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

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The Sportif kitesurfing centre in Sotavento in Fuertaventura has been offering high class windsurfing holidays for the last 26 years and kitesurfing holidays for 9 years. They are hosts to world cup events in both windsurfing and kitesurfing each year and helped break the world speed record with Sportif on the 21st July 1986.

Open All Year.

Home to a world cup event every year this kite school is known the world over for its superb condition. Large dedicated kite zone for instruction, launch and landing. Shallow, tidal lagoon perfect for traininig. The school is located down by centre 1 with the beginner courses taking place in the huge lagoon further south down the beach.

Facilities include showers, WC's, sheltered sunbeds, and a beach bar which services drinks and snacks. WiFi is also available along with professional advise.

Kitesurf lessons from beginner up to expert level are available and can be booked in either groups or private lessons. For qualified kiters, minimum skill level of riding upwind, the full range of Cabrinha kites and boards can be rented. Photo service is also available at the centre. Life guards are on the beach to watch the action 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.
Storage space available for those with their own equipment at an additional charge. (This is required to be booked in advance to guarantee availability.)
SUP boards are available at the centre and windsurfing can also be booked here.

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice there will be NO Shuttle Service for pick ups in Costa Calma / Jandía / Esquinzo until further notice and some facilities may be restricted or unavailable  – due to Covid-19 health and safety protocols.


Kit Range

Equipment from North Kites:  Approx 180 boards & 400 kites.


Boards: World Cup Range
Atmos Hybrid - freeride / big air - 133, 136, 138, 141, 144 cm length.
Prime - freeride - 136, 138, 141, 144, 148, 152 cm length.
Focus Hybrid - freestyle/wakestyle - 136 139, 142 cm length.

Boards: Premium Range
Atmos Carbon - freeride / big air - 133, 136, 138, 141 cm length.
Focus Carbon - performance freestyle / wake - 139, 142 cm length.
Flare - wakestyle / park - 139, 143 cm length
Cross - freeride surf - 5'2".
Comp - strapless freestyle - surf - 5'2".
Scoop Foilboard* - performance foilboard - 120x46.
Chase Foilboard* - kite / surf / foilboard - 5'2".

North Kites: Sports Range
Orbit - freeride / crossover 4.0m²  - 14.0 m². (For use with Atmos and Focus Hybrid Boards only.)
Carve - surfing / strapless freestyle  4.0m² - 13.0 m². (For use with Prime Board only.)
Navigator Control System * for all models - 45 - 50 / 50 - 55.

North Kites: Premium Range
Pulse - freeride / freestyle / wake 5.0m²  - 14.0 m². (For use with Focus Carbon, Cross and Scoop Foil boards only.)

Foilboards: Scoop and Chase with optional FIX Wake Boost or Sonar Freeride and Surf edition subject to prebooking availability and ability/level check on arrival.       


2 Weeks
World Cup Kiteboard and kite L: £285
H: £330
L: £450
H: £520
Premium Kiteboard and kite L: £340
H: £395
L: £525
H: £605
Storage L: £TBA


Please Note: You may be required to pay a damage waiver fee, locally at the centre, or leave a credit card deposit against potential damage, before rental equipment can be taken. 

Sportif recommend you take insurance to cover third party liability, as well as medical and general travel insurance, which is required as part of our terms and conditions of booking. However, your insurance may not provide cover for damage to equipment that is rented, so worth checking in advance of travel.

Prices include reserved sunbed, SUP boards and a minimum skill level of riding up wind. Excludes Neoprene, harness, life vest, helmet and insurance. 

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


Kitesurfing tuition is available for all levels and follow the internationally recognised IKO teaching method.

3hrs course, A-Course and F1 course has a maximum of 3 students per instructor.
Private lessons are 1 student per instructor.
Kite Pool Advance has a maximum of 4 partitipants per 3hrs.

KITESURF INSTRUCTION Duration Equipment Prices from
3hrs Course 3hrs Equipment included and
also harness, wetsuit,
life jacket & helmet 
L: £110
H: £120
(Beginners course)
6hrs L: £205
H: £235
(Advanced course)
9hrs L: £300
H: £345
Private Lesson 1hr Excl. kite equipment

L: £160
H: £190

1hr Incl. kite equipment L: £190
H: £215
 Kite Advanced Pool 3hrs  Incl. board, kite, harness,
wetsuit, life-vest & helmet 
L: £100
H: £110
6hrs L: £170
H: £200
9hrs L: £240
H: £275

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

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.   

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






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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

The Sportif Experience

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