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Bonaire is one of the most popular water sports destinations in the world, thanks to its azure blue waters, trade winds from the east and pleasant Caribbean climate. So it’s not surprising that the island has produced so many surfing champions. Water sports enthusiasts will find the sea around Bonaire to be an excellent playground. The mostly shallow water is pleasantly warm and invites surfers to spend entire days honing their skills.
Whether you windsurf, kitesurf or prefer to watch the action from the beach, the beautiful bays of Bonaire are the place to be. The south and west bays have a steady wind, long sandy beaches and calm waters. Those who have trouble staying upright on their boards can get help from various surfing schools. Don’t forget to buy a ‘Nature Tag’; this permit is required for all recreational users in the water on Bonaire.
“With a bit of luck, you may master the 'Gecko Flaka', a surf move born on Bonaire”
“Don’t be surprised to see a group of leaping dolphins; they love to show off their acrobatic skills!”