Posts Tagged ‘ABK Boardsports’

Medical Conference

January 12, 2012

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

A General Medical Update

March 5-9th 2012

At

Kontiki Beach Club, LacBay Bonaire

This three day conference will have speakers presenting topics of general medical interest to both specialists and family physicians. The Conference will run from 08:00 – 09:00 and 13:00 – 14:00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Registration Cost is $125.00 Canadian or $125.00 US. (Medical Students/Residents $100.00 Canadian).

If you need assistance with booking the ABK camp, flight, hotel or car rental contact: Ann Phelan ann@bonairecaribbean.com http://www.bonairecaribbean.com

Hope to see you on (or under) the water soon,

Dr. Stephen Wood
University of Calgary Canada

Ann Phelan “Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987”
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Windsurf News at Jibe City

December 31, 2011

Jibe City has a large stock of 2012 windsurf gear rigged and ready. Bonaire has been experiencing their best steady winds of the year with the average sail size being 5.5 for men and 4.2-4.7 for women. It’s been a great holiday windsurf season so far. With brand spanking new year, it’s time to book your windsurf vacation.

I recently demoed an amazing 99 liter JP Freestyle board. The graphics were cool but more important this is a sweet board. This light weight super wide board was a breeze to sail during a high chop session. I teamed the board up with a 4.9 Neil Pryde Fusion. It was a light sail with plenty of low end power to get up to a plane quickly. I didn’t full appreciate the sail as the wind conditions were a bit gusty but feel this HD version sail.

Gert - Manager at Jibe City

Jibe City is staffed by a tight cohesive group of dedicated professionals available to rig and caddy your gear, lend some gear advice or to offer lessons to hone your skills. Jibe City is the official site of Andy Brandt’s ABK Boardsports School. On site is Hang Out bar serving refreshing drinks and libations as well as healthy and delicious food treats.

To book your gear and ABK Board Sports clinic or lessons contact Ann Phelan, the Bonaire specialist at ann@bonairewindsurfing.com

Exocet Twin Fins

Look for a more detailed gear review in next week’s blog post. Bon Anja, Happy New Year from Bonaire!

Medical Conference for Windsurfers in Bonaire

September 2, 2011

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

A General Medical Update

March 5-9th 2012

At

Kontiki Beach Club, Lac Bay Bonaire

This three day conference will have speakers presenting topics of general medical interest to both specialists and family physicians. The Conference will run from 08:00 – 09:00 and 13:00 – 14:00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Registration Cost is $125.00 Canadian or $125.00 US. (Medical Students/Residents $100.00 Canadian).

The conference will easily accommodate those who wish to participate in the ABK Boardsports Windsurfing Camp which is highly recommended. Information and registration for the camp can be made at http://www.abkboardsports.com.

If you need assistance with booking the ABK camp, flight, hotel or car rental contact: Ann Phelan ann@bonairecaribbean.com http://www.bonairecaribbean.com

If interested please contact Ann Phelan at ann@bonairecaribbean.com.

For more information on ABK Boardsports Windsurfing Camp:
http://www.abkboardsports.com

Children’s programs will be available.

Hope to see you on (or under) the water soon,

Dr. Stephen Wood
University of Calgary Canada

ABK News

January 24, 2010

Andy Brandt Getting Down to Business at the Kids Camp

Press Release

Bonaire:  Andy Brandt sent a message to the members of ABKBoardSports/Facebook.

“I am excited to announce new Sponsors for the 2010 tour. We are going to have the latest  boards from RRD and Fanatic, and Sails and rigs from  Maui Sails and RRD Sails to try at the US abk camps.  I have been sailing some of the new gear and loving it and I know you will too.  See you on the water!”    Andy Brandt

Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations is an official sponsor of the 2010 tour. Contact 800-219-0118 or ann@bonairecaribbean.com to reserve your clinic spot. Windsurf packages, vehicle, accommodations and free concierges services available.

ABK Boardsports Soldier

March 13, 2009

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Robert Mallin is a soldier. His hands are a testament to his hard work participating in the March 9 ABK Boardsports Clinic in Bonaire. Robert, one of my annual repeaters and his better half Debbie came once again to our idyllic island. Debbie is taking her first clinic and getting on the board for the first time. On day one she said ta heck with uphauling and proceeded to learn to beach start. This could only happen at an ABK Camp, trust me. No one beach starts day 1 of sailing…she is a star. Robert, a die hard sailor was out working the water under Andy and team’s tutalage. Yesterday Robert sent me these photos of his hands. Good work Robert..toughen up those callouses…super glue the blister..carry on.

The March 16th clinic has space so if you want to learn to shred, hone your skills or take it a step up, email ann@bonairecaribbean.com. Derrek, Matt and newbie Brendan are in the house to assist Andy. All skills levels welcome.

Carry on  Robert. See ya at City Cafe tonight to put some callouses on your feet?

Photo Courtesy of Robert Mallin and Debbie Gibb

Windsurf News

February 1, 2009

Andy Brandt's Kids Camp

Andy Brant’s world famous ABK Windsurf Clinics are in full gear. His first 2009 freestyle clinic just ended. There is limited space is available for the February and March Bonaire clinics. His clinics are multi level and truly the way to go if you want to hone your skills or take it to the next level.

Windsurf maniacs take note, new 2009 gear just arrived at Jibe City.  DJ the owner ordered 26 boards including 13 Rockets, 1 Freestyle, 1 Manta and 6 Cool Rider Beginner Boards. HE has 109 new Gaastra Sails as well. Check out the surf shop for very hip surf duds.

Bonaire Windsurf Place continues to stock Starboards, an island favorite and Hot Sails. When the wind is light enjoy a clear kayak to explore the mangroves.

Former Olympian, Constantine Saragoza