The Canary Islands are close to mainland Europe but being in Fuerteventura feels like being on a surfing adventure in the Wild West! It amazing to explore a land that is so different. It’s safe and easy to travel around, it’s totally set-up for surfing families as well a great place for solo surfers to improve their skills or learn to surf.
There are some lovely self-catering apartments with swimming pools close to the beach which are great for families, the surfer in the family can nip off for a quick surf content that the rest of the family is happy. There are also a couple of surf houses for solo surfers to meet some like-minded surfers to go for a wave or learn to surf with. Best of all, your surf instructor or surf guide will come and pick you up from your accommodation and take you for a wave and bring you home when you’re surfed out.
Whether you’re learning to surf, an intermediate surfer or advanced, it’s highly recommended to join a local surf guide or instructor so you can get taken to the best surf spots depending on the conditions. If you’re keen to surf Los Lobos, the boys will organise for you to be taken out on the speedboat to surf the island opposite. Those who want to learn to surf: Fuerteventura in The Canary Islands is the perfect place to get up and riding!! There are sand banks and easy, peeling, offshore waves down south in Morro Jable or further north in Correlejo – all instructors are English-speaking and well qualified – kids from 6 years old can join the surf school!
Correlejo is a lovely little seaside, surfing town near the harbour where you can catch a boat to the neighbouring island. There are some beautiful beaches in the area, turquoise water and white, sandy bays. There are a couple of streets that are full of shops, restaurants, bars and the usual touristy tiendas. There’s a bit of nightlife going on too which is always fun when the surf goes flat.
If the conditions are right though, it’s a good idea to hire a car to get down south for a wave! There aren’t many cars on the road and it’s a scenic coastal road that takes about an hour and a half to get to the most southern tip.
There’s a 5* luxury hotel in Fuerteventura too for those who want to spend money on the hotel instead of the flights. The Atlantis Bahia Real has a great kids club, gym and spa treatment centre as well as yoga classes, surf school and one of the best right-handers in Europe within view of the hotel!