Fuerteventura
surfing guide

Fuerteventura is one of the seven Canary Islands, as Lanzarote’s sister, they share a spectacular geography an arid moonscape scenario. Just 97 kms of Africa, is the second largest of the Canaries, has a length of nearly 326 km coastline of which 77 are white sand beaches with crystalline waters.

Fuerteventura is the island with most beaches in the area, there by making it a perfect setting for water sports, especially for beginners surfers. All the towns up north are full of Schools, surf shops, surf camps, where you can hire, rent surfboards, wetsuits, etc…

Strong winds are the other side of the island, which force you always to look the Surf Report; for the right coast line or surf spot that works better with the wind and the swell of the day. The North coast, very exposed to the north and northwest swells presents dozens of lava reef breaks. The West has countless beach breaks for surf near Cotillo. Down South, the Island is a gem of waves that rarely works, only with large swells and high periods.

Fuerteventura Surfing Guide: spots


Fuerteventura surfing guide

Punta Elena a.k.a. Rocky Point


Type of wave: Pointbreak
Direction: Rigth and left
Bottom: Reef
Level: All levels
Best wind: Light N SW W
Best Tide: high tide
Description: The inside section works better with high tide, and holds any size, u can get some barrels and nice turns on the pocket, the spot is usually full of beginners.

rocky point outside

Punta Elena Outside


Type of wave: Pointbreak
Direction: Rigth
Bottom: Reef
Level: Advance
Best wind: Light N SW W
Best Tide: low tide
Description: Holds any size, is one of the best big wave rider spot in the island, works just a few times a year. You can SUP or longboard with less size. Barrels and long rides with big swells.

flag beach surf

Entubadera


Type of wave: Beachbreak
Direction: Rigth and left
Bottom: Sand with some Reef
Level: All levels
Best wind: Light N SW W
Best Tide: high tide
Description: With a big swell from the North-West starts fast medium size waves with nice short open barrels. Many peaks.

harbor surf corralejo

El Muelle


Type of wave: Point Break
Direction: Rigth and left
Bottom: Reef
Level: Intermediate – Advance
Best wind: Light N SW W
Best Tide: low med tide
Description: Needs some swell to work, the Right is short and fast, long lefts, could get some barrels, usually crowded with locals and che’s.

roberto at glass beach

El Burro


Type of wave: Point Break
Direction: Rigth and left
Bottom: Reef
Level: Intermediate – Advance
Best wind: Light N
Best Tide: med tide
Description: The right has more wall than the lefts. Usually crowded in summer time, works with N-East swells or with big N-West Swells (winter season) with mor than 12 seconds period. Usually packed with windsurfers.

begginer surfer moro

El Moro


Type of wave: Beachbreak
Direction: Rigth and left
Bottom: sand
Level: begginer
Best wind: Light N
Best Tide: low / med tide
Description: Very good place to learn to catch your first waves, nice and soft waves for begginers. Hard to find parking place in the summer season.

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On the East Coast is an ideal place for beginners, white sand beach breaks and cristalline waters that evoke more to the Caribe than a beach within hours of the European capitals. We advise to learn to surf on a Surf-school or surf camp that will guide us to take materials that table rent, the waves more suitable for our level of surfing.