CUR TravelGuide 02.04.20 - Flipbook - Page 48
On the southeastern coast, Spanish Water is a beautiful protected
lagoon with an outlet to the sea - a favorite with water sports
enthusiasts. It’s the best spot for windsurfing on the island, with a
school for lessons and rentals. On the north side of the lagoon, there
are small bays and islands.
One of the best spots for kite surfers is St. Joris Bay. From beginners
to pros, all are welcome. Lessons are available if you need them. The
bay is actually a large lake, with a channel connecting it to the sea. The
water is still and the wind blows landwards, so conditions are ideal. It
also helps that the water remains shallow up to 40 meters from the
shore. This is where the locals go to kite surf.
If you’ve ever dreamed of flying, this extreme water sport is about
as close as you can come. Try flying on water in the Jan Thiel area.
Flyboarders use a water-powered jet pack to literally blast themselves
out of the water. A long hose pumps water under pressure straight to
your jet boots. Two smaller handheld jets provide some semblance of
control as you rise to new heights, hovering up to 15 meters above the
STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING (SUP)
Stand up paddle boarding is the latest trend in the world of water
sports and is increasingly popular here. Curaçao even has its own SUP
competitions. It’s a whole different experience here than back home.
You’ll be paddling past turtles and pelicans on crystal-clear waters full
of tropical fish and coral.
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