Would you like a sunny vacation, where you go kite surfing or learn this fun new sport? Then this is the trip for you. Fuerteventura has the sun, the sand, the water and the perfect kite surf spots - and we have the staff, who will make this experience unforgettable for you, no matter your experience level.
The days will be spent with as much kitesurfing as possible, both if you are kite surfing by yourself (with rescue cover) or if you are on kite surfing course. Under practical info further down the page, you can see the various package options you can choose.
You can spend the evenings together with the other residents at the Surf House or be on your own. Naturally it is up to you, how much you want to be involved.
Coming back to the destination, an interesting fact is that there is not a wide agreement regarding the meaning of the name Fuerteventura. While most people agree that the word Fuerte means strength, no one seems to agree on whether the word Ventura means luck, happiness, wind or adventure. In reality, it may not matter because all the four different meanings all hit the spot completely.
Fuerteventura is the second largest island of the Canary Islands and is closest to the African coast (only about 100km). Compared to its neighboring islands, there is far less congestion here and that is despite the fact that the island can pride itself on having some of Europe's best beaches. An obviously this is just what is needed for making a sunny vacation ideal.
Another central element for a surfing, windsurfing or kite surfing holiday, is wind - and there is plenty of that on Fuerteventura! In fact, the island is world famous for doing any form of surfing.
During this holiday, you will become acquainted with the island's northernmost town of Corralejo, where the Surf-Hostel is located, as well as the beaches around it.
A small, cozy and simple surf hostel consisting of seven rooms (divided into single, twin and triple rooms), two communal kitchens and two shared bathrooms with a toilet. In addition, there is a common room that is often used to hang out during the evenings. There is also a roof terrace, which can be used freely to sunbathe or to barbecue. You must be at least 18 years old to stay at the Surf Hostel.
An apartment complex in Corralejo, consisting of one, two, and three bedroom apartments. The apartments are clean, furnished and extremely suitable for families or couples, who want to live by themselves. The apartments are about 10 minutes' walk from the center of Corralejo. Some apartments have sea views. If you choose stay here, breakfast will not be included.
You arrive at the airport on Fuerteventura, where you will be picked up and driven to the Surf Hostel. Once you have taken your luggage into your room, you can go to the beach or just enjoy Corralejo.
Note: The person, who picks you up at the airport, waits for you at the airport cafeteria. Not in the area that you enter when you come out through customs. The cafeteria is hard to miss.
You use the days on having as much and on kite surfing as much as possible. How those days will be distributed depends on when you arrive - so be sure to check the start dates for the different courses under practical info.
The evenings are typically spent together with the other residents at the Surf Hostel and it is especially the roof terrace that often forms the setting for cozy evenings with barbecue and relaxation. It is also very common for guests to go out and eat together in the city. How much you want to participate in the common activities, is naturally up to you.
The vacation has come to its end and you will be driven to the airport in good time for you to reach your flight.
Packages can be selected when you order the holiday
This trip is possible any time of the year. The only month, where we advise against going to Fuerteventura for kite surfing is in October, where the wind is typically unstable.
The wind on Fuerteventura is best from March / April to September.
Please note that transportation to and from the destination is NOT included in the package, and that you have to make sure to book your own flight that matches the holiday start- and end date. This is easily done online via a flight booking engines such as Momondo or Skyscanner, or by contacting us for an offer on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important: We recommend that you book the trip with us before you buy your plane tickets.
Transfer from / to the Fuerteventura Airport
We will arrange the transportation from / to the airport to the Surf Hostel - you just need to send us your flight information.
Breakfast is included every day and you are also provided with a lunch package, which typically consists of a sandwitch and some water.
When staying at the Surf Hostel breakfast is included. If you live in an apartment, you need to find your own breakfast.
On Fuerteventura we offer two different kite surfing courses. One is for beginners and the other one is for those that are more advanced. Below you can see, what you can learn in the different courses. If you are too advanced for the intermediate course but still want instructions, then we can arrange private lessons for you. Call us if you want to hear more about this.
Note: The courses start at different times during the week and depending on when you arrive on the island, you may need to start your holiday with a rest day.
Beginner Course (starting Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)
Day 1 - Theory and the beach
The course starts with one hour of theory, where you learn the following:
- Introduction to the kites
- Introduction to the wind
- Introduction to tides and the weather
- Introduction to the equipment
After the theory lesson, there are three hours of "beach work", where you learn:
- Rigging the equipment
- Launching the kite
- Landing the kite
- Managing the sail and relaunch
- Further explanation about the wind and safety
After this part of the course, you will have three hours, where you can stay on the beach and train by yourself (under supervision). Please note that this part of the course is a free service. It is optional and you can not get a discount if you do not use it.
Day 2 - In the water
We sail out to the open waters by a boat. We do this partly because then we don't need to worry, which way the wind blows and partly because there won't be anything that beginners can fly into if they fail to manage their sail.
The first part of the course will be body-dragging and you will have to learn how to use the techniques you learned on day 1. You also need to learn to understand the principles of how to keep the altitude. In addition, you must practice relaunching the sail.
The second part of the course today is used with the board. It starts with the instructor showing, how it is done and then practicing.
Days 3 and 4
Practice makes perfect and from here on you just practice as much as possible (under supervision). It is difficult to say, how the last few days are spent, because it depends on how far you have reached during the first two days. However, we can say that "The focus is on getting you standing up on the board and succeeding with the sailing".
Intermediate course for advanced students (starting Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
The course starts out with an hour-long refresher on the beach. Some practice with a trainer kite, others simulate body drag or simulate water start.
After the refresher, the course takes place in the water and is divided in two parts. Again, it depends on your skill level, but some start by practicing more body-drag, others go directly on the board. The instructor will show you the exercise you need to do in order to improve your technique, and then you can practice it by yourself (under supervision).
In the second part of the course there is focus "board-work". For some, it is about getting up on the board, while others have to work on maintaining altitude. Again, the instructor shows you, what to do, you practice, and when you agree that it is safe for you to practice by yourself, the instructor will simply keep an eye on you.
The second day of the course is just like the previous one (though without the first hour on the beach).
The best time for windsurfing and kite surfing on Fuerteventura is from March to September, where the wind is almost always stable and cross-shore. From November to February, the wind becomes slightly more unpredictable (but still good) and the wind is either on-shore or off-shore. Therefore, during this period, kite surfing and windsurfing courses are often done using boats, so that the courses can be guaranteed.
October is the month with the most unstable wind on Fuerteventura, but this is also when the big waves begin to emerge.
What if there is no wind?
If you experience wind-still days on the trip, you can freely use surfboards and Stand Up Paddle boards on the beach. You may also want to join the wave surfers going to other spots, but this requires that the surfing courses are not fully booked. For example, if your participation in surfing means that an extra instructor and an extra car are needed, then you will have to pay extra for this.
Children must be at least 14 years old to be able to participate in kite surfing. The most important thing, however, is that the child weighs at least 45kg (100 pounds).
We recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Bering Travel, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.
Cancellation Insurance is the customer's own responsibility. When you book a trip with us, you should consider whether you want to take out cancellation insurance against sudden illness, or whether you are already covered. You have to arrange the cancellation insurance in your home country.