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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Boca Grandi, Aruba, Aruba
Boca Grandi lies in the southeastern Aruba, about 22 km/13.7 mi southeast of Oranjestad. Oranjestad is the capital city of Aruba. It is a popular beach, that many kite-surfers and boarders visit, in order to perform their favorite extreme water-sport.
Kitesurfing at Boca Grandi is an amazing experience that every kiter should live. Even you are beginner, there are many kind and experienced instructors that will help you enter the world of kitesurfing. They can help the advanced kite-surfers too, advising them how to improve their techniques or learn new tricks. The wind direction at this spot is coming from the Northeast and East. The intensity of the wind is almost always strong and ranges from 16 knots/30 kph to 25 knots/46.3 kph. Furthermore, kiters may enjoy many different styles, such as freestyle, freeride and for the most experienced ones bump and jump. January to August is usually the period that kiters prefer practicing their favorite water-sport, as the winds are pretty strong. Kitesurfing during another period is not prohibitive. It is absolutely feasible, as the winds are pretty reliable.
The temperature at Boca Grandi is pretty high all year round. More specifically, it averages to 28°C/82.4°F. As for the water, its temperature fluctuates from 26°C/78.8°F to 29°C/84.2°F. It is a very sunny island with rare, temporary rainfalls. Even if Aruba is a Caribbean island, no storm or hurricane will spoil your holidays.
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