Water Sports in Fuerteventura
At 1,660 km² it is the second largest of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife, with a population of around 103,000 and located only 100km from Africa.
It was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO on 26 May 2009. Fuerteventura is a paradise for water sport lovers with over 150km of stunning white sandy beaches and crystal clear water, making it the ideal destination for kitesurfuing, surfing and windsurfing. It looks like one massive sand dune from the air with sublime beaches and hosts many world class breaks and surf. It enjoys year round temperatures of 20 to 28 degrees- perfectly cooled by atlantic breezes in the summer.
Fuerteventura is considered one of the best places in Europe for surfing and windsurfing holidays.
The resort of Corralejo has a glorious golden beach that stretches for about 10km, offering an ideal spot for kitesurfing.
Playa Barca is located in the south of the island which hosts the windsurf world cup each year
One of the main attractions of Fuerteventura for followers of all watersports is the fairly constant year round temperature of the water. The Canaries stream is responsible for the fairly constant sea temperature, and this results in an abundance of sea life, that makes diving such a pleasure.
Snorkelling is a popular activity that is suitable for everyone. The clear pure waters around the island means that there is an abundance of sea life. There are snorkelling excursions that take you to the best sites.
To go sailing you need wind and water (and a yacht!). Fuerteventura has an abundance of these. There are lots of harbours around the island and some offer sailing and fishing trips.
Surfing, Windsurfing and Kite boarding.
The strong surf around some parts of the island make Fuerteventura one of the best spots in the world for surfing. The reliable winds and a variety of water conditions mean that the needs of wind and kite surfers of any level of ability are catered for.
There is surf to suit all standards of surfer from the novice to the most experienced and adventurous surfer. Lessons are available for any of the disciplines at various centres around the island.