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Girl Surfing at Wariruri Beach in Aruba

Surfing & Paddle Boarding in Aruba

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.​

Summer Vacation in Aruba

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Surfing & Paddle Boarding in Aruba

More Extraordinary Water Activities

Sailing on Aruban waters

Set sail for a glorious cruise along Aruba’s scenic coastline.

Underwater Tours in Aruba

Have a unique vacation experience by joining an underwater tour in Aruba by semi-submarine, real submarine, or sea trek.

Flamingos on Renaissance Island

Private Islands

Aruba has in its proximity two private islands: Renaissance Island and De Palm Island.

Kayak & Canoe tours in Aruba

Explore the Caribbean ocean with kayaks or canoes

Parasailing in Aruba

Join the fun of parasailing on Palm Beach and experience a feeling of exhilaration just as the parachute fills with air.

Jetski, Jetlev, & Seabob Rental in Aruba

Amp up your Caribbean vacation with exhilarating motorized water sports on the gorgeous coastline of Aruba.

Deep Sea Fishing in Aruba

Catch your 'beauty of the ocean' and hop aboard on one of the many deep sea fishing charters in Aruba that hunt for game fish.

Couple snorkeling while holding hands.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Marvel at a diminutive damselfish as it guards its home by waving sea fans, or encounter the schools of blue parrotfish.

Female surfing at the beach.

On the Water in Aruba

The turquoise water of Aruba’s southern Caribbean sea embraces our happy island like a hug.

The largest amateur windsurfing and kite boarding competition in the world takes place every year in Aruba.   Hundreds of competitors vie for medals in various categories.  While most of the kite boarding competitions take place on the southern end of the island at Boca Grandi, the majority of the events take place at Fisherman’s Huts, just past The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba.  Hi-Winds is a great spectator event as well, with a full agenda of beach parties, fashion shows, and concerts to enjoy.

Kite & Windsurfing in Aruba

Aruba's constant trade winds, extensive shallows, and challenging wave conditions make Aruba a surfer’s paradise.

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.

We’re just getting started with the amazing effects Aruba has to offer. Dig into your trip details below to unlock a Caribbean experience that will fill you with sunshine and send you home with a happy afterglow that never fades.

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