Surf Delighted. Surf Parallel.

Caribbean's premier surf school

Our elite coaching concepts using market leading equipment and exceptional facilities  ensure that every aspect of your journey is crafted to perfection. Join us in a world where surfing becomes a lifestyle and excellence is the standard.

Integrative Approach

We believe, an integrative approach to surfing is key to improve your surf performance and make you surf delighted. The Parallel Surf Method this includes an amplified physical conditioning program and countless movement repetition in controlled environments like surf skating and pool trainings. It's all about acquiring the necessary skills which will make you perfom better when inside the ocean.

Elite Coaching

All our instructors are US-certified lifeguards, comply with the standard of the International Surfing Association (ISA), coach in various languages and ensure your safety throughout the lesson. Program director Emanuel Knudsen works closely with Olympic Surfer Manuel Selman (Tokyo 2022) and Magnum Martinez (Coach Puerto Rican Surf League).

Market leading brands

From brand new Hayden Shapes to funky colored Catch Surf surfboards, Slingshot kite equipment and world's number one surf trainer Smoothstar surf skates, only the best equipment meets our expectations. We trust protection gear like BodyGlove water shoes and Triple 8 helmets, which are reliable and aesthetic at the same time.

Exceptional Facilities

Nestled into a permaculture garden you will find our training facilities including the only palm-roofed wooden surf skate bowl in Central America. At our lobby guests are welcomed, and our equipment is displayed. Every private coaching starts off and ends here with some after-surf goodies. Serve yourself with fresh coffee, mineralized water, dive into our refreshing saltwater pool or unwind at our Beach Club.

Service Excellence

We are dedicated to service excellence. Our diverse team of coaches is fluent in English, Spanish, and German, ensuring seamless communication for your convenience. Enjoy flexible payment options, including credit card, cash or transfer. After your private session, indulge in refreshments, with towels and skincare provided for your comfort.

Boutique Accommodation

El Encuentro Surf Lodge is a charming boutique hotel right next to Parallel Surf and offers well equipped rooms of different sizes, a restaurant, a saltwater pool, and a childcare center next door. The friendly reception team will help with airport transfers, rental cars and excursions.


What we offer

From catching your first wave ever to mastering advanced maneuvers, our personalized elite coaching is tailored to enhance your skills and elevate your performance to your personal achievements, no matter where you stand.


120 min private session
  • Assessment of your level and expectations
  • Training in controlled environment 
  • Post-Surf goodies
  • Video Analysis
  • Follow-up coaching recommendations
  • Photo keepsake

Kite Surf

120 min private session
  • IKO certified coaching concept
  • Assessment of your level and expectations
  • Equipment Advisory
  • Post-Kite goodies
  • Follow-up coaching recommendations
  • Photo keepsake

Surf Skate 

50 min private session
  • Assessment of your level and expectations
  • Equipment Advisory
  • Introduction to Basics (if needed)
  • Advance at the Wave Bank (if applicable)
  • Photo keepsake
  • Post-Skate goodies

Equipment Rental

Hight quality perfect condition equipment

Hayden Shapes Surfboards
Catch Surf soft tops
Smoothstart Surf Skate
Protection Gear
Surf Skate + Protection gear

Parallel Surf in action

Our location

We are located at Playa Encuentro at Dominican Republic’s beautiful North Coast.

Integrative Approach

We believe training in controlled environment is crucial for performance boost in open water.

Surf Skate Facilities

Our palm roofed wooden surf skate bowl is unique in Central America and probably in the world.


Parallel Surf Academy

Unlock your full surfing potential by joining our dynamic training program designed for groms and adults with an intermediate to advanced level of surfing. We believe, an integrative approach to surfing is key to improve your surf performance and make you surf delighted. The Parallel Method rounds off surf coaching by an amplified physical conditioning program and countless movement repetition in controlled environments like surf skating and pool trainings.

Group Surf sessions

with on the spot coaching max. 5 participants of similar skill level

Physical trainings

Pool Training, Mobility Training, U Natural, Functional Training, Core Training

Surf Skate

Flat and cone routine & Wave bank sessions to Perfect your surf tricks

Video analysis

Private and Group sessions

Parallel Surf Team

Be part of our surf team led by Olympic Surfer Manuel Selman


Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions below.  If you have any further inquiries, feel free to contact us directly. We're here to help.

How can I pay for the services?

You can pay in cash, with credit card or bank transfer in USD or DOP.

What safety measures are in place during surf lessons?

Safety is our top priority. All our instructors are US certified lifeguards and first responder and comply with the standard of the International Surfing Association (ISA). We provide thorough safety briefings to our students, teach proper techniques for handling open water situations, and closely supervise from the beach all participants in the water.

Do I need prior experience to join your surf school?

No, no prior experience is required. Our surf school welcomes both beginners and experienced surfers. We cater to all skill levels and provide personalized instruction accordingly. Our coaches always evaluate personal level and expectations beforehand a lesson and customize their coaching concept to you.

Can I bring my own surfboard for the lessons?

Absolutely! If you have your own surfboard and prefer to use it during the lesson, you are welcome to bring it. Our instructors can also provide guidance on choosing the right board for your skill level.

Is there an age limit for participating in surf lessons?

We welcome participants with a minimum age of 8 years. Our instructors are experienced in working with both children and adults, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. However the ability to swim is a requirement.

Are private or group lessons available?

We offer only private lessons. Private lessons provide one-on-one instruction and enable you to get the most out of your booked service. If you would like to enjoy a private lesson with a friend or family member we can arrange two private lessons happening at the same time with two coaches.

What happens if I have to cancel my reservation?

You can cancel or reschedule for free up to 48 hours prior your appointment. Less than 48 hours we try to reschedule your appointment to the most convenient day and time for you. No-Shows are charged 100%.

What happens if the weather conditions are unfavorable?

We closely monitor weather and ocean conditions. In the event of unfavorable conditions, we may reschedule your lesson, offer an alternative activity or refund your payment. Your safety and enjoyment are priority to us.

What happens if I come late to my lesson?

Your coach is scheduled exclusively for your private lesson and has a reserved amount of time for you. If you come late, unfortunately you will lose this time of your lesson. Ideally you arrive 15 min prior your lesson to the surf school lobby. This will give us enough time to check you in and you can have a refreshment before your coaching starts.


Talk to us

For any inquiries or special requests please get in touch with us. We strive for service excellence and offer personalized services whenever possible.


+1 849 357 8742


Playa Encuentro

Cabarete, Dom. Rep.


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