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Continent:
Caribbean
Country:
Dominican Republic
Next Big City:
Samana
Next Town:
Las Terrenas
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Rental, Toilet, Food, Parking


Water
Type:
Chop, Small Wave (< 1m)
Hazards:
Reefs, Rocks
Quality:
Crystal Clear
Best Tide:
High Tide

Choppy water with small waves. Small shore break where the wind blows onshore. Reefs to the east of the bay and around the point, but under water on high water levels.
Beach
Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Trees
Beach Users:
None

Beautiful bay with palm trees along the shore. The beach is sandy and not wide. The widest beach can be found to the east of the bay. Normally the beach does not get crowded, only during Sunday locals can be around.

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal Winds, Frontal Winds, Trade Winds
Best Direction:
NE, E
Main Direction:
NE, E

The best season will be from April to August, you can have wind all year round except for October to December. It can be as consistent as Cabarete but not as strong. The usual direction is Northeast, trade winds, which gets accelerated with thermals. You can expect around 16 knots during summer. During winter northerly winds can blow bringing some waves.



How to get there
Transport:
Car
Access:
Short Walk


Get directions from


From the international airport Samana follow signs to Las Terrenas. Enter Las Terrenas and follow the main street to the beach. At the east end of Las Terrenas you will find Punta Popy. You can park at the point, but here you will have onshore winds. For sideshore winds you can park along the street further east or with a 4x4 close to the water if you drive off road.

Extra Information
Rules:
None




Nightlife
Las Terrenas has many bars and some nightclubs.


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