Encuentro beach has a long history of controversy and over the years, us Locals and Surf Schools owners suffered from the lack of true legal structure of the land. As you may know all the Surf Shacks of Encuentro Beach have been destroyed and things look a little bit different then the way they were in the past. I am an eternal optimist and all I can say is that hopefully something amazing will come out of this, we are all hope that this will bring a fresh new start, one with true legal structure and at least peace and harmony to our beautiful surf spot. The beach itself and ocean is always accessible and you will find the vibe at Encuentro very peaceful. We offer Surf and SUP packages as well as Surf & Yoga Camps with option of lodging just steps away from the surf beach, at the Tropical Lodge where we teach Yoga, or in one of our many holiday rentals in Cabarete. Surf’s Up, come Surfing with us.
If a surf board could talk, it would have many stories to tell. This small baby has been mine since I started my quest to spend as much time as I could on the ocean. I started kiteboarding in 2004 and used to drive down the East Coast of USA all the way South to Miami, always stopped in the Outerbanks. North Carolina and also in Coco Beach Florida because I liked the Surfing Vibe and all. I then decided to try Surfing, something new to do on no wind days and also have a Surfboard to Kite.
Total rookie I asked the local surfer girls what size board they think I should Surf on and they told me that for my size I should get a 5’6’’ that it would be big enough for my body weight and size. I went at the Quiet Flight Surf Shop and bought that baby, though it would be good to Kitesurf and Surf. I remember trying to Surf on that board in South Beach Miami, silly me, waves were so small and I could not catch any of them but at least I got quite a work out trying over and over again. I finally decided to try it kitesurfing to find out that this tinny board was just perfect for kitesurfing!
Over the years I bought many surf boards, Shortboards, Fish, Long Board, Mini Malibu, SUP boards, a few more Quiet Flight and other brands as well. This small baby is the only one that I have kept so many years, it got a few dings from hitting the coral reef but it survived. I was never able to Surf with it but I love to Kitesurf with this board, I cannot ride big waves with it or in super windy conditions because it’s to small to drop in big waves and too light weight to jump and pop waves in super windy conditions, goes flying up in the air and bounce in kite lines … but this 3 fins surf board turn on a dime, it’s a sweet ride. If that board could talk it would have many stories to tell.