MASTER OF THE OCEAN / CABARETE

ACE SURFING / ACCOMMODATIONS

HAPPY DOLPHINS

An incredible experience”

 

3, 2, 1... TAKE OFF

 

Come and live your surf dream in our tropical corner of paradise. Endless summer weather with warm sunshine all year round. Marcus and his crew run a relaxed and fun school on the magical Encuentro beach. Professional instruction and capable staff get you up safely on your board the first time every time. Newbies and pros alike love Encuentro: the water level is always waste- high and the average temperature is 23 degrees C.

"Surfschool with love and passion!"

Finja Götz

Berlin, Germany

school of riding waves

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Anabella L

Burlington, Canada

 

"Marcus is the man, Cabarete is the spot!"

SammyMiami_92

Miami, Florida

United States 

3 2 1...

"it's just awesome”

John D

Boston, Massachusetts

United States

 

ALL PRICES IN USD

PROGRAMS

FEEL IT (1 DAY PROGRAM)

$ 50.00

 

  • Introduction to surfing gear.

  • Safety rules knowledge.

  • Water approach.

  • Basic surfing techniques.

  • Standing up 1,2,3 (knee method only if necessary) Yes, the best way to nail it is in the white water!

  • All in hip deep water... you can walk any time...

  • Remember your first time riding standing on the boards

  • To learn more about our boards, please go to http://bit.ly/1u0ZPX4

TAKEOFF (3 DAY PROGRAM)

$ 135.00

 

  • Surf theory and surfing techniques with instructor in the water.

  • Proper surfing position. Yah man, we’re surfing! Walking on the board. Back foot moves first then the front… and vice versa…

  • Standing up 1,2,3 or pop up (according to surfer’s skills)

  • We turn the board. Front-side first. We ride the waves across!

  • To learn more about our boards, please go to http://bit.ly/1u0ZPX4

DO IT AND GET HOOKED (5 DAY PROGRAM)

$ 165.00

 

  • Introduction to surfing gear. Safety rules knowledge. Water approach.

  • Surf theory and surfing techniques with instructor in the water.

  • Surfing the green waves, (no broken waves). Real surfing begins!

  • Advanced surf theory. Surf etiquette or how to have fun in the water while respecting fellow surfers.

  • Stand up, Pop up. This is the real surfing standing technique!

  • Turning board, right and left. My hair is turning blond and my face is more tanned. I feel like a real surfer now...

  • Paddling technique and passing through the waves.

  • Leaving hip deep water and entering deep water... and say bye to the water shoes!

  • To learn more about our boards, go to http://bit.ly/1u0ZPX4

THE CALLING (7 DAY PROGRAM)

$ 190.00

 

  • Introduction to surfing gear. Safety rules knowledge. Water approach.

  • Surf theory and surfing techniques with instructor in the water.

  • Surfing the green waves, (no broken waves). Real surfing begins!

  • Advanced surf theory. Surf etiquette or how to have fun in the water while respecting fellow surfers.

  • Stand up Pop up. This is the real surfing standing technique!

  • Turning board, right and left. My hair is turning blond and my face is more tanned. I feel like a surfer now...

  • Paddling technique and passing through the waves.

  • Professional personal surf techniques review, focusing on individual needs.

  • To learn more about our boards, please go to http://bit.ly/1u0ZPX4

 

 

 

FROM ZERO TO HERO

(7 DAY LESSON & 7 DAY RENT)

$ 350.00

 

  • Introduction to surfing gear. Safety rules knowledge. Water approach.

  • Surf theory and surfing techniques with instructor in the water.

  • Surfing the green waves, (no broken waves). Real surfing begins!

  • Advanced surf theory. Surf etiquette or how to have fun in the water while respecting fellow surfers.

  • Stand up Pop up. This is the real surfing standing technique!

  • Turning board, right and left. My hair is turning blond and my face is more tanned. I feel like a surfer now...

  • Paddling technique and passing through the waves.

  • Professional personal surf techniques review, focusing on individual needs.

  • To learn more about our boards, please go to http://bit.ly/1u0ZPX4

 

At the end of the second week you will be able to switch to a short board and become a lifetime surfer!

PRIVATE LESSONS

 

Private lessons provide you with: personal surf coaching. The instructor focuses the entire session on your skills and techniques. More waves are caught and a faster progress is achieved in less time.

PRIVATE LESSON WITH MASTER

OF THE OCEAN MARCUS BOHM

for Surf, Windsurf, Kite surfing and SUP

$120.00 a session

 

The ultimate water sport experience with the Master himself. The experience of a one-on-one lesson allows complete focus on the student’s needs and abilities. The personal coaching session with Marcus focuses on identifying physical and mental abilities to guarantee the fastest learning progress possible. The goal is to create life transforming self-confidence and control in all situations. Kite and Windsurf equipment not included.

$85.00

$200.00

$250.00

$300.00

$420.00

1 DAY

3 DAYS

5 DAYS

1 WEEK

2 WEEKS

BOARD RENTAL

3 HOURS

1 DAY

2 DAYS

5 DAYS

1 WEEK

2 WEEKS

$25.00

$35.00

$60.00

$100.00

$110.00

$200.00

WANT A PLACE TO STAY?
DISCOVER TAKEOFF SURF CAMP

GALLERY

 

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Master of the Ocean

Ministry of Tourism

CREW

 
Marcus Bohm – Yahman 

Founder

 

Marcus, better known as Yahman among the locals, is a passionate waterman. Yahman is the founder of Master of the Ocean, the ultimate watersports competition on earth.

Alberto A.K.A. Chulo

Surf Instructor

 

"Chulo", one of our excellent surf instructors started surfing at 321 Takeoff 17 years ago and is one of the most experienced surfers of Playa Encuentro. He is also a stand up paddle and kite instructor. 

Jeison

Junior Surf Instructor

 

Jeison, is a 21 years old Surf and Kite instructor. He started surfing when he was 10 in Playa Encuentro and at age 12 he also started to ride kite. 

Juan and Agus

Camp Managers

This amazing power couple decided to leave their life as mechanical engineers in Buenos Aires to live a surfer's life in our Caribbean paradise. Both are also kite instructors, deeply love the ocean and their two gorgeous labradors, Thelma and Soler.

 

Luis José Céspedes

Surf Instructor

 

Luis José, started surfing since he was a child on the Encuentro beach by the hand of 321 Takeoff, over the years he became an experienced surfer and joined the team at the school. 

Yuleisy 

Secretary|Recepcionist

Yuleisy is our secretary and receptionist. She comes from a family of professional kitesurfers and international champions. Now, she is linking more deeply with surfing.

MORE ABOUT US

 

MASTER OF THE OCEAN

 

321Takeoff is home to Master of the Ocean, the world’s most complete watersport competition in four categories, which has created a new class of elite and multi-sport waterman/ woman, is an annual event  each February at ENCUENTRO BEACH, CABARETE, NORTH SHORE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. For more information, please go to www.masteroftheocean.com

 

ABOUT CABARETE

 

(courtesy of www.activecabarete.com)

 

Cabarete is a small, laid-back Caribbean beach village located only 20 minutes away from the Puerto Plata International Airport on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic. With its charming, hip ambience and a combination of relaxed and adventurous lifestyles, most visitors can barely resist the spontaneous temptation of extending their stay and just hang around the place for another while.

The perfect blend of the surrounding physical elements of nature such as the location of the offshore reef at the entrance of the bay, the direction from which the trade winds usually blow, and the low-lying hills behind the village, which cause a unique thermal effect, form a beautiful layout. They create an unusual synthesis of outstanding wind and wave conditions. These make Cabarete an exceptional location not only for water-sports such as kiteboarding and windsurfing, but for regular surfing at El Encuentro beach as well. For more information, please go to www.activecabarete.com.

 

ACE SURFING

 

Is a travel agency focusing on personalized island adventure travel, which combines the fun of surfing with other sports: windsurf, kiteboarding and SUP, plus tennis. Add to this the choice of yoga surf (yes, folks enjoy doing yoga on a board), pilates, zip lining, scuba, canyoning, cave and waterfall expeditions – you name it -- and you got the ultimate adventure travel experience.

The days in magical Cabarete, smack in the middle of the Caribbean, are full of endless possibilities. The nights are up to you: celebrate life to the beats of vibrant music or chill to the best-mojito-ever, under the stars. ACE SURFING gives the adventurous traveler a rainbow of choices to fit what brings him personal joy and well-being. For more information, please go to www.acesurfing.com.

 

 

HAPPY DOLPHINS

 

LET THE OCEAN SET YOU FREE

 

Happy Dolphins is a sustainable project aiming to promote self confidence and a feeling of freedom in children, women and men through the practice of water sports and the respect for the ocean.

 

Community Program

  • Swimming lessons for children

  • Lifeguard certification training for local youth

  • Marine biology education for all

 

Adaptive Surfing Program

Mission: to bring confidence, joy, a sense of hope and wholeness to the physically challenged through water sports and the connection with the ocean. All is possible.

 

 

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