Windsurfing in Bonaire
Lac Bay is one of the world’s most popular windsurf locations. SURF-Magazin has named Bonaire the number one spt for flat watersports. And there is a reason – thr Lac Bay lagoon. 6 out of 10 of the World’s top surf pros were born on Bonaire; Lac Bay is their playground.
What’s so special about windsurfing in Lac Bay?
It is the most stable windsurfing location, where you can either windsurf, wingfoil or windfoil 365 days in the year! The lagoon, adjacent to the Caribbean seas, stretches for a few miles, and its waters are protected by a big reef. This means there is barely any tides and no ocean swell. In spite of that, the lagoon is still full of ocean winds that are practically constant year-round.
Sometimes there’s no wind… What then?
Less windy days are a perfect time for exploring the lagoon with a SUP or a kayak. The lagoon is surrounded by a huge mangrove forest that is home to countless marine ecosystems. You can book a guided kayaking tour in the Mangrove Center.
Some parts of the lagoon are deep enough for you to try the newest trend in windsurfing – windfoiling or even wingfoiling! A precise sport, it doesn’t require too much wind. In fact, once you get the hang of it, we promise you’ll be addicted to the feeling of flying above water!
Additionally, you can go snorkeling. Lac Bay has a beautiful reef in the middle. It is a far walk, but it is definitely worth it.
Where do you stay for your windsurfing holiday in Bonaire?
There is only one accommodation directly at Lac Bay beach – Sorobon Beach Resort. Cute blue chalets offer comfortable accommodation to singles, couples or families. It is a luxury to step on to the beach right from your chalet. Check how you can book your stay here. The resort is located next door to Jibe City and adjacent to the Windsurf Place. Here, both the novice and experienced windsurfer will find everything he needs for a successful windsurfing holiday!
We understand that a windsurfing holiday can get pricey. If you wish to have a more affordable stay, check out Sorobon Boutique Hotel, where you can stay in modern and spacious apartments, only a short 3-minute drive away from the beach.
Both accommodations are a 15 to 20 minute drive away from the capital Kralendijk. If you wish to stay in the city and drive to your windsurfing location, there are plenty of beautiful accommodations in the West of the island!
Dunkerbeck Pro Center
In Sorobon Beach Resort, the windsurfing hub is The Dunkerbeck Pro Center, which offers windsurf rental, lessons, clinics and tours. Anyone is welcome to join in the fun of the sport, from beginners to professionals!
In Dunkerbeck Pro Center the gear rental is placed in three categories: Entry, Premium and PRO. This way you get priced for the equipment you are able to use. Don’t worry, the staff will help you decide on your level, and upgrades are always available if you feel like trying out something more advanced! Check out more info here.
The center hosts three different boat tours on their boat Kachan.
- Windsurf/windfoil tours: full or half day trip on the East of Bonaire. Sail alongside the boat to Klein Bonaire, enjoy a BBQ and snorkeling and windsurf back or get in the boat when your tired! Non-windsurfers welcome.
- Snorkeling tours: half day tour on the East of Bonaire. The boat brings you to the best snorkeling spots to enjoy the marine life. Snacks and drinks provided.
- Fishing tours: early morning tour in the further open waters. Enjoy game fishing with your family or friends!
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Visit the center
Visit the website of Dunkerbeck Pro Center here.