Bonaire, a surfer’s paradise

Bonaire is one of the most popular water sports destinations in the world, thanks to its azure blue waters, trade winds from the east and pleasant Caribbean climate. So it’s not surprising that the island has produced so many surfing champions. Water sports enthusiasts will find the sea around Bonaire to be an excellent playground. The mostly shallow water is pleasantly warm and invites surfers to spend entire days honing their skills.


Learn windsurf moves at Lac Baai

Lac Baai has repeatedly been proclaimed one of the best surfing spots in the world. Almost every day you’ll see real pros training for championships. These windsurfing professionals also often give lessons, teaching others the tricks of the trade. With a bit of luck, you may even master the Gecko Flaka, a ‘surf move’ that originated on Bonaire. This beautiful bay is also perfect for novice surfers. There’s no reason to fear ending up in the water, since this lagoon is shallow and the water wonderfully warm. Further down the bay, the wind blows more strongly and the water is deeper, challenging even the most experienced surfers. Prefer to watch? The fine white sand of Sorobon Beach is perfect for lazing away the day in the Caribbean sun. And with so many beach cafés close by, a fruity cocktail is never too far away.

Kites in the air

Kitesurfing is a popular water sport on Bonaire. Although it is not permitted everywhere on the island, there are plenty of great locations where enthusiasts can spread their wings. At Atlantis Beach, for instance, on the southwest coast of Bonaire, dozens of large kites adorn the skies – quite a spectacular sight. Experienced kite surfers who venture further out may even come across a pod of leaping dolphins. Most dolphins are unafraid of humans and enjoy showing off their own acrobatic skills to those crazy creatures with their kites.

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