Bonaire is renowned as one of the best windsurf destinations in the Caribbean. The trade winds start blowing in mid-November and continue into the summer. Lac Bay has perfect on shore winds, shallow see-to-the bottom water and warm temperatures year round. Freestylers from around the globe come to train in the flat water paradise Bonaire offers. When the wind blows, bump and jump action prevails. Wave sailors can venture up to Cai to catch the waves and train with the local pros. Bonaire is the home of several world famous pros who have made their mark in windsurf history. Come sail in the waters that made Team Bonaire synonymous with windsurf brilliance.
Ann Phelan is a windsurfer and travel expert in this specialty market niche. She is a former event promoter for six PWA events and knows the sport well. She is dedicated to bringing you the best package deals and a destination that will satisfy even the most advanced windsurfer. Her expertise comes from MANY years of personal experience in the windsurfing industry.
Bonaire has two shops, Jibe City and Bonaire Windsurf Place. Both order high end new gear each season each offering a slightly different philosophy.
Jibe City is a casual laid back shop. The gear is stocked with brand new JP boards, some older Hi Fly and Gaastra sails. There is a specialty boutique on site offering the latest in surf gear. On site is the Hang Out Bar featuring healthy choices including Greek Salads, Crab Sandwiches, fruit smoothies and the best Sangria on island. It is so famous it was featured in Caribbean Travel and Life Dec. 2004. There is plenty of shade or sun for those in between sailing or for the beach lover and spectator. Jibe City is the home of ABK Boardsports Windsurf School. Run under the watchful eyes of Andy Brandt there are year round clinics and camps where beginners can learn the sport and novices can hone their skills.
Bonaire Windsurf Place features Hot Sails, Starboard and RRD boards. The staff at Bonaire Windsurf Place offer a more pampered experience insuring you are ready to hit the water. Bonaire Windsurf Place is an Oakley distributor and also has a swimsuit and surf clothing boutique. They have a seaside restaurant offering refreshing cold beverages and tasty sandwiches On the beach is the Massage Hut run by Ann Johnson. Imagine being pampered with a scrub or massage after a hard day sailing. There is plenty of shade and sun at The Place where beachgoers can rent loungers. For those wanting to improve their board skills, learn to water-start, footstraps, harness, stance, Jibe and much more. Bonaire Windsurf Place offers instruction from people like Bonaire's Windsurf Olympian and Champion, Patun Saragoza, who also happens to be one of the owners.
Whatever your tastes are, we can put together the most memorable windsurfing vacation possible. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Gear packages start at $275.00 USD per week per person. Lessons and clinics are also available. Ask about our off season discount packages and rates.