BOUKE BECKER – WITCHCRAFT WINDSURFING
Windsurfing on Fuerteventura is mostly about wave riding. We have over 15 spots to choose from for different wind directions, wave size or type. We can nearly always sail somewhere side or side-offshore and nearly all spots are point breaks with a channel downwind. Wave riding does not get much easier and more fun than that. When it’s side-shore, you don´t want too much wind, as it’s much easier to keep speed on the wave. There is hardly any rip either. Even if it is big, you see where the peak is starting and as long you stay downwind of the peak, nothing will happen and you can just carve up and down on the shoulder. With 60% of the waves coming from the N-NW, we also have much more days with waves, even if the wind is light. Our jumping spot is Punta Blanca, which is cross-onshore. Facing NNW, it gets a lot more waves and the reef slopes very gradually so the surf breaks further out and you have a good run up to the waves. If you get washed, you don´t end up on the rocks. Over the year we get many quality wave sailing days. You can also sail higher winds at Sotavento in summer or you can go freeriding in the bay of Corralejo towards the island of Lobos in beautiful surroundings and crystal blue waters. Sailing between islands is a very different feeling than just sailing out into an open ocean.