Aruba Kitesurfing Holiday and Travel Guide

Aruba

Aruba

Why Visit?

This island is any kiters dream... with her crystal clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and constantly strong trade winds all year round, you can call Aruba a kitesurfing paradise! Besides kiting, there is an unlimited amount of activities you can do when you are exhausted from all the action on the water. After a stunning sunset every day, there are many bars, restaurants, and clubs around enjoy all night long.

Wind and Weather

Waking up and without checking the forecast, you know that you'll be kiting every day, all year round. The constant trade wind blows most of the days between 20 and 25 knots. Some days are lighter and range from 15 – 20 knots and some days the wind can pick up to 30 - 35 knots. The most used kite sizes are 7m to 12m.

Aruba does not really have a windy season, nearby heavy storms might affect the wind, however, the storms almost never hit Aruba, they take the wind away when they are passing by. You can still kite during these days, using larger kites or hydrofoil boards. Chances of low wind days are higher in September and October during the hurricane season.

With air temperatures between 25 and 30°C and a water temperature of 26°C all year round, you can leave your wetsuit at home and visit Aruba any time of the year.

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Getting Around

If you stay in ‘Noord’, close to the beach and you do not mind talking a walk, then a car isn't really necessary. The flat water kite spot ‘Fisherman’s Huts’ is within walking distance. However, a car will make your stay on Aruba a lot nicer since it will give you the freedom to explore the island and discover the local bars and restaurants. While you are here, you need to visit ‘Boca Grandi’ on the south side of the island for a session, you won't regret it!

Beside the car rentals, there are a lot of taxies and buses which will drop you to most places on the island, however, Boca Grandi is one of the only spots they don't go to.

Food and Drink

Aruba is a touristic island, therefore there are plenty of good restaurants and bars. There are also many supermarkets on the island where you can buy your groceries. The tap water of Aruba is one of the cleanest in the world and you can drink water from the tap without a problem.

Nightlife

Beach parties, lounge bars, nightclubs… Aruba's got it all! Start at the beach bar with your toes in the sand and continue partying in one of the nightclubs until sunrise. If you can’t find a party in Aruba, then you probably did not leave your hotel room!

No Wind?

If you experience one of the rare days without any wind, there are plenty of other activities on the island to explore including scuba diving, renting a buggy, yoga, paintball, karting and more!

Internet

You won't be thinking about uploading pictures while you are here but if you do, the internet connection on Aruba is good. Just find a bar or restaurant and you will have a proper Wi-Fi connection.

Accommodation

For accommodation, it is highly recommended to stay in or nearby ‘Noord’. ‘Noord’ or also called ‘the High Rise’ and is the place where all the bars and restaurants are located. If you don't mind spending a little extra, you find the most beautiful luxury hotels you can dream of. If you are looking for something simpler, there are a lot of affordable apartments close to the beach.
You can contact http://www.kitesurfingaruba.com/ for affordable packages including accommodation, car rental, and kitesurfing lessons.


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Currency
Aruban florin (AWG)
Language
Dutch
Population
107,394
Capital
Oranjestad
Time Zone
UTC-04:00

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Where are the Best Kitesurfing Beaches in Aruba?

The Fisherman’s Huts, located on the north side of the island, is the flat water spot of Aruba. This is where most of the kite schools are. The spot is within walking distance from all the hotels in Noord. The Fisherman’s Huts has a big reef covered with seaweed. The wind is offshore, and because of that, the water is perfectly flat. The wind blows all day but is the strongest between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

If you go out kiting and because of the offshore wind you are not able to come back to the beach, you can walk back on the reef. If you cannot come back and you have passed the reef already, then the schools offer rescue services to get everyone back and safe to the beach and that costs about 20 USD/rescue. Because of the offshore wind and the obstacles on the land the wind can be quite gusty close to the beach. If you go further out to what is called ‘the blue highway’ you will find perfectly steady winds and amazing turquoise water. Don’t stop kiting until you have seen at least one sea turtle!

  • Wind: Offshore
  • Waves: No
  • Shorebreak: No

Boca Grandi is a bay located on the south side of the island and is a spot for the more advanced rider. If you stay in ‘Noord’, it is a 50-minute drive to Boca Grandi. The wind is straight onshore and steady. In the bay, there are little waves from 0.5 to 1 meter. If you cross the reef upwind, you will find bigger waves from 1 to 2 meters. The wind on this spot blows all day but is picking up around 4 p.m. until after sunset.

  • Wind: Onshore
  • Waves: Yes
  • Shorebreak: No

When is the Best Time to go Kitesurfing in Aruba?

The windy months to go kitesurfing in Aruba are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, December

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Currency
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Population
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Capital
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Time Zone
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