| Wind and Weather in Cabarete, Dominican Republic
The Wind: The trade winds with thermals make for strong and consistent winds. The wind blows easterly, which gives Cabarete perfect side-onshore kiting conditions most of the time. Generally in the morning there is little to no wind. At 11AM wind is usually good for beginners. At around 12:30 - 1:30 the thermals kick in and make the wind a lot stronger reaching its strongest at about 4PM. At around 6PM the wind dies off.
CURRENT CONDITIONS AND FORECAST:
CONDITIONS BY MONTH/SEASON:
8 days out of 10 are good for kiteboarding most time of the year.
January - April: Winter
Average kite size: 13.5m2 - 15.5m2
Good and consistent wind, averaging
15-20 MPH (24-32 km/h, 13-17 knots).
Waves and chop can be challenging
during this time.
Great wave sailing out on the
break at Kitebeach, and at Encuentro Beach.
- September: Summer
kite size: 11.5m2 - 13.5m2
Fantastic flat waters.
June, July and August: Greatest winds, averaging 15-25 MPH (24-40 km/h, 13-22 knots) side shore.
Not always the greatest months:
thing about Cabarete is that one never really knows. The months
that are on average over many years considered not so good like
May, October and November could this year be the best of all.
Usually, you can always catch a few good days whenever you come.
There is, however, on average the least amount of wind in October
and November until the end of December when Santa Claus
brings Cabarete's annual gift: Lots of WIND.
water temperature is always about a comfy 26°C (79°F)
so you don't ever really need a wetsuit (but
it does provide some protection against