Posts Tagged ‘Bonaire Windsurfing’

United Airlines Summer Airfare Sale

May 10, 2016

Pack your bags, you’re coming to Bonaire. United shared news of an airfare sale; book by May 17 and travel from June 12- Aug. 14 and save up to 25% on flights to our sunny island. Air prices from 463.00 (Chicago departures) and 455.00 (Cleveland) are being posted. Take advantage of these super deals and come dive, kitesurf, windsurf, snorkel, mangrove kayak or participate in a Wellness Vacation. Contact Ann at ann@bonairecaribbean.com today to plan your escape.kitesurfing-lg

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ABK Boardsports Spring Clinic May 30 Bonaire

January 7, 2016

Andy Brandy, the genius behind the ABK Boardsports Windsurf Camps has announced a one time spring clinic on windy Bonaire. The dates are May 30 week. I have had the privilege of working with Andy for over 15 years. I am offering huge discounts off full packages including gear, clinic and accommodations. You may choose from budget accommodations for 85.00 USD a night and up 4 miles down the road. I will work with your budget. Email ann@bonairewindsurfing.com today.

Brendan’s First Year as Instructor

Windsurf News

August 16, 2012

Florian

From the Windsurf Deck

Winds were completely steady strong from May until Monday. I sailed a 4.7 or less every time I went out aside from one 5.2 session. My board was my faithful 85 liter Chango (Angulo). Sometimes there was voodoo chop but most times such as with Monday, it was pure windsurf bliss. The winds have shut down a bit but no fear, Lac Bay is pristine and perfect for Stand Up Paddling. I have my 12 foot Starboard so will report back. Last month I borrowed a friends Red Inflatable SUP which was quite sturdy and really easy to use. I just learned Starboard has launched their own version which I hope to purchase in Oct. for Cape Cape SUP days.

http://www.star-board-sup.com/2012/product/astro-whopper-10-0-35

Enjoy a few land shots from Monday’s Dawn Patrol Session. I arrived at 8 but young guns, Florian, Ezry and Jason were already on the water. I joined in and later Kiri and Maxime arrived. It was a perfect session.

To book your windsurf holiday contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com today!!

Sorobon Beach Resort

November 19, 2011

I live 4 miles away but spent a blissful weekend here. It was so good, I have booked a surprise stay for my family at Christmas. The setting is serene and tranquil. The views are amazing. At night, the wind picks up for a moonlit windsurf session. If you seek solace and respite and a rustic Caribbean escape, look no more.

My repeaters are booking for their return stay for the winter of 2012. Won’t you try this amazing spot? Contact me for details..it’s magical at Sorobon. Call 001 508 737 5245 or 011 599 786 3134 today. I offer windsurf packages as well and free Concierge Services.

Davy Scheffers, H3111 – Windsurf Rock Star

February 9, 2011

Photo Courtesy of Davy Scheffers

Davy is an amazing windsurfer from the Netherlands. This is his third year training in Bonaire. An up and coming rider on the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) Tour, Davy pulls out all the tricks on the water. Davy enjoys the freestyle conditions in Bonaire. In this photo shoot he is training by the pristine mangroves of Lac Bay. Check out his website http://www.davy-h311.nl/

Photo Courtesy of Davy Scheffers

To book your windsurf vacation contact Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations at http://www.bonairecaribbean.com Email ann@bonairewindsurfing.com today.

Full Moon Sail at Jibe City

December 15, 2010

Full Moon Windsurfing with DJ Bikkel

December, 19th 2010: Full Moon Windsurfing and DJ Bikkel

Sunday, Dec. 19, Full Moon Sail

5PM and the Barhap is available for USD 10.00.

To book your windsurf package contact the only Bonaire based windsurf specialist. Call 011 599 786 3134 or email ann@bonairewindsurfing.com

Caesar Freestyle Wiz

January 31, 2010

Photo By Carole Hibdige

The following photo essay is from Carol Hibdige of New Forest. She lives part of the year in Bonaire with her windsurf family, husband Trevor, a speed freak (as in using his GPS), musical freestyle talent and youngest son, Nic and handsome and also very fast sailor, Sam. They own Lac Bay Villa, one of Bonaire’s best windsurf getaways. The villa offers pristine views of the bay and is a windsurfer’s dream. I am lucky to call the Hibdiges friends and have enjoyed many a dinners at the villa. You may book this villa by contacting Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations :ann@bonairewindsurfing.com or calling 800-219-0118 US.

Carole’s photo essay is of Caesar Finies, one of Bonaire’s best talents. His specialty is light wind freestyle. Enjoy!

Photo By Carole Hibdige

Freestyle Heaven…

May 2, 2009

Video Courtesy of Matowind

I first heard of these guys whilst watching a Dasher video one cold winter night in 2000. I had dreams of sailing and it was as close to sailing as I could get.  I heard the “Bonaire Kids” were going to Tinho and Susie’s event, Calema so my event partner and I headed to Merritt Island to scout the team and invite them to our event, King of the Cape 2001. The rest is history ..here’s a peak at their talent. It’s mindblowing, actually.

April 22, 2009

Yesterday Mother Nature brought back a healthy dose of the trades in the range of oh, 30 knots. It’s a stellar week to be windsurfing on Bonaire.Tonky Frans

My official wind forecast URL is http://www.windguru.cz. It’s VERY reliable.

Fundraiser for a Friend, Erwin Muller

February 23, 2009

Olympian Patun Saragoza

Bonaire – March 8 is a monumental day when Constantin “Patun” Sargoza and Elton “Taty” Frans windsurf from Bonaire to Curacao. The event is a fundraiser for Bonaire’s own Erwin Muller. Erwin, a dive master and former windsurf hero on Bonaire suffered a serious stroke in January. He is recuperating in Curacao and has a long rehabilitation ahead. Erwin is well known in the community for being a man who loves adventure whether it’s riding his quad or delivering a yacht across the Caribbean.  Locals and tourists are rallying to support Erwin and his family, Ellen and Jason. The March 8 race is dedicated to Erwin, one of the original founders of windsurfing on Bonaire. Saragoza, a former Olympian will race across to Curacao with Pro Windsurfer Taty Frans. Taty, one of the top freestyler’s in the world recently circumnavigated the island in 2008. He is perhaps the fastest slalom sailor presently on Bonaire.  The race commences at 9 AM outside BOPEC. Spectators are welcome for the send off. Helicopters and chase boats will accompany the two sailors across the passage. The record set back in the 80’s by Erwin is 4 hours. They will race to Light House Point on the East side of Curacao and then head down to the pier near Breezes Resort.  Donations for this fundraiser may be contributed via Paypal to: Erwin2CanDive@gmail.com.

For those wishing to accompany the flotilla it is important you speak with Elvis Martinus by calling 786 2288 for clearance. The safety of the two windsurfers is paramount. This is a very exciting yet intense voyage. We wish them well as they race for a fellow man of the sea, Erwin Muller.

Photo Of Erwin Courtesy of Linda Baker

Erwin and Moka