Playa Blanca, like all beaches on the east coast, is comparatively safe. Not only are the waves here much less powerful, but the currents also carry less water. They are therefore less powerful than comparable currents on the beaches of the west coast of the island. Nevertheless, there are some small things to watch out for in Playa Blanca on Fuerteventura.
For example, at the southern end of the bay in front of the hotel, there is a kind of headland made of thick stones. Here, there is almost always a current that pulls out to sea. On days with strong waves, this current can also pull surfers further south out of the bay and in front of the stones. At this southern end of the bay, there may also be some rocks at the bottom due to the persistent current. Advanced surfers like the southern end of the beach. Inexperienced surfers surfing Playa Blanca for the first time should surf the waves further in the middle.
Although the waves on Fuerteventura's east coast always break more gently than the waves on the west coast, the waves in Playa Blanca can also become more powerful during strong storms. So you shouldn't underestimate the waves of Playa Blanca if they are bigger than shoulder-high to head-high.
What most surfers don't know then is the high frequency of the waves. Waves created by the local, north-easterly trade winds do not travel thousands of kilometres across the open Atlantic. On the long way through the Atlantic, the waves normally arrange themselves into wave groups. This also increases the distance between the waves. This distance is also called wave period and is measured in seconds. The wave period on the east coast is smaller. This leads to the impression that waves are rolling in continuously when there are larger waves on the east coast.