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All you need to know about Surfing on Fuerteventura


Whether you’re an experienced surfer or are just planning to give the popular sport a try, Fuerteventura is a great place to start your journey. With gorgeous beaches and amazing surfing conditions throughout most of the year, surfing on Fuerteventura will provide you with tons of fun memories

Uncertain where to start or how to go about surfing on your trip to Fuerteventura? With this handy guide, you’ll know where and when to surf, as well as how to make the most out of your surfing vacation on Fuerteventura.

The best beaches for beginner surfing on Fuerteventura

The first thing you need to find when planning on surfing on your trip is to find an appropriate beach. Thankfully, there is an abundance of gorgeous beaches on Fuerteventura – the island features more pristine white sandy beaches than any other of the Canary Islands.

If you’re a beginner, you’ll probably want a beach with less aggressive waves, but one that still provides some fun. During the summer, the waves tend to calm down around Fuerteventura, making summer the best time if you’re intending to learn how to surf.

Beaches like El Cotillo or Playa del Moro will be the perfect candidates, giving you plenty of opportunity to catch small-medium waves near a gorgeous beach.

Intermediate and advanced surfing on Fuerteventura

Already know the ropes and want some more thrill? When surfing on Fuerteventura, there are plenty of beaches available to intermediate and advanced surfers, with barrels frequently forming as the waves get closer to the beach.

Punta Elena is a great example of such a beach, with bigger waves towards the middle that get much calmer on the sides – perfect if you’re still not confident in your surfing skills.

When is the best time to surf on Fuerteventura?

Thanks to over 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, Fuerteventura remains a great place for surfers throughout most of the year – even in Winter! In fact, November and December have on average the best surfing conditions throughout the year. Bring a wetsuit, however, as the water can get a little colder – if you’d rather surf in your shorts, the summer will be more fitting.

Planning to spend your vacations surfing on Fuerteventura? Then there is no better way to experience the waves than renting your own caravan – you can even park it right next to the beach! For the best deals on caravan rentals on Fuerteventura, check out Caravamos.

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