Water and wind are something that Fuerteventura certainly has plenty of, making it a great place for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Residential training camp holidays are available along with intro classes, refresher courses, private lessons and equipment hire in several locations around the island.

A Windsurfer at Sotavento Beach in Fuerteventura
A Windsurfer at Sotavento Beach in Fuerteventura

Corralejo, El Cotillo and Costa Calma are the main wind and kite surf hangouts. And while the most consistent spots are in the north of the island, it is the world class Playa de Sotavento in the south, that plays host to the PWA Windsurfing and PKRA Kiteboarding World Cup every year. At the northern part of Playa Sotavento, known as Risco del Paso, is a 4Km long tidal lagoon – a perfect sheltered spot for beginners. The rather expensive René Egli, is the official and exclusive license holder for lessons in the entire lagoon.

The windiest season in Fuerteventura is in the summer, between April and September as the North East Trade Winds blow constantly. There is wind the rest of the year, it can just be a little less reliable. The north of the island, around Corralejo has more consistent, but lighter wind than the south of island, which can be quite gusty – especially around Sotavento.

If you want to bring your kit with you, it is best to check with your airline as rules and charges vary. Equipment is available for hire at the major Windsurf centres, though covers and accessories for transporting that equipment by car to other locations may be hard to come by.

A local board manufacturer has much more detailed information on the windsurf locations in Fuerteventura:

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