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“You will leave as a Kiter!”

Kiteboarding Bonaire
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Owner description: Kiteboarding Bonaire is a IKO kiteboard school on the island Bonaire. We offer kiteboard lessons, rentals, Stand up paddle boards. Bonaire is a true kitesurfers paradise. 300 days of wind per year and warm crystal clear waters.-IKO certified-Professional instructors-over 10 years experience-Boat guided lessons-Top Brands-Food and drinks
Reviewed February 24, 2015

I traveled solo to Bonaire over the Holidays with really one essential need: stop trying to kite and become a kiter. That should suggest my expectations for this adventure were pretty high and my review would be critical. If you want the executive summary, here it is: Go to Kiteboard Bonaire, you will learn to kite.
For the details read on. I did hours of research to find a great spot that was a good value. Criteria I considered: warm water, flat water, lots of sun, predictably steady winds, good gear, certified instructors, friendly people, ease of travel to and from and island life feel. Let me save you the time, this is Kiteboard Bonaire.

The couple places I tried to learn before had onshore winds, so the practice was short lived since I was constantly being blown ashore and walking back to the launch site. KBB has solved this problem. They have offshore wind and instructors follow you in a boat! This is incredibly helpful. Add the radio helmet and a great instructor (Bas), who honestly understands each students unique needs to help him/her be successful and you have the perfect environment - A lot of water for practice, timely instructions in your ear and the safety of a boat right there with you. I was just one of many students that left KBB able to independently kite (Upwind!). In fact, the last session of my vacation saw Bas kiting with me and another one of his students he had taught to ride upwind. If that doesn’t tell you that KBB has great resources and teachers to get you independent and ripping up and down the coast, I don’t know what will.

After kiting or between sessions the bean bags, hammocks, cold drinks and hospitality of the KBB team create a fabulous spot to chill, siesta, make new friends and arrange dinner or plans for the night. There were even a couple times when everyone stayed at the beach, helped pickup gear and had a sunset day-cap beverage. Just a fantastic beachy, island vibe everywhere you look.

If you are heading to Bonaire and debating lessons, or looking for a cool place to go to learn something really cool from a bunch of really cool people, your next move, without a doubt, should be getting ahold of Roan and Freek at KBB and getting your name in the schedule!

Thank RyanRitz
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Reviewed February 9, 2015

I like a challenge and new adventures and kite boarding was just that. The people at Kiteboarding Bonaire will take good care of you and have you riding in no time. They are nice, laid back people ready to show you the kite boarding life.

Thank Jordan L
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Reviewed February 1, 2015

What a pleasure! Just like a "Familienausflug", in an old american schoolbus they shoveld the whole kitecrowd from spice beach to atlantis beach to launch. It was great fun kiting along the coast, past the salina of Cargill and the town of Kralendrijk! The wind was good and one was happy to reach the white sandy beach of Klein Bonaire! Hot dogs, cheesburger and cold drinks where plenty & "lecker"! It was an awesome excursion, thank's again to the kiteboardingbonaire team! See you next year again :), we look forward to join your advanced clinic then. Best regards Claudia & Jan

Thank Jan K
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Reviewed January 29, 2015

Have wanted to try kite boarding for years and kiteboarding Bonaire seemed like a great place to give it a try. The team at KBB is nothing short of amazing. As we are living on a sailboat visiting Bonaire N.A., KBB arranged to and from transportation for each lesson and even took us grocery shopping at the end of one day!! Extremely professional with top of the line equipment. Each student has own chase boat and the radio helmet was really a plus. After three lessons I got up and managed to stay up a short distance. We thought pricing was fair, good value for money. Psyched to take more lessons as it is a perfect sport for a sailboat traveling the world. Thank you to the KBB team!

Thank nemo57
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Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place is really unique. The way of teaching is excellent with the instructor following you directly by boat and radio helmet for communication. this makes value for money excellent. And after a moment of kiting with dolphins you know for sure that you will come back someday...
Thanks guys.

Thank richard b
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