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Costa Calma Spot Guide - Fuerteventura - Sotavento, Canary Islands

Here's our windsurfing guide to the Costa Calma spot in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. The spot offers a variety of windsurfing conditions, especially suitable for beginners in the morning and for intermediates and free ride sailors during the day.

Costa Calma Windsurf Centre Location

Located on Costa Calma beach, in the south of Fuerteventura the centre is approximately 1 hour south from the Airport. With direct access to the sandy bay the centre is a short walk away from our recommend Costa Calma Hotels. If you are staying at the Melia Gorriones Hotel you can get a shuttle bus from here or also use the daily shuttle service to the southern lagoon sailing spot and centre at the Risco Del Paso beach.

Daily Shuttle Service

There is a daily shuttle service from Costa Calma to Risco del Paso Beach stopping a the Melia Gorriones Hotel on the way. In the winter the shuttle times from Costa Calma to the centre Risco del Paso beach are: 09:30, 12:00 and 14:30 pm. Shuttle times from Risco del Paso centre to Costa Calma are: 13:00, 16:00 and 16:45 pm. In the summer the shuttle times from Costa Calma to the centre Risco del Paso beach are: 10:00, 10:30, 12:30 and 15:00pm. Shuttle times from Risco del Paso centre to Costa Calma are: 13:00, 15:30, 18:15 and 18:45pm. Times are a guide and may vary locally, please check with the centre on arrival. Please note that the shuttle service must be booked one day in advance.

Windsurfing Conditions at Costa Calma

The main direction of the wind is cross-offshore from the left. The spot is excellent for beginners in the morning and for intermediates and freeride sailors during the day. In the morning, starter lessons will normally take place in calm conditions with almost no waves. Directly in front of the centre there is a sandy 40m entrance reserved for windsurfers. Once wind kicks in there are superb flat water, free ride conditions. Due to the high-rise hotels the wind can be gusty for 100m out, once past this point, the wind is more constant and ideal for freeriders and bump and jump sailing. During summer the wind can easily pick up to 30 knots outside the 100m mark but at the beach most of the time the conditions are suitable for beginners and intermediate windsurfers because of the wind shadow from the hotels. At low tide you can easily stand for the first 30 meters as the sandy beach drops down smoothly. At high tide it gets deep after the first 10 to 15 meters. In the afternoon you can find a very small beach break and entrance of 40m into the water for use by windsurfers.

Windsurf Centre Facilities at Costa Calma

Located in the heart of Costa Calma beach has the latest equipment from Fanatic Boards and North Sails. Choose from a range of different board sizes for freeride or freestyle as well as a variety of sail sizes. For beginners there are special junior boads with smaller North school rigs. Just behind the Center there is a chiringuito bar serving great Spanish food and drinks and a variety of bars and restaurants a short walk away. More >

More advanced windsurfers can enjoy the flat water conditions further north in Matas Blancas bay by arrangement with the centre in Costa Calma.

Matas Blancas Bay

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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.

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