Aruba Windsurfing

Aruba is a Dutch, Caribbean Island very near to Venezuela. Unlike many of the Caribbean islands, Aruba is known to be quite friendly. With constant 15 knot trade winds, Aruba is known as one of the best windsurfing destinations in the world. Golf and Surfing are also quite popular. The east coast of Aruba tends to have rockier more rustic beaches and larger waves. The west coast is protected from the trade winds and has calm white sand beaches. The winds are also gentler as you go further south. May and June are the windiest months here and that is also when the International Windsurfing contests are held.

Aruba has a constant breeze of 15 to 25 knots making it a temperate climate for vacationing in the Sun. The winds have long made it a popular destination for windsurfers and sailors. It’s a long narrow island with lots of beautiful white sand beaches. Some beaches are protected from the winds to give you the tranquil placid water that the Caribbean is known for. Others such as Hadikurari Beach are perfect for windsurfing. Looking for other things to do? You might try Horseback riding, bird watching or even Butterfly watching. As is popular throughout the Caribbean there are reefs for diving although there are probably better dive destinations for the true enthusiast. Go into town for the Dutch flair and some very unique gifts.

Windsurfing and Surfing Beaches

Andicuri Surfing beach
Arashi Calm white sand surfing beach; nice surfing waves
Beachside: Near Windsurfing Village
Boca Catalina White sand beach with some rocks
Boca Grande Waves; for seasoned windsurfers only.
Dooms Surfing beach; experienced surfers
Dos Playas Surfing beach; experienced surfers
Druif Beach Calm white sand beach
Eagle Beach: Small surf white sand beach, nice widnsurfing
Fisherman’s Huts Calm windsurfing beach
Hadikurari Site of the Hi-Winds Pro-Am Windsurfing Competiton
Malmok Calm white sand beach. Popular for snorkling
Manchebo Beach Surfing beach; experienced surfers
Outside Rodger’s Beach Surfing beach; experienced surfers
Palm Beach: Calm white sand beach
Punta Brabo Small Surf, white sand beach
Rincon Surfing beach; experienced surfers
Shark Bay Surfing beach; experienced surfers
Spot Surfing beach; experienced surfers
Surfside: Calm white sand beach
Wariruri Surfing beach; more moderate conditions
West Point Has surf; for seasoned windsurfers only