Winds of the World Windsurfing Holidays

Bonaire

BONAIRE 2017 

 

11th-20th January - Sorobon (sold) 

10th-19th March - Sonrisa Package (Sold out)

19th-29th March - Sonrisa Package (sold out)

30th March-8th April Sorobon Beach Package - Last places!!!

Flight details at end of the page.

Fancy BONAIRE in 2018? Get on the list now as it fills up fast info@windwise.net

 

You just have to visit to this truly fabulous and exclusive Windwise destination. We run our sessions in January, March & April.  Situated in the Southern Caribbean Bonaire is one of THE most beautiful places on our WINDWISE tour. We know were to go, where to sail and how to get the very best from the crystal clear flat shallow water and warm trade winds which perfectly suit our Freeride Skills Training System. Plus of course you'll we will show you the best parts of the island, take you to some fabulous restaurants and give you our welcoming Windwise socials and adventures both on & off the water!

Bonaire is super flat, KNEE TO WAIST DEEP WATER creating a gybertorium that guarantees you will learn to get round those corners. It's the perfect Windwise location to consolidate your existing skills and really make fabulous progress! 

 

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Who's it for?

Bonaire450Our Bonaire windsurfing clinic and holiday is aimed at intermediate windsurfers looking to move their windsurfing onto another level.

Whether that is moving onto smaller boards, blasting faster with more control in straps & harness or making gybes!

 

Our SKILLS TRAINING SYSTEM will cover all of that plus  enhance faster tacks, dry gybes and tune up any other niggling technique issues you might have. Be warned, such is the success rate of our coaching system that we might even get you duck gybing! You don't have to be able to waterstart to sail Bonaire and it's got a sheltered area that produces the flattest water imaginable for learning - so what are you waiting for...?

 

HOW TO BOOK DIRECT WITH WINDWISE 

1. Email info@windwise.net to say "Yes I'm coming to Bonaire I'd like a single, shared or double room choose accommodation from details below. THEN BOOK ONLINE USING OUR SECURE SAGEPAY BOOKING SYSTEM!

2. Pay a deposit of £500 per person using 'Book A Place' button at top right of this page. You can select your single or shared room option and preferred board size. (Holiday balance is due 8 weeks prior to departure.) 

3. THEN BOOK THE SUGGESTED FLIGHT to match the group transfer.

SEE FIGHT SUGGESTIONS TOWARDS END OF THIS PAGE!

4. Extending your trip is possible if you contact Windwise.

(Excuse the slight price rise on 2016, we've absorbed some, but Brexit has pushed the exchange rate up a considerable amount...But its still so worth it! Not to be missed!)

BONAIRE PACKAGES / DATES & BOOKING DETAILS

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT NOTE:
Like in the states, in Bonaire, they charge by the room, so when we do our package price it is based on two people sharing a room. If you want your own room, it means you are paying for the whole room. There is nothing we can do about this, but we can sometimes try to match you up so that you could share.  

SONRISA HOTEL PACKAGE

Travel Dates
10th-19th March - 9 nights (Clinic 2 -Sold out)

19th - 29th March - 10 Nights (Clinic 3 - Sold out)

 

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A boutique Hotel in Kralendijk 10-15 mins from the windsurfing beach, but walking distance from a swimming beach, bars & restaurants. We will have our own transport (Bonaire pick up style) to and from the windsurfing beach. We will pretty much take the hotel over, so will be good fun from social with BBQ's and great places to eat nearby.(Later bookings will go in nearby hotel if Sonrisa is full).

 

10th-19th 9 NIGHT Price £1525 per person base on twin share  including;
Single Supplement £399 (You get a double room to yourself)

19th-29th 10 NIGHT Price £1675 per person base on twin share  including
;
Single Supplement £425 (Double room to yourself)

Hotel B&B / Airport Transfers / Bonaire Windsurf Place Board Hire / Board Insurance / Hotel Tax / Mini Bus
Windwise Skills Training System / Personal Coaching / Socials & Adventures
(Non-windsurfers price - contact Windwise info@windwise.net)

 

BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHT DIRECT KLM - Flight details below and currently £600-700.

Master suite upgrade £300 per person (Very limited number of master suites, the final amount will be added to your invoice)

(A LOW BUDGET option is available at a local surf hostel - contact us for more details)

 

SOROBON BEACH RESORT B&B PACKAGE  

Travel dates
11th-20th Jan (Clinic 1 - Sold out)
30th March - 8th April (Last couple of course places but accommodation very limited)

Beach

This is a small shabby chic beach hotel right on the beach  and directly next to the windsurfing centre. It has a variety of rooms from beach side and beac view chalets to honeymoon style suits. It's a fins throw from the windsurfing centre and perfect for non-windsurfing partners. There are also options for half or full board and room upgrades.
 

Price £1799 per person base on twin share Standard Chalet including;
9 Nights B&B In a Ocean View Chalet / Group Airport Transfers / Jibe City Board Hire / Hotel & Local Tax 
Windwise Skills Training System / Personal Coaching / Socials & Adventures
(Non-windsurfer price contact Windwise info@windwise.net

BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHT DIRECT KLM - Details below - Flights only £725 (8/9/16).

Single occupancy is £550 supplement - in the Caribbean they charge on a per room basis, so you're effectively paying for a room for two. Any questions please email us info@windwise.net.  

 

Course & Holiday Content

During the course our WINDWISE SKILLS TRAINING SYSTEM we'll cover, super early planing, sailing at higher speeds, stance range, quick short board tacks, gybe variations, duck gybes and any other windsurfing requests. Plus we will have a whole bunch of fun expression sessions to help your level flourish. As ever using our core WINDWISE Skills Training System we get the body to do what you mind is asking it to do! Plus we it's a great opportunity to try different styles and sizes of boards under the safety and guidance of WINDWISE. 

After a full day of coaching, windsurfing and having a great time on the water, there is still time for further socials, adventures or just relaxing in the beauty of the Caribbean! We run a optional social programme and always make sure that it's a welcoming environment to give you the best possible windsurfing experience! Singles, couples or groups are most welcome and we guarantee an amazing windsurfing experience for all our clients.

Kit & Windsurfing Conditions In Bonaire 

Ultra flat water in a massive safe lagoon!  We are using Bonaire Windsurf Place, which is a STARBOARD / RRD centre. We will select the right board for your level and you can change within the centre and out group to suit changes in conditions and your level! They do use the rig deflectors/deviators to protect their boards, which is initially a bit of a pain, but you get used to them. The deviators can be a pain at first waterstarting, but you soon get used to them, plus which is so shallow, you barely need to waterstart...It takes 3-4 months to boards delivered to the island, hence they are keen to look after the kit. The windsurfing centre is packed with great kit, which is perfectly suited to the conditions - we can always switch boards to suit your needs! Boards between 95-150L (If you're unsure about what board is right for you, don't hesitate to ask)

The Caribbean trade winds blow 12-22 Knots (3-5) pretty much all day when the trades are in, so we get a really full day on the water and everyone always comments on how much they learn.

Sails 4.7-7.5m

What to take

It's highly likely that you'll be sailing in just boardies and rash vest! But bring a shortie if you feel the cold or to protect from sun and wind chill on breezier days. 

Hat, sunblock, booties (optional) / US pin travel plug / hoodie / fleece for sitting outside in evenings - 

Loud shirt for BBQ night!

Local currency: $

 

BONAIRE FLIGHT DETAILS 2017 

Please book your own flight to match your course/holiday booking- ASAP!
Suggested Airline KLM - London/Amsterdam/Bonaire for group airport transfers
If you want to book alternative routes/times you'll need to grab a taxi to hotel/beach.
https://www.klm.com/home/gb/en

TRAVEL DATE  11th-20th Jan SOROBON HOTEL 9 Nights accommodation
OUTBOUND 
Flight Date Wed 11th January 2017
Dept Heathrow 08.40 KL1002
Arrive Amsterdam 11.05am
Dept Amsterdam 12.35 KL0765
Arrive Bonaire 19.59 (same day)

INBOUND 
Dept Bonaire Fri 20th Jan 18.55 KL0773
Arrive Amsterdam Sat 21st 11.25am
Dept Amsterdam 14.00 KL1027
Arrive Heathrow 14.25

 

TRAVEL DATES 10th-19th March SONRISA 9 Nights accommodation
OUTBOUND 
Dept Heathrow Fri 10th 08.40
Arrive Amsterdam 11.05
Dept Amsterdam 12.35 KL0773
Arrive Bonaire 17.50

INBOUND
Depart Bonaire Sun 19th March 18.55
Arrive Amsterdam Mon 11.25 KL0773
Dept Amsterdam 13.25
Arrive Heathrow 13.50 KL1017

 

TRAVEL DATES 19th-29th March SONRISA 10 Nights accommodation
OUTBOUND 
Dept Heathrow Sun 19th March 08.40
Arrive Amsterdam 11.05
Dept Amsterdam 12.35 KL0773
Arrive Bonaire 17.50
(We had to add an extra night due to poor flight times on 28th)

INBOUND 
Depart Bonaire Wed 29th March 18.55
Arrive Amsterdam Thur 11.25 KL0773
Dept Amsterdam 13.25
Arrive Heathrow 13.50 KL1017

 

TRAVEL DATES 30th March - 8th April SOROBON 9 Nights accommodation - Too be confirmed!
OUTBOUND 
Dept Heathrow 
Arrive Amsterdam 
Dept Amsterdam 
Arrive Bonaire 

INBOUND 
Depart Bonaire 
Arrive Amsterdam 
Dept Amsterdam 
Arrive Heathrow 

SMALL PRINT

WINDWISE will do their best to ensure your safety and enjoyment on the water. There will be times when you're being coached individually and in a group. There will also be times when you are freesailng by yourself. Windsurfing is, potentially, a dangerous sport and you must agree to sail in a responsible manner and in the designated areas outlined to you in resort.

In the event that Simon Bornhoft is not able to make the clinic due to illness or unforseen circumstances, your WINDWISE booking and holiday are still valid and the course/holiday and adventure will still go ahead and another Windwise coach will be provided for you.

***It's essential that you have third party windsurfing insurance! Either through your holiday travel insurance or RYA or UKWA insurance ***

FOR MORE DETAILS ON BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY GO TO TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

Booking info


SONRISA HOTEL £1525 includes:

9 Nights Sonrisa Hotel B&B / Local Taxes

Group Airport & Beach Transfers 

Board Hire & Board Insurance 

WINDWISE Skills Training System

Group & 1-2-1 Coaching  

Profession Quality Video & Photography 

Special Socials / Location Guiding & Much More!

 

SOROBON BEACH Hotel £1799 per person
Same as above, but beach front hotel, available for our Jan & April sessions.

 

BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHTS.
Please book direct with KLM (see below).

 

Price £500 deposit

Dates

11th-20th Jan Sorobon (Clinic 1)
10th-19th March Sonrisa (Clinic 2)
19th-29th March Sonrisa (Clinic 3)
30thMar-8th April Sorobon (Clinic 4)

Travel Info

Flights: KLM - London/Amsterdam/Bonaire (see suggested flights on main page)

Transfers: 10 mins

Options

Board Hire: Starboard & RRD Included

Single Room: See Supplements In Main Details

Pay your deposit online now

Flight Details

**Suggested flights at end of main page!**

For BONAIRE package you will will need to book your own flight(s).

1.We suggest KLM to book your luggage all the way through, flight price is ranging from £700-800.

www.klm.com/home/gb/en

KLM 
Heathrow (LHR)-Amsterdam 
Amsterdam-Bonaire Flamingo Int 

KLM Inbound 2016
Bonaire Flamingo Int-Amsterdam 
Amsterdam - LHR 

2. If you wish to seek alternative flights then please do, but the planned group transfer will run on these flight dates, arrival and departure times. So, if you don't make the group transfer it's approximately $20-25 each way in a taxi. So if you want to arrive earlier or later you can.

Bonaire at a Glance

  • Sailing Type:Super easy flat water
  • Wind:F4-5
  • Level:Improver-Intermediate
  • Course Criteria

    Must be able to use a harness

  • Course Content

    Windwise Skills Training System to enhance general Freeride windsurfing, early planing, blasting control, straps, harness, gybes, tacks and every other technique issues you might have!

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