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The Beginning

In 2014, four super-stoked kitesurfers from Bonaire organized the first Kitemanera. Every day after work you’d find them on the beach, kiting like crazy and chilling on the beach with friends long after the sun set. Since they were all Venezuelan, they soon earned the nickname the Venezuelan Kite Mafia (VKM). Their collective love for kitesurfing gave them an idea – gather local and international kitesurfers together with family and friends into one crazy and unforgettable, kite-filled weekend. They adapted the Spanish word ‘caimanera’ – which means playing sports with friends where fun comes first and rules come second – into the idea for Kitemanera. And the rest was history!

   

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Kitesurfing with a Purpose

As Kitemanera expanded, the VKM became aware of their social responsibilities – or better stated, possibilities – to the local community. In 2015, they created the Fly Your Dreams Foundation, whose dual goals are to promote the development of extreme sports on the beautiful island of Bonaire and help out local social and environmental causes.



Because a love for kitesurfing evolves from a great love of the ocean, it was a natural fit for this year’s designated charity to be the Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire. CRF is dedicated to restoring the shallow-water populations of Elkhorn and Staghorn corals along the coasts of Bonaire and Klein Bonaire. Check out their website to see what an awesome job they’re doing!

 

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Want to Help??

– Become a Coral Restoration Diver

 

– Adopt a Nursery Tree

 

– Purchase The CRF Tag

 

– Purchase The Unique CRF Merchandise

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OUR TEAM

 

We have a lot of crazy people helping us make Kitemanera 2017 happen, and a huge thanks to all of them! Of course, there is the Venezuelan Kite Mafia – this craziness started with them. Ossie, Rommel, Silio & Reinaldo just wanted an excuse to dress up on the water and kite with friends, so we have them to thank for this awesome event! This year, they summoned the cavalry to give them a hand with event organization, so a special thanks to Lianne & Stephanie for all their help. Together we’re going to make Kitemanera 2017 the best Kitemanera yet!

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Want to Join Us?

We are open to people that share our same passion for kiting! Do you want to be a volunteers for Kitemanera 2017? let us know!