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Frequently Asked Questions Surfing in Cuba

Q . Are we a travel agent

A . No, we are a surfer based group providing information to other surfers wishing to surf and travel in Cuba, also lending financial assistance and teaching the Cuban surfers.

 

Q . Are there surf classes in Cuba.

A . No, we are in negotiations with the government to start the first Cuban surf school and surf instruction classes.

 

Q . Can you rent boards in Cuba.

A . No , you will have to bring your own board or bring an old board and leave it as a gift for the Cuban surfers .

 

Q . What are the best months to go .

A . For the bigger waves at the south eastern end of the island , the best months are , aug , sep , oct to early november as this is the hurricane season .

A . For the smaller waves at the northern end of the island , the best months are , dec , jan , feb , this is when the north east trade winds are at their strongest .

 

Q . What are the best spots .

A . in Havana , calle 70 just up from the russian embassy miramar , in dec , jan , feb

A . in Pinar del rio province , cabo san antonio , in dec , jan , feb

A . in Cayo coco , ciego de avila province aug , sep , oct , nov , dec

A . in Playa costa verde , holguin province aug , sep , oct , nov , dec

A . in Playa caletones , holguin province aug , sep , oct , nov , dec

A . in Yumuri , guantanamo province aug , sep , oct , nov ,

A . in Playa mar verde , playa bella pluma , playa juragua , Santiago de cuba province  , sep , oct ,nov , dec

 

Q . Are there waves in varadero

A . Yes , there are a few beach breaks in Varadero , they are sand banks so you will just have to check them out on the day.

 

Q . What are the best places to stay

A . “Casa particulars” , these are rented rooms in Cuban homes , that range from $15 to $30 dollars per night.

 

Q . Recomended casa particulars

A . Pinar del rio , vinales , mariana grajales , no 1 salvador cisneros and rafael trejo . phone 08936026

A . Havana , susana alpizar , calle 4 , no 358 downstairs , between 15 and 17 . vadado , Havana . phone 8329981

A . Gibara , holguin , ronlando cajijal , independencia no 20 , zona de playa . phone 34383

A . Santiago de cuba , marlon romaguera cala , aguiler

a no 612 , apto 2 barnada and paraiso . phone 564062

A . Baracoa , guantanamo , , Onoria Delgado leyva , calixio Garcia (entre coliseo y peralajo) Baracoa phone (53-21) 643883 e-mail c.bellavista@yahoo.com

 

Q .What are good presents to take to Cuba

A .fishing line is greatly appreciated , 24 to 100 pound , second hand cloths and caps , childrens books , pens and coloured pencils for the children .

 

Q . Do you need a wet suit

A no , the water is always warm , just sunscreen and a u.v shirt and maybe a vest for the Havana area in the months of november & december.

 

Q . Are there surf resorts in Cuba.

A . No, but you can stay at a couple of large resorts with surf nearby , the LTI resort at playa costa verde , holguin has waves just out in front , and the hotel copacabana and panorama in miramar Havana are close to the surf spot of calle 70

 

Q . The best months to surf in Havana

A . december , january , february

 

Q . Where can you meet Cuban surfers

A . A calle 70 miramar just up from the russian embassy behind the panorama hotel , ask for "  Yuniel Valderrama “ if you wish to make any donations as all donations are spread out over Cuba via our group.

 

Q . Are there women surfers in Cuba

A . Yes there are a small group of women surfers in Havana .

 

Q . What money to take to Cuba.

A . Take Canadian Dollars or Euros as the exchange rate to these currencies is higher to the Cuban Convertible Peso.

The Convertible Peso is the twelfth highest valued currency and the highest “Peso” valued currency in the world.

There is a 10 % tax on U.S banknotes plus “exchange commission” and a 3% service charge on credit cards.

 

Q . Where are the best places to windsurf or kite board.

A . Boca Ciega, Varadero, Playa Santa Lucia in the province of Camaguey and Gibara in Holguin province as the winds here a quite strong as you can notice the wind farms.

 

Q . Are there body boarders in Cuba .

A . yes there is group of body boarders in Havana that also surf the calle 70 miramar break.

 

Q . Can you hire body boards in Cuba.

A . No , you will have to bring your own board or if you would like to bring an old board and leave it as a gift for the Cuban surfers .

 

Q . What are the best months for body boarding.

A . december , january ,february .

 

Q . Where are the best places for body boarding .

A . Playa santa maria del mar , playa megano , playa guanabo , varadero and for the more experienced surfers , calle 70 miramar havana .

 

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