Posted by Mark : Feb 06
This island - and the Canaries in general - represent for me,
the best places to go for a quick surfing week for a number of
It's warm down there most of the time. Even in our winter its
around 18-22 celsius. The water is much warmer than ours too,
meaning you’ll get away with a short wetsuit most of the
Some of the package tours direct to the Canaries from Belfast
or Dublin are insane value for money. You can get your week including,
flights, transfers, rep and hotel for less than £200stg
in the off-season. 3 star for maybe £250 sharing.
It's easy to travel as a larger group and get to stay in the
same hotel beside each other. Corralejo is a good spot, and a
base for most of the packages to Fuertaventura. It has good value
restaurants, some surf shops, local beach and reef breaks. Loads
of UK and Irish party people too, but you can escape that scene
pretty easily. But the main reason to go down there is the chance
to see Los Lobos.
Lobos is a small volcanic island just a few miles off Corralejo.
Surfers have known for years that an insane right hander breaks
down the entire coast of that volcano. Lobos is in the European
top ten for sure, and only for the very best of surfers. I swam
out there one day it was about double overhead, decided not to,
and just sat there watching the power and the frightening intensity
of a truly amazing wave. Boats leave from Corralejo to Lobos harbour
for a few Euro, you walk for half an hour to the wave, and there
is little on the island except scientists, a half baked café,
barren beauty and this huge barrelling wave. But it's well worth
Back on Fuerta, if I go again, I’d car hire. You really
need it if the swell is on the other side of the island from your
resort or if you want the options of beach breaks, then points
Surf shops: some
Breaks: all levels.
Gear: summer suit
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