Fuerteventura is the second largest island of the archipelago. It is located 100 kilometers off the African coast. Famous for its warm climate, the arrival of the desert sand or the impressive beaches, it is also famous for water sports, including windsurfing. For the great windsurfers it is known as the capital of the wind.
The World Championship of Windsurf
During the month of July, Fuerteventura becomes a must for the most important Wiindsurfers in the world. It is the venue for the World Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Championship since 1984.
The island has 1600 square kilometers suitable for this sport, depending on the wind. In the year 2018, 144 million spectators attended the event, 15 million readers and 30 million followed it on the Internet. The championship lasts 17 days. But not only surfing is done, there are hundreds of activities organized to entertain everyone who visits the island.
Zones to carry out windsurf
Being one of the largest islands of the archipelago, Fuerteventura has many beaches where you can practice this sport. In general, the northern area, which includes the Corralejo Natural Park, Majanicho and even El Cotillo, is usually for professionals. In the south, Costa Calma or Caleta de Fuste, is usually for beginners because of its calmer winds. Although if we do not know the area it is always better to go to a school. The best ones are in Sotavento, Corralejo and the surroundings of Costa Calma.
The Canary Islands have an ideal climate for any sport, from snorkeling in Papagayo to climbing the Pico del Teide and watching the sunrise with the seven islands in the background. Don’t miss out on discovering them with us!