If you’re browsing the net early, local Cabarete (Dominican Republic/AST) time, you’ll often find stand up paddle surfers, or SUPers, out in the waves at Kite Beach. They’re a little far away most of the time but you can see them paddling about, catching the waves before the Cabarete trade winds come in.
There are several places to rent boards or get lessons. Stop by Dare2Fly, they have the best selection of boards from beginner to advanced. From 12ft plus cruisers down to 7ft surf style boards, they’re bound to have a board to suit your skill and style.