Updated: Jul 29, 2021
Pros and cons of kitesurfing at Atlantis Beach General Info: Best wind, When to Go, Water Temperature, Water Conditions How to get to Atlantis Beach How to get to Bonaire. Dutch Caribbean Other Kite Spots on Bonaire How to read the wind forecast No Wind Activities Looking for kite spot inspiration?
Pros and cons of kitesurfing at Atlantis Beach
- Get Social:
If you are new to the sport. Atlantis Beach is a hub for both advanced and beginners. Therefore, do not hesitate and join the fun. Atlantis Beach has a superb atmospheric vibe for all type of wonderful people.
- You can kite openly
Atlantis Beach is a side-offshore wind kitesurf spot. That being said, so long you know how to get back to the beach. The ocean is your playground!
- Cool kite parking space
There's a sandy spot to park your kite fully protected by wind gusts.
- Flat Water
No better feeling than kitesurfing a sport with flat water. Over 90% of the year, the water at Atlantis Beach remains completely flat.
- The View
Bonaire's incredible landscape gives you a soothing feeling. Crystal Clear waters, white sand and bright blue sky is the norm at Atlantis Beach.
- Available Rescue Boats Rest assure, if you decide to Kite during working schedules, there are usually a handful of rescue boats in the water. Ready to help you if necessary. If you want, you can request a personal rescue boat service for your next kite session here.
- Free WIFI
- Air Compressor Service
Our Air Compressor Service is free. We welcome donations to keep it up and running. Simply ask for the Air Compressor at the Blue Bus - Kiteboarding Bonaire.
- Offshore Wind
Although, we consider offshore wind to be positive. It can be negative for very beginners as you are forced to take a lesson. We do believe that although offshore wind spots are generally avoided by some kiters. Offshore wind kitesurfing locations are a fantastic way to truly learn upwind riding.
- Shallow Coral (Beware of wrong entries or exits)
Bonaire is known for it's incredible reef. Atlantis Beach has a tremendous amount of beautiful reef. Incredible to watch above and under water. Pay attention to signs for where to enter and exit the beach when kitesurfing. On the contrary you might minor injuries on your feet or hands.
General Info: Best wind, When to Go, Water Temperature,
Atlantis Beach Kite Spot is known for its incredible steady wind. We recommend for you to visit Bonaire from December to July. The wind is steadier and consistent.
Wind direction is everything when it comes to any kite spot. Especially if it's an offshore wind location.
We recommend for you to visit Atlantis Beach when the wind is approaching from the East. East wind will directly affect the water conditions and make it extremely flat. Which in return allow you to have a smooth ride across Bonaire's Finest Waters.
Water temperature is fantastic all year around. With an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius or 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wind speed is steady with an average between 15 - 26 knots.
How to get to Atlantis Beach
Access to kite beach is extremely easy. Simply take the island's main road south. It's located nearly at the very south of the island. A few dive spots before the historical landmark "Red Slaves".
How to get to Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Traveling to Bonaire is possible through flying to Flamingo International Airport. The airport receives local as well as international carriers.
- From North America:
Bonaire does not have direct flights from South America, however you can connect with Avianca, Copa Airlines, Gol, Lan Colombia, SBA, Aserca Airlines, Surinam Airways. In addition, inter island carriers EZ Air and Divi Divi Air provide service to Bonaire. For complete routes and details please contact the airlines servicing Bonaire or your favorite booking agent.
- From Europe:
Direct flights from Europe come from Amsterdam with TUI or KLM they also serve as the gate way to other European Countries.
- From Latin America: Inter-island carriers EZ Air, Aruba Airlines and Divi Divi Air provide daily service to Bonaire connecting via Aruba or Curacao. Winair provides daily service to Bonaire connecting via Sint Maarten.
Other Kite Spots on Bonaire
At this moment. Kitesurfing on shallow water is restricted to Atlantis Beach. However, if you have the skills to navigate on deep water. You are allowed to Kite all around the island.
If you wish to learn more about kitesurfing spots on Bonaire. Send us an email here.
How to read the wind forecast
We've embedded Windguru and Windfinder on our website for easy access. You can visit Bonaire Wind Forecast here.
In regards to windguru, we generally look at the measurements for: GFS 13km. Kiteboarding Bonaire has found GFS 13km, to be the most accurate wind forecast in regards to Kitesurfing.
Most of the time Windfinder would deviate 2-3 knots higher than the actual windspeed.
Regardsless of forecast. We strongly advice for you to email us and we'll advice you on real time weather forecast.
No Wind Activities
It has happened to many of us. You've got to a place where you've been told the wind is blowing incredibly. You get there, and there is little to no wind. This happens to many travelers visiting Bonaire during low wind season.
Nevertheless, there's plenty to do on Bonaire when there is little to no wind conditions.
- Standup Paddle Board (SUPBONAIRE)
- Freediving (Deepsea Freediving School)
- Hydro Foil Lessons (Kiteboarding Bonaire)
- Reef Surfer (Deepsea Freediving School)
- Underwater Photo/Video Shoot (Israel Gil)
We've created a blog post dedicated to low wind activities. You can check out "What to do in Bonaire, when the wind is low!"
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