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2017 Cabrinha equipment in Fuerteventura

Home to one of the largest and most impressive kitesurf schools in the world, we now have a huge range for 2017 gear to test in Southern Fuerteventura.

The resorts of Costa Calma and Sotavento are year round world class kitesurf resorts. Just a 4 hour flight from the UK this makes for a perfect short haul windy week away anytime of year.


Kitesurf Holidays To Sotavento

Fuerteventura is the second largest island on the Canary Islands, although one of the least developed. You arrive at the airport to the north of the island followed by our private transfer down to Sotavento in the south (about 1.5 hours) or we can arrange a hire car as an alternative.

Sotavento has long been regarded as an excellent kitesurf destination with extremely reliable wind and only a short flight from the UK. The resort offers the option to either stay in the tourist resort of Costa Calma, or a little further south at the Melia Gorriones Hotel, right by one of the best kitesurf spots.

Sotavento is perfect for either a deciated kitesurfing holiday, or it can make for a super family holiday with many hotels offering good family facitlies. Also, The Canary Islands are viewed as a very 'safe' destination.

Why You'll love Kite Surfing in Fuerteventura (sotavento) !

  • Sotavento has long been regarded as an excellent kitesurf destination with extremely reliable wind
  • Only a short flight from the UK
  • Super flat shallow lagoons to full on wave riding spots

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The Spot

Fuerteventura offers a variety of conditions depending on the time of year and location; from super flat shallow lagoons to full on wave sailing spots. We know this area extremely well so please call us for advice on suitability.

The Wind In Sotavento

The best wind in Sotavento is between April and October, however, it is possible to get some good winter conditions, just not as strong and reliable as the summer. During the windiest days speeds can reach as high as 40+ knots! The wind here also tends to be very gusty as it is off-shore, being funnelled and accelerated through a range of hills behind the resort.

Activities In Sotavento

Fuerteventura offers a wide range of activities for the those who do not kitesurf as this area is a major holiday destination for many holidaymakers. Surfing, diving, horseriding, trekking and cycling are just some of the activities on offer. In Sotavento there is a good quality hotel overlooking the spot, so this may be more suited to a non-kitesurfing partner who is happy to relax around a pool and wander down to the spot at their leisure.


Sotavento evenings are mostly hotel based, relaxing over dinner in one of the hotel bars. A short shuttle bus ride or taxi ride away are the resorts of Costa Calma and Jandia, which offer a low key selection of bars and nightlife. Fuerte Action Café and Restaurant Bar in Costa Calma are popular meeting places from breakfast until late at night.

Resort Summary

  • Beginners
  • Advanced
  • Waves
  • Family Friendly
  • Single Friendly
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Un spolit
  • Culture
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Multi Activity
  • Spa

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