.
Chepe is a great host, with many years of experience. Our instructors were Pedro & Jeff. They were excellent.
We were sad to go because we made so many new friends. We are already trying to figure out how to go back.

Thank you all for a great experience
Written October 14, 2020
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Jeff W
Vancouver, Canada237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Great surfing and instructors at the surf camp! They have showers, change rooms and board rentals for all! They teach kids as well as adults! And are very chill! Rash guards and water shoes included in the rental! $35 for a lesson and 2 hours of falling in the waves! A must do if you are in the area!
Written January 26, 2020
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Brooklyn JJ
Boston, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This school is on an amazing beach with an idyllic setting. Live out your "Blue Crush" fantasies. Super nice people. Great instructors. Good for solo travelers and families alike.
Written January 8, 2020
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Maria L
Rimrock, AZ13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
I checked out all the board rental shops at Encuentro. As I was renting for over a month. This was the only shop that worked with on the price. They still have the love of surfing and laid back attitude that you hope for in a surf shop. I switched boards for different conditions, took it with me for weeks at a time, they were good with it all. I did make a few dings requiring repair, the charge was under $10 usd. Danny, Chepe, Pedro and Jeff were so helpful... all the instructors are excellent surfers and enthusiastically give lessons.
Written April 18, 2019
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Thanks Timothy! Great that you had such a good time. We hope to see you back soon. We are here and keep on riding!
Written April 19, 2019
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Drew B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
I have three boys under 8 who have become regular fixtures here both at surf school in the summer and on winter breaks. It’s wonderful mix of great characters with a love for surfing and the environment- something they pass on to their students!! More than a surf school- they’re a family! We’ll be back in June!!!!
Written April 17, 2019
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Thank you Drew! Your family is waiting here for you and your boys to welcome you back in June!
Written April 18, 2019
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Katie J
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
I have been intimidated to surf for years, but after taking lessons with two amazing instructors (Guime and Samuel), all I want to do is surf every day!! Both instructors were patient, kind, **positive** and extremely knowledgeable. In just two days, I was able to put meaning to the phrase, "catch a wave!" What an awesome experience I had with Pauhana, you have to check them out if you are in Cabarete!!! BIG shout out to my instructors, who were amazing!!!!
Written February 23, 2019
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