Kiteboarding Bonaire Bonaire Kite Week

BONAIRE KITE WEEK

June 11th - 16th 2013

For the first time ever Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean will be hosting the opening leg of the South & Central American Championship Tour 2013. Flat water, little waves, some current makes it one of the best places in the world for kite boarding. With a fringing reef, racers enjoy deep water within 10 feet of the shore line.

Bonaire Kite Week is fully IKA and ISAF sanctioned and as such a ISAF Course Racing 100 Point World Ranking Event.

Bonaire Kite Week

LOCATION

The name given to our beach "Atlantis" is of course from the legendary island first mentioned around 360 B.C. Atlantis inspired sailors to interact with the ocean and the wind to become at one with it and to display to the onlookers how it was possible to harness the energy of the wind and the ocean to create beauty.

Today we see that beauty transformed into kite surfing of all disciplines from freestyle to wave riding to course racing. Atlantis Kite Beach is located on the south west part of the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. We enjoy steady easterly winds year round which offer side off shore conditions to the riders. As the wind blows over the warm flat land it strengthens in the early part of the day. As the morning passes the low lying water from the Flamingo sanctuary starts to affect the wind strength over the lunch period. With the constant sunshine enjoyed by the island it is not long before the wind begins to increase in power and local riders enjoy the best it has to offer with sunset sessions and dramatic air time.


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There is always something to do at Atlantis from snorkeling the fringing reefs to relaxing in the shade and trying the refreshing drinks or enjoying the tasty food served up by a well established mobile kitchen.

TRANSPORTATION

Budget Car Rental Bonaire are offering 20% discount on their rates plus first additional driver FREE on Toyota Hilux Trucks. Promotion code BRACBONKITE must be used in all communication with the reservations at Budget Car Rental. The validation of the promotion code is from 6/8/2013 till 6/18/2013. Contact them directly at reservations@budgetbonaire.com

WEATHER CONDITIONS

WIND SPEED: December to August with South East trade winds, 12-20kts
WIND TYPE: Trade Winds
DIRECTION: South East
WATER TYPE: flat water, little waves, some current makes it one of the best places in the world to learn kite boarding and for practicing free style tricks. Very clean water too as there is no commercial shipping in the area. With a fringing reef racers enjoy deep water within 10 feet of the shore line.
RECOMMENDED KITE SIZES: Rig big! go for 10meter up to 15meter.....nothing less!

Bonaire / Atlantis

Official IKA Event

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Insel Air ISAF International Kiteboarding Association Polar Rocargo Aruba Bonaire Curacao Sand Dollar Bonaire Bonaire App Digicel Bonaire
Tourism Corporation Bonaire Best Brands Bonaire Bonaire Kite Week KaDushi Marketing Bonaire Budget Car Rental Gaia Pro Bonaire Dive Friends Bonaire Monster Energy Drink