This fabolous beach made the island famous for windsurfing. Since 1985 the world’s best windsurfers have battled annually here for the World Championship in the disciplines of speed, slalom and freestyle. The spot is perfect for freeriding, freestyle or your first steps into funboarding. On good days the shorebreak allows a little aerial and some ramps will make you fly when sailing out. Safe separation between wind- and kitesurfers. It is the most consistently windy spot of Fuertventura due to thermal effect of the hills. If the wind in the north of the island is limit for planning, than you will be flying here! Windsurf center and recue service right on the spot. Best season: All year around.
A 4 km long, standing-depth area fills with sea water at high tide, across Sotavento beach. This turquoise water, heated by the sun creates a perfect schooling area. Allthough, from beginners to professionals, everyone has a good time here. Separated only by a bank of sand, you can swap between the open sea and the lagoon in less than a minute.
This is the most southern beach of Sotavento and the place where the speed surfers during the former World Cup reached their highest velocity. The spot is perfect for freeriding, freestyle or your first steps into funboarding. On good days the little shorebreak allows an aerial and some ramps will make you fly while sailing out. Easy parking close to the shore. Side offshore wind enforced by the thermal effect of the hills. If the wind in the north of the island is limit for planning, than you will be flying here!
Flatwater spot just outside of Costa Calma. This is the most northern beach of the island which receives the thermal wind effect of the hills. Perfect for freestyle or for your first steps into funboarding: Planning your first meters along the beach or carving your first 360’s. Park and rig right on the beach, easy!
One of the best spots on the island in terms of waveriding. When it’s classic you will get masthigh glassy waves for down the line windsurfing. Some powerfull aerial sections will make you totally stoked! Needs Calima (east) wind from the Sahara, this is side-offshore. If the outside is oversized you will be able to sail the inside down the bay. Some years Majanicho delivers about 30 sailing days, other years not one day. Watch out: The Calima wind can be strong in the morning but drops after noon, sail back when you feel wind is dropping to avoid an hour of swimming…
Another one of the best spots on the island in terms of waveriding. When it’s classic you will get loads of wind and masthigh waves with powerfull aerial sections. Down the line sailing allowing up to four turns. If it’s big you will be able to sail the smaller fun wave inside the bay. Some years La Caleta delivers loads of sailing days, other years not one day. Needs a south west wind which can bring (finally) rain.
Side onshore jump spot which allows a good snap coming in. Needs a small swell to be perfect, allthough it’s sailed all winter with big waves. In winter however it is usually the inside reform which is mostly sailed. Best at low tide with small northeast swell in summer and with high tide during winter.
La Concha is located at the south of the island of Lobos. Just the trip out there makes it a unique experience: Launch at Flag Beach with starboard tack, sail over the 3 km crystal clear channel and arrive in one run waveriding with port tack. A powerfull bowl will make your day complete. Only sailed with hightide, famous mast snapper. Be aware, there is no surfshop on Lobos… Needs a huge swell to make it pump. When it’s small and windy, you can jump as well.
The best summer spot in terms of waveriding. Located in the middle of the dunes of Corralejo. When it’s classic you will get masthigh glassy waves allowing up to three turns. Perfect spot for aerials. Needs first several days of northeast trade wind to ceate waves. When the wind eventually turns north to northwest, Glasbeach will deliver side to sideoffshore conditions. The peak breaks on a reef but you can launch from the beach down in the flatwater bay. This is also a surf spot. Be patient and give the surfers their time, the wind picks up normally after noon and this is when windsurfers take over the peak.
When the North Shore is getting big, a peak breaks out in the bay off Corralejo. It starts outside as a mellow shoulder who can get mast high. Once you arrive closer to the shore the wave get’s more powerfull, this is the moment you should start waveriding. If you are not stoked enough yet, you can get some massive jumps sailing out. West wind is best, which is side – side onshore. Tip: Launch behind the corner at the little beach to avoid a long ‘rocky’ walk.
Powerful beachbreak, often closes out when swell is overhead or tide is wrong for the banks. Banks improve after winter scouring offering makeable barrel sections. The cliffs at the north end offer some north wind protection. Picks up north to west swell. Good intermediate spot. All year around, if it’s not too big or too small.
Big bay located just above the capital of the island. Sailable with all directions, but north to northeast is best. When it’s sideshore the long rebuilding left at the north of the bay will let you rip up to six turns. There is a small aerial section on the inside. In the middle breaks a more powerfull one-move A-frame. When it is (side) onshore, the reef at the south of the bay offers great waves for jumping. In summer it needs a norhteast wind swell, in winter a big ground swell can reach the east coast.