SURF IN FUERTEVENTURA

The European Hawaii

 

Come and discover the surf in Fuerteventura, also known as the European Hawaii! The island offers extraordinary surf conditions and warm temperatures all year round. Fuerteventura’s amazing surf conditions attract each year surfers from all around the world and they make the island one of the most popular surf destinations in Europe.

In the north of Fuerteventura, you find a great variety of beach and reef breaks. The spots are distributed on three different coasts that are reachable within 5 to 20 driving minutes from our Surf Camp in Corralejo: the east coast, north shore and the west coast. The spots on these coasts are all working with different swell and wind directions which means that there is always a wave to surf.

 

Suitable for all levels

 

You can find all from beginner friendly waves to learn to challenging waves for advanced level only. So whether you are beginner, intermediate or an advanced surfer seeking barrels, Fuerteventura is the ideal surf destination for all levels!

The main season to surf in Fuerteventura is from mid September until beginning of April. Around that time of the year, the reef breaks of Fuerteventura’s north shore are firing but even though swells are bigger in autumn and winter, the surf in Fuerteventura is consistent all year round! Good waves can be found throughout the year, no matter when you visit.

 

Average temperatures in Fuerteventura

 

A great thing about surfing in Fuerteventura is the temperature. Whereas it is pretty freezing in most surf destinations around Europe in winter, the average day temperature in Fuerteventura is around 20°c. In summer and early autumn you can surf in a swimsuit or short wetsuit. During fall, winter and spring, a long 3/2 wetsuit is enough. The average water temperature is 21°C in summer and 19° in winter.

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SURF SCHOOL SPOTS

Find below some of the surf spots that we are using for our surf lessons:

ROCKY POINT

Rocky Point is a reef break in the city of Corralejo. You can overlook this spot from our Camp terrace and it is only a short walk along the beach to get there. It is a very popular surf spot that is suitable for all levels. You can surf both left- and righthanders. The best swell direction is from north, northwest or west. The spot can get crowded sometimes.

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COTILLO

To the south of el cotillo town, on the northwest coast, you find some stunning beaches, great for surfing when the conditions are right. The beaches of Cotillo are suitable both for beginners and advanced surfers, depending on the conditions. The spot works best with swells from the west and winds from the east.

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LA CALETA

Caleta is a reef break located on the north shore of Fuerteventura, around 15 minutes drive from the Camp (via a dirt-road). The spot offers mainly lefthander but you can catch some righthanders too. It is suitable for all levels and can be surfed at any tide. The best swell direction is northwest and north.

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PLAYA DEL MORO

This spot is situated on the east coast, between Corralejo and Puerto del Rosario, just after the Parque Natural. It is a beachbreak but it has some stony underground. The spot works best during the summer months and with low tide. It is suitable for all levels.

surfer in front of surf spot in fuerteventura
PUNTA BLANCA

Punta Blanca is another reef break on the north shore. It is a great spot for intermediate surfers, less so for beginners because you need to paddle a lot to reach the line up. The spot offers beautiful rights but unfortunately it can get quiet crowded here. The spot works best with high tide and works with swells from the west, northwest and north.