Kitesurfing in Fuerteventura

Kitesurfing in Fuerteventura

03.02.2015

Fuerte Ventura means “Strong Wind”. And it is an island. Which naturally makes it a great place for kitesurfing, almost all year around. Here is a quick report from the trip to Corralejo.

Facts about kitesurfing in Fuerteventura

Wind in Fuerteventura: The wind is strongest during the summer, and the waves are biggest during winter. During a week in January we used 7 – 13 m2 kites.

Kitespots in Fuerteventura: We lived in north Fuerteventura, in Correlejo. There, the Flag beach is the nearest spot, with onshore winds and small to medium size waves. The beach is sand, and there are some rocks. On the north coast a littke closer to airport, there is a few more small beach spots. If you follow the north coast the other way, towards Cotillo, you will find a few rocky spots with huge clean waves, that I definitely not would recommend for beginners. For example there is one good wave-spot in Majanicho. The best spot for freestyle on north coast is close to the lighthouse in the lagoon in El Cotillo. There are also other, bigger spots in El Cotillo, with waves. If you go to the south coast, to Costa Calma, you will also find great spots, for example “The Lagoon” and Sotavento. On south coast the winds might be slightly offshore though, at least during the week we visited.

Wetsuit: In winter full wetsuit, maybe a 4/3. In summer shorty or boardshorts.

For who: Beginners will have a great time at some spots. Wave riders will have a great time. Freeriders & big boosters will have a fun time. Freestylers as well in the lagoons.

Stay in Fuerteventura: There area a lot of hotels in the cities. (Check hotels in Fuerteventura here). Also a lot of apartments, find them on airbnb.com. And if you want to surf as well, I definitely recommend living at a surf camp (check Planet Surf Camp here).

kitesurfing Cotillo fuerteventura

Lina kitesurfing in the lagoon close to lighthouse in Cotillo, Fuerteventura

Lina kitesurfing at Flag beach

Lina kitesurfing at Flag beach

Flag beach Fuerteventura

Flag beach Fuerteventura

At lighthouse spot El Cotillo

At lighthouse spot El Cotillo

El Cotillo lighthouse

El Cotillo lighthouse

The lagoon at Lighthouse El Cotillo

The lagoon at Lighthouse El Cotillo

Anything else than kitesurfing in Fuerteventura?

Of course. You can surf in any way, especially in winter. You can downhill mountainbike. You can eat very good food. Or chill. It is a really nice place. Read about 10 tricks for a successful surfing trip to Fuerteventura here, and my review of the place we lived, Planet Surf Camp here.

I hope you’ll have a great time kitesurfing in Fuerteventura, please feel free to comment if you have questions!

6 thoughts on “Kitesurfing in Fuerteventura

  1. Hey yall. I'm heading to FV in April. I learned how to kite in Aruba in November, so I'm still very much a beginner. Can you recommend the best spots for me? Also, great post on the surf camp. I'll be checking them out, too. Thanks for your super helpful blog!

  2. Hi! For April I think the north coast works well, by living in Corralejo for example. Then you can kite every day at Flag beach, and some days you can head down to Cotillo lagoons.
    These should be good for beginners.
    If you want to go to the big kite center in the south, to Sotavento, that works too. There they also have good kiteschools. I hope you enjoy Fuerteventura! 🙂

  3. Peter Anton says:

    Hi there, I am heading to FV in July. I am a very expereinced kitesurfer (15 years), and predominatenly like kiting waves. I know summer is not as good for waves as winter, but do you have a recommendation on what the best spots are for potential surf? Thank you so much and great work on the blog. Good winds. Peter

  4. Kalpitiya (Sri Lanka), A place becoming very popular for Kite Surfing & Water Sports..

    http://www.visitkalpitiya.com

  5. We love it. Fuerte is Europe Mecca for Kitesurfing 🙂
    http://www.surf-store.com/

  6. Olli says:

    Hi,

    I am thinking of going to Fuerte in April for a Kite holiday. Ideally looking for a good flat water location.

    Can you provide any advice on wether its a good destination – time of year / flat water.

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