The south of Fuerteventura is still underestimated and is at most an insider tip. ... luckily;) - because often there are very good conditions for surfing here, and not infrequently on completely empty beaches.
In the following blog posts, I'll talk more about the surf and weather conditions and our surf spots.
Today, I would like to start by working out the differences between the island order with the city of Corralejo and the south of Fuerteventura with our fishing village Morro Jable.
It's hard to say which place is the better. It is easier to tell from the contrasts in island parts, whichever place you like better. So here, no judgments are made but decision support given;)
Corralejo is flanked by the vast dunes of La Oliva and the north coast of the island, which can only be reached via gravel roads. This north coast with its many reefs is one of the best and most famous surf spots in Europe. Unfortunately, this also brings with it the corresponding high number of visitors. Nevertheless - every experienced surfer wants to surf at least once in his life on Fuerteventura's north coast.
Corralejo itself is one of the largest cities on the island. Many young people live here and it is often hectic. The nightlife of the city is accordingly lively. If you still have energy after surfing, you can have it in a number of bars and discos until the early hours of the morning with "Cerveza" and "Reggaeton".
I myself have been working as a surf instructor in Corralejo for several winters and can tell you it was a wild time.
However, I founded my own surf camp in the south of Fuerteventura in Morro Jable.
Morro Jable is considered the southern equivalent of Corralejo, but this does not do justice to the place. Morro Jable is a small fishing village adjacent to the neighboring tourist town of Jandia. If you want to party here, you can do so, but it is more likely to meet locals from the village than other tourists. However, that does not mean that Morro Jable's residents do not know how to make the night of the day - but they do it more on the weekends. In neighboring Jandia you can also dance during the week in the morning. There you can get to the beach promenade on foot over a dune in about 15 to 20 minutes.
Behind Morro Jable and Jandia are the highest mountains on the island. They form a kind of weather divide and often make sure that it is less windy and a little warmer in Morro Jable.
Giving name to our neighbor are the long beaches, the Playas de Jandia, the southern peninsula of Jandia. These beaches are without exaggeration long white dream beaches that are immortalized on just about every postcard with at least one picture.
Many of these beaches have very good waves for surfing and these waves are usually shared only with a few locals and you are often alone in the water. As already mentioned, I will introduce these beaches in the next articles a little more detail.
My conclusion after 15 years Fuerteventura:
In the north of the island I have surfed a lot and made many a night of the day. I like to think back to this time.
I have really fallen in love with Fuerteventura only since I live longer in the south of the island.
Our small fishing village Morro Jable with its picturesque promenade, the white beach, its bars and restaurants and the lovely inhabitants, for the time is defined completely different, as for us Central Europeans, has become second home for me.
As a surfer, I'm always amazed, enthusiastic, childishly happy when I see the waves at our surf spots in the south and think: "Madness that you have everything for you alone!"