• Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Kite Spot

    Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Kite Spot

  • Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Kite Spot

    Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Kite Spot

  • Flag beach Kite spot Fuerteventura

    Flag beach Kite spot Fuerteventura

  • Flag beach Kite spot Fuerteventura

    Flag beach Kite spot Fuerteventura

  • Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Kite Spot

    Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Kite Spot

  • Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Kite Spot

    Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Kite Spot

  • Flag beach Kite spot Fuerteventura

    Flag beach Kite spot Fuerteventura

  • Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Kite Spot

    Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Kite Spot

  • Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Kite Spot

    Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Kite Spot

  • Flag beach Kite spot Fuerteventura

    Flag beach Kite spot Fuerteventura

  • El Cotillo Kite spot Fuerteventura

    El Cotillo Kite spot Fuerteventura

Kite Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura, in the Canary Island is the great island for kitesurfing and kiteboarding. Fuerteventura is good kite destination, especially for short kite holiday: Wind most of the year, pleasant weather, easy to get to and easy to manage. When the wind is not blowing for kite, enjoy good surf and SUP.

Kitesurfing Fuerteventura, Kite facts

Why Fuerteventura: Wind wave, easy to get to, good kite facilitates.
Best Kite Season: May - September.  Best wind July-August
Main kite Wind:  16-22 knots N-NE, Stronger in Sotavento
Kite Sizes: 9-10 sqm kites are most useful for 80kg kitesurfer
Weather: Pleasant kite weather, 3/2 wetsuit to short wetsuit.
Flat Water: Kite lagoon Sotavento. Check tide !
Kitesurfing Wave: Kitesurfing and Surfing spots: El Cotillo, Majenicho and more.
Kite Beginners: Flag beach, lessons with boat and Sotavento lagoon.
Kite Beaches: Sandy parts, with sharp reef's and rocky bottom.
Ocean Bottom: Sandy and Rocky with parts of sharp reef.
Kite Services: Kite clubs, kite lessons, and good kite rentals options.
Kite Hotels Many hotels in Corallejo, few on the kite beaches.
Fly to Fuerteventura: Many not expensive flights from Europe.
Transportation: To kite in Fuerteventura, you better rent a car.
No Wind: Rent SUP or a surfboard and go surfing.

Main Kite spots - Fuerteventura

Kitesurfing spots map - Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain


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Flag beach

Main kite spot in Fuerteventura

Flag beach is the main beach for kitesurfing and kiteboarding at Fuerteventura. Big sandy beach, at a natural reserve near Corallejo town. Kite club at the beach, Supply rescue services, rentals and lessons. Bottom of the sea is mainly reef, so be careful at low tide.

Flag beach kite spot, near Corallejo Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura flag beach kite spot

Flag beach kite spot near corallejo Fuerteventura at low tide

Fuerteventura flag beach kite spot a low tide

El Cotillo, Best big wave kitesurfing in Fuerteventura

Beautiful beach surrounded by cliff. Wind here is good when the direction is N-NW. Wind can get strong (above 20 knots) and gusty. Powerful beach break, and nice long waves. At the beach there 3 sandy parts: First for surfing, second for kitesurfing and the last for windsurfing. So if you get washed out by the wave, you can get out at the windsurfing part. Not for beginners !

El Cotillo, best Kitesurfing spot in Fuerteventura

El Cotillo best kitesurfing spot Fuerteventura

El Cotillo, best kitesurfing spot in Fuerteventura, the beach break

El Cotillo best kitesurfing spot Fuerteventura, beach break

Majenicho

Great Kiteboarding in Fuerteventura

Beautiful spot with Tricky entry on sharp rocks. Flat to Choppy water in the bay inside, and nice waves breaking at the reef outside. Not for beginners, booties are recommended.

kite fuerteventura, Majenicho beach
majenicho kite area fuerteventura

Sotavento,

Tidal kiteboarding lagoon with strong wind

At this spot there huge tidal lagoon, and open relatively flat sea. Wind direction is mainly side-off, so sea is not for beginners. In the shallow lagoon, wind works at all directions. Wind is blowing from the land, at 20 - 30 knots, so it's strong and can be gusty. The lagoon is highest at new and full moon. The Lagoon is full only 2-3 weeks a month, so check the tide and water level table before coming. Best time is when high tide is between noon and sunset.

Kite conditions in Fuerteventura

Wind for kiteboarding at Fuerteventura

Wind direction is mainly N to NE, Most of the time NNE which is good for flag beach and sometimes NW to N, which is good at El Cotillo. Wind is strongest and blow almost every day at July and August. May and June are very good as well and less crowded. The wind blow at around 16-22 knots at June and May, and get stronger in July and August. Local typography boosts the wind at flag beach, and even more at Sotavento lagoon in the south. The wind for kite, usually start around noon and calm down before sunset.

Kite Beaches at Fuerteventura

Comparing to other Canary Islands, Fuerteventura has a lot of sandy beaches for kite. Kite beaches has sandy parts, and reefs. Experienced kite-surfer will manage to kite in and out from the sandy part of the beach. Beginners, should check their options to go out kitesurfing downwind, or take kite lessons with a boat. At May and June, kite beaches are less sandy, due to winter swells that wash the sand. At July and August, kite beaches has more sand.

Kite beginners at Fuerteventura

Kite beaches and ocean bottom are partially sandy and has sharp reefs and rocks. So good option is to take lessons with boat. Lessons can be taken on the beach as well, but conditions like wind direction and tide can be unsuitable.

Beginners tip: Check tide before booking. Best time to learn at flag beach, in when high is in the afternoon. You can  learn at Sotavento lagoon only when when it's full !!

Kite gear at Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is great place for renting and buying kite equipment. Kite Clubs rent good equipment for around 100 Euro per piece per week. So you can pay for a set and change kite sizes, or take surfing and SUP gear at a no wind day.

Hotels and Cars

Many accommodation options in Fuerteventura. Only few at the kite beaches, for the rest you need a car. You can manage with bicycles if you stay at Corallejo near Flag beach.

Accommodation tip

Book in advance on the internet, and pay up to Half price !!.

Car renting tip

Rent at a reliable company at the airport !!

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