Surfing in the south of Fuerteventura

[Translate to English:] Der endlose Strand Cofete, hier findet jeder seine persönliche Sandbank
[Translate to English:] Am Strand mit dem Schiffswrack der American Star brechen vor allem im Sommer dank der Windabdeckung gute Wellen

The south of Fuerteventura is still considered a white spot on the map among surfers, because many ask me: Can you surf in the south of Fuerteventura?

Fuerteventura is well known in surfing circles not only in Europe. Surfers on other continents around the world have also heard of the Canary Islands and the waves here. The fact that Fuerteventura is repeatedly compared to Hawaii shows how good the waves can be here.
Of course, this comparison comes mainly from European surfers, for whom Hawaii is practically one of the most distant travel destinations and who not only appreciate the waves on Fuerteventura, but also the year-round summer climate, the volcanic origin and the relaxed locals.

A lot is reported about the surf spots in the north of Fuerteventura in all surf travel guides, internet forums, Facebook groups etc. The south of the island appears like a white spot on the map for surfers.

Anyone who has been surfing for a long time knows that there are still many undiscovered beaches and waves. When the waves, which are created by the strong low pressure areas in the North Atlantic, travel for thousands of kilometers across the North Atlantic, they will definitely not only break in the north of Fuerteventura.

There are also good waves in the south of Fuerteventura

Thanks to the exposed location of Fuerteventura in the Atlantic, the waves have a window of more than 180 degrees to break on the different coasts of the island.

While almost every corner of the north coast of Fuerteventura is known and mapped and dated in surfing guides, there are many beaches, bays and reefs in the south of the island whose full potential only a few locals know.

I am now spending my 17th winter on Fuerteventura and I am still discovering waves that I haven't surfed a few years ago. If I then talk to other surfers, I find out that some of these surf spots have a name, but some don't.

Of course I can't and won't reveal anything about where these surf spots are and when they run. First of all, I don't have that advanced knowledge of some of these surf spots that I can already say for sure when and how they are going properly. Second, it is important that islands like Fuerteventura keep such secrets to themselves.

So everyone who comes here for a longer time can still discover a surf spot for themselves where he or she can surf alone.

One of the best surfing beaches in the south of Fuerteventura is only approached by us

With our surf school we go to different beaches here in the south of Fuerteventura, depending on the wave and wind conditions. For example, on days with too big waves, we can switch to beaches with smaller waves.

For many surfers, however, it is even more important to avoid the strong winds on the island, especially in late spring and summer.
If this wind is strong enough, clean waves arise on Fuerteventura's east coast, for example in Esquinzo. Our surf students love this surf spot.

But if the wind is not strong enough to generate these wind waves, we are the only surf school to go to another beach on the west coast.
Thanks to our Land Rover Defender, we can also reach the secluded beach of Playa de Garcey. Due to the favorable formation of the mountain range behind the beach, the normally onshore wind is weaker and sometimes even offshore.

Especially in the summer of Fuerteventura, this sometimes creates waves that are otherwise only known from autumn and winter.


Of course there are also very good waves in the south of Fuerteventura. How should it be otherwise? Swells that travel over a thousand kilometers across the Atlantic will not avoid different locations on a 98km long island. But since many surfers still think all good waves are in the north of Fuerteventura, you only need to share many good waves with a handful of other surfers here in the south.