In Aruba, you can bask on the beach with your friend or head out to enjoy world famous high winds of the Caribbean Sea. There is no more perfect place to windsurf or to kitesurf. The best gear on the planet and a wide variety of windsurfing and kitesurfing accommodations await your arrival.
One of the best places in the world for windsurfing and kitesurfing is ARUBA, one of the southerly Dutch islands in the Caribbean, which annually holds the Hi-Winds Amateur World Challenge Windsurfing Tournament. The months of May, June and July have the best winds. Aruba is a fantastic island for Caribbean windsurfing and kitesurfing, for both skilled surfers and for anyone who wants to learn how to windsurf or kitesurf in the Caribbean as there are windsurfing instructors in most hotels together with equipment for hire. Bodysurfing is also a popular water sport in Aruba.
Aruba, blustered by the Caribbean winds, is regarded as one of the best places on earth to windsurf. It is almost always sunny and just as often windy, with an average wind speed of 20 knots, making for an almost a hundred percent chance of getting great windsurfing conditions on even a short trip to the island. The water temperature makes it possible to stay out in the water for hours, seeing as it rarely falls below 24°C (75°F). There are challenging, gusty spots for more experienced windsurfers, as well as calmer, more consistent areas for beginners. As a consequence, the island has attracted world famous instructors and windsurfing speciality shops to cater for exponents of this exhilarating sport. Every year Aruba hosts the ten day Hi-Winds Amateur World Challenge Windsurfing Tournament, which attracts hundreds of professional windsurfers, amateurs, and spectators in late June, and is sanctioned by the Professional Boardsailors’ Association. The most popular site for windsurfing is Fishermen’s Huts, located at the end of Palm Beach. Many windsurfing and kitesurfing shops and schools dot the coast here. It’s important to note that the high rise hotels also located on this stretch of beach have created some quite vicious wind gusts, making the windsurfing and kitesurfing suitable for the more skilled kite surfers. Kite surfers are only allowed in the water early in the morning, until 10am, and later in the afternoon, after 4pm, to avoid collisions between kitesurfers and windsurfers.
The event is held at Hadicurari Beach, next to Palm Beach.
Kitesurfing is the fastest growing water sport in the world. It is spectacular, wild and addicting. Give it a try during your holidays. For more incredible activities to do in Aruba, check out NexusTours.