A lot of people travel for surfing because obviously surf spots can be found only in a few places around the world. Surf travel is awesome but might cause trouble and misunderstandings as well. Here are 10 tricks for surfing in Fuerteventura that make your surf trip successful.
10 tricks for a successful surfing trip to Fuerteventura
- Rent a local. On Fuerteventura, there are hundreds of surf spots. They all work on different tides and swell directions and wind speed. Every day only a couple of spots are great. If you do not know which ones, you might get disappointed. If you do not have local friends there or friends that have been there earlier, my best tip is to go to a surf school or surf camp that offers transport to the best spots every day.
- Live with other surfers. You get inspiration, help, you can share transport and costs, you get new friends. We lived at Planet Surf Camp with other surfers, and the camp teachers hooked us up with transport to spots every weekday.
- Rent a car at the airport. A small/medium car like an Opel Astra or similar is 120 – 140 € for a week and you get it straight away at arrival and can leave it at the airport on departure. If you rent inside the city, the prices are more expensive, and they never have any cars available for the same day. I recommend CICAR (Canary Island Car).
- Live in Corralejo. From there you have a short ride to every surf spot on the north shore, which are the spots that usually work very well during winter.
- Eat at local Spanish tapas-places in the harbor. The food is more real, people speak Spanish, and it is cheaper and a lot better atmosphere than on the main tourist streets. I recommend the place Casa Domingo.
- Test local pastries. Perfect as extra motivation after surf. There is a splendid small cafe in Lajares (a village that you pass on your way back from surfing) that have awesome chocolatish buns and sweets and other things that are great for heart attacks.
- Go surfing in the morning. Like at 9. Because then the breaks are empty and the schools have not appeared yet. The same goes for evenings just before sunset.
- Skip the obvious spots close to the city (Rocky Point, Punta Lena) since they are filled with tourists that have no car for going further, with rented shortboards and no clue about the currents & lineup positions. Do not be the regular kook..:) Though, in mornings or evenings when there is less crowd, close spots might work as well.
- Skip the spots with only locals, drug addicts & boogie borders, where you might get a bad time. There are some spots like that, at least one behind the wind turbines. Ask your local guy for which places to avoid. Aquí solo locales.
- Do other things as well. Fuerteventura is a great place for longboarding, mountain biking, and downhill, kitesurfing, SUP, windsurfing, EATING, feasting, sailing, boating, bar hopping, climbing volcanoes, getting friends, learning Spanish & german, diving, beaching, you name it. But as it seems, you can surf every day as well.
I hope you got inspired and books a trip to Fuerteventura for surfing. Here are resources:
- Planet Surf Camp. Website: http://www.planetsurfcamps.com – Review: Planet Surf Camp Fuerteventura Review.
- Hotels in Fuerte Ventura.
Until next time, it’s nothing, we look! Fumar mata!