FROM JUNE 16th – 20th 2018


18Days 22Hours 58Minutes 01Seconds


The Defi Wind Caribbean organization is proud to announce its THIRD edition of the biggest windsurf and kitesurfing competition in the world!

Defiwind Caribbean will take place from June 16th until June 20th 2018. This event is organized by the Defi Wind organizer Phillipe Bru and 42 times world windsurfing champion Bjorn Dunkerbeck. This event will be hosted at Sorobon Beach Resort, which also the starting location point, as well as the location for side events for the participants.

Bonaire is chosen as the host of this event because of a few crucial factors: steady winds all year long, the beautiful scenery, friendly water condition, and extremely pleasant weather and water temperatures. There’s a reason why people from all over the world of different levels see Bonaire as one of their favorite spots.

DefiWind Caribbean takes place right before Sorobon Masters – a local windsurfing competition! All the participants of the DefiWind Caribbean are invited to register for both events!

So extend your stay and also register for the Sorobon Masters and Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge 2018 which will be from June 21st until June June 24th at Sorobon Beach Resort.


The first Defiwind Caribbean in 2016 hosted 35 windsurfers and 2 kiters. This was a good preview on what Bonaire can offer and if Bonaire is a good location for a DefiWind. Soon it became clear that Bonaire, as well as all the participants passed the test and DefiWind Caribbean will become an annual, steadily growing event!

Thanks to the GPS-system of Dotvision (Guillaume Pelletier) the competitors could be followed per second live through the website. This together with the expertise of Philippe and Bjorn Dunkerbeck made it a fantastic event and promises much more for the 2018!

To see all photos of Défiwind Caribbean 2016 click here

Philippe Bru

Le Défi wind founder and chef Philippe Bru chose the beautiful island of Bonaire to be the hosting location for the Caribbean edition of the Defi. It is a collaborative project between Bjorn Dunkerbeck, the organisation team from Bonaire and Philippe Bru. The combined skills definitely promise the participants an exciting third edition!

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Björn Dunkerbeck

Windsurf legend Bjorn Dunkerbeck is parts of the organization of Défi Wind Caribbean. His experience and knowledge is the perfect addition for the team. Not only is he part of the core organizing team, but also one of the most entertaining race participants to admire and watch during the Defiwind!

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