Thursday, March 18, 2010

ACTIVITIES: Macao Surf Camp

First I would like to say that it has been a dream of mine to try surfing.  It took me a while to finally do it and I can proudly say that I've gone once a year since I've started, which is a total of 2 times =D.

As you may know, we visit Punta Cana A LOT, and after a while you got to do different things to make your trip stand out.  Just this past Christmas I did that.

I contacted Rafel Ferreras from Macao Surf Camp and I'm glad I did.  Honestly it was one of the best experiences I had.  After planning out the details over email, he picked us up form our hotel and drove us to Macao Beach.  Unfortunately the day I went the conditions were rather choppy and BIG.  For some reason every time I go surfing, the conditions always seem to have huge waves.  With that as a challenge, Rafael still was determined to get me going.  He has a lot of patience which is needed when teaching a newbie.  Honestly he was so driven to get me standing up it was awesome!

If you are going to Punta Cana and would like to get some private lessons, give Rafael a call.  Trust me you'll be happy you did.

Here's a little video compilation of my surfing in Macao Beach.

Wipeout! from openmiQ on Vimeo.

Here is a tip though, keep your schedule open.  Don't do what I did and schedule a day when you want to go.  Go when the conditions are good. Rafael will tell you when it will be good during that week.  You will have a better and easier time learning!

If you do decide to go here, please tell Rafael that Mike and Alysia from Toronto say HI!!

Also let me know how your experience was if you did go.  We want to hear all about it!!

Contact Information:

Macao Surf Camp
Rafel Ferreras
Address: Macao Beach
Bavaro Punta Cana
Dominican Republic
Tel: (809) 430-9017
For more reviews go to Macao Surf Camps Tripadvisor Review Page


Reena Chohan said...

Found your post when I was searching for places to surf in Dominican. Went with a big group of 9 of us and we had a fantastic time! Rafael and the camp crew were amazing, attentive and very hands-on. Thanks for the recommendation!

Beach said...

Thanks Reena. This has to be our most popular post and you are the first one to comment on it. So thank you. I'm glad that it helped you and your friends. I hope that you fared a little better than I did in my video =).