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Kitemanera
That’s right! Just five more sleeps until the craziest kite carnival in the Caribbean kicks off on Bonaire! And when you’re here and riding the buttery flat goodness that is our local kitespot, remember that there’s an amazing world just underneath your board.

Bonaire is blessed with a beautiful fringing reef all around the island. Truly spectacular. We’re damn lucky, actually. When the wind isn’t blowing (which hardly ever happens, by the way), we just head underwater to play. And this year’s Kitemanera charitable partner – Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire – is helping to make the underwater landscape even more beautiful.

Since 2012, Francesca and her team have been lovingly growing endangered staghorn and elkhorn corals in nurseries, then transplanting them to restoration sites around the island. This gives the fish and invertebrates that thrive in our crystal-clear waters an exciting three-dimensional habitat to call home. Since its inception, CRF has successfully transplanted more than 9,000 baby corals on our reefs!

When you register for this year’s Kitemanera event, a portion of your fee will be donated to CRF Bonaire. And in your goodie bag, you’ll receive an official CRF Bonaire tag. Wear it with pride, Kitemaneros! Plus, you’re entitled to discounts on CRF Bonaire merchandise, available for sale at the event. And while you’re on the island, you don’t want to miss the chance to snorkel or scuba dive and explore our beautiful coral reefs up close. That is, if you’re not too tired from all the Kitemanera craziness.

Stay stoked, and we’ll see you this weekend at Atlantis Kite Beach for Kitemanera 2017.


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Kitemanera 2017 is less than two weeks away! Can you believe it? We’ve come so far from that first event in 2014. Now it is a kitesurfing carnival of epic proportions. Dare we say the BEST kite event in the Caribbean? Yes, yes we will make that claim.

But none of this would be possible without the ongoing support of island businesses and friends from around the world. Together they make it possible to give you an amazing experience. So without further ado…a little Kitemanera love for our main sponsors – Fly Your Dreams Foundation, Claro Beer and Rocargo – plus everybody else who has chipped in this year. We love you all and your fantastic contributions!

Kiteboarding Bonaire
Waxed
Gaia Productions
Kite City

Spice Beach Club
Kitesurfshop.nl
Island Girl Writing
Beach Vibes
Romeo Di Batista
Hole Clothing
BHM
Casa Calexico – Your Guesthouse on Bonaire
Epic Tours
HBN Law
Courtyard by Marriott
Bonaire Kiteschool
Orellana Foundation
CityShop
Lieuwe Boards
Island Tribe
Phish Phaktory
Caribe Watersports
Obersi
Alzonia
Bonaire Tourism Corporation
We Share Bonaire
Bistro de Paris
Windhoek Resort
Jibe City
Eden Beach
Kiptukkie Chicken

Thanks to all for your loyal support. We’ll see you on the beach!
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Kitemanera wouldn’t be what it is – in fact, would not even exist – without the rich cultural heritage and legacy born from our mother country – Venezuela. In all that we do, we seek to honor, cherish and respect the centuries of history that define what it means to be Venezuelan. We are grateful to hail from a country so rich with natural beauty and amazing people. We are proud to be Venezuelanos.

So it is with mixed feelings that we are gearing up to host the party of the year while our loved ones and fellow countrymen back in our homeland are facing a crisis of international proportion. Each day we hear personal stories of the suffering that family and friends face under the iron fist of Maduro. Shortages of the basics of everyday life – food, medicine, supplies. A 700% rate of inflation. Daily violence and the highest murder rate in the world. While the government turns a blind eye. They go skydiving. They feast. They line their pockets while ignoring the cries of the Venezuelan people.

And while all this tragedy takes place less than 100 miles away, with only a small sliver of the shimmering Caribbean Sea separating us, we do not face these same hardships. We do what we can to help, but it is never enough. So we brainstormed to think of a way we could use Kitemanera 2017 as a platform to call attention to the plight of the Venezuelan people. And we came up with an idea.

Use the power of social media to help spread the word about the suffering taking place in our beloved homeland. This year at Kitemanera, we are giving away special Peace wristbands to everyone who attends. We hope you will wear it with pride. And then Instagram and Facebook the hell out of it with the hashtag #vzlacontraladictadura. (Venezuela against dictatorship.)

We want you to help us make this idea go viral. We want you to fill social media with hashtagged photos of you (lots and lots of photos) wearing this special bracelet. Our goal is to help spread the word about the dire situation happening right now. To help ignite the support of the international community. Because we need everyone’s help to end the plight of the people in our home country.

Get your bracelet the weekend of Kitemanera. Then light up social media. We appreciate it. The people of Venezuela appreciate it. And it is one small thing we can all do to help right the wrongs of Nicolas Maduro and his regime. And, in the meantime, if you aren’t up to speed on what is happening right now in our beloved country, here are a few links that explain the situation back home.

Life is Hell in Venezuela – Jorge Ramos
Venezuela: What is Happening Today – Al Jazeera TV

Muchas gracias, much love and see you on the beach.

Ossie, Rommel, Silio & Reinaldo

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Carlos Mario. Youri Zoon. Lasse Walker. 


What do these guys have in common besides being epic pro riders who are ALL coming to Kitemanera 2017? When they’re not showing us their sick tricks on the H2O, they’re all going to be relaxing at the most luxe, laid back guesthouse on Bonaire.

Windhoek Resort.

A huge Kitemaneros THANK YOU to the boys – Roan & Freek – for making sure our pros chill in style at the only four-star, eco resort on the island. Amazing villas in a lush garden. A ridiculous pool with enough lounge chairs for all the boys and their friends. A palapa as big as the guys’ big air jumps. Plus a communal BBQ for all those grill n’ chill sessions after dark. And the best part? This tropical paradise is just a few minutes from Atlantis Kite Beach, the main site for Kitemanera 2017. We have to admit, we’re a little jealous.

So check out Windhoek and show them a little love, too. Oh, and did we mention the Windhoek Kitemanera special? Yeah, check that out too. 50% off your stay if you’re coming to the most epic kitesurfing event in the Caribbean. We can’t think of a more perfect place to call home if you’re coming to Bonaire to kite. 

See you on the beach!
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Admit it. One reason you love Kitemanera so much is the awesome lycras that come in your goodie bag. You know you secretly love to wear them (the lycras, not the goodie bag…unless that’s your thing, in which case…go for it) long after the event, during random kite sessions at Atlantis or wherever you happen to be around the world. Spreading a little Kitemanera cheer throughout the year.

And when you’re looking great on the beach wearing your new swag at Kitemanera 2017, be sure and say thanks to Rocargo…this year’s sponsor who made them possible. They have also sponsored a bunch of other stuff, too. Like the super-cool, overwater stage for the fashion show during the Kitemanera kick-off on Friday night, May 26th. Thanks for keeping the sexy models out of the pool, guys.

We couldn’t do it without our major sponsors. So a huge Kitemanera shout-out to Robbie and the team at Rocargo. Without their support, we’d all be topless on the beach during Kitemanera. Oh wait…are we really saying that like it would be a bad thing?

Just kidding! Stay stoked, keep your clothes on at the beach and we’ll see you all soon.
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Dreams, baby. Fly Your Dreams. It’s what kiteboarding is about after all. Dreaming it, learning it, doing it, loving it.

And dreams are how Kitemanera started way back when. So it’s only fitting that the Kitemanera founders – Ossie, Rommel, Silio & Reinaldo – started a non-profit foundation to keep kite dreams alive for everyone on Bonaire. And now the Fly Your Dreams Foundation is one of the main sponsors of Kitemanera.

But what’s the foundation up to the 363 other days of the year, when this crazy kite event is not happening? Well, the guys never rest. The Fly Your Dreams Foundation is busy helping the local community realize their dreams, too. How? By motivating the local youth to pursue their goals, their dreams, their visions. And it can begin with learning to kiteboard. After all, learning this amazing sport takes discipline, commitment, practice – all traits that bring success in other areas of life. And the sooner you begin, the faster your dreams become reality. Cool, right? Kiting with a purpose. We like that.

If you’d like to get involved with helping the foundation promote the sport of kiting on Bonaire, it’s easy. Just give a shout out to the guys at info@kitemanera.com

And in the meantime…get out there and fly your own dreams. You never know where they will take you. After all, the sky’s the limit – especially in kiteboarding.

Stay stoked and see you on the beach!

 

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The entire Kitemanera team is stoked to announce that Claro beer is one of our main sponsors this year. Whoop, whoop! 

Just like Kitemanera, Claro is taking Bonaire by storm. A super chill, clear, Mexican-style beer that pairs perfectly with summertime (and a slice of lime), Claro is the official taste of Kitemanera.

So get ready for a weekend of super-stoked kite action on the water. Then kick back on the beach and enjoy the fun with a cold, crisp Claro.

Cheers!
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It’s time!  Registration for Kitemanera 2017 is O-P-E-N!

Don’t miss your chance to get in on the most fun under the Caribbean sun. Get your costume ready and join us for races, freestyle competitions, big air and bigger parties during the last weekend in May. Your registration fee of $70 covers all the fun, the famous Kitemanera lycra, other great goodies and a donation to the Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire. We promise you won’t find a crazier, friendlier, more memorable “kiting-for-a-cause” weekend anywhere else!

But be quick. Registration is limited (as in like only the first 100 riders), and we want you to be part of the excitement that is Kitemanera.

Stay stoked, and we’ll see you in May!
The Kitemanera Crew
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It’s happening!  Kitemanera 2017 is live. Check out our awesome website for all the information about the biggest, baddest, charitable kitesurfing event in the Southern Caribbean (and maybe the world!). We’ve been working hard to put together the best event yet, and promise that the 4th annual Kitemanera will totally surprise and amaze you.

Registration opens in two weeks. So mark your calendars and keep in touch on Facebook, Insta and right here on our blog. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the most fun under the Caribbean sun. Until then, start thinking about your costume for our world-famous Costume Race. Need inspiration? Check out some of the colorful creations from Kitemaneras past right here.

Fly high,
The Kitemanera Crew
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Can you feel it in the air? The electricity of Kitemanera 2017 is about to be unleashed on dushi Bonaire.

Registration for the biggest, baddest, craziest “kiting-for-a-cause” event opens soon. So stay tuned and don’t miss your chance to become part of history. This is going to be our biggest event yet, so get ready. And start practicing your signature move, because we have impressive prizes waiting to be awarded for biggest air, best trick, craziest crash and other fun categories.

So get ready to sign up and join us the last weekend in May. After all, we know you already have your costume picked out, right?!

See you on the water!

Ossie, Rommel, Rey & Silio
Your Kitemanera Crew

 

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