Kiteboarding in Aruba
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Thanks to constant trade winds, kiteboarding (also called kitesurfing) is fast becoming a popular pastime on this tiny island. The sport involves gliding on and above the water on a small surfboard or wakeboard while hooked up to an inflatable kite. Windsurfing experience helps, and practice time on the beach is essential.
Aruba Active Vacations. Kiteboarding rental costs are usually $60 per day (though it may take the better part of a day to get the hang of it) with a $10 insurance charge. Once you're proficient, you may want to participate in some of the island's freestyle tournaments and long-distance races. Aruba Active Vacations is also a major windsurfing center on the island. north end of beach, Fisherman's Huts Beach. 297/586–0989. www.aruba-active-vacations.com.
Fisherman's Huts Windsurf Center. Those eager to fly the friendly skies can take lessons and rent reliable equipment at Fisherman's Huts. L.G. Smith Blvd. 101, Palm Beach. 297/586–9000 Ext. 6430 or 800/223–5443. www.velawindsurf.com.
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