Aruba is located in the South of the Caribbean just North off the coast of Venezuela together with two neighbouring islands Bonaire and Curaçao, better known as the ABC islands.
Aruba is located in the South of the Caribbean just North off the coast of Venezuela together with two neighbouring islands Bonaire and Curaçao, better known as the ABC islands. Aruba is a very small island approximately 32 km long and 10 km wide with about 125.000 inhabitants which are lucky enough to call Aruba home. The local language is Papiamento, it is a creole and consists of many languages such as English, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Latin and many more. The island is a destination for every kind of tourist, you can relax in the comfort of your hotel room and have a drink at the poolside or you can be active and engage in outdoor activities such as golf, mountain biking, sailing, snorkelling, swimming in the sea, windsurfing or my personal favourite kitesurfing. What makes Aruba a great destination for kitesurfers is the trade winds which blow the whole year round! The kitespot on the south coast is called Fishermans Huts which is my homespot. It is decorated with tons of palm trees and clean white sand. The wind here is quite tricky thanks to the gusts because of the offshore wind. This also makes for a nice smooth flat water as far as 1 km off the beach! The locals will make you feel right at home, they are very friendly and have rescue boats in case something goes wrong. The kitespot on the North coast of the island is called Boca Grandi. In english this literally means big mouth, in this context it means big bay. Here the wind is onshore and super consistent with a few waves rolling in the bay. At this spot you will find more of Aruba's wildlife with wild animals like donkeys and goats. It is not as popular as Fishermans Huts because of the location. To sum it up, the Fishermans Huts which is located right next to the hotel area with many people around has awesome flat water. The wild side which is Boca Grandi has very consistent wind with no buildings around. Which spot will you choose? For the more experienced surfer there are spots along the east coast which can be great for downwinders.
For me being born and raised on Aruba means that I have a sacred piece of my heart where I know that everybody is always smiling and that there is an endless summer paradise island somewhere on earth. I would like to share the beauty of Aruba with the world. The island has several kite schools, no matter what your level is you can be sure that you can start your kite adventures here. The temperature is always between 27-33 degrees and the sun is always shining. Here's an invitation to paradise! don't forget to bring some sunscreen.