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Surfing in Fuerteventura - in the south

Surfing in Fuerteventura is perfect for surf beginners, but also surf professionals.
  • Beginner
  • Advanced
  • Expert

General info

The surf station Rene Egli on Fuerteventura was founded in 1984 and is located at the Playa Sotavento. Here is a lagoon over 4 km long - one of the top windsurfing and kitesurfing spots in Europe, but also great for practicing your first surfing skills.

The south of Fuerteventura offers unique wind and kite surfing conditions at the unspoiled coast of Sotavento. Due to a natural nozzle, the mostly offshore trade wind is additionally strengthened here. Strong wind, medium waves and flat water create ideal conditions for freestylers, speed freaks and kiters. But also surf beginners have here optimal conditions to learn surfing.

 

Travel period

Travel period

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023

Seasons

Seasons

Spring, Autumn, Summer, Winter

Skill levels

As a beginner you've never surfed before or maybe you've only had a taster course. Here you will be brought on the board from the beginning.

You can already call yourself advanced if you already have solid basic knowledge.

As an Expert you feel comfortable at all spots and can handle difficult conditions very well.

Services &
Prices

Fuerteventura can be reached by plane non-stop from Vienna in about 5 hours. From there RETTER Sports can organize a transfer (about 1 hour) to the hotel or you can book a rental car through us and explore the island flexibly. The island is more brown than green, but here and there you can see some nice green spots.

Included services

Included services

You can book all services of the trip separately through us or we can also put together a complete package for you.

Additional services (Exclusive)

Windsurfing course: e.g. A1 course from € 145,-.

Windsurfing equipment rental: 1 week from € 379,-.

Kitesurfing course: e.g. A1-F2 from:€ 170,-.

Kitesurfing equipment rental: 1 week from € 379,-.

Wingsurf course: from € 180,-

Travel period

Prices

Travel price from 799 €

Accommodation
& Catering

In this surf trip you will stay at the hotel "Melia Fuerteventura" quartered.

The hotel is located in the town of Playa Barca, directly on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in Fuerteventura. Between the hotel and the sea, the wide, gently sloping, kilometer-long beach forms a small lagoon. The nearest larger town, which can be reached by bus, is Costa Calma. The hotel has a beautiful pool area with a total of 4 pools. In addition to adult entertainment, there is also sports entertainment and various shows in the evening, also with live bands. For all sauna enthusiasts: The hotel also has a wellness area with possibilities for massages or cosmetic treatments.

Catering

You can choose between half board or all inclusive.

  • Half board: breakfast, dinner
  • All inclusive: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, cakes/pastries, selected non-alcoholic beverages: daily 10:00 am - 11:00 pm, selected national alcoholic beverages: daily 10:00 am - 11:00 pm, selected table drinks with meals, coffee/tea in the afternoon, AI wristband obligatory

Equipment

At the surf station Rene Egli you can borrow everything your surfer heart desires. Starting from the surf suit, shoes, helmet, life jacket to the complete equipment for kiters: kite / bar / board or of course for windsurfers a JP board / sail / harness.

Also the surf station Matas Bay gives everything you need for water sports.

Nevertheless, it would be good if you take bathing utensils, sunscreen, etc. yourself.

 

 

 

Destination
& Arrival

Wind and Kitesurfing in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands

Interesting spots/trails

We will gladly take care of booking your flight and transfer to the hotel. However, we are also happy to help you with words and deeds if you would like to plan the journey on your own.

The hotel "Melia Fuerteventura" is located in the town of Playa Barca.

There are some exciting surf spots to explore on Fuerteventura. Here we give you some tips:

La Playa del Burro

Especially in summer, trade winds blow here with great regularity, providing optimal conditions for kitesurfers.

Windsurfers on the beach in Fuerteventura
Sotavento

This place hosts the famous PWA World Tour Fuerteventura Windsurf and Kitesurf WA World Cup every year. The most consistent winds are felt in the summer months.

Windsurfers on the beach in Fuerteventura
Matas Bay

Matas Bay is known as the mega flat water spot on Fuerteventura. Especially for beginners in kite- or windsurfing the perfect training spot.

Fuerte

Travel options

Arrival is by plane (bookable at RETTER Sports) or on your own. The arrival airport is Fuerteventura, an airport transfer can be organized through us.

Flights

Bus transfer

Optional: Self-direction

Program

Fuerteventura is not only a unique place to surf, but also to ride exciting mountain bike tours. You will definitely not get bored on this trip.

Surf Sessions

The registration for a surf course is filled out at the check-in before the course starts at the Center Rene Egli. Depending on the course and location, this registration procedure takes place individually.

Normally, the surf instructor looks for the appropriate wetsuit and surfing materials together with the surf students. In the meantime, the student receives the information about the spot and the guides on site check the student's current windsurfing / kitesurfing skills to make sure they have booked the right course for them.

All kite, windsurf and wingsurf instructors have international licenses to offer you the best courses and safety. Rene Egli offers courses (from 15 years and min. 50kg) for all skill levels - on request also as an effective private course.

Through intensive training, the on-site coaches ensure optimal progress in any desired group size. The surf courses can be offered in English, German, Spanish, Italian or Greek.

Windsurfers on the stand Matas Bay

Other possible sports

In Fuerteventura you can enjoy other sports besides surfing courses. So you will never be bored during your vacation. You can enjoy the following sports in between:

Stand-up paddling, diving, hiking, mountain bike tours, rental of touring bikes

Matas Bay Camp in Fuerteventura

Other possible excursions

In the nature reserve Parque Natural de Corralejo you can discover a breathtaking desert landscape. The viewpoint "Mirador astronómico de Sicasumbre" is breathtaking - here you stand on only 691m height. The landscape around you, resembles a hilly carpet.

Beach in Fuerteventura

Tips & Info

We know Spaniards as a very sociable and party-loving people, also on Fuerteventura there are therefore always fiestas or events that are celebrated with lots of dancing and live music until the wee hours of the morning. Culturally, however, there is also a lot to see if you are interested in churches, museums or the typical craftsmanship of the country.

Best time for surfers

The main season for surfers in Fuerteventura is between May and September - this is also when there are the most windy days.

Kite Center in Fuerteventura
A short hike to Barranco Encantado.

This is a dry canyon that is well worth seeing. Small sections are somewhat reminiscent of Antelope Canyon, which is located on the northern border of Arizona.

Excursion to the bell tower in Corralejos.

From the top you have a great view over Corralejo. You can also use this little trip to get to know the city a little or just stroll through the streets of Corralejo.

Price from 799 € p. person