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After the visit to Tenerife , SurfaWhile set off to visited Fuerteventura. Although it is a 40-minute flight from each other, this is a completely different island with its own unique culture. In Fuerteventura we work together with a nice surf house in El Cotillo and you can also go to the Spanish school in Corralejo for a Spanish language course and surf in Fuerteventura.
Surfing on Fuerteventura
El Cotillo is a small surfing town in the west of the island. El Cotillo Beach, a 10-minute drive away, offers a sandy beach (beach break) where beginners often go surfing. Once you have a little more experience, you will go surfing on one of the northern beaches, which are all reef breaks .
The Surf House in El Cotillo:
The surf house consists of a number of apartments, with both shared and private rooms. Despite these different stays, there are different activities where the group comes together. During our visit, the entire group spent an evening in nearby Lajares for the weekly Jam session. Friday night was dominated by the legendary barbeque, where two professional chefs serve a delicious buffet, with both meat and vegetarian options.
The manager of the surf house, Julie, really gave me a very warm feeling. This is something I heard from several guests back; the hospitality was completely arranged. At all times she was ready for you with an inexhaustible energy, so you don’t have to lack anything.
The Spanish language school in Corralejo:
The school in the north of the island is run by brothers Jorge and Luis. Although they are very busy with the relocation that is coming (to a brand new building with their own accommodations), the connection with the students and the teacher team remains enormous. The school is set up on a very small scale, which means that the quality can be kept very high. There are usually no more than 18 students at the same time, so the atmosphere remains personal and the contact really increases in value.
The school works together with a surf school that has been established in Corralejo for many years. The most suitable surf spot is checked every day, after which the group (after being picked up at the accommodation) is taken there. This service is also very personal and is experienced as very positive.
Fuerteventura, a beautiful island
Fuerteventura is an island full of volcanic stone, beautiful beaches and one volcano after the other.Many people WRONGLY describe Fuerteventura as ‘bald’, ‘boring’ or ‘monotonous’, but if you really get to know the island well, you will come to the conclusion that this is a true natural beauty. It is true that much of the coastline consists of a volcanic surface and this produces beautiful and dramatic images. In some parts of the island you will find black sand, in other parts the beautiful white sand colors beautifully with the black volcano rocks. In addition, there are a number of dormant and active volcanoes on Fuerteventura, some of which are certainly worth a visit.
Around Corralejo you have the Corralejo National Park, a beautiful green area with the dunes acting as the predominant tourist highlight. In addition to the fantastic nature, you also have some good surf spots here. The fact that many surf spots do not have a sandy beach does not mean that it is difficult to get into the water. Because of the many surfers, a ‘path’ has often already been formed, with part of the stones worn so that you can easily walk over it into the sea. Then you paddle backwards, so that you can surf towards the coast via the waves.