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Glide across our tranquil waters on a paddleboard or catch a wave at one of our surf breaks.
Whether it's a paddleboard or a surfboard that you prefer, Aruba's coastline offers you a variety of venues to test your grit or simply enjoy the serenity of the ride.
Although originating in the Pacific, standup paddle boarding (SUP) has become a hugely popular activity in Aruba. Many resorts and water sports companies along Palm Beach, Fisherman’s Huts, and Eagle Beach offer paddle board rentals.
Aruba has in its proximity two private islands: Renaissance Island and De Palm Island.
Kayak through Aruba's calm waters and mangrove lagoons along Aruba's southern fringe.
Join the fun of parasailing on Palm Beach and experience a feeling of exhilaration just as the parachute fills with air.
Marvel at a diminutive damselfish as it guards its home by waving sea fans or encounter a school of blue parrotfish.
Have a unique vacation experience by joining an underwater tour in Aruba by semi-submarine, real submarine, or sea trek.
Amp up your Caribbean vacation with exhilarating motorized water sports on the gorgeous coastline of Aruba.
Aruba's constant trade winds, extensive shallows, and challenging wave conditions make Aruba a surfer’s paradise.
The turquoise water of Aruba’s southern Caribbean sea embraces our happy island like a hug.
There are also companies specializing in SUP tours, taking you to the serene environs of the calm waters and mangrove lagoons along Aruba's southern fringe, which is ripe for exploration by paddleboard. Soak in the scenery—many of our exotic local and migratory bird species and other flora and fauna take up residence in this protected area that is under the watchful eye of our Arikok National Park.
Aruba may not come to mind as the island with the best surfing in the Caribbean, but seasoned surfers appreciate the challenge of surfing in Aruba with our fast-breaking waves. Several surf breaks, most of them located along the north coast of the island, provide an ample supply of ridable waves, typically of decent size but choppy due to Aruba's strong trade winds.
These waves are best navigated on a shortboard. Longboarders can often catch smaller waves with a longer, smoother ride at another one of the top Aruba surf spots, just offshore from Arashi Beach. Aruba has some of the most interesting Caribbean surfing spots.
The local Aruba surfing community is especially friendly and gracious towards guest surfers at the breaks. Several surf contests are held throughout the year, with the winners representing Aruba at international competitions.