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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
maryland21769
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank maryland21769
Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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1 Thank Dovi67
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Donald B
Crapaud, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank franny2016
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

At 68, I've vacillated about trying kite surfing. Back,knees,vision etc. aren't what they used to be. While in Aruba this week, luckily hooked up with Armando and his outstanding staff at Armando's Kite Shack. www.kitesurfingaruba.com I signed up for a beginner lesson which was one hour on land learning basic kite handling, then one hour in water learning safety,kite retrieval,body... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Aruba is different from many kitesurfing venues in that the wind is offshore and it is near tall hotels. Both of these need to be taken into account for safe kiting. The later results in the wind being rather puffy. A beginner kiter that goes downwind ends up further and further out to sea. The kiting area is shallow so... More 

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