Macao Surf Camp, Punta Cana

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Macao Surf Camp started with the idea of Armando, Gustavo and Rafael to transmit to the youths of Punta Cana the benefits at positivity that surfing had given to them.

Originally, Armando took his kids and various friends to Macao beach where old friends and adventure seeking friends got together to enjoy the waves and enjoy each other’s company. Conversing, the decision was made to form a school that would also function as a place to learn to surf and minimize the dangers associated with practicing an extreme sport. Little by little the idea was formed and the great surprise was the large amount of children and adolescents who signed up, and the quickness with which they began to learn the basic movements of this exciting sport.

“…this also has an explanation, surfing is also an art, it involves movements, style, rhythm, and harmony…and in that, girls have an advantage…”

Says Rafael Ferreras, who before venturing to surf with Armando Reid in the 1970’s, was a nationally selected swimmer, receiving his training in first aid and rescue.

“…beside basic understanding and advancement in the sport, one of our principal objectives is environmental responsibility that, together with knowledge of the ocean, we call Ocean Consciousness. With this concept, we transmit love and respect through our students to the environment; furthermore, our students learn about wave patterns and water safety, giving them the necessary confidence to protect themselves while surfing.”

Gustavo Alvarez, one of the pioneers of surfing and surf instruction in the Dominican Republic, is the spiritual leader of the school, who, along with our students, give thanks to God for the ocean, the waves and God’s protection while surfing.

One interesting aspect of surfing is that the involved sacrifice brings with it a more disciplined life, a higher self-esteem and emotional growth, important in the development of a healthy youth focused on success.

“The beautiful beach of Macao lends itself so that the whole family can share the experience; and to stimulate that, we organize a monthly barbecue where family and friends of our students can participate and enjoy a day at Macao.”
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  • We booked a private group surfing lesson. I had my 3 kids (ages 9,9,11), 15 year old niece and myself taking the lessons. The guys were great. They took us to a more shallow part of the beach which as...  more »
  • I took surf lessons in January since it was something I always wanted to do. I don't think a "middle aged mom" is their typical customer but they were patient and provided feedback to me that allowed ...  more »
  • We recently booked a surf excursion online. When we arrived in the DR the waves did not cooperate. Rafael called us each morning to let us know that the waves were not good for surfing. He did not wan...  more »
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  • Great experience for my boys! They had a great time with awesome instructors. Priced reasonably and a beautiful beach too. We also really appreciated the transportation was included.
  • My wife set the lessons up for the whole family. Me my 2 boys (13 and 17) and her. Best part of the vacation! My 13 year old wasn't sure he wanted any part of it and we let the camp know ahead of time. They embraced him and assured him that Sammy his instructor would take great care of him. He was up catching waves from the first wave and loving every second of it. I was never worried from the outset, we met Gustavo a true gentleman and his energy was so perfect that we knew the day would be nothing short of spectacular. We were all catching waves and had big smiles the entire time. We met Jack the famous surf dog and even got to catch a few waves with the master himself. Awesome experience, don't hesitate you will not regret it. True professionals that love what they are doing and it shows.
  • The best part of our vacation in the DR. The instructors are chill and great people. For complete beginners, the instructors were able to get us up and surfing in 30 mins. The nicest people and a great beach with big or small waves.
  • I most delightful experience!! I can't wait to return to more. The staff is super friendly and patient and experienced. Global clients give you a full international experience at sea
  • Macao Surf Camp was one of the best decisions we made when in The Dominican. All the people were friendly, the surf was great, the beach was REALLY nice, and the coconut water was the icing on top. It's one of the most beautiful places we've been and we will certainly be back. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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