Surfspots Fuerteventura


Surf Spots Fuerteventura – Surf Map of Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura offers a great number of surf spots. These spots vary with changing swell and wind conditions that can make the reef or beach breaks work perfectly – or not. Some work only under specific conditions, others are great for surfing almost every day and invite you to grab your board and throw yourself into the waves. Whether waves for beginners or barrels for advanced surfers – you will definitely get your money’s worth.

Fuerteventura will always offers spots where you can practice new skills or live out the ones you already have. You only have to know where to go. Our surf teachers in our Planet Surfcamps school in Fuerteventura will take care of this for you. If you would like to borrow the equipment outside the lessons, then we would guide you with the most important and most relevant spots.

The North Shore – like the name already tells you, the North Shore lies on the northern coast of Fuerteventura. Here, a number of reefbreaks await especially the advanced surfers. The coast begins in Corralejo and ends about 20km later at the famous lighthouse in El Cotillo.  Most of the spots work best in the months from September to April. During this time, winds regularly visit the island from the east and south (offshore), which is necessary for these spots. Winds in Fuerteventura predominantly come from the north.

The West of Fuerteventura offers a number of deserted beaches that catch a lot of swell. This might be too much swell for beginners, which is why we don’t put too much emphasis on this region unless the swell is overall low or in summer where the waves are perfect for beginners.

The East also offers very nice surf spots. There are sections near the airport that require a good NE or N swell. The Planet Surfcamps van is also often parked by the beaches north of “Moro” where our students can give their best in the water.

In the following section we will present to you our favorite surf spots on Fuerteventura where we often teach and where you can also have fun on your own.

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Planet Surf Camps Course Spots

This is a list of the spots where we normally give the surf lessons. Sometimes, however, we also teach in other spots.

 

El Burro (Glass Beach)

This spot is also located between Corralejo and Puerto del Rosario, after the Parque Natura. There are sufficient parking opportunities. The spot is a reefbreak and offers left as well as right.

Level: For beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers

Conditions: The best swell for El Burro should come from the NE with winds from the N. It’s best surfed during mid-tide.

El Cotillo

El Cotillo is located quite close to the small city Cotillo. Shortly before entering the city, you follow a gravel road to the beach where yo u can park on a hill. This is a beachbreak and offers right as well as left breaks. The beaches are also often used just to chill or to admire surfers at their best.

Level: This spot offers three sections that can be surfed by beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers.

Conditions: Especially good with swells coming from the W and winds coming from the E. Good as well with the coming and going tides.

La Caleta

You can easily and quickly travel to this reefbreak from our surf house. You would have to drive on gravel roads along the north shore. The waves offer left as well as right breaks.

Level: Apt for every skill level

Conditions: This spot is best surfed during high tides and works the best during swells from the W, NW and N as well as with winds blowing from the E, SE and S.

Playa Blanca

The beach-/shorebreak is located near the airport and the island’s main city, Puerto del Rosario. There is good parking and the beach is rarely overfilled and easy to find.

Best conditions: NE, E, SE or N swell works the best for Playa Blanca. You can also surf it at all times.

Level: Apt for all levels

Playa de las Escaleras

Just a short ride farther south from Cotillo, you will arrive at the Spot Playa del Áquila (also commonly referred to as Playa de las Escaleras because of the steep stairway that leads to the beach). The beach break offers left and right breaking waves.

Level: This surf spot is well suited for all surfers, from beginner to advanced.

Conditions: Works really well with waves coming from the W, NW or N and winds blowing from the S, SE, E or NE. It is best surf at low or mid tide.

Playa del Moro

This spot is between Corralejo and Puerto del Rosario, directly by the road after the Parque Natural. There is also good parking. The beachbreak has, sometimes, a stony underground.Conditions: N or NE swell and W, NW or N winds work the best for this spot.

Level: Apt for all levels

Conditions: N or NE swell and W, NW or N winds work the best for this spot.

Punta Blanca

You can reach this spot via a dirt-road. During this 15 minute drive, you will pass numerous spots such as „La derecha de los Alemanes“, „The Bubble” and the fishers’ village Majanicho. You can spot Cotillo’s lighthouse from this reefbreak. The waves, breaking to the left and to the right, are quite far out at sea, which means you would need to paddle a lot. Be careful of the stony ground.

Level: for intermediate surfers

Conditions: This spot works best with waves coming from the W, NW or N. The wind should be offshore and blow from the E, SE, S and SW. Punta Blanca can be surfed independently of the tides.

More Surf spots in Fuerteventura

Of course, Fuerteventura offers many more surf spots than previously mentioned. Some of them are described below.

Bristol “Shooting Gallery”

Bristol, also known as “Shooting Galerie”, is a fairly exposed reef break that offers reliable and consistent surfing throughout the year, except maybe in summer where it tends to be rather flat. The considerably flat reef offers fast and steep waves during low-tide as well as smoother waves during high-tide. Very close to Corralejo, it is often visited by many locals.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: mid
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: S, SE
  • Coast: North

Cofete

You can reach the empty spot Cofete via a dirt road, about 45 minutes from Morro Jable. Parking is possible directly at the beach. It is advised to surf this area during small swells (no wind) as you would otherwise have to deal with dangerous currents. There is also a high risk of close-out waves, especially during a W swell and offshore winds. Riding direction is both right and left.

  • Break: beach & shore
  • Best Tide: all
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: S, SE, E
  • Coast: South-West

El Hierro

El Hierro can be divided into two main breaks, La Derecha de los Alemanes (“German Right”) and La Izquierda. Works best at middle sized swells.  Best for advanced surfers.

  1. La Derecha de los Alemanes is a beautiful reef break, with waves breaking to the right (hence the name). There sections of fast and slow waves. Best surfed during low-tide.
  2. La Izquierda is also located right next to the Derecha. It’s a long left break of powerful and fast waves.
  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: all
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: S, SE, E
  • Coast: North

El Muelle “Harbour Wall”

The lefthander El Muelle is located behind the port of Corralejo. Best surfed during low tide and mid swell, at high tide you run the risk of hitting the reef. It can get quite crowded due to the city’s proximity. Quite consistent surf spot, however rather flat during summer.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: low
  • Best Swell: NW, W
  • Best Wind: SW
  • Coast: North

Generoso

This slow and beautiful lefthander breaks on lava rock and is located a short drive from Corralejo. The waves are known to be smooth and powerful, and can be surfed by everyone. There is no beach, so you would have to climb through a rocky bank to get in or get out. Take care of the currents.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: high
  • Best Swell: N, NW
  • Best Wind: S, SW
  • Coast: North

La Pared

Easily accessible from Costa Calma by car, this surf spot is surprisingly visited by only a few surfers. This is probably the best surf spot in southern Fuerteventura and is favored by surf schools. It is a good spot also for beginners; however take care of the rocks underwater and the strong rips!

  • Break: beach
  • Best Tide: low
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: E
  • Coast: West

Los Lobos

This is perhaps the most popular point-break of the Canary Islands and offers a beautiful righter of more than 100 meters with barreling sections. To get to the small island near Corralejo, you would have to take a ferry (or private boat). Make sure to check the last departure time as there will be no possibility of getting back to the city after the last boat has left. Bring loads of food, water and sun protection with you.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: low & mid
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: N, NE, E
  • Coast: North

Majanicho

This spot is located directly by the fisher’s village, Majanicho.  Once there, wonderful reef and point breaks await you, offering long rides during larger swells. This spot is ideal, especially for intermediate surfers, to practice cutbacks and other maneuvers. The currents are not strong, so it’s very enjoyable. Majanicho actually comprises three different spots:

  1. Majanicho Inside (A-Frame) offers a good surfing alternative when the other main spots of the north shore are too large.
  2. Majanicho Inside Righthander is bit further east of the A-Frame and works best with no wind, a NW swell and incoming tide.
  3. Majanicho Outside is located even farther east, on the entry of the bay.  Windsurfers tend to overtake this spot, when the wind picks up from the east. Also a popular SUP spot.
  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: high
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: E
  • Coast: North

Rocky Point

Rocky point is directly in the city of Corralejo and offers left as well as right breaks. It is one of the most beloved spots of the island due to its central location and is great for all skill levels. It is great when the north shore is oversized, can get crowded however. Close-by restaurants offer great opportunities to rest and restore energy. We advise you to enter the spot on the side to avoid the long reef walk.

The Outside reef is now a famous spot for SUP riders and offer long rides that are perfect for longboarders and intermediate surfers.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: high
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: SW
  • Coast: North

The Bubble

The Bubble is one of the best surf spots Fuerteventura has to offer, with waves breaking left and right. It offers consistent waves and surfing is possible in almost all conditions, to be surfed only by experts! The waves are quick and powerful, great tubes are possible. The ground is formed by volcanic rock and wipe-outs can be rough. It can get quite crowded on weekends.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: high & mid
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: S, SE, E
  • Coast: North-West

Kitesurf spots in Fuerteventura

The following points are only a few of the many kitesurf locations Fuerteventura has to offer.

El Cotillo

If the swell is too big, then waves tend to close out and the shorebreak can be quite powerful. Nevertheless, this is a perfect spot during small waves, especially from June till September.

El Puertito is also located by the old harbor of Cotillo and hosts very large waves. The 2009 windsurf competitions “Fuerte Wave Classic” was held here. This reefbreak is, however only for expert surfers and works best in the months from November to April.

  • Break: beach & shore
  • Best Tide: high
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: N, NE
  • Coast: North-West

Flagbeach

This beach is visited by a number of kitesurfers all year round and, with a nearby kitesurf center and a rescue team available, it is suitable for all surfing levels. The riding direction is mainly left and there is a small ramp, formed by a reef about 100 meters out, where you can practice your first jumps.

  • Break: beach
  • Best Tide: all
  • Best Swell: N, NW
  • Best Wind: N, NW, NE
  • Coast: North-East

Majanicho

This spot is not the best, but you can have loads of fun all year long. It is rather for experienced surfers and the riding direction is mainly right.

  • Break: point
  • Best Tide: all
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: NE, E
  • Coast: North

Rocky Point

Rocky Point is one of the many beaches Corralejo has to offer and is visited by all surfers (including wind, kite and SUP). It is rather for experienced surfers and hast the best riding conditions during winter and spring.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: high
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: NW, W
  • Coast: North

Windsurf spots in Fuerteventura

There are numerous windsurf spots in Fuerteventura, too many to describe in detail on this website. Hence, we will only mention a few of the most popular sites.

Costa Calma

With a vast strip of white sandy beach, costa calma is the perfect location for windsurfing. When the wind picks up, it’s best to leave the spot to the windsurfers and return when everything has calmed down a bit. It is a great spot to practice cutbacks. Keep in mind that this is a surfer’s spot, so respect them. Kiting is not allowed.

Matas Blancas is also a surf spot just a bit further north of Costa Calma. This is the northernmost spot of Fuerteventura that enjoys the thermal effect of the hills.

  • Break: beach
  • Best Tide: all
  • Best Swell: S
  • Best Wind: N
  • Coast: South-East

El Cotillo

El Cotillo is also a popular spot for windsurfers of all levels; best for intermediate wind surfers. It is best surf during high or mid-tides and is visited almost all year round (winder, spring and summer).

The Lagoon is located off the coast of Cotillo, near the lighthouse, and offers flat water which is perfect for beginner windsurfers.

  • Break: beach
  • Best Tide: high
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: NE
  • Coast: North-West

Flagbeach

This is a great beach to practice jumping and is suitable for windsurfers of all levels, from beginner to expert surfers. It works well all year round and with all tides. It can get quite crowdy.

  • Break: beach
  • Best Tide: all
  • Best Swell: N, NW
  • Best Wind: N
  • Coast: North-East

Lobos

This ideal windsurf spot is located on the southwestern coast of the Corralejo’s island, Lobos. It offers the best surfing conditions during winter and spring and is only for advanced windsurfers. Best surfed during high-tide and with mainly right breaks.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: high
  • Best Swell: NW, W
  • Best Wind: NE

Playa Sotavento/ Playa Barca

This beach is famous for windsurfing and holds the annual World Championship since 1985. The area of the kite- and windsurfers is clearly separated and, because of the heat radiating from the hills, enjoys consistent winds throughout the year. It is great for all skill levels and a great place to practice aerials.

The Lagoon is also great for schools and is visited by beginners and professionals. There is only a bank of sand that separates the lagoon from the ocean; hence you can easily change surfing locations.

The Risco del Paso is especially known for speed surfing and it is where the highest velocity was reached at the former World Cup.

  • Break: beach/ shore
  • Best Tide: all
  • Best Swell: S
  • Best Wind: N, NW, NE
  • Coast: South-East

Puerto Lajas

This left break offers the best ride during high tide. It is suitable for all levels and offers many opportunities to rip through powerful turns and perform jumps.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: all
  • Best Swell: N, NE, E
  • Best Wind: N
  • Coast: East

Punta del Tigre “La Turbia”

It is the most western point of the island that can be reached via a very long dirt road. The isolated spot offers right breaks and is suitable for expert riders. Nothing for beginners. If you find surfers in the water, let them finish surfing before entering.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: high
  • Best Swell: NW, W
  • Best Wind: NE, E
  • Coast: South-West

Rocky Point

It’s safer to surf during high tide and is a great place to ride waves. The waves can measure over 2 meters, so it’s best for advanced windsurfers. The riding direction is mainly left.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: all
  • Best Swell: N, NW
  • Best Wind: W, NW
  • Coast: North

SUP spots in Fuerteventura

Majanicho

When the wind picks up, it’s best to leave the spot to the windsurfers and return when everything has calmed down a bit. It is a great spot to practice cutbacks. Keep in mind that this is a surfer’s spot, so respect them.

  • Break: point
  • Best Tide: all
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: E
  • Coast: North

Rocky Point

This is an ideal place to practice SUP, especially when the North Shore gets too big. To avoid having to walk over meters of rock, we advise you to start off at the neighboring smaller beach.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: high
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: SW
  • Coast: North

Waikiki Beach

This is the perfect spot for beginner SUP riders. When the waves are too large at Rocky Point, small waves form here that are perfect for practicing. A nearby surf center also offers all the equipment you may need.

  • Break: reef
  • Best Tide: high
  • Best Swell: N, NW, W
  • Best Wind: SW
  • Coast: North