Surf one of Europe’s most consistent year-round breaks in Corralejo.
A shore break renowned for its regular waist-height waves and manageable whitewater, surfing has become synonymous in the Canary Islands thanks to the NE swell that gives local breaks like Corralejo their international infamy. Learn to surf in Las Palmas – an addictively easy beach where wetsuits are optional and hang tens are in high supply.
One of the top 5 beginner’s beaches in the Canary Islands, Corralejo (Las Palmas) in Fuerteventura is situated on the northeastern tip of the island – neighbouring Isla de Lobos Nature Park. Known as the “Hawaii of Europe” for its similar climate and many surf spots, this gentle beach break is on a long, wide beach with a sandy bottom.
Meet your instructor at the activity base in La Oliva for the group surf lesson. Organised according to age and previous experience, coaching will take place on Corralejo main beach – just a stone’s throw from the surf school office. Kitting up with a wetsuit and your own board, head down to the shoreline for a quick safety briefing and warm up before you hit the water! Starting on the sand, your instructor will explain the pop-up or standing series, showing you how to paddle out and get on your feet.A full day course split into two – two-hour lessons, you’ll get a break in the middle of the day to enjoy a beach picnic and watch the locals shredding out back – fuelling up for the afternoon surf where you have the opportunity to try a few small unbroken waves as you improve.
Corralejo is the island’s main surf town due to its year-round surfing conditions. The swell is weaker during the summer (June –August) and conditions from October to May is considered the best for beginners. You can surf in shorts for the summer and for a few weeks into September/October.