If the Canary Islands are Europe’s Hawaii, then Fuerteventura is Maui, boasting the greatest number of side-shore spots in the archipelago. Rich in windsurfing culture, the island played a formative part in windsurfing’s golden years and still plays host to World Cup events every summer. With the help of some locals and expats, Finn Mullen takes a closer look at the island, past and present and finds out why Fuerte’ rocks!
Words Finn Mullen, Bouke Becker, Will Ward, www.rene-Egli.com, Flag Beach, Ion Club, Stephen Gibson // Photos Katie McAnena, Finn Mullen, Gabor Balogh, Gary Fisher, Bouke Becker, Victor Moncloa, www.rene-Egli.com, Flag Beach, Stephen Gibson, spot-shot.com & John Carter.
This feature originally appeared in the June 2018 issue of Windsurf Magazine.