Atlantis Beach near the salt mines on the southwest coast is where Bonaire's local kiteboarding community congregates. Brisk tradewinds, a light sandy beach and shallow waters make for a safe learning environment. Deeper waters and waves are close by for those looking for an additional challenge.
Bonaire’s year round steady trade winds, clear warm water, and easy shore access make Bonaire the ideal destination for kiteboarders of all levels. Bonaire's excellent conditions make kiteboarding possible almost every day of the year.
Kiteboarding is done in various areas around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire. However, the primary spot where most people congregate is on the southwest side of the island at the site called Atlantis. At Atlantis, there is plenty of room to jump, fly, and cut through the water. Look for the colorful kites flying through the air. Atlantis, and all the waters around Bonaire, are protected by the Bonaire Marine National Park rules and regulations.
Bonaire's kiteboarding companies provides lessons and equipment rental. They are committed to providing top quality, safe, personalized kiteboarding instruction and equipment for all levels, with specially designed kites and boards for fast learning.
When students are in the water, they are always accompanied by their instructor in a boat. This allows the instructor to stay close for safety, observation, and training purposes, and allows the student to focus on kiteboarding. Shore access is easy, and as sailors advance, they can move out further into the deeper water and bigger waves for more challenges.
Lessons are available from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. or from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. With Bonaire’s steady trade winds, lessons can be given almost every day of the year. Times can be adjusted to fit your schedule. Food and beverages are also available. Bring plenty of sunscreen and your rashguard, as there isn’t much shade.
Kiteboarding can be taught to anyone who can swim and is at least ten years old. Warm water, steady winds, and excellent instructors mean kiteboarding has never been easier or more accessible.