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FAQ's frequently asked questions

  • 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 for the cuban surfers .
  • Q . what are the best months to go .
    A . for the bigger waves at the southern end of the island , the best months are , aug , sep , oct , nov , 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 there 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 , sep , oct , nov , dec
    A . in playa costa verde , holguin province , sep , oct , nov , dec
    A . in playa caletones , holguin province , sep , oct , nov , dec
    A . in yumuri , guantanamo province , sep , oct , nov , dec
    A . in playa mar verde , playa bella pluma , playa juragua , santiago de cuba province , aug , sep , oct ,
  • 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 , and 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 , alejandro ballester and 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 , aguilera no 612 , apto 2 barnada and paraiso . phone 564062
    A . baracoa , guantanamo , ismael mosqueda rodriguez , maximo gomez no 120 between maraui and frank pais . phone 42688
  • Q .what are good presents to take to cuba
    A .fishing line is greatly appreciated , 12 - 24 - 40 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 .
  • 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 miramar havana is close to the surf at 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 "eduardo valdes " the Acociacion De Surfistas De Cuba , president.
  • Q . are there women surfers in cuba
    A . yes there are a small group of women surfers in havana .
  • Q . Q .what money to take to cuba .
    A . A , take euros or canadian dollars , DO NOT take $U.S dollars as the cuban government has a 20% tax on american dollars .
  • Q . are there boogie boarders in cuba .
    A yes there is group of boogie boarders in havana that also surf the calle 70 miramar break.
  • Q . can you hire boogie 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 boogie boarding.
    A . december , january ,february .
  • Q . where are the best places for boogie 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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