Surf season coincides with Hurricane season (fortunately Cabarete has never been in the direct path of any hurricane in recent history). A swell can vary from mild to wild and will light up the coasts with waves that are heavy and barreling, long and clean, or messy and huge- it all depends on the storm that brings it. While most people dread the fall and winter storms, Surfers track them for weeks anticipating the world class waves that usually come with these storms. After the rain, you can rush to the beach and find the glassiest, cleanest waves you’ve seen all day. For this reason, Surfers in Cabarete tend to welcome the rain.