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Bonaire - Windsurf Centre - Fanatic (Severne) - Bonaire, Caribbean

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The Sportif Bonaire windsurfing centre in the Caribbean is located directly on Lac Bay and has shallow waters for launch in front of the centre, flexible rental and instruction programme with equipment from Fanatic, RRD, Severne and Starboard boards and Severne and North Sails. The centre has a laid back, beach club atmosphere and ideal for all levels of windsurfer.  It has a club atmophere and is welcoming for those wishing to windsurf or just relax by the beach. It's the perfect base for non-windsurfers and families too.


Open:
All Year.


Location
The centre is located directly on Lac Bay, next door to the Sorobon Beach Resort, just a few minute walk along the beach, 5 minutes from Sorobon Apartments. It is a 10 minutes drive from the airport and 15 minutes from Kralendijk town.  The kitesurf beach is a 20 minute drive away.


Facilities

At the centre there is complimentary kayaks and sunbeds, with music right next to the sandy beach for those renting or taking instruction. The rustic style restaurant has one of the best lunch menus on the island with freshly prepared salads, fish, burgers and delicious fresh fruit juices, cocktails, beers and other refreshments. There is an outdoor shower, WCs and changing area. The well stocked shop has all the latest brands including O'Neill, Reef, Dakine, Hurley and more.


Services
Full rental and instruction service with a wide choice of the latest equipment for kids, beginners and advanced windsurfers. The centre offers boards from JP-Australia, Fanatic & Exocet boards, and sails from Neil Pryde, Severne & MauiSails. Private Storage: Space available for those with their own equipment, up to 2 boards per person, at an additional charge. (This is required to be booked in advance to guarantee availability.)


Sports & Activities
Kitesurfing is also available with the kite beach 20 minutes drive away. Kayaking, scuba diving and snorkeling are available from the centre, with snorkeling equipment available in the shop at the centre. Kayaking trips are arranged through the mangrove forest.
 

Kit Range

Latest equipment from Fanatic, RRD, Severne and Starboard boards and  Severne and Duotone Sails. Plus touring, fishing and freeride SUP (stand up paddle) boards from Starboard.
 

Rental

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

1 Hour from

2 Hours from

1 Day from

1 Week from

Windsurf

£30

£50

£68

£325

SUP

£17

£30

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Kayak (1 person)

£13

£21

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Kayak (2 people)

£17

£25

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Please Note: You may be required to pay a damage waiver fee, locally at the centre, or leave a credit card deposit against potential damage, before rental equipment can be taken. 
Sportif recommend you take insurance to cover third party liability, as well as medical and general travel insurance, which is required as part of our terms and conditions of booking. However, your insurance may not provide cover for damage to equipment that is rented, so worth checking in advance of travel.

 

Tuition

Windsurfing Tuition: Beginner, Intermediate and Private.

Beginner Lesson I: Taught about wind and equipment, getting on the board, sailing back and forth, steering and turning, safety and right of way. 2hrs, 1hr group lesson and 1 hr of practice, maximum of 5 people and use of equipment is included.

Beginner Lesson II: Focus on going upwind, tacking and jibing. 2hrs, 1hr group lesson and 1hr of practice, maximum of 5 people and use of equipment is included.

Intermediate: beachstart, waterstart, using a harness, using footstraps, planing, power jibe. 1h group lesson with a maximum of 3 people, use of equipment is included.

Private lessons include equipment and have a maximum of 2 people.

WINDSURF INSTRUCTION

Prices
from

Beginner I or II

£42

Intermediate

£50

Private

£92

Beginner package

£125

 

The centre also has a kids clinic which is an introduction to windsurfing for those aged 7-12. The duration of this course is 2 hours: one hour lesson and one hour of practice immediately following the lessons (max. 2 children).The cost of this is £60 per person and are run on specific dates.
    
FREE use of Kayaks and beach loungers for guests hiring equipment.

Learn to Windsurf
This is one of the best location for learning to windsurf.

Beginners & intermediates: Ideal condtions where those wishing to progress quickly will appreciat the warm shallow water with sandy bottom close to the beach and just waist high out to the reef. With steady cross to cross on shore winds you won't get blown offshore.

Advanced: Perfect, flat water slalom and freestyle conditions. Outside the reef are big swells and waves which can reach head to mast high in the right conditions. This area is for experts only and we recommend you only go with a local instructor/guide.

Fact File

Sailing Conditions

Winter On Shore Winter Off Shore Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

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Great Reasons to go to Bonaire, Caribbean

Best Time: December - September.
Launch: Sandy beach with shallow
flat water area.
Wind Direction: Onshore to cross
shore (Magnificent Lac Bay), Offshore (South west coast).
Wind Type: Trade winds.
Shorebreak: None.
Water Conditions: Flat water area
with jumps, bumps & small waves (certain times of year).
Suitability: All levels.
 

  • Year round destination suitable for all levels.
  • World cup location for slalom &  freestylers.
  • Wind 16-17 knots 90%+ days May - September.
  • Natural Eco Island with
    multi activities.
  • Laid back island.
  • 'Best in the World' shore diving location.

The Sportif Experience

With over 30 years experience Sportif has become the UK's leading specialist windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and dive holiday company. As a fully bonded ATOL license holder you can be reassured that all elements of your holiday are fully secured and your money safe. Sportif are the original windsurfing and kitesurfing tour operator, established in 1982 and now offering over 50 of the best destinations around the world to enjoy your chosen sport.

 

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