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Address: Encuentro beach, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-963-7873
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Marcus, the owner, picked me up every morning for my surfing lessons. I had tried surfing in San Diego with my best friend but never caught a wave so I decided some real lessons... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Leslie C
via mobile

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Marcus, the owner, picked me up every morning for my surfing lessons. I had tried surfing in San Diego with my best friend but never caught a wave so I decided some real lessons were in order. I managed to stand on my first try here! Riding my first wave was super fun and now I'm addicted. I had Jerry... More 

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Thank Leslie C
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great place to learn to surf. It was my first time and I was able to get up no problem and catch my own waves on my second try( renting the board). I owe it to the instructors!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I came across this surf school as I was wandering around with my boyfriend. It was around 4pm and the beach was deserted except for these guys. The employees truly love what they do. They were all out there supporting the one guy who wanted to continue surfing on his board rental. Great instructors, Juan and his girlfriend run a... More 

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Thank Agnes F
Shawano, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We got to these guys via Iguana Mama. We had excellent pre-water instruction that made a huge difference and allowed us to try out a ton before being in the water. Once in the water, we got up quite quickly and they gave us as much time as we needed (they wanted us to do more, we were 'done')! They... More 

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Thank Carey G
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

One of my biggest fears has always been surfing. I’m not a strong swimmer. Thankfully, I knew that personally Marcus was a fantastic surf coach! Several years earlier two little girls I travel nanny for took surf lessons with him and they had a fantastic experience at 321takeoff surf school-I know because I often watched their lessons. Marcus always tried... More 

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Thank Anna K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

321 Takeoff is nestled in a shady spot just above Encuentro beach. It's easy to get to from Cabarete, Sosua and Puerto Plata. I spent an afternoon with Marcus, Juan and Agus during a recent vacation to Cabarete for a surfing lesson. Juan was my instructor and was very easy going, cool and helpful. Not too long after venturing out... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Marcus gave us great instructions and after that we were able to take and stand on a board some waves. I definitely recommend this surf school if you are newbie and want to become confident about your abilities and succeed to take first waves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a great Surf School in an awesome location. Marcus and the staff are very friendly and welcoming and make sure that you get the best surf experience possible out of your trip. The lessons are amazing and help you to set yourself up for success, no matter what level of a surfer you are. Would I recommend this... More 

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Thank Leonard d
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Kafe and the crew here are awesome. We had a great morning surfing. The classes were great to get us started the the spot is perfect to learn and ride some waves. Loved it and looking fwd to coming back!

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Thank daverad5
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

At 321takeoff the atmosphere was on point. A great place to rent cheap high quality boards and enjoy your day with the most chill staff in the world. It's located in the best spot of encuentro surf beach and easy to get to by foot or a car. Once the waves got choppy we sat down and laughed for an... More 

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