FUERTEVENTURA'S BEST SURF SPOTS!
Popular surf school surf spots.
Playa del Moro
Playa del Moro is a little coved beach situated at the south end of the dune reserve on the NE coast. It boasts pristine clear water and fun mid-range power waves, this beach is popular with surf schools and gets extremely busy in summer. there is a rock platform on the north side of the beach; the waves will only break here whilst the waterline is below them. When the tide gets low enough the beach exopses three or four separate peaks so the crowd is able to thin out. When the tide is high the wave disappears completely unless the surf is over head (if it’s big the waves will continue to break through high tide and a large powerful shore break is formed.
Flag beach or La Entubadera is the next cove down from Flag Beach (KITE SURFING SPOT) and just before of the Riu hotels. the spot has a sand-covered rock bottom and with the right conditions can make short fast powerful barreling peaks along 100m stretch of beach.
With the big NW, N swells the waves will be biggest and most powerful in front of the lifeguard tower on the most northern side of the beach they gradually decrease in power as you move down towards the hotels.
Punta Elena (Rocky point) is Corralejo’s backyard reef break. at high tide the waves form quite colse to shore and break a little softer than at low.
As it’s one of the spots in town it often gets crowed but the vibes are relatively mellow (for those who are mindful of the other surfers).
At low tide the outside wave will break at it’s best; this is a large, long wave both left and right. it is most popular with SUPers but longboards and shortboards are welcome too. On it’s day you can get 400m + rides that last over a minute - this is truly an awesome spot!
Baby Rocky is the most sheltered town spot from NE winds. It needs Large N, NW swells and a low tide to break. When it is good it offers 30 sec+ rides and is an ideal place for beginner surfers to learn the basics.
The wave always breaks in the same place and has a deep water channel circumfusing it making is easy to paddle back and safer than many other reef-breaks.
Waikikii is another great beginner reef spot. As Baby rocky it needs very specific conditions to break. On a good day you can catch 120m plus rides and on massive swells can reach head high. It is a little less sheltered than baby rocky making it a good wave to progress too.
Caleta del Barco
Caleta is an Ideal spot for intermediate surfers: It is a relatively soft, long left-hand reef break. it has a deep water channel running along the side of the reef much like Majanicho, Punta Blanca and Punta Gorda. It is also very popular with surf schools so to avoid the crowds I suggest you surf here either at sunrise or sunset.
Punta Blanca, at high tide, is one of the best reef breaks for learning the basics of surfing. it boasts a 200m soft and easy ride into a deep water bay, as the wave rolls in it gets smaller shallower and softer. The high tide wave is popular with surf schools. This spot shows a different face at low tide; the bay dries up and a much larger, more powerful deep water wave begins to form on the outside.
You should be sure of yourself and never surf the outside wave alone; the currents can be surprisingly strong and the waves can break over 1 km.
El Cotillo is a long stretch of beach; divided naturally into four separate punchy beachbreaks.
The waves vary according to the tides; at low tide they are faster and hollower (usually better for the more advanced surfers)
Often, at high tide, due to the steep incline of the beach, the waves are only surfable on the last beach.