Surf Shops In Cabarete
Information on local surf shops in Cabarete
Cabarete is a small town with a large selection of surf shops that stock hardware, water wear, lifestyle apparel, and accessories. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, you’ll find what you are looking for, and this guide will give you an idea of where to start looking.
Carib Wind Cabarete
Carib Wind is the biggest and probably most well-known surf store in Cabarete. Only 28 years young, Carib Wind is located at the East end of Cabarete and is easily recognizable by the blue roof with a surfer on top! They have a vast range of stock from the latest fashion to specific hardware. If you’re on a budget, this is not your store, but with a regular supply of fresh goodies, you’ll definitely find that special something for men, women, and the kiddlywinks, too. Brands such as Billabong, Roxy, Quiksilver, O’Neill, and Dakine are on hand, so there’s a great choice of board shorts, bikinis, clothing, active wear, water wear, watches, and sunglasses. There are no excuses either with their Dakine luggage collection, meaning you won’t have to leave anything behind! Carib Wind is also your first port of call for specialty items since they also stock accessories and parts for kayaking, swimming, sailing, body boarding, snorkeling, water-ski, SUP, and surf. For surfing in particular, they stock FCS fins, Mr. Zoggs Sex Wax, Dakine leashes and many other accessories. For kitesurfing, they stock Cabrinha and Naish boards, kites, bars, accessories, Dakine harnesses and leashes. And if that isn’t enough, they also stock GoPro so you can make sure you have the camera and the right accessories to capture your trip.
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am -7pm / Sun 9-6pm
Fun Trips Surf Shop
Fun Trips Surf Shop, also known as the Ripcurl store, is located at the start of Cabarete opposite Villa Taina Hotel. Fun Trips Surf Shop offers a wide range of the latest Ripcurl boardshorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, dresses, beach pants and the infamous Ripcurl bikinis. They will also keep you sun safe with their Spy Optic Sunglasses and Sun Bum sun protection! For the surfers, they also stock Sticky Bumps surf wax, so you’ll never have to use your buddy’s half melted wax covered in sand!
Hours: Mon – Sun: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Connected to Vela, the windsurf centre of Cabarete, the Vela Shop is full of goodies. Located next to Voy Voy, it can be accessed easiest from the beach side. Being connected to a windsurf centre, the Vela Shop stocks JP Boards, sails and all the spare parts you could possibly need! Not only that, they also stock the latest Cabrinha kiting equipment and water wear, harnesses and spare parts from Dakine and NP Surf. For you fashionistas, Vela has a great range of the latest O’Neill bikinis, boardies, and NP Surf neoprene to keep you snazzy on the water. For the surfers, they have day board bags, leashes and traction pads from Creatures.
Hours: Mon – Sun 9:00am – 6:00pm
Star Kites Store
Situated in the small street linking the road to the beach in the center of town (same street as Fun Trips mentioned above), the Star Kites Store is owned by Dominican local Adrian Perez (the shop’s biggest asset), who is full of knowledge and always on standby to help you. The shop stocks the latest Star kites, bars, boards, bindings, harnesses and spare parts for all of the Star kites. They also have a variety of Mystic harnesses, impact vests, leashes and board bags. For the surfers, they have a great supply of FCS traction pads, fins, surf leashes, sticky bumps wax and a varied range of Future Fins (which are hard to locate anywhere else). In addition to all of that, they also have a mix of lifestyle and sports sunglasses and they even have skim boards!
Kite Club Cabarete
Kite Club Cabarete is mainly known as a kitesurf school, but also doubles up as a great little shop! Located at the top of Kite Beach, Kite Club stocks an array of goodies including Aloe Gator and Headhunter sun protection, Coconut Oil, Electric Sunglasses, towels, rashguards and clothing for men, women and children. For the beach babes, Kite Club stocks the latest collection of bikinis from Bikini Empire and Saltwater Swimwear and Ripcurl boardies for you boys! A big hint from the name, Kite Club also stocks kites and boards from Liquid Force and Best, but also have a hearty supply of spare parts, such as lines, fins, repair patches and they also have an in-house kite repair team! Not forgetting the surfers, they also have some awesome 2nd hand surfboards up for sale.
Hours: Mon – Sun 10:30am – 6:30pm
**DISCLAIMER: This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of shops that carry items for surf, so feel free to add your favorites below and we will mention them in a future article.