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Can you surf in Aruba?

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Can you surf in Aruba?

Hello, does anybody know if you can surf in Aruba and if so where is there a good hotel to stay nearby? We really fancy Aruba but my husband and kids like to be "active" on holiday and doing watersports (I'm happy to just sunbathe!) so we are looking for a holiday that suits all?

Any advice would be greatly received!


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1. Re: Can you surf in Aruba?

The side of the island with good beaches does not have surf. The side with surf is very rocky and dangerous.

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2. Re: Can you surf in Aruba?

We enjoyed watching two people surfing at Arashi Beach earlier this week. The water was rougher than usual, so I wouldn't count on being able to surf though.

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3. Re: Can you surf in Aruba?

most of the surfing on aruba is bodyboarding...

the beaches arent really known for their high surf though. if you catch a storm brewing or something, you may see some surf (eg - the last 2.5 months! Lol)

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4. Re: Can you surf in Aruba?

windsurfing is big in Aruba. They would probably enjoy this as well. Lessons are available if they've never done it before.

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5. Re: Can you surf in Aruba?

Have your husband hook up with a local.


"Bula Surf Shop was founded in 2003 by David and Yair based on nothing more than a love for surfing. The shop serves the local surf scene (yes, there is surf in Aruba) and other people in the know. Come see us in the shop Monday - Saturday from 9:30AM(after our morning surf session) to 6PM (before our evening session). We're in the Royal Plaza mall on the second floor. Tel 583-8458. Email: info@bula-aruba.com" http://www.facebook.com/bulasurfshop#!/bulasurfshop

www.wannasurf.com/spot/Central_America/Aruba/ lists 19 spots, most for experienced surfers. They list the dangers (most, if not all underwater), but surfing with a local they can clue you in on underwater rocks, coral, rips, undertow etc.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEBKm3mmL_w A compilation of surfing a "small day" in Aruba.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGES1SyzKHg&NR=1 Summer Surf in Aruba, if you look closely you can see some of the underwater obstructions ighthouselovertoo was referring to

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6. Re: Can you surf in Aruba?

This is for people who say there is no real surf spots in Aruba! We surf Dos Playas but you really need to have it together because it can be a real washing machine and the pull is sick. I never go out unless there are some locals in the water. If Arashi beach has a break it can be really fun and supper safe. I agree with touching bas with Bula Surf Shop for info. Serch their Facebook page if you want to get in touch with them it's the best way. They always post what's breaking. You will need a car or SUV to get to most spots. Where are you staying and when? PS here is a great vid, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7YoK1HOf98

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