For years you’ve wanted to learn how to surf. You’ve wanted to be professionally taught how to surf just like those Hawaiin gods and goddesses do in the movies. Tanned, fit and active young people who glory in the pleasures of tropical waters and pounding surf. You’ve seen how they revel in the challenge and adventure of surfing the azure seas under clear blue skies at any time of the year. Now, at last, the time has come to realise your dreams and sporting ambitions.
There’s no need to travel all the way to the Hawaiin islands. Just take a relaxing few hours flight from your home in the northern latitudes until your plane lands in the glorious, all year round, sunshine of the amazing island of Fuerteventura. Located just 80 kilometres off the African coast, Fuerteventura is celebrated as the European Capital of Surfing.
As you drive north from the airport along the coast road you’ll see the wild desert mountains to your left and the multi-hued seascapes to your right. As you get closer to your new surfing home in Corralejo the spectacular Saharan sand dunes reach into the welcoming waves of warm, tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Truly a surfer’s paradise.
With an array of world class surfing sites, each no more than 20 minutes from your base, you quickly become familiar with the wonders of the surf along the beaches of El Burro, La Entubadera, Coste Este and Punta Elena. These are just outside Corralejo facing the world famous Isla de Lobos. At the most northerly point of the island you will find El Muelle, Bristol and the Shooting Gallery, names which stir the blood of seasoned Fuerteventura surfers. As you follow the Old North Track towards El Cotillo you encounter many more popular and challenging surf sites like Generosa, Suicides, Mejillones, Majanico, The Bubble, Hierro, D erecha de los Alemanes and Spew Pits. The surfing around El Cotillo and Playa de Esquinzo is unparalled in Europe.
The expert instruction you will receive each day of your vacation from the dedicated team of enthusiasts at Surfers Roots, will change you from a novice to a highly skilled surfer able to experience the best challenges that the Atlantic has to offer.
Corralejo is a surfer’s town with many bars dedicated to all lovers of surfing from novices to international champions. If surfing is going to become part of your life there is nowhere better than the north of Fuerteventura to get started and to experience the camaraderie of those who want to do it, have done it and plan to do it lots more!