Updated: Oct 26, 2021
Bonaire is a Caribbean island with endless activities. We believe it is to be relevant to know what would be considered low wind on the island.
Kiteboarding Bonaire advices for independent kiters to go out for a session when the wind speed is at a minimum of 13 knots. Kiteboarding Bonaire has a section on their website that tells the forecast on real time here. Please check it regularly. This advice is to ensure you'll return to the beach safely.
So, if the windspeed falls under our advice. What can you do? We've compiled our favorite to-do list when the wind is low:
1. Freediving at Deepsea Freediving School
From a geographical point of view. Bonaire is surrounded by extremely deep ocean. And more than that, this depth is super accessible. We strongly recommend taking a freediving course with Deepsea Freediving School. Lead by 12x World Record Holder Carlos Coste, you learn incredible techniques that will help you enjoy the reef at full ease.
2. SUP Paddle Board
This is a great to explore the island with little to no wind. When the water becomes flat, then Paddle boarding becomes an epic way of getting that cardio on and at the same time enjoy the view.
Hydro-foil is only recommended to experienced kiters. The reason behind it is because you must have absolute control over the kite. Your focus then should be on the board. Hydro-foil is an excellent way to use little wind and explore long distances on the water. Most of Foilers in the island take a few tours all around Bonaire.
For more information regarding Hydro-foil please contact them here.
Fliteboard™ eFoil gives the sensation of flying over water. Carving like a snowboard in fresh powder, but with the freedom to ride anywhere, any time, without wind or waves. It’s fast, quiet, and emission free!
4. Reef Surfer with Deepsea Freediving School
Deepsea Freediving school is a partner of Reef Surfer. An underwater wing-system that allows you to explore reef, while holding your breath and use little-to-no effort. Everything, while being towed by a boat. Think of it as an Underwater Wake-boarding activity.
For information please send an email to Carlos at Deepsea Bonaire
5. Underwater Photoshoot
While on windy days, we offer photo and video shoots by Israel Gil with all of our lessons.
On low wind days, we encourage you to make your Bonaire experience memorable by taking an underwater photoshoot with Israel. His unique eye will give your underwater photos a sense of peacefulness. Here are some of our favorite picks:
If you wish to learn more about what activities to do on Bonaire, contact us here.