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).
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!