The waves in Esquinzo are generated by so-called windswells. As the name suggests, such a windswell is created by strong local winds. These winds are not rare in Fuerteventura and were also the inspiration for the island's name. Literally translated into English, Fuerteventura means nothing other than "strong wind". These strong winds are most frequent in spring and especially in the summer months.
To form waves that we surfers can ride, the wind has to blow for at least one and a half days at a time. However, it's not only the duration that matters, but also the wind strength and direction.
As a rule, the wind speed should be consistently above 20 knots. It is also important that the wind does not come too much from the north. Otherwise, the wind waves will not reach the east coast of the southern peninsula of Fuerteventura and thus Esquinzo.
Most days the wind on Fuerteventura comes from a north-easterly direction. Winds from this direction are always offshore thanks to the geographical orientation of the south on the east coast, and thus also in Esquinzo.
This means that wind waves in Esquinzo on Fuerteventura often break when the wind is offshore and are therefore particularly clean and easy to surf.
If the wind comes from the east, it also forms wind waves, of course. However, this windswell is formed when the wind is onshore. Then the wind on the west coast is logically offshore and the waves in La Pared break particularly clean and well.
In Esquinzo on Fuerteventura you can surf at all tide levels. Advanced surfers tend to surf close to the rocks of the headland at high tide. Beginners surf at low tide in white water or the first, green waves further away from the stones.