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Summary

Do you want to master the elements and discover the amazing sport of kiteboarding? With long days of sunshine, intense wind, flat water (or waves!), this island offers incredible kitesurfing conditions year round. Join a beginner, intermediate or advanced kiteboarding course with an IKO instructor.
Kitesurf conditions

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Spot: Small waves, Choppy

Lessons or coaching

Spot guidance

Rescue service

The kite club is located right in Corralejo in the northeast of the island. This central location means that anyone taking part in the experience will have easy access to all of the surrounding kite spots (in the kite club's private van)- of which there are many. You and your instructor will be able to pick which location to kite at depending on the day's wind direction, weather conditions, and your own individual preferences. The main spots that you'll be kiting at will be Flag Beach or Cotillo. Flag Beach is commonly referred to as Fuerteventura's premiere kitesurfing spot. There you'll find close to 7 kilometers of beautiful sandy beach- about half of which is marked off for kitesurfing. During the high season (March-November) Flag Beach receives 15-20 knots of cross-shore wind, with gentle/moderate chop out on the water. These are perfect learning conditions for beginner kiteboarders, so when possible, most of the lessons will take place here. Alternatively, lessons will take place at Cotillo when the wind blows from the northeast. With similar conditions to Flag Beach, the launch area is here is also wide, spacious, and sandy. During the peak season, the most common kite sizes are 9 and 12 meters (for average weight riders). During the summer months, you most likely won't need a wetsuit (though some do still choose to wear a shorty). However, the autumn and early spring months can be somewhat cooler, so expect to wear a full wetsuit (2/3/4mm).

Trip characteristics

Accommodation: Apartment, House

Typical Pickup: Corralejo, Spain

Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Family, Couple

English Spanish French Italian

Ambience: Relaxed

Experience Type: Collective, Private

Food: Breakfast

Available Options: Special diets

The Destination

Known for its beautiful beaches, social setting, and relaxed island vibes, the Canary Islands are a popular holiday destination for all kinds of travelers. But Fuerteventura, in particular, draws a different kind of traveler; wind and water lovers flock to this little island to make the most of the amazing kitesurfing, surfing, and windsurfing conditions. The town of Corralejo, where the experience takes place, is a charming blend of old and new. The well-preserved Old Town is a reminder of traditional Canarian culture, while the modern additions- bars, shops, and quaint local restaurants- provide all of the creature comforts you'll need during your stay in the sun.

The Experience

Designed to help people make their first steps into the world of kitesurfing, this experience has been carefully tailored to get you up and riding in the most efficient, safe, and fun way possible. The team at Point Break Watersports Center are well versed when it comes to teaching and training novice kiters; not only that, they're also extremely motivated to make sure all of their guests have tons of fun throughout their entire stay in Fuerteventura.

Coaching

Depending on factors like wind direction, tide, and swell, your IKO certified instructor may take you for lessons that start from the beach or their private teaching boat. This ensures that during your lesson, you'll have the right conditions, safety precautions, and space needed to guarantee a successful learning experience. Thanks to the school having their own dedicated kite van, you'll also be able to move with the wind and make the most of whatever conditions Fuerteventura throws at you. Lessons happen in groups of up to 3 students per instructor. Gear, insurance, and transport to/from the spot is provided.

What you'll learn

From the basic anatomy of the kite to riding on your own out on the water, your instruction will cover all of the basics related to your equipment, safety, spot guidance, kite control, wind theory, body dragging, water starts, edging, controlling your speed, and riding upwind. Note that there are two levels of beginner courses on offer: the 3 day course brings you as far as the water start, while the 5 day course teaches you everything.

Social

Although your days will be spent working hard on your kiting skills, your hosts will offer plenty of chances for you to kick back and relax with the rest of the local kitesurf crew. The club itself is set up with internet, videos, music, a fully equipped kitchen, a pool, a BBQ spot, and multiple chill-out areas that are perfect for enjoying a cold beer and soaking in the views of the lovely Isla de Lobos across the water. BBQs and social nights are organised n a weekly basis.

Accommodation

Your host has hand selected two different options for you to choose between: a private luxury apartment (perfect for couples or families looking to enjoy their own intimate space) with a swimming pool, or a room in our shared surf villa. With an international, social atmosphere, the villa also has its own pool, BBQ area, kitchen, internet, and terraces overlooking the outlying Isla de Lobos. Please note that accommodation can only be rented along with a kitesurfing course; it is not available to rent on its own.

Private luxury apartment (Off site)

Located less than 2 km from Corralejo's beaches, the apartments are set in a 100,000 square meter residence. The apartments on offer are all either ground or first floor, and come equipped with fully functional kitchen, bathroom with a hairdryer, bathtub, and shower; a private terrace, and wifi. Between the double bedroom, the extra bed, and the sofa, the apartment can hold a maximum of 4 guests. Please note: there is a mandatory €50 final cleaning fee when you rent per night. You can also rent it weekly (7 nights, including cleaning fee) for €520 in low season and €650 in high season for up to 2 guests. Additional guest +10€ / night. Breakfast is not included with this accommodation option.

Superior double room in surf villa (Off site)

Equipped with a double bed, balcony, and terrace access, the room also comes with its own private bathroom.

Twin room in surf villa (Off site)

Comes with a shared bathroom

Bed in 4-bed dorm in surf villa (Off site)

Budget friendly option perfect for solo travelers and groups of friends, the dorm room comes with shared bathroom access.

Bed in 8-bed dorm in surf villa (Off site)

Budget friendly option perfect for solo travelers and groups of friends, the dorm room comes with access to 3 shared bathrooms.

Services

Included services
Food: Breakfast
Transport to/from the kite spot (departing from the school)
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From: Corralejo
Member since: May 2018