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Fuereventura and its lunar landscape almost seems as though it was built for kitesurfers and windsurfers. The name itself means, “strong winds” in Spanish which alone should tell that it’s a great place to inflate your kite. Ready to visit for yourself? In this guide, we’ll cover the best Fuerteventura kitesurf spots as well as where to rent gear and where to stay.
The best time to kiteboard in Fuerteventura is between March and late October, though you might get lucky and score wind all year long. If one spot isn’t working, it’s worth driving along the coastline and checking the other. One spot’s offshore is another’s onshore! As a plus, Fuerteventura is a top destination to surf as well.
Water temperature: Fall/Winter: 19°C/66°F; Summer: 22°C/71°F. You might not need a wetsuit during summer (perhaps a vest or a spring suit will do), but you will want one for winter.
Experience level: There are plenty of beginner-friendly spots to kitesurf in Fuerteventura, while more experienced kiters will have fun in the waves and harder to launch/land flatwater spots.
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The best Fuerteventura kitesurf spots
Map of Fuerteventura kitesurf spots
Click map above to be taken to Google Map of exact spots
Best for: Intermediate/experienced kitesurfers Wind direction: NE, N
El Cotillo is one of the most popular kitesurf spots on Fuerteventua, so expect some crowds. A fun beach break welcomes kiters who want to swap their twintip for a surfboard, though there’s plenty of space outside the beach break as well. You might find kitesurfers slightly north (El Faro) and south (El Toston) of the main kitesurfing area, where crowds tend to thin out.
El Cotillo has an array of shops and restaurants around, making it a great place to spend the day once it’s time to land.
Best for: Intermediate/experienced kitesurfers Wind direction: E, NE
Majanicho is a popular point break with waves that are on par with its wind. Launching and landing can be a bit hectic here, thanks to the unforgiving rocky shoreline (booties are a must).
Freestyle kitesurfers will have plenty of fun near the shoreline, where the outer reef creates a prime flatwater spot. Head further out to enjoy top tier surfing.
Best for: All experience levels Wind direction: N, NE
Flag Beach is the best Fuerteventura kitesurf spot for beginners looking to body drag without worry or kitesurf first-timers. The wide, sandy beach leads into calm water with a rocky shoreline (it’s best to head out at mid- to high-tide). Because of its friendly reputation, kitesurfers from all over Europe tend to flock here and as a result it can get quite crowded. No matter, the kitesurf scene overall is friendly and you’re bound to have a fun session at Flag Beach. After all, it’s a rite of passage!
It is possible to rent kitesurf and windsurf gear from Flag Beach.
Best for: Intermediate/experienced kitesurfers Wind direction: E, NE
The closest kitesurf spot to Fuerteventura airport, kitesurfers can have fun at the reef break found at Puerto Lajas. Because of its remote location, you it’s a decent place to escape the crowds during high season–but may not be worth a trip in itself if you’re already on Fuertaventura’s northern end.
Best for: All experience levels Wind direction: NW, N, NE
Costa Calma–as its name might suggest–is a calm flatwater spot found on Fuerteventua’s southern end. Costa Calma is an idyllic spot for kitesurfers who want to nail down new moves without worrying about waves or deep water. Plus, you’ll be escaping many of the crowds typically found at Flag Beach.
Sotavento de Jardin Beach
Best for: Intermediate/experienced kitesurfers Wind direction: NW, N, NE
Sotavento is predominantly a flatwater spot protected by an outer reef that can get a decent size swell rolling through every now and then. However, the flatwater area is very shallow and tide-dependent–you won’t want to be body dragging here at low tide. However, it’s great when there’s enough water. Because of high winds, frequent gusts, and waves, it’s a spot best left to those who are already quite capable at kitesurfing, especially outside of the flatwater lagoon.
There are kitesurf camps for just about everyone in Fuerteventura. Some offer yoga, surfing, meditation, and Spanish lessons alongside kitesurfing as well!
Line Up Fuerteventura: One of the best camps if you’re looking to make friends and stay in a friendly, social atmosphere. The camp has dorm and private rooms available. Your kitesurf camp covers lessons and located in Corralejo.
CBCM Boarder Club: A friendly kitesurf and surf camp on the beach of Corralejo. Private and dorm rooms available, though guests mostly hang around a communal area with plenty of hammocks and shared activities. Camp includes daily lessons, rental, and video analysis.
Red Shark Fuerteventura: This boutique kitesurf camp takes place in a shared villa with daily yoga and functional training classes. Save money by taking advantage of the communal kitchen and enjoy the outdoor garden. Lessons, rental, and accommodation included.
The most convenient towns to stay in on Fuerteventura are El Cotillo and Corallejo. Here, you’ll find shops, restaurants, and plenty of things to do.
Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real G.L.: A stunning property directly on the beach with plenty of shaded lounge chairs to wait for the wind. There are two outdoor pools, six restaurants, a spa, and a cocktail bar. Guests are given a pillow menu upon check-in to ensure a comfortable stay.
H10 Ocean Suites: Centrally located in Corralejo, this boutique adults-only hotel has a lagoon style pool, two bars, and an open air restaurant. Rooms are clean and spacious with balconies you’ll have a hard time peeling away from.
Surfer’s Retreat: You won’t find a cooler place to stay than this stark-white building. Rooms are clean, airy, and have a boho decor. Guests share a kitchen and bathrooms, with many people socializing on the terrace come sunset.
Flights link Europe and Morocco to Fuerteventura, which has its own international airport.
You’ll need a car to get around Fuerteventura, which can be rented from the airport. You might see some kitesurfers hitchhiking from spot to spot, but being picked up is not guaranteed–and drivers might not be as keen to get you if you’re carrying a sopping wet wetsuit and tons of gear.
Language: Spanish, English commonly spoken
Power: 220v; Type C and F plug
Travel insurance: Travel insurance is a must during a kitesurf trip to Fuerteventura. We recommend World Nomads, which covers kitesurfing, windsurfing, and surfing. If you also want to take advantage of all Fuerteventura terrain, it covers mountain biking as well.
Planning a kitesurf trip to Fuertaventura? Feel free to ask questions in the comments below!