> No brainer, John.
> If you have any interest in wavesailing, Cabarete is the only choice!
> I've been to Margarita 3 times, Cabarete more than 20! The wind is
> more consistent in Margarita over that period, but it's all bump and
> jump. Very occaisionally, a knee high macker will roll in to the
> beach, but that's about it. Period. I was once told that there was a
> wavesailing spot on the north coast (towards the western part) of the
> island, but that was more than 10 years ago and I have not heard of
> anyone actually sailing there!
> > Hey Gang,
> > I'm looking into vacation plans for next year (we make vacation signups a
> > year ahead) and I was thinking of Cabarate and Margarita? Any suggestions?
> > I'm looking for late Winter/Early Spring timing (Feb - April). Also I was
> > looking at Vela Windsurfing. Any other companies I should look at?
> > If it helps, I've been sailing about 12 years, solid int/adv sailer with
> > solid jibes, getting a little air on bump and jump, and thinking about
> > trying EASY wave sailing. I'm also starting to dabble in easy freestyle
> > stuff. I've sailed Maui, SF Bay, and the Gorge.
> > Thanks.
Agree with Ely, you'll have a chance of waves in Cabarete, usually
backside sailing, but no waves in Margarita. The wind is more reliable
in Margarita. So it depends on how frustrated you'll be if you get
skunked or don't get to sail as much. That is a good time to go to
either spot, although there is usually a wind shadow at Cabarete that
sometimes forces you to schlog or even swim the first 20-30 yards. With
your experience, you won't have problems sailing either spot.
Vela is good, I've also used Fanatic because they're less expensive.
Most expensive is Bic, but they have skinnies and carbon booms, which