Kiteboarding Bonaire
Kiteboarding Bonaire
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Kiteboarding Bonaire is an IKO kiteboard school on the beautiful island of Bonaire. We offer kitesurf lessons, gear rental, Stand up paddle boards(SUP), locker rental, air compressor and free Wifi. Bonaire is a true kitesurfers paradise with over 300 days of wind per year and warm crystal clear waters all year. The only IKO Center with all certified -professional instructors with over 21 years of teaching experience, boat guided lessons, top brands, refreshment drinks and the coolest surf shop the center of Kralendijk (Moana Surf shop). Come visit us and we will make sure you have a good time.
Kralendijk, Bonaire

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4Breeders
Tonganoxie, KS5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
Took the Independent Plus Course. Came in with some previous experience but not a lot. They worked my previous experience into their course. Completed the course in eight hours instead of the 15. Bring this up because the cost ended up being less, which is always nice. Never felt like they were trying to stretch the lessons out. Evaluated ability and moved on. Sonny is a great instructor. I admit I was pretty frustrated at the end of the first day (kiting in the ocean is more challenging than the lakes back home) but he was really positive. At the end of each day he predicted where I would be at the end of the next day. And he was spot on. He is super competent with the kite, the instruction, and boat operator skills. If new to kiting on the ocean, I strongly recommend booking a lesson or two, if for no other reason to know that you have a boat and instructor keeping an eye on you as you learn to navigate offshore winds. Certainly put my wife at ease knowing that Sonny was looking out for me. I progressed more in four two-hour lessons than I would in months of kiting on my own, maybe years. Great experience all the way around. Cheers
Written March 27, 2022
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Eric R
New York City, NY9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This was my third time visiting Bonaire as part of a kiteboarding vacation. As usual, wind was outstanding (20 mph + every day). I wanted to work on jumps, and had 2 different instructors. First lesson was with Ryan, and the last 3 were with Yannick. Both were very helpful, and provided tips that I had not heard from others. Yannick in particular was very patient and worked with me for several hours to improve various aspects of my takeoff and landings. By the end of the week I was consistently getting good air and landing the jumps. I would highly recommend Kiteboarding Bonaire for anyone wanting to have fun and improve their kiting skills.
Written December 27, 2022
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Jm C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My 2 teens and my wife start learning kite, Ryan and Oscar were so patient and so efficient, after 4 days, my sons knew how to ride left, right and start to do up wind.
I had Tess, so nice to refresh my old experience (10 y. ago).
So happy that I even tried the foil with Alex (argh...not so easy, I will need to come back another week next wear)
Good team, good spirit, and good fun. The prices for private lessons are expensive but market price, so it's same everywhere.
The spot is really good, we had good wind except 1 day.
Written January 9, 2020
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Thanks for your kind words. We hope to see you guys back in Bonaire very soon. Cheers
Written January 11, 2020
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Mark
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We had 2 lessons with Paco, which were excellent! Paco is a great instructor, very motivational, very engaging and always giving direct feedback. The location is down-wind, but the instructor actually follows you by boat and brings you back up-wind. This is amazing as you don't have to walk upwind every time (which happens in a lot of other locations!). Also, having the instructor follow you around as you stand up and kite is also very beneficial in the lessons - the feedback is very direct.
The weather was perfect. Unfortunately there was not enough wind (only 10 kts) the last day, so we had to cancel our last lesson.
Written October 11, 2021
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Barbara Vreugdenhil
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Great experience with this kiteboarding school and Paco in particular. Super spot with friendly and very good instructors. Super instructor Paco was able to learn our boys (14 and 15 years old) to ride superquick and in very pleasant and professional way. If you want to start riding or want your kids to learn and enjoy the great sport of kiteboarding go to this school!
Written August 7, 2021
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inRoam
Philadelphia, PA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
So patient and professional! I am still learning to kite and have had several lessons in different parts of the world. Paco is a fabulous instructor. He also works in education and his kite students definitely benefit from his “other” job. He is super patient and encouraging, and he provides detailed instructions that are easy to follow and make sense. The operation itself is terrific as well- students are brought into open water via skiff so there’s lots of room to learn without worrying about hitting anyone else. The gear is solid and well maintained. Also- they are more discerning about wind quality for lessons and will cancel before they risk a subpar kiting experience for their students. This is very much appreciated and speaks to their level of professionalism. They are our go-to kite school on Bonaire!
Written January 27, 2020
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Thanks for your kind words Roam, we hope to see you soon in the water . Cheers !!!!
Written January 28, 2020
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Reggie D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I started without any experience with kiteboarding. And with just 4 lessons Ryan has trained me to ride solo! It was awesome to learn it from him. Great instructions, took his time and was a very funny! I can only recommend Ryan as a instructor to any one who wants to learn to ride a kite. Thank you Ryan - see you soon!
Written May 12, 2021
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Stijn
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Kiteboarding Bonaire is the best place to get kitesurfing lessons! They will teach you how to kite surf in an educational and fun way!

I had taken 5 lessons with Ryan as an instructor. Ryan is very enthusiastic and tells nice stories. He taught me everything about kite surfing and gave me a lot of confidence in myself. Which means that I can now also kitesurf independently!

I also had one last lesson from Paco. Paco is a very enthusiastic person and tells you a lot about kite surfing. It was very educational to have lessons from him. He helped me with the finishing touches, very nice!

So I had very nice, fun and educational lessons at Kiteboarding Bonaire! The instructors are all very enthusiastic and tell you nice stories and they will give you the confidence you need in kite surfing! I am very grateful to them for this amazing experience and I certainly hope to come here again!!
Written September 6, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review and we are super happy that you loved your experience with us so much. We also hope o see you very soon...Cheers
Written September 7, 2020
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leen p
Bonaire51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We had the whole family on a track of 5 plus 3 days of 3 hours of courses. Ryan, Tessa and Lex were top instructors. They understand what type of communication works for whom, give you confidence and spend enough time on safety rules and emergency handling.
We all managed to do decent to great after our holiday.
Looking forward to see them again soon.

Also a big thanks to Ron for his flexible organisation.
Written February 11, 2020
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Thanks for your kind words !!! We’ll see you soon. Cheers
Written February 12, 2020
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maddyvdijk
Eindhoven, The Netherlands3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo


I couldn't have asked for a better instructor than Augusto. He was professional, reliable, and dedicated to helping me achieve my goals. I felt like I was in good hands every time I stepped out on the water with him.

Augusto was a great coach and a true inspiration. He pushed me to challenge myself and try new things, and I saw a significant improvement in my skills because of his guidance. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a skilled and knowledgeable kitesurfing instructor.
Written April 17, 2023
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