With 7 miles of continuous white sand beach, turquoise seas and strong currents; Fuerteventura
is the perfect water sports destination in Europe. The water is warm and clear and the winds are strong, creating the ideal climate for all types of water sports.
If you love the water and have an adventurous streak, this is the destination for you!
Water sports are exceedingly popular in Fuerteventura. Here you can try all types of sports but the most popular are surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing. Great places to stay in Fuerteventura for water sports are Corallejo
, and anywhere on the north side of the island.
Fuerteventura is the surfing capital of the Canary Islands. Some would even call it the surfing capital of Europe. Needless to say, everyone’s surfing experience is different but boy are the conditions great here! Warm water, cool breezes and big waves make this the perfect spot for surfing.
Most surf shops run schools where dedicated teachers teach all levels and age groups. If you’re going with teenage kids, this is a great activity that will have them hooked.
The best surf is along the north and northwest coasts
, where there are breaks and waves to suit all levels. The more adventurous and experienced surfer should be advised that there are waves here that have never been ridden before. Will you be the first?
Windsurfing is the main water sport on the island. Fuerteventura has played host to the Windsurfing World Cup
every year for the last 28 years. This is probably the most accessible sport on the island and windsurfing is available to everyone—from beginners to the more advanced.
Windsurf centres on the island are plentiful and provide excellent training. You should be ready to go after one day of training at one of the excellent windsurfing schools like Flag Beach Windsurf
and Kitesurf Centre. It has all the equipment and expertise that you will need. These guys will also sort you out with body boarding or surf gear if there are no winds on the day. So no excuses for slacking!
The strong trade winds make Fuerteventura one of the best places to try kitesurfing for the first time. If you’ve never tried it, you’re in for a treat! The best conditions for kitesurfing are in the summer. July and August are optimum months with the cross winds strong and the surface of the water at its flattest.
Corallejo seems to be a perfect spot for kitesurfing also so if you’re staying here, take a trip to Flag Beach which is on the road out of Corallejo. There are about 3 Km of white sand beach perfect for kitesurfing. Don’t worry if you’re a novice you can pick it up in a day with the help of an experienced tutor
On one of Fuerteventura’s many sunny days, imagine taking the boat out as far as neighbouring Lanzarote. While enjoying the smooth sailing, watch out for the dolphins, whales and turtles that you might encounter. Stop for a little swimming, snorkelling and jet skiing and follow it up with refreshments and drinks on board the Catamaran. Sounds pretty amazing to us!
Spring/summer is traditionally sailing season, so if you’re looking for a holiday activity for a group or a family, sailing is perfect. Corralejo has many sailing companies and even schools where you can learn your way around a boat and finally fulfil your dreams of learning to sail.
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