Aruba Kitesurfing - the Southern Caribbean option.
Aruba Kitesurfing is situated in the southern Caribbean, and being further west is quite separate from the 'chain' of Caribbean islands. not-so-secret-gem for those in the know! Because of almost no rainfall this island has become really popular for sun, wind and sun!
Aruba Kitesurfing : Kitefacts Best winds: January to September to All year Wind Conditions: 18-27 knots Water Temp: Boardshorts/Bikini Water Type: Flat water Chop -some Waves Weather: tropical - warm to hot Nightlife: Yes - restaurants, bars and clubs
Aruba has also become a great favourite with all the good stuff for both the affluent and medium price ranged traveller. Warm waters and winds - beautiful beaches and conditions for everyone, beginners to experts means Aruba kitesurfing is a must do! It has all the conditions from shallow flat water on one side to to some excellent waves on the when the hurricanes pass.
The Kiting and Winds: Since it also has a great sunny climate with little rain, the best time for Aruba is January to Spetember to year round with the North East trade winds in the 18 to 27 knot range. The rainy season isn't bad and you should get decent winds October to December - just a bit lighter.
The kiting spots around the island:
Fishermans Hut. Wind is offshore here and sometimes gusty. The white sandy beach is quite small for launching but it is the place where people learn with kiteschools here. The water is shallow and nice and flat. Watch out for pices of coral in the water.
Boca Grandi is a local spot with for the more experienced kiter. The wind is onshore here and can have waves from wind or hurricane swell.
Arashi is a more secluded spot by an old light house on the North west of Aruba - it offers great flat water but also for the more experienced as the the wind is an offshore.
Embarcadero near the airport is another kiteboarding spot for the intermediate/expereinced kiter where the wind is offshore. There are moored boats in the water here and kiters will need to be experienced enough to avoid them.
Other Activites - transport: As a small island its easy to get around - so don't bother with a car to to get anywhere you need to go - just catch a taxi or bus. you can still rent cars, scooters or bicycles.
The nightlife in Aruba is also pretty good and you will enjoy a good night out here with the places to go in Hotel row and downtown Orangestad. The evenings are special too with the pool side bars and restaurants keeping your glasses filled while you chill after the days session.
Aruba also has a great reputation for being one of the safest islands in the Caribbean.
If the wind ever drops here, the diving is great or try horseriding too.
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Live weather station and Webcam On this link you can reach a live weather station and webcam which is located at Fishermen's Huts which is on of the best kite spot on Aruba.
Aruba touristy Very touristy. Watch the offshore winds. Not so ideal. Lots of jetskis, drunk tourists.