Fuerteventura is not as consistent as Hawaii, but we do have very good quality conditions in terms of waves! All the islands offer great surf spots during winter. Summer is well known also as a good time to visit because of the incredible trade winds. If you are good at reading forecasts you could definitely sail most days of the year and when there is no wind, it is still great fun to jump on the SUP. I love the chilled rhythm of Fuerteventura, with none of the stress of big cities. There are no traffic jams on Fuerteventura and that’s perfect for me.
Most of my time in Fuerteventura I spend with Stéphane and Nicole Etienne. We have been friends for more than twenty years now and is probably the reason I spend so much time on the island! We go surfing or sailing together every day! They are an amazing couple and always motivated!
Cotillo is a special place. Not many people are able to windsurf at this spot when it is over logo high as it is so heavy! But it has some great days! It is better at mid-tide, especially if the waves are big! Cotillo can be a very gnarly break but I have learned a lot here, challenging myself every day. From entering the water to sailing or surfing in difficult spots, I love the challenge! I feel I never stop learning and I think with all these years I have gained a lot of experience. Fuerteventura is a great place to train, but I like to be in all the islands and experiment with different conditions. Price wise, it is very reasonable for Canarian residents to travel between the islands, we have a 75% discount compared to non-residents.
I love the food, cheese especially, beaches and just about everything about Fuerteventura! I also love to go on a mountain bike and see the island with a totally different perspective! I know a lot of people don’t like the desert aspect of the island, but I think they just don’t know how to appreciate its natural beauty!