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Windsurf Centre - Sotavento Lagoon - Fuerteventura - Sotavento, Canary Islands

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The windsurfing centre in Sotavento, Fuerteventura has been offering high class windsurfing holidays since 1984 and kitesurfing holidays since 2001. The centre hosts the world cup events in both windsurfing and kitesurfing each year and helped break the world speed record with Sportif on the 21 July 1986. The centre is now the biggest windsurf centre in the world with over 450 JP and Starboard boards and 1000 Severne sails from the latest range available to rent.

Open
All Year.

Location
The centre is directly located in the Sotavento wind funnel and has water conditions from flat up to six foot waves. Located on the 1km beach the centre is just 200m from the Meliã Hotel and is the venue for World Cup which takes place in July and August each year. The 4km long and 200m wide shallow lagoon is tidal and fills up approximately 2 weeks out of every 4. Directly outside the lagoon, there is deep water from beach. More >


Facilities and Services
Facilities include showers, changing rooms, lockers, WCs, sheltered sunbeds (at extra charge) and a beach bar which services drinks and snacks. WiFi is also available free of charge and there is a repair shop at the centre. A full rental and instruction service with a wide choice of the latest equipment from JP, Starboard and Severne is available. Photo service is also available at the centre along with massage and physiotherapy (with extra charge). Life guards are on the beach to provide safety supervision for those on the water and provide a rescue service using jet skis. SUP boards are available and for those who are renting equipment they are included free in the rental package. Private storage space is available for those with their own equipment at an additional charge. (This is required to be booked in advance to guarantee availability.)

SUP is available at the centre along with kitesurfing. The hotel also has a climbing wall, activity programme, yoga and kid's club in peak times.




Kit Range

Equipment from JP, Starboard and Severne Approx 450 boards & 1000 sails.
(*Equipment can be exchanged depending on local conditions and availability).


SPORT Board Category
From Beginners to advanced. Fixed board in 6 board types and 21 sizes to choose from*. Sporty direct high performance boards with impressive acceleration and high stiffness at a low weight. From beginners to advanced – there is a choice of board to suit all levels. You book a fixed board, which can be exchanged depending on local condtions and availability
JP Epoxy Sandwich & Starboard Technora/3DX. All sails are rigged with Severne high performance components: Metal Aluminium boom + Gorilla G2 RDM masts (1.65 kg/ 400 cm).
 

WORLD CUP Board Category
Performance board category. Fixed board in 6 board types and 29 sizes to choose from*.
Includes use of the total SPORT range with 6 boards in 21 sizes. Sporty direct high performance boards with impressive acceleration and high stiffness at a low weight
JP Full Wood Edition. Starboard Flax Balsa. All sails are rigged with Severne high performance components: Metal Aluminium boom + Gorilla G2 RDM masts (1.65 kg/ 400 cm).


PREMIUM Board Category
Premium category for rental with pre-booked fixed board in 11 board types and 43 sizes to choose from including the use of the total WORLD CUP range with 6 board types in 29 sizes and total SPORT range with 6 board types in 21 sizes. Exclusive in the PREMIUM range – all sails equipped with the Severne high performance components: ENIGMA boom + RDM Blue masts made from 100% carbon fibre. Some of the very best boards on the market with extremely low weight including JP PRO Edition in S-Glass technology with stringer and carbon fibre edges, Starboards with ultra light Hybrid Carbon construction, Race-Sail Turbo GT which can be used exclusively with a booking of a Starboard Futura Carbon or JP Super Sport PRO as fixboard and Slalom-Sail Overdrive M2 can be used exclusively with a booking of a Starboard iSonic as fixboard plus the Freestyle-Sail Freek which can be used exclusively with a booking of a Starboard Flare or JP Freestyle PRO as a fix board booking.
 

JUNIOR / KIDS' Equipment

Excellent quality rental equipment in kid's versions with a pre-reserved fixed board in 2 board types and 2 sizes to choose from including the use of the kids sail Severne Rig XS-3 and the total sails pool Sport. 

 

 

Rental

WINDSURF RENTAL  6 days from 13 days from
PREMIUM Equipment  Low:  £300
High: £350
Low:  £525
High: £605
WORLD CUP Equipment Low:  £250
High: £290
Low:  £435
High: £500
SPORTS Equipment Low:  £210
High: £240
Low:  £365
High: £420
Kids Equipment (up to 15 years, max 50kg) Low:  £165
High: £190

Low:  £290
High: £335

Accessories: Harness, life jacket, helmet. Additional Additional
Please Note: You may be required to pay a damage waiver/insurance fee locally or give a credit card imprint against potential equipment damage before it is rented. A restriction on the number of repairs per fee may be in place. For full details and costs, please contact Sportif in advance of travel. Sportif recommend you take insurance against equipment damage & third party liability insurance in addition to your medical & general travel insurance.

DISCOUNTS: Prices for prebooked rental includes a discount of 10-15%. 
Double use: surcharge on rental price for sharing a fixboard alternating with surfing: +25% for couples with children requiring supervision or +50% for 2 people
Private rental: 1 board + 2 sails are hired for individual and private use at any spot upon your own responsibility. Condition: min.water start.
Customers over 60: the Flexi-booking is valid all year – price on request.
Combined wind & kite surfing: +15% for Cabrinha World Cup / +20% for Cabrinha Premium

Rental prices include safety on the spot with the centre rescue service, use of stand up paddling (SUP) boards and free shuttle service from Costa Calma as well as the deepest areas of the lagoon. There is an optional “Private rental“ where you can take equipment to take away with credit card deposit taken. Boards are rented on a fixed board system guaranteeing availability of your chose board. *Dependent on availability and local weather conditions, you are able to change board within your rental category or lower. Kids prices are available for those up to 15 years.

Low Season  (L): January - June / September - December.
High Season (H): July - August.
 

Tuition
Windsurfing tuition is available for all levels and is taught according to wind and weather conditions. The courses available include kids, beginners, refresher, F1,F2 and F3 along with private lessons. There is a maximum of 8 students per teacher.

WINDSURF INSTRUCTION Duration Equipment Prices from
K-Course (Children 8-12 years) 8hrs Inclusive L: £150
H: £170
A-Course (Beginners course) 10hrs Inclusive L: £180
H: £205
A1-Course (Refresher course) 5hrs Inclusive L: £130
H: £150
F1-Course (Waterstart) 2hrs Exclusive L: £65
H: £75
F2-Course (Planing position, footstraps)
F3-Course (Surfing through shorebreak,
speed, power gybe)
F2+F3 Course 4hrs Exclusive L: £115
H: £135
Private Lessons 1hrs Exclusive L: £60
H: £70

High Season (H): July - August
Low Season (L): September - June
 

Discounts Available:          
Combo rental: Windsurfing & Kitesurfing equipment. If you wish to rent both windsurfing and kitesurfing equipment you can book a combo rental. The minimum skill level for kitesurfing equipment rental is being able to ride upwind.   

Windsurf Board Double Usage

Partners sharing a board
(board interchangeable depending on availability
2nd person receives 50% discount on rental rate 
(ie only pays +50% on rental rate to share a board).
Parents sharing a board
(board interchangeable depending on availability
2nd person receives 75% discount on rental rate 
(ie only pays +25% on rental rate to share a board).

Combination Rental of 2 Sports:
 
Sport windsurf kit & Cabrinha 65% discount on rental on Kitesurf equipment 
(ie pay only +35% on rental rate).
World Cup windsurf kit & Cabrinha 75% discount on rental on Kitesurf equipment 
(ie pay only +25% on rental rate).
Premium windsurf kit & Cabrinha 85% discount on rental on Kitesurf equipment 
(ie pay only +15% on rental rate).

 

Fact File

Sailing Conditions

Winter On Shore Winter Off Shore Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

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Great Reasons to go to Sotavento, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Best Time:  April - October.
Launch: Huge, wide sandy beach.
Wind Direction: Cross offshore
from left.
Wind Type: Trade winds. Unique
double venturi creates exceptional
cross offshore winds.
Shorebreak: Slight.
Water Conditions: Flat water some
wind chop.
Suitability: All Levels - slalom /speed/freestyle. Beginners in the lagoon.

  • World famous windsurfing and kitesurfing venue.
  • World's biggest centre.
  • Wind Foil, Kite Foil and SUP.
  • 3 windsurf spots offering flat water and swell/small waves.
  • Superb beginners lagoon.
  • Best wind June-Sept.
  • Most popular board size
    85 - 105 L
  • Most popular sail size
    4.8 - 5.2 M.

Weather Information

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