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Jibe City

Address: Lac Bay, Sorboron Beach, Bonaire
Phone Number: 599 717 5233
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Ranked #14 of 70 things to do in Bonaire
Type: Colleges & universities, Sports camps & clinics, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Wind-surfing
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Type: Colleges & universities, Sports camps & clinics, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Wind-surfing
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Calgary
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Went here twice - once for lessons and once to rent. On the first visit, the staff (Gjertan ?? I think was his name.. sorry, I probably butchered that name) was friendly and helpful. On our second visit, the girl at the desk was abrupt and rude - which is why I didn't rate this place a 5/5. Our lesson... More 

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Chitterne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Excellent in almost every way. The location is brilliant for most standards of windsurfer (only lacks waves), with warm water and waist deep for a km or more! The owners and managers are absolutely brilliant and the beach staff are pretty good mostly. The kit was also good, it will now be brilliant as they have received their 2015 stuff.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We hit up Jibe City on the southern end of the island on our last day off gassing in Bonaire. It has a VERY laid back feel, much like Jamaica. This is THE place to go to learn to kite surf. If you don't kite surf, there are still a couple ocean front restaurant/bars to sit and enjoy the people... More 

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is the easiest spot to windsurf I've ever seen: a natural shallow bay with warm water, no waves, a sandy bottom, and ripping winds. Renting equipment is easy, and if the wind picks up and you need a smaller sail, the crew will provide. The food is passable at best, but most of the people who work there are... More 

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I don't think I've ever sailed anywhere quite like Lac Bay - it is very special and I felt very privileged to be there. The guys at Jibe City really topped it off. The atmosphere in the centre and the Hang Out bar was so relaxed and friendly yet attentive and professional. The kit was excellent and on only a... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I booked a beginner group lesson, and our teacher was funny and gave clear instruction. After 15 minutes on land, we grabbed our boards and he stood out in the bay and made sure we got a good start, and gave us pointers to get us going. Then we had another hour to practice. (which is about all I could... More 

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a great way to spend an afternoon.I've always watched people windsurf and wondered how it would be.This place gives you that opportunity to take a lesson and try it out.The water in the bay is beautiful and just the right depth for a first timer.The wind is constant and not too strong .It will give you a nice... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

When we arrived at Lac Bay from our cruise ship, we did not want to sit at Sorobon since it was packed so we went over to Jibe City where some tall blond guy who's name begins with G charged my husband $5 a chair. When I walked to the bathroom, I discovered that the chairs were free. My husband... More 

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Bromley, Kent
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It is probably just as well that we didn't discover Jibe City earlier in our holiday or we would have spent most of our time there! We went to Bonaire to snorkel and this is not the place for snorkeling. However it would be fantastic for children as the sea is very shallow and it is possible to walk waist... More 

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This windsurf school is cool. Lac Bay is soo beautiful. At Sorobon you can rent a beach-bed and eat lunch or dinner. You can windsurf at Jibe city. The sufboards are ready. You just take one. Lessons are possible but because the lake is not very deep it is very easy to practice there.

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