Bonaire Windsurf Place
“The Place”, is owned and operated by Bonaireans Elvis Martinus and Patoen Saragoza and their partner Roger Jurriens of Aruba. Their large facility with its raised, covered porch looking out over Lac Bay is well organized and features the best state-of-the-art equipment available.
The gear is all rigged and ready and the staff helps their clients with their board selection, sail changes and lessons with a personalized "native touch". Boards from Starboard and RRD are matched with sails from Hot Sails Maui. For a list of equipment, click here.
The driftwood and bamboo Wind & Surf Beach Bar offers drinks, snacks and lunch items each day, along with their famous weekly BBQ, live music and Happy Hour video sessions. Their surf shop keeps the basics you'll need for your time on the water and a souvenir to take home.
Bonaire Windsurf Place and their instructors help clients master any skill. They offer a variety of lesson plans and are particularly adept with helping children and beginners learn the sport. Steeped in knowledge of the island and its culture, the folks at "The Place" will make your Bonaire windsurfing experience unforgettable. Stand up paddleboards and kayaks are also available for rent.
Jibe City Bonaire
Jibe City started out at Sorobon Beach back in 1988. Under the new ownership of Robert and Monique van Berkel and manager Gert Jan and his enthusiastic staff, Jibe City offers windsurfing guests and their companions a first class windsurfing vacation with a laid back island scene that’s fun for everyone.
Jibe City maintains a large, up-to-date selection of equipment and is an official JP-Australia board center with sails from Neil Pryde, MauiSails and Severne. They also carry boards from Fanatic as well as SUPs for rent -- insuring top quality gear for those seeking the fun, friendly and funky confines of their beachfront location. The equipment is rigged and ready just steps from the water. For more details on available equipment, click here.
For instruction, ABK Sports at Jibe City provides a professional and relaxed approach aimed at getting you on gear best suited to your ability -- and helping you sail better. They offer a full range of lesson plans, packages and clinics to help you learn and improve any skill.
When you aren't on the water you can kick back in a beach chair, relax at a table on the expansive shaded decks or hook in at the Hang-Out Beach Bar, serving drinks, snacks and lunch at Bonaire's most unique watering hole. The newly expanded surf shop has a full line of accessories, clothes and souvenirs. Kayaks and snorkel sets can also be rented at Jibe City.