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321 Takeoff School of Riding Waves
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Encuentro beach, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
+1 809-963-7873
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 January 2014

We arrived on Encuentro's beach by taxi...from Puerto-Plata. It was our last day of 2 weeks vacation, been in Cabarete the week before but nice guys explained us that for real surfing everybody go to Encuentro! At Cabarete, it is more for windsurf and farter...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 August 2011

you know when you go to a shop and people there are just attending you because they must? Without any sense of service? This is Takeoff board rental. First they tried to charge me 25$ while all the other schools and rentals on the beach...More

5  Thank bau
happysurferCabarete, Inhaber at 321 Takeoff School of Riding Waves, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

We never responded to this post as we not believe its real or the wrong school. Also posted in 2011 and we sure our team has proven professional fun times for you all who love to surf. Happy to invite this sad traveler to come...More

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All reviews these guys amazing surf surf shack rent boards a lot of fun marcus 321takeoff juan school rental beach beginners level
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

good guys which are taking care of you. highly recommended for beginners but also for experienced surfers which are in need of a rental surfboard. fantastic beach with many waves... coming back

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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Had a pleasant experience. Awesome teacher and the owner was wonderful. Very friendly and inviting atmosphere Would be great for beginners and advanced surfers. I look forward to surfing with them again.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

we first went here in 2014 and came back with friends and family for a 7 person surf lesson! we loved it so much we came back later in the week to rent boards and surf right off the beach. Ages 12, 13. 14. 15,...More

Thank Sam O
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Amazing surf school with the most kind, patient, happy and welcoming instructors! I took a 5 day program (I´m a beginner) and enjoyed every minute of it! Best of all, I made so much progress and had a lot of fun at the same time....More

Thank Marta G
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We were referred to 321 Takeoff by Ismael Taxi tours and they were great. Juan is a great host, speaks very good English and was great in helping get my 3 teenage kids setup for surfing. And Jerry, our assigned guide, was truly wonderful with...More

Thank ronfriedman5
Reviewed 15 December 2017

I had the fortune of picking 321Takeoff for a quick surfing adventure in Dominica. These guys were perfect, relaxed, super friendly and they know their surf!! Juan, Jerry, Marcus & little Juan made me feel very comfortable, like I was a friend returning from Canada....More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at 321 take off. Juan was a great host! Unfortunately on the index of cool wave surfing does not even come close to windsurfing, but without wind, it is a great activity.

Thank Diederik R
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Thanks to Juan we had the best Surf experience ever! This is THE place to learn to surf. Shallow waters, warm weather and the best surf instructors! We definitely will come back!

Thank agustinaequioiz
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I stayed in Cabarete for 3 months this summer and went to take off every morning for almost the whole trip. I started with almost no experience, Marcus, Juan, Agus and the boys were so friendly and helpful it gave me the best start I...More

Thank Max G
Reviewed 22 August 2017

No matter what skill level you are at, if you are looking for some lessons, a rental or just a nice chat look no further and visit 321 Takeoff. We were absolut beginners when we started and where taught how to catch white water and...More

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