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Address: Sero Pela 4-j, Noord, Aruba
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+297 733 1515

Armando, the founder of Kitesurfing Aruba started out kiting before it...

Armando, the founder of Kitesurfing Aruba started out kiting before it became mainstream. This makes him Aruba's first ever Kitesurfer and pioneer in promoting kitesurfing on Aruba. Over 9000 people have learned under Armando's proven method of teaching. This sport is ideal for individuals or the whole family.

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Very fun!

The review about Armando is not accurate... he protects beginners with great instructors and warding off very assuming "experienced" Kite boarders who are less than considerate to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris D
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The review about Armando is not accurate... he protects beginners with great instructors and warding off very assuming "experienced" Kite boarders who are less than considerate to beginners near the shore... how can you tell? Just meet any of his staff there! They are awesome! If you want to learn and and have fun going through the learning curve the.... More 

Thank Chris D
Bordeaux, France
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Took my first lessons there a year ago and thought they were average at best. Instructors quite lousy (had 3 different) and no boat to follow you on water. Vela are much much much better organized and a lot more pro in everything they do. Aruba winds are gusty and tough to cope with as a beginner, but that at... More 

Thank worldtraveler546
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

If you really want to learn to kiteboarding - armando's kite shack is a Harvard Education. My husband & 2 sons signed up to to see what kiteboarding was all about. By the second lesson - they were out hitting the waves maneuvering the kite & board. They had the time of their life. It's still the highlight of our... More 

Thank maryland21769
Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I've kite surf in many places, this is by far the worst place to kite! This offshore wind is so irregular, extremely gusty. Impossible to experience a smooth session. Armando (the owner) is very arrogant and I must say I've never seen such a bad host! He's unwelcoming and unhelpful.

1 Thank Dovi67
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I have wanted to do this since I saw kite surfers in Hawaii 12 years ago, just never seemed to have the chance/time until this vacation. Did four 2 hr lessons and was up on the third lesson. Niki did a great job, was very patient, good safety reinforcement at each lesson, and quick to give positive feedback. Highly recommend... More 

Thank Donald B
Crapaud, Canada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We spent a week in Aruba and I decided to take some lessons in kitesurfing. There are several options but it appeared most reviews favoured the "fishermans huts" area and the schools that offered lessons there. It is a very casual atmosphere, people are coming and going constantly and I chose Armandos Kiteshack to book my lessons. At this point... More 

4 Thank Dkspud1
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Seeking an opportunity for the entire family, 13+, to share a thrilling experience. Armando's Kite Shack team transitions each family member in a safe, supportive, and personal journey to competency in one of the most exciting athletic challenges of my life. Having wind surfed and snow boarded through the years I was mistaken in thinking this new challenge would be... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Armando and Philip were great teachers! By the second day (we did the 4 lesson package and broke it up into two days) I was up on the board and flying down the water :) Armando was very responsible to ensure that my dad and I each were comfortable handling and controlling the kite before putting us in the water... More 

Thank franny2016
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

I am writing this review for fellow kiteboarders. My husband and I are always looking for new kiteboarding destinations. For this trip, we decided to try Aruba because we read that it is the most consistently windy island in the Caribbean. We stayed at one of the high rise hotels on Palm Beach, hoping to kite at the Fisherman's Hut... More 

18 Thank Sasha M
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

At first I was abit put off by Armando's school because his people do a lot of aggressive stunts close to shore and they get right into your space with aggressive tactics even when it's obvious you are not that good at kitesurfing. But let me tell you, they are the first out in the water with a rescue boat... More 

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