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Activities in Fuerteventura

Formed by volcanic activity and carved by wind, Fuerteventura has some uniquely shallow beaches and lagoons which make them ideal for kite surfing. The notorious wind and ocean exposure makes the island a natural surf hotspot too.The UCPA centre in ​Fuerteventura focuses on surfing and kitesurfing instruction. Outside of your lessons, enjoy soaking up the sun, relaxing on the beach, or exploring the local area.

Activities  

Fuerteventura is a specialist kitesurfing, surfing, and windsurfing centre. The world renowned Sotavento lagoon is only a ten minute drive away, with daily transfers being provided by the centre, included in the price. Trekking and mountain biking are also available from the centre.

Windsurfing

Playa de Sotavento, near the UCPA hotel, is one of the best windsurfing spots in the Canary Islands thanks to its varied conditions which are suitable for all levels. Located close to Costa Calma it’s a very safe area and is ideal for learning. Another area, closer to the main break, has strong winds and the conditions are better suited for more advanced windsurfers. Sotavento beach is known for the world championship Windsurfing & Kiteboarding competitions that are held here every summer.

Kitesurfing

There are plenty of of different spots to chose from around the island; Sotavento, Flag Beach, The Pared and El Cotillo. The best season for kitesurfing in Fuerteventura is May to September, however it is also great over the winter. May to September are considered to be the high season for kitesurfing in Fuerteventura. Expect the wind to blow anywhere between 15-28 knots depending on the spot. Average water temperatures hover around 20 or 21 degrees, meaning you won’t need a wetsuit either. The locals kite at various different spots throughout the winter season as well, so if you’re dying for a winter kitesurfing session you know Fuerteventura is a great option! 

 Surfing

As well as being known for it's strong wind, Fuerteventura is also know as the 'Hawaii of Europe' for its surf spots. It's again a year round surf destination. During the summer months from June to August the swell is not as strong so it's not as good for the advanced surfers looking to get barreled! Generally the conditions from October to May are best. You can surf in shorts for the summer and for a few weeks into September/October. Some beaches to look out for El Cotillo, Punta Blanca (Shark Bay) and Los Lobos

 
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