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Welcome to Fuerteventura – the Hawaii of Europe!

Surfing Fuerteventura or surfing in the Canary Islands is a must for many surfers
Photo by Robert Bye; Unsplash

Surfing on Fuerteventura is no longer an insider tip! Surf freaks from all over the world travel to the Canary Island of Fuerteventura every year !

Best wave conditions all year round! Here, every surfer’s heart beats higher.

This unique volcanic island has a very special lifestyle! Surfing Fuerteventura, get all the information you need here!

Bienvenido! To surf here is a privilege

The second largest and oldest Canary volcanic island Fuerteventura is the insider surfer’s paradise in the Atlantic Ocean. After only about four hours of flying you will be right in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and in one of the best surf spots in the world.

Surfing Fuerteventura is very interesting for beginners as well as advanced surfers, because you will find optimal surfing conditions all year round.

In addition, the world famous Kitesurfing and Windsurfing World Cup takes place here every year in the south of the island on the beach of Sotavento.

Here you can be very close to the stars of the scene and watch the cracks from the water edge during their maneuvers. Always according to the motto “Learning from the best”.

Surfing Fuerteventura goes "Aloha"

The dream island of Fuerteventura is the European Hawaii where flip-flops and bare feet are compulsory all year round, because surfing Fuerteventura also means feeling the “aloha vibes” with wohle your body.

Through the refreshing sea air and the trade winds you will find in this archipelago the eternal “Summer Breeze Feeling” for your chillout break.

The island is enchanted by endless golden dream beaches, which Hollywood has also used several times for filming.

Now it’s time to write your own unforgettable script with your surf session! You will want to repeat this film in endless loop. We guarantee you for this!

Know how! Surfing in Fuerteventura wants to be learned

Surf instructor helps surf student surfing in Fuerteventura

You can find surf camps all over the island as well as surf hostels that offer surf lessons with professional surf instructors who have been trained for years (here is another article about surf camps Fuerteventura).

For more information about the topic surf school, check out our surf school GUIDE!

Surfing Fuerteventura also means that your safety always comes first.

They will teach you about the best surf and wave spots as well as reef breaks and sandy beaches.

In addition to kitesurfing and windsurfing, this island is also the ideal spot for surfing (wave riding) and Stand Up Paddling (SUP).

The entire infrastructure on the island is designed for your optimal surfing holiday. There are numerous individual surf shops that provide you with their professional equipment and know-how.

This means that you can also come to Fuerteventura without your surfing equipment and rent everything for your surf trip here on site.

What makes Fuerteventura so attractive?

The people who come to surf on Fuerteventura are always relaxed and easy going
Experience the easy Surfer Lifestyle of Fuerteventura

This extraordinary island and its multicultural people and their stories exude a very special charm, individuality and positive energy.

It’s easy to get into conversation with the local people here, which makes a holiday alone on this island not at all boring. Quite the contrary!

Far from your possibly hectic everyday life, you have the opportunity to really arrive with yourself and inner peace.

Surfing Fuerteventura is therefore more than just a holiday, but rather a journey to yourself. Let the waves of Fuerteventura take you to a new level of relaxation!

Your personal surfing Fuerteventura to-do list

Of course, you want to find out about the best surf spots before your surf trip so that you can plan your time in Fuerteventura optimally.

Many surf schools also automatically offer transport to the beaches. But maybe you are one of those people who prefer to plan your personal route on your own with a rental car?

Here on the island everything is possible, but please always make sure in advance which surf spots you should be accompanied by an experienced surf instructor! Some spots on Fuerteventura are very challenging.

Surfing in pairs or with several people in a surf course is always fun and above all you are on the safe side.

Surfing Fuerteventura: "El Norte" - The North

Surf bus from Planetsurfcamps in the north of Fuerteventura
The north of Fuerteventura is notorious for its perfect reefbreacks

In the north, the famous North Shore impresses with its countless reef breaks.

This section is a good 15 kilometres long and you have to prepare yourself for sandy gravel tracks to reach the surf spots.

The surf level is very high here, because the strength of the trade winds makes them more susceptible to the wind.

Majanicho is ideal for both beginners and advanced surfers because the reefbreaks there are gentler. El Heirro, Yarro and Bubble are also highly recommended for surfing.

"El Este" - The East

For surfing Fuerteventura is also the east of the island very well
The east of Fuerteventura is known for surfing, especially in the summer months

Here, the north-east trade wind is famous for conjuring up fantastic wind swells. Therefore, it is also suitable for beginners.

The surf spots in the south of Corralejo are outstanding, such as Flagbeach, but this spot is better known among kiters and windsurfers.

When it comes to surfing (wave riding), the names Endubadera, El Buro, El Morro or Playa Blanca stand out. If we continue down the eastern coast towards the south, a visit to Playa Sotavento is a must (also rather popular among kiters and windsurfers).

On all these beaches in the south-east of Fuerteventura you will find pearly white beaches reminiscent of the Caribbean or Hawaii. As previously mentioned, the annual World Surfing Championships also take place there.

"El Sur"- The South

Surfing Fuerteventura is also possible in the south in Cofete
In the south of Fuerteventura you will find breathtaking sandy beaches such as Cofete.

At Morro Jable there is a gravel road that will take you to the stunning beaches of Cofete.

It’s a bit longer to get there, but you’ll be rewarded! With winds almost always blowing offshore and the line-ups are much emptier.

Moreover, this part of the island is not called the jewel of Fuerteventura without reason. Among others, the surf spots Turbia, Salinas and Aguitas are also worth mentioning here. However, all these surf spots are more suitable for advanced surfers as there are strong currents!

Surfing Fuerteventura: "El Oeste" - The West

Perfect surfing conditions in El Cottilo in the west of Fuerteventura
El Cottillo Fuerteventura - A breathtaking surf spot! Photo by Kimberly Blaschek

The west coast is a true surf safari. So off to adventure!

On your list should definitely be El Cotillo with its beautiful beaches like Playa de Castillo and Playa Esquinzo. There, the powerful closeouts provide a lot of white water, which gives you the right push to practise standing up on the surfboard.

Playa de Garcey is only for advanced surfers because there are many currents.

Unparalleled cliffs and a beautiful beach can be found at Playa La Pared, in the south-west of the island. There you will always find a wave due to the swell magnets and that is why this spot is so interesting for beginners as well as advanced surfers.

But even here there can be currents, so we recommend that you jump into the water under supervision (unless you are an advanced surfer)!

Buen provecho! Surfing Fuerteventura is a culinary world tour

Varied gastronomic offers of vegetarian, vegan, international and local food, leave nothing to be desired.

The multitude of different cultureson the island automatically leads to a culinary voyage of discovery.

If you are already in Spain, you should definitely try the numerous tapas. These reflect the pure and true attitude to life of the locals. With each bite you immerse yourself even more in the lifestyle of this particular island.

Surfing Fuerteventura also means that you will have a big appetite after surfing or your surf lessons.

A good cool “cerveza” and a “chupito” at the end are also recommended. Let yourself be enchanted by Fuerteventura’s diverse cuisine!

Don’t let surfers or friends tell you about Fuerteventura any longer, just experience the dream island for yourself!

Surfing Fuerteventura, the ocean is calling you!

„Hasta pronto!“