Las Dunas Surfcamp Surfschool Fuerteventura
Canary Islands, Spain: Fuerteventura
Small, fun surfcamp for budget surfers in the center of Corralejo close to the breaks with swimming pool and sun terrace
LowPressure Stormrider Surf Guide says
Fuerteventura presents an arid, almost lunar landscape and is home to far more sandy beaches than the other islands. Strong winds are part of the deal, making this island a world-renowned windsurfing spot, but there are plenty of waves to be found in the calmer winter months. The north coast is packed with exposed reefs that pick up all the swells from W round to E and the waves range in intensity from the challenging tubes of Lobos to the mellow walls of Derecha de los Alemanes. The long west coast offers open, rock-strewn beachbreak that is offshore in NE winds but anywhere south of Cotillo is isolated and currents can be extreme. The far south has a couple of quality set-ups waiting for the right conditions but it is a long drive down and the chance of getting skunked is high. The east coast is surfed up near Corralejo where bright white sands cover some nice little reefs and beginners can get some space but if the NEÕer is blowing then the wind and kite rigs will be flying all over the place. Summer can get surprisingly big on the east coast and there is potential for exploration but it is usually onshore. The depths of winter are going to be the best bet when the wind is lighter and more E than N. Early starts are advisable to beat the wind and the crowds, while siesta time matches the strongest wind period of the day. Summer can still have some good waves at the west and east coast beachbreaks.
Find more general info about when to go and statistics on the Low Pressure’s Stormrider Guide website.
Condition descriptions provided by the Operator
Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands, located about 100km West from the African coast (close to the border between Morocco and the Western Sahara). Known as the European Hawaii due to the quality of its waves, Fuerteventura is a genuine surfing paradise with an average temperature of 25 degrees throughout the year, where the sun shines and the waves arise almost every single day of the year.
The island is directly exposed to the heavy swell of the Atlantic Sea, so you can always find a “perfect-wind” area for surfing throughout the 365 km of Fuerteventura’s coast.
You will find all kinds of waves: long and maneuverable waves, small and tubes, soft and calm, for pros and beginners, etc. An actual paradise, no matter your tastes or level. Here are some names of well known Fuerteventura waves: El Hierro (The Iron), Lobos (Wolves), El Cotillo, Kirrita, Bristol, Mejillones (Mussels), Acid Drop and many more.