Wind Surfing in Playa Sotavento, Costa Calma, Canary Islands Spain

Wind speed:
7-9 bf/28-41 kn
Fuerteventura, loosely translated as "Strong Winds" or a corruption of French Forte Aventure (Great Adventure), is one of the Canary Islands, situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa and administered by Spain. Costa Calma is a beach holiday resort town in Fuerteventura, located in the southern part of the island.

Explore the spot with the nickname “The place where no-one used to turn to, but now do and Paradise Island”, and be sure that you will have the most adventurous holidays of your life. Fuerteventura, which is the second largest of the Canary Islands, is aptly considered as the Mecca of Windsurfing for several reasons.

Playa Sotavento is the most appropriate beach to host international windsurfing competitions for all windsurfing enthusiasts. It is located less than 10 km /6 mi far from the town of Costa Calma, which is an extremely developed area, endowed with many hotels, restaurants and bars.

Playa Sotavento is a 25 km / 15 mi golden sandy beach and a tidal lagoon, ideal for both novices and experts of windsurfing. During summer months, you will find strong easterly winds on the island. When the wind comes from the Atlantic side, it is offshore. The strongest months are July and August, when the wind blows between 7-9 bf/28-41 kn.

The local weather conditions, the strong northeast wind and the magnificent lagoon, have given Playa Sotavento the reputation of the best windsurfing spot worldwide. The spot, during the highest tide, gives the opportunity to beginner windsurfers to have a great time, as the higher waters fill the lagoon and offer waist deep and very flat waters. For the experienced ones, the other side of the sand bar, the open sea, enables them to perform some jumping tricks.

In short, Fuerteventura is the place for those who seek extreme holidays and where they can truly feel free and thoroughly enjoy themselves.