Armando was the first kitesurfer and he organizes the first kitesurfingschool of the Caribbean. He has been teaching watersports his whole life.
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If you really want to learn to kiteboarding - Armando's Kite Shack is a Harvard Education. My husband and 2 sons signed up to to see what kiteboarding was all about. By the second lesson - they were out hitting the waves maneuvering the kite and board. They had the time of their lives. It's still the highlight of our amazing Aruba vacation. Armando and the staff at the shack are awesome!
I have wanted to do this since I saw kite surfers in Hawaii 12 years ago. I just never seemed to have the chance / time until this surf camp with Armando's Kite Shack. I did a 4-day kite surfing lessons. Each was 2 hours per day and I was up on the third lesson. Niki did a great job. She was very patient, good safety reinforcement at each lesson, and quick to give positive feedbacks. I highly recommend Armando's Kite Shack, but be aware that Aruba is a gusty place and takes a bit more finesse than some other locales. Thank you, Armando's Kite Shack!
I seek an opportunity for the entire family which was more than 13 people to share a thrilling experience. Armando's Kite Shack team transitions each family member in a safe, supportive, and personal journey in one of the most exciting athletic challenges of my life. Having had wind surfing and snowboarding through the years, I was mistaken in thinking that this new challenge would be as difficult and painful to learn. However, the body harness distributed the forces in a very comfortable manner. You need to be fit. This is not the first step to getting back in shape. My grandson and I shared three two-hour lessons. We enjoyed every moment. We eager to return to Armando's Kite Shack as soon as possible.
Traveler United States
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Armando and Philip were great teachers! By the second day (we did the 4 lesson package and broke it up into two days) I was up on the board and flying down the water. Armando was very responsible to ensure that my dad and I each were comfortable handling and controlling the kite before putting us in the water with Philip. Philip was very patient with the two of us, having never kite surfed before, and took turns having us work with the kite, specializing his guidance to improve our individual weaknesses. At the conclusion our second set of lessons, I asked Philip about where to get some good local Arubian food. The guys at the kite shack insisted we have lunch with them since Armando was already in town picking some stuff up for them, they said it wouldn't be a problem for him to pick up two more to-go boxes. Of course we took them up on their offer! We had lunch at their shaded picnic table eating rice, freshly caught kingfish and plantains, while the guys taught us some words in the local Arubian language, Papiamento. This experience was by far the highlight of my trip and I cannot thank them enough for being so accommodating and fun! Masha danki, Armando and Philip!
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Armando, Jana, EZ, and Yuris really know what they are doing. They can transfer the knowledge effectively and are very safety conscious. We met people from all over the world and had a really great time in addition to the kitesurfing. They are the best. It takes some people longer than others to get up and riding. My son who is 27-year old learns very quick. Meanwhile, I as a 59-year old person learns not as quick as my son. However, now I am up and riding. It is a blast! That was the objective for this year's trip to Aruba. The mission was accomplished. Riding is a fantastic experience as you skim along the water. I can't wait until next year. We just got back home!
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