PauHana – Surf School & Surf Camp

Cabarete, Dominican Republic

PauHana – Surf School & Surf Camp offers surf packages, trips, summer camps, events and a huge selection of rental boards.

Testimonials 11

  • A traveler New Jersey, USA

    TripAdvisor website

    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 a 3 day board rental and was able to change my boards out to see what I was capable of using or wasn't. They will let you surf all day or go and come back later. Ino was very courteous and helpful in helping me make decisions and corrections to my surfing. My buddy Brian was up standing in the first 15 minutes due to Raf's great instruction. The atmosphere at the camp is laid back (no localism) and everyone is happy to be out there surfing. I haven't had this much fun in a long time and I will definitely be coming back.

  • Chantal

    TripAdvisor website

    Nice and consistent waves throughout the year; highest waves in winter (nov - feb). I really enjoyed coming to this beach. Many opportunities to learn or improve your surf skills! Friendly surf teachers too.

  • Christiane

    TripAdvisor website

    Honestly the most amazing trip we have ever been on and I am so happy I found Pauhana! From the daily surfing in Encuentro to the warm and friendly people and the incredibly beautiful Las Canas accommodations, we will never be the same! We swam in waterfalls rode horses through knee deep surf, had incredible meals and watched spectacular sunsets. They treated us like family and gave us the local insight on amazing activities! I traveled with my two kids, 12 and 13. They had the time of their lives and we made memories together we will treasure forever!

  • A traveler Dominican Republic

    TripAdvisor website

    Great surfing instructor, especially Rafa, has a lot of patience to teach surfing. Ino the manager is an amazing person, so kind and gives all attention you need. Would not recommend another place to learn surfing!

  • a traveler North Carolina

    Trip Advisor website

    Newbie to surfing - 54 y/o - it was a great experience. Chepe (owner) was so friendly and fun to be around - really put me at ease. Hooked me up with Nicholas, an amazing surfer my age that showed me exactly what to do. These guys are top notch. Took advantage of the surf package and stayed at the Beachcomber east of Cabarete. Jack and Renate were wonderful hosts with a personal touch and provided transfers to the beach and other excursions at reasonable prices.

  • Greg Ferrara

    PauHana's Facebook page

    A truly awesome time at Pauhana Surf Camp last week! Chepe, Jack and Renate made me feel so welcome - surfed as much as I felt like and they provided cool excursions as well - very flexible and genuinely friendly.

  • A traveler

    PauHana's Facebook page

    Amazing place with truly nice people. They take real good care of you and bring you to places you wouldn't expect. The beach is almost empty, no rock, only soft sand.

    The cook is incredible at the surf camp - we ate pretty well and big portions !The staff is very generous and care about your well being.

    Pauhana has a great team, at the Surf Camp (Beachcomber hotel) and also at the Surf School at Encuentro Beach.

    Really happy to have been there ! Muchas gracias por todo Pauhana

  • Jo Sherlock

    PauHana's Facebook page

    A fantastic week with these guys.. really looked after us and everything is done with a big smile. Good for beginners and intermediates with a relaxed and happy vibe. Look forward to coming again!

  • Shira S United States

    Trip Advisor website

    I rented boards at PauHana Surf School & Surf Camp because they had the best selection of boards. As soon as I walked over, I was greeted by Chepe, one of the owners, with the warmest smile. His team hooked me up with an amazing 5.8-feet board and he gave me an awesome deal on renting it for the week and did not charge me for a rashguard or booties. He did not care about charging me for every little thing,but instead he gave me good advice about the break and cared that I am safe and have fun. Not only did I walk away scoring waves, but I walked away scoring friends. Everyone knows Chepe and his talented team of surf instructors because, unlike other surf camps, PauHana Surf School & Surf Camp is owned by Dominicans, so a lot of great local surfers hang out at the surf shack. The next day, I saw the instructors and local surfers all around the town in Cabarete. They said hi to me and invited me to a barbecue which really made my trip special.

  • Alyson United States

    Trip Advisor website

    I am a first time surfer here. There was good instruction before getting in the water. My instructor stayed with me the whole time and was very encouraging. The current and waves were too strong for me to get up, but the experience was worth it. All the staff were very helpful and extremely fun and nice.

  • a traveler United States

    TripAdvisor website

    I took some surfing lessons from Rafael. He had me standing on the board and riding small waves the first time ever. Rafael is very observant and continued to correct my posture, position, timing and the many other factors that go into catching waves. The beach is beautiful and the waves have wonderful forms.

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