Located on the island of Hispaniola on the north side of the Dominican Republic, Cabarete faces the Atlantic ocean and is home to a wide variety of incredible windsurfing conditions, as well as enough other things to do that it has become an adventure-traveler's paradise. From one convenient launch directly in front of the Vela center, you'll find everything from flat water cruising to down-the-line wave sailing, depending both on the season and the time of day.
Cabarete is situated in a windy bay with a protective reef about 3/4 of a mile offshore. It is an exciting place to sail with side shore winds averaging 15-25 knots during the afternoon hours. In the morning beginners will find lighter winds. On the reef you’ll find small waves in summer and larger waves in winter.
The trade winds from the western hemisphere blow side/on-shore for 300+ days a year. There are no real seasons in the Dominican Republic, it’s warm all year and most popular times to visit is January - March, then June through September and then of course in the winter, December - January.