Fuerteventura Windsurfing

It’s generally recognized that Fuerteventura windsurfing is the main sport on the island. The coast offers the ideal conditions because of the temperature of the air and the sea, and the strong Atlantic trade winds.  This creates one of the best locations in the world for the sport and the beaches are a windsurfer’s dream. Thousands of windsurfers come to Fuerteventura every year.

Fuerteventura windsurfing is popular all year round and there are many windsurfing centres that offer tuition for beginners and for intermediate and advanced students.  It is a sport that can be mastered in one day with the correct tuition.  There are windsurfing schools at various locations around the island which offer tuition and equipment hire, and there you will find top professionals and courses for all levels. These schools offer tuition in English and other languages too.

Different parts of the island offer different types of conditions.  It’s possible to windsurf on any part of the island, but you do need to be careful at some locations because of the sea conditions.

The summer months offer the most extreme conditions in the south of the island, and anyone interested in Fuerteventura windsurfing heads goes there.  At the end of July/beginning of August, every year, a heat of the World Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Championship is held on the Sotavento beach in Jandia. You can almost guarantee that it will be windy at this time.

Best beaches for Fuerteventura windsurfing

Playa de Sotavento

This beach in the south of the island, on the Jandia peninsula, is about 25km long and offers ideal conditions for beginners and experienced wind surfers. Here, Fuerteventura windsurfing is at its best with shallow and deep water conditions, and a prevailing off shore wind.  There are two main windsurf centres at either end of the beach.

Flag Beach, Corralejo

Located on the beaches of the famous sand dunes of the National Park, there are opportunities for Fuerteventura windsurfing in ideal conditions, with a prevailing NE wind which blows onshore.  Flag Beach is 4km outside of the resort of Corralejo.

Caleta de Fuste

The windsurf school in Caleta de Fuste, on the east coast, offers the ideal conditions for a beginner to Fuerteventura windsurfing.   The shallow and calm waters in the bay, which is protected from the prevailing winds, give many people the opportunity to learn how to windsurf.

El Cotillo

Fuerteventura windsurfing can be a spectacular sight at the village of El Cotillo in the North West of Fuerteventura.  It’s a place for the experienced windsurfers, at either the beach to the south or near the lagoons to the north.

The West Coast

There are remote beaches down the island’s west coast, which offer extreme conditions for experienced windsurfers, but these waters can be dangerous because of the sea swell and cliffs.

 So there is the opportunity to join the windsurfers, who enjoy the perfect conditions that the island of Fuerteventura offers.  Maybe, you’ll be an enthusiast, who’ll keep returning to the beaches year after year.

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