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MICRO GUIDE TO FUERTEVENTURA, CANARY ISLANDS

03/10/2012
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Fureteventura is part of the Canary Islands chain lying a few hundred miles of the African coast. A winter haven for many European windsurfers, Fuerte offers reliable wind, warm water, sunshine and options to suit most travellers’ budgets.

 

Riding on offer
There are two distinct areas in the Fuerte depending on your preference and skill level. The northern part of the island offers hard core wave spots along the infamous ‘northern track’ although less life threatening conditions can be found outside Corralejo in the form of Flag Beach, Rocky Point, Glass Beach and the harbour. Sotavento (the site of many PWA competitions) is located alongthe southern stretch of the island, boasts some impressive wind stats due to the funnelling effect of the mountains and is great for bump and jump, freestyle and speed.

 

Conditions
Corralejo is predominantly a wavesailing area although Flag Beach and the harbour do offer flatter water options. The wind in the north can be slightly lighter as there is no real local accelerating effect. Sotavento can get seriously breezy as the wind funnels between two mountains. Flat water to bump and jump style conditions are what you will generally find although small waves have been known to sometimes appear.

 

Getting there You can fly to the island from many UK airports including some regional ones. If travelling from further afield then connections are also easily available.

 

Centres
Corralejo, Flag Beach www.flagbeach.com 
Sotavento, Rene Egli www.reneegli.com
Both centres offer hire and tuition.

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Flat day fun
If the wind doesn’t blow then there are a variety of other activities including kitesurfing, surfing, SUP and mountain biking.

 

Contacts
www.fuerteventura.com
www.sportif.travel