View Full Version : Windsurfing and beach holiday around Christmas - recommendable?

07-20-2012, 01:24 PM
Hello Dear BT members,

I am thinking about spending my christmas holiday on Bonaire. My boyfriend loves to windsurf so he is eager to experience surfing at Jibe City. I do a little surfing but I also love to find a quiet spot on the beach and just read. My question is if we will find both - good surfing and relaxing conditions - on Bonaire around christmas. I am aware that the island might be crowded around that time. It would be great if you could tell me if there are some spots around Jibe City to relax with a book. And I would also like to know how bad cruise ship arrivals affect the atmosphere around Lac Bay. Unfortunately we are no divers and can not escape under water.

Best regards

07-20-2012, 01:52 PM
Hi Nia,

7606 to BT

I've only been to Bonaire (for windsurfing) in May, so not sure how full it gets at Xmas due to the cruise ships, but I think I can say that you should always be able to find a place to sit and read.

Good surfing, yes as long as the wind is blowing - then definitely....

just check out the Lac bay Webcams.... at Jibe City (http://www.breathebonaire.com/index.php?CURRENT_CAM=bonairecam4&SET_CAM=bonairecam4) and Windsurf Place (http://www.breathebonaire.com/index.php?CURRENT_CAM=bonairecam6&SET_CAM=bonairecam6)

oh and don't forget to wave for us Cammers, so we can post a capture of you on the webcam threads :cool:

07-20-2012, 02:02 PM
click here (http://www.infobonaire.com/cruises.html) to see what cruise ships are due to be in port when you are there..

07-20-2012, 02:31 PM
Thank you. I saw on the plan that a cruise ship will be there pretty much every day :(.

petri hausmann
07-21-2012, 10:43 AM
the cruise schedule is not confirmed as of yet. i see the freewinds has several visits but the scientologists do not disembark so they do not affect any island activities. perhaps there might be some impactfrom the other ships, but remember the ships are here for only a few hours and the tours are only a couple of hours on the road at best. the commercial area of kralendijk is another story, but you are far away from the hustle and bustle.

Roy aka rayman
07-21-2012, 10:56 AM
You just have to check out the Webcam posts around Xmas 2011 to see how much room you can expect..

Just before Xmas 2011 (http://www.bonairetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?71807-One-Phrase-Can-Mean-Many-Things)

Xmas Eve (http://www.bonairetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?71824-Merry-Christmas-from-Our-Nations-Capital)

A bit busier on 28th Dec (http://www.bonairetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?71838-And-when-you-smile-for-the-camera)