Windsurfing Bonaire is windsurfing at it’s best. On the eastcoast of Bonaire is a unique shallow lake called Lac Bay. On the south side of this lake you find the Beaches of Sorobon and there are two surf centers, take a lesson or rent your surf equipment here.
Windsurfing is a real recommendation on the island. Already five times in a row, Bonaire is voted as best place for windsurfing in the Caribbean. That’s probably also the reason that, during the year, international and national competitions take place at the beaches of Sorobon.
Freestyle champions and world class players practice their tricks on the board every day, which is great fun just to watch! The constant trade wind on Bonaire (approximately 300 days of wind a year), makes windsurfing one of the daily activities of the locals. However, Bonaire is not just intended for experienced windsurfers, but it is also a great place for beginners to learn how to windsurf. On the eastcoast of the Island, you can find the beautiful Sorobon Beach, the place to be for windsurfing. It is a lovely inner bay of about six football fields, knee deep water with always a pleasant temperature (28 degrees). So if you do fall, you’re instantly back on your board because the shallow water offers the possibility to re-climb your board easily. The wind always blows from the same direction, to the coast, so there are no worries to drift away. That’s why Sorobon Beach, besides one of the most beautiful spots on the Island, also is a very safe place to windsurf.
Sorobon Beach has two Surf Schools to take classes and to rent equipment: Jibe City and Bonaire Windsurf Place. You can visit every day: practicing on a surfboard, being taught by an experienced surfer or just watch the other surfers. The Schools provide all the material, so you don’t have to bring anything. And if you need a little break, the bar or the luxury loungers on the beach are delightful places to relax with a drink or a lunch! For young children Sorobon Beach is, with its sandy Beach, also a enjoyable place. Children from the age of 4 can try their windsurfing skills on special children’s boards. You will be suprised how fast your child gets along with a board!
So, for both young and old, a real challenge: windsurfing Bonaire!
Author: Sylvia de Leon