FROM JUNE 16th – 20th 2018


56Days 22Hours 08Minutes 27Seconds


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

It will take place from June 17th till 21st 2018. This events is organized by Defi Wind organizer Phillipe Bru and 41 times world champion windsurfing Bjorn Dunkerbeck. This event will be hosted at Sorobon Beach Resort,which also the starting location point, as well as grounds for side entertainment events.

The reason why Bonaire is chosen as the host of this event rests on 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 there 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 2017 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 is taking Défi Wind to a new location. He chose a beautiful island in the Caribbean, Bonaire. It will be a collaboration between Bjorn Dunkerbeck, the organisation team at Bonaire and Philippe Bru. This collaboration has all the know-how and skills to host and organize a promising new Défi Wind edition.

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Björn Dunkerbeck

Windsurf legend Bjorn Dunkerbeck is competing in the race and will participate in the organization of Défi Wind Caribbean. His experience and know-how will be a perfect addition for the team. In collaboration with Bjorn Dunkerbeck we are sure, this new edition of Défi Wind will be a spectacular one.

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