Beginner surfing in Fuerteventura better in the north or in the south?

lone surfer on a beach in the south of Fuerteventura
The large natural beach La Pared in the south of Fuerteventura

Where in Fuerteventura can you better learn to surf as a beginner in the north or south of the island?

Hello surf newbies;)

Even in times of the pandemic you can travel to Fuerteventura and learn to surf here. However, the famous light stands out more clearly at the end of the tunnel. Even for people who are not prone to euphoric attacks of optimism, there are slowly signs that the second half of the year will be similar in many respects to what was considered "normal" until a year ago.

That is why many wave enthusiasts are slowly starting to plan their vacation for summer and autumn. For many, surfing is still an exotic sport. The pictures from television, newspapers and social networks of clean, big waves through which you slide your surfboard, with a wall of water next to you - are still just as fascinating for us experienced surfers as they are for people who have never stood on a surfboard.

Learning to surf is a dream for many people. However, fulfilling this dream is easier than you think. Even now you can travel to Fuerteventura with a negative PCR test and learn to surf here, i.e. to surf. In the course of the year it will certainly become even easier to travel to Fuerteventura.

Are the waves bigger in the north? Can you even surf in the south?

I have been living in Fuerteventura for many years and gave the first surf course Fuerteventura more than 15 years ago. I worked as a surf instructor in the north of Fuerteventura and since 2007 I have been the operator of the OTRO MODO surf school, here in the south of Fuerteventura.

Again and again I am asked whether it is better to learn to surf in the north or south.
There are many reefs in the north of Fuerteventura. The waves there have contributed significantly to the island's fame among surfers. For surfers who start surfing and learn to get up or are surfing their first unbroken waves, these reefs are not yet suitable for surfing.

It is best to make your first attempts at surfing on the beaches. There the ground is soft and you can get out of the water and go into the water anywhere without injuring yourself on sharp stones.
There are good beaches to learn to surf in the south and north of the island.

The beaches in the south are emptier than in the north of Fuerteventura.

In the south as in the north of Fuerteventura there are different beaches for surfing. Depending on the size of the waves, the strength of the wind and the tide, the conditions on these beaches are better for surfers who are just making their first attempts and are still learning to surf, or for surfers who have been surfing for a long time and are looking for certain waves.

Many of these beaches are on the west coast of the island, some on the east coast and here in the south there are also beaches on the south coast. We go to the beach every day with the surf course, which offers the best conditions for the surf level of our surf students.

Since many surfers still believe that there are fewer waves in the south of Fuerteventura, as most of the surf reports in the media are from Fuerteventura's north - the beaches and waves here in the south are comparatively empty.
On quite a few beaches you have a real Robinson Crusoe feeling and feel like a wave and beach explorer.


In the north and south of Fuerteventura there are good beaches for learning to surf. The south of the island is not so well known among surfers, so the beaches in the south of the island are emptier. With our surf course we can surf on beaches where we are alone :)