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Armando's Kite Shack

Really great experience taking some lessons from Armando's instructors the past week. All super... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
pwnel
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New York City, New York
NIce place, no rentals

It is a beautiful place, but as described in other reviews a bit far from main living areas (45-50... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Gregory G
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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Sero Pela 4-j, Noord, Aruba
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Really great experience taking some lessons from Armando's instructors the past week. All super friendly and excellent, energetic instructors. Armando has a good selection of gear which really help to match conditions and make the most of your time on the water. Made some good...More

1  Thank pwnel
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

It is a beautiful place, but as described in other reviews a bit far from main living areas (45-50 minutes). And there are no rentals on this beach, and other kite places will not let you take their kites here - so you would need...More

Thank Gregory G
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 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!...More

Thank Chris D
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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....More

Thank worldtraveler546
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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...More

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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...More

1  Thank Dovi67
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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...More

Thank Donald B
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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...More

4  Thank Dkspud1
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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...More

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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...More

Thank franny2016
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