Surfing on Fuerteventura
Amongst general turists the Canary Islands are known as the “Lucky Islands” for their excellent climate and all year sun, but for waveriders it has a lot more to offer. Surfers more refer to it as the “Hawai’i of the Atlantic”, as it has very consistent and powerful surf reminiscent of the Pacific cousins.
Fuerteventura is the second biggest, and it claims the best consistency amongst the Canaries due to it’s superior exposure to the N-NW swells that are sent down by the North Atlantic low pressure systems from September to April. The other half of the year from April to September the summer trades are producing surprisingly big and clean surf. In addition even small systems off the US East Coast can send some swells across the Atlantic, and even low pressure swells from the southern hemisphere can reach the South corner of the island during summer months. All in all flat days never occur here.
There are more than 150 beaches, which include 50 km of white sand and 25 km of black sand beaches and it is still only the 22% of the total coastline. The best area for surfing is on the North, which counts close to 60 different surfspots between Corralejo and Cotillo. Our surfSOULution surfcamp is located in corallejo at Punta Elena (aka Rocky Point), one of the most versatile reefbreaks of Fuerteventura.