Fuerteventura Surfing

Fuerteventura has become a very popular Surf Destination with waves suitable for every level of expertise. Water temperatures vary between 18C and 23C, so a Summer Wetsuit should be fine some people surf in just shorts. Autumn/Winter provides the best and most consistent conditions for surfing with the arrival of the Atlantic Swells, although good surfing can be had all year round. The season for Windsurfing is the exact opposite, with Summer providing the best conditions for this sport.

Most of the best breaks are located along the North Track, a dirt track that follows the coastline between Corralejo and El Cotillo. Some of these Waves can be dangerous such as the aptly named 'Suicides' and plenty of local Surfers carry scars from their experiences of surfing onto Rocky Lava Reefs. Other Surf-spots of note on the Island are El Cotillo (when the conditions are right), Playa de la Pared and the remote Punta del Tigre in the extreme south-west of the Island.

Talking to locals is always a good idea (if you don't want to break your equipment and bones!) and the multitude of Surf Bars in Corralejo and El Cotillo are a good place to seek advice. Corky's Bar in Corralejo post a Surf Report every morning with wind conditions and advice on the best places to surf on any given day.

Since many of these locations are only accessible by dirt-track, hiring a 4x4 is recommended. If you cannot hire a 4x4, most of the Surf Schools offer Surf Safaris that bring you to the best locations and can offer equipment hire if needed. These Surf Schools can cater to your needs whether you are new to Surfing or are looking to improve your skill.

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