Fuerteventura Kite BoardingKiteboarding, Kitesurfing or Fly Surfing – whatever you want to call it - this is currently the fastest growing water sport in the world. As with Windsurfing, the most important factor in a good Kiteboarding location is the wind and Fuerteventura provides this in plentiful quantities with international competitions regularly held here. The consistent North-easterly Tradewinds of the summer months provide the best Kiteboarding conditions when they combine with local thermals to produce winds of up to 8 or 9 Bft. Winter provides more waves, but wind conditions are less reliable.
The many surf centres on the island provide courses for every level from the absolute beginner upwards, with the Island providing a variety of conditions from beginner-friendly shallow lagoons to expert-only open water with strong offshore winds.
Main Kiteboarding Locations
Flag Beach – cross shore winds from left to right, great for all levels of ability. A rescue service is available from the local Surf School.
Sotavento – This is where the World Cup events are held, the strong offshore wind make the area outside the lagoon an experts-only zone. The area inside the sand bar is perfect for beginners.
El Cotillo – Gusty conditions with large waves and dangerous currents make this another experts-only zone.
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