Kitesurfing is a high adrenalin sport that combines the intensity of boardsports with sailing and paragliding. This extreme sport lets you harness the power of the wind with a large kite as you skim on the water on your board.
Bonaire is a protected marine park so kitesurfing is restricted to one location on the island, Atlantis Beach. This area is the perfect spot for kitesurfing because it has flat water and year-round steady wind, which is essential to the sport. Atlantis Beach’s weather conditions make it possible for kiteboarders of all skill levels to enjoy the sport almost every day with a constant northeast wind between 15 and 25 knots and water temperature which is always at 28°C, thus making it one of the most popular kitesurfing spots in the world.
Beginners or anyone who simply wants to try out kitesurfing should consider Bonaire as their training ground. Not only are the conditions perfect for learning the sport, but there is also a kiteschool here, Bonaire Kiteschool – who offers lessons and equipment rental. Kitesurf lessons run from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm but 2-hour lessons are also available for which times are flexible depending on your agreement with your instructor. All students who are in the water are required to be accompanied by their instructor in a boat to ensure safety and proper training. Kite gear and other equipment can be rented from the kiteschool so all you really have to bring is your rashguard and sunscreen.
Kitesurfing is a very physically challenging sport. It usually takes a rider at least three lessons before you can get up and glide on the water, so don’t get too frustrated if you don’t get it on the first try. With the right teachers and the ideal conditions such as in Bonaire, you’ll get the hang of it in no time.
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