Windsurfing is the main sport on Fuerteventura and it's available for anyone to try. Thousands of windsurfing enthusiasts come to Fuerteventura each year to take advantage of the warm clear waters and strong Atlantic winds. Some get so hooked they decide to stay on and join the large community of Windsurfers and surfers that already live here.
Don't worry if you think this sport is out of your depth, windsurfing is easily mastered within a day by people of all ages with expert tuition provided by one of the excellent Windsurf centers on the Island. These centres offer a full range of equipment for rent to suit everyone from the complete novice to accomplished wave sailor.
What better way to spend those hot sunny days than in warm clear water having fun and getting a suntan at the same time?!
For those who have mastered the art of windsurfing this is the place to be!
The constant tradewinds during the summer months and huge swells in the winter provide a wide range of conditions to suit all. You can choose from the many different spots to sail depending on your ability. Be it flat out slalom blasting in the bay or extreme wave sailing on one of the reefs on the North shore, Fuerte has it all.
If you're an expert, and planning on sailing on the rocky reefs or places with large 'shore dumps' (such as Cotillo) then local knowledge is very important. Luckily, there are several surf bars around where you can talk to the owners and barstaff who know all the inside knowledge you need and you can have a few drinks while you discuss the best places to sail.