The Surf on Fuerteventura

The most consistent surf is found on the north/NW coast with many spots 'unridden'. There are waves to suit most standards of surfers but also some absolute gems for the more adventurous.
The surf is pretty much divided into two main seasons - Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer - much along the lines of the rest of Northern Europe.
Swells come out of the Atlantic hitting the West and North coast with regularity. Occassionally large swells can wrap around to the island's North East and South coasts.
Your biggest consideration at these times will be swell size, wind directions and the size of your balls.
As the swell wraps around the North, wave height diminishes slightly. So if El Hierro is maxed then there will be surfable waves at other spots further East such as El Muelle (The Harbour) or even Punta Elena (Rocky Point).
When everything is maxed head to Flag Beach at mid to high or El Burro (Glass Beach) where occassionally the point can be small but fun.
Traditionally the Sailing season, has now seeing the explosion of Kite Surfing.
The Atlantic swells are often affected by a dominant high pressure system with a low over the african mainland heralding the North Easterly Tradewinds.
This season's surfing is not nearly as consistent as Autumn/Winter but there are still fun waves to be had predominantly on the East coast and at times the Cotillo region.
Best for surfers who want a quick, warm, easy destination. Water Temperature can reach 22 degrees Centigrade.
North Coast Surfing
Some of the best surf areas on the island are to be found along the dirt road known as the North track.
This road starts near the Bristol Playa Apartments in Corralejo, continues to the lighthouse near El Cotillo taking just over an hour to drive.
The track is not the best of surfaces and beyond the small village of Majanicho it isn't really suitable for small cars. So if you're sensible you'll hire a 4WD jeep.
Another thing to remember before you set off along the North track is that there are no shops etc, so be sure to take a good supply of water and some food!
Rocky Point - Punta Helena - Corralejo
Right hand reef break.
One of the island's most popular breaks. When the other breaks start to close out it can get a bit crowded.
El Muelle - Harbour Wall - Corralejo
Left hand reef that wraps around for a long fast ride, occassionally barrelling but beware - at certain times the barrel section is very powerful and shallow.
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