ABOUT THE RACES
Aruba Hi-Winds invites enthusiasts and professionals to experience the ultimate in watersports competition. Held annually on the breathtaking shores of Aruba, this event showcases the thrill of windsurfing and kitesurfing races. Participants from around the globe compete in various categories, testing their skills against the best of the best. With its perfect blend of challenging races and tropical beauty, Aruba Hi-Winds offers an unforgettable adventure for competitors and spectators alike.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, Aruba Hi-Winds offers categories across all skill levels. From long distance to slalom races, find your perfect match and showcase your talent.
Kitesurfing is a thrilling watersport that combines elements of surfing, windsurfing, paragliding, and gymnastics into one exciting activity. Using a kite for power, participants glide across the water on a board, propelled by the wind.
Categories: Long Distance – Semi Long Distance – Big Air – Kite Cross
Windsurfing is an exhilarating blend of sailing and surfing, offering a unique way to harness the wind’s power for an unforgettable water adventure. Participants stand on a board and use a sail to catch the wind, steering and maneuvering through the water with a combination of balance and skill.
Categories: Long Distance – Slalom – Slalom Youth (PWA) – Short Shallow Water Races
Wingfoiling combines the exciting elements of kiteboarding, windsurfing, and foiling into an exhilarating watersport. With a handheld wing to catch the wind and a hydrofoil-equipped board that lifts them above the water, participants experience the thrill of gliding across the sea with remarkable speed and agility.
Categories: Long Distance – Slalom
Kite foiling is a thrilling fusion of kiteboarding and hydrofoiling, offering participants the sensation of flying over the water. Riders use a kite to harness the power of the wind and a board equipped with a hydrofoil that lifts them above the surface, allowing for higher speeds and greater maneuverability.
Categories: Long Distance
Windsurf foiling is windsurfing with a twist. By adding a hydrofoil under the board, riders lift off the water, allowing them to sail smoothly and quickly as if flying just above the surface. This cool upgrade to traditional windsurfing means less drag and more speed, making it an exciting challenge for windsurfers looking to try something new.
Categories: Long Distance – Slalom
Sunfish sailing is an engaging way to experience the thrill of the sea. With their compact, single-sailed design, sunfish boats offer a unique challenge that appeals to sailors of all levels. Mastering these sailboats requires a blend of skill, strategy, and agility, turning each race into an exciting adventure.
Categories: Sailboat Races
The mountainbike race offers a thrilling off-road experience that takes cyclists through some of Aruba’s most stunning landscapes. This unique race challenges participants with a mix of rugged terrains, from sandy beaches to rocky trails, testing their endurance, speed, and technical skills.
Categories: Adult Race – Striders (Kids)
The Aruba Hi-Winds schedule is packed with action and entertainment, ensuring non-stop excitement for all. From thrilling kitesurfing, windsurfing, and foiling to mountainbike races and sunfish sailing, there’s a challenge for every competitor. Beyond the competition, enjoy live music, cultural events, and activities perfect for families and spectators. Prepare for non-stop thrill and entertainment at Aruba Hi-Winds, where every moment is a highlight.
LAST YEAR'S EDITION
Ready for an adventure? Sign up today to compete in the Aruba Hi-Winds! Show off your skills in kitesurfing, windsurfing, foiling, mountain biking, or sunfish sailing. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a passionate beginner, we’ve got a spot for you. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this thrilling event, make new friends, and create unforgettable memories. Secure your place in the competition and let the excitement begin!