The population of the Dominican Republic is estimated almost in 10 million people.
• COUNTRY: Dominican Republic.
• CAPITAL: Santo Domingo. • CURRENCY: Dominican peso.
• GEOGRAPHICAL AREA: 48,511.44 KM2.
• ANNUAL GROWTH RATE: 2.4 people.
• WEATHER: Warm tropical/ Endless Summer.
• TEMPERATURE: 76*F to 92*F.
• MOST IMPORTANTS RELIGION: Catholic, Protestant, Latters Days Saints LDS.
• LANGUAGE: Spanish.
GOVERNMENT: Is divide into 3 branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.
DRUGS: Including mariguana, are illegal in the Dominican Republic and person apprenhended for possession, trafficking and consumption are severed penalized by Dominican lows against drugs.
Dominican Republic is one those rare destinations that has a choice of two coastline influenced by the caribbean sea and the atlantic ocean.
The caribbean side or south coast produce very good waves during the summer clean 1 to 3 feet hawaiian size, and during storm and hurricane season 3 to 8 feet.
Here EL CHINCHORRO, a swell without a storm.
In the capital Santo Domingo the best waves for surfing are in playa Guibia and la Boya. If you are a bodyboarder your waves are the super powerfull playa Manresa also named El Chinchorro.
Now a swell with a storm in the caribbean sea.
But all the south coast from Higuey to Barahona are full of empty good waves, the most popular spots are:
THIS WAVE IS NAMED MACAO, IN HIGUEY.
SANTO DOMINGO, MANRESA OR CHINCHORRO.
GUIBIA LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF SANTO DOMINGO
LA BOYA LOCATED IN BOCA CHICA
PATO LOCATED IN NIZAO
PATO DE BARAHONA, LOCATES IN BARAHONA
For pictures of the south and east coast of the Dominican Republic, visit our gallery of photos in this site
The Atlantic ocean or north coast, it’s get really big and there are World class waves as:
SOSUA: Encuentro, El Canal, La Playita, Arenaya, Destroyer, playa Sosua, La Boca, and more.
CABARETE: El Mañanero, playa Cabarete, La Bomba, and more.
PUERTO PLATA: La Puntilla, Tank Line, and much more.
Rio San Juan: La Punta, El Arenaso, playa Grande, La Preciosa, Cavernicola,El Barco, La Paza, and more.
NAGUA: El Broke, Los Muros, coje olas, Cayenas, Elizabeth then, punta de los Muertos, El Pecao, and more.
PUNTA DE LOS MUERTOS
SAMANA: Playa Terrenas, Freddy´s Dead, Los Cacaos, playa del Valle, Cozón, and more.
From Puerto Plata to Samaná there are 217 km, and during the travel you will see miles os waves for surfing and bodyboarding, in Nagua and Rio San Juan you have one of the most powerfull waves in America named: La Punta, El Arenaso And El Broke, for experts only.
The best season for the north coast of the Dominican Republic is just winter like Hawai, and with and without storm or hurricane you can ride from 1 to 5 feet (Hawaiian size) with a clean sky and glassy wind. In the afternnon the wind turn on shore, but some time are off shore.
When we have swell from storm and huricane in the atlantic you can ride 4 to 10 feet and much bigger if you dare.
During the decades of 70 and 80 the Bodyboarding and surfing world had no knowledge of the excellent surf conditions in Dominican Republic, it was not until the mid 90's that started out pictures of waves in our country, and now in the 21 century thanks to the Internet every day more people know that the DominicanRepublic has one of the world's best waves for surfing and bodyboarding.