Wanna learn how to surf? Cool, let's do this! But what's the best way to do it? Which place is good for beginners? Don't worry, we'll give you an idea. In the blog post below, we'll present you one of the coolest Surf Camps in Fuerteventura! Please have a look:
SEE ALSO: 7 Days in Fuerteventura
Surf Camp in Fuerteventura
Surf Lessons at Planet Surf Camp
While we arrived to the Planet Surf Camp in Fuerteventura on Saturday, the surf lessons started on Monday. So for one day, we decided to rent a car and explore the rest of the island. The next day we hired bicycles and went to see the beautiful Sand Dunes of Corralejo.
Once we were given wet suits for the rest of the week, we were ready to become SURFERS for once :) We were divided into groups of 4-5 people and according to surfing experience (we were beginners). Following the strict time schedule each day was an obligation we had. The first couple of days, our group met at 8:30 (later on at 15:30), then helped to transport all the surf equipment into the van and once everyone was ready, we drove to one of the surf spots nearby. Those were chosen based on the weather and water conditions. In our case, it happened that we always went to the El Cotillo beach in the Western part of the island - a spot I really started to like!
We were given some surf lessons by the teacher on the beach and then tried to implement it in the water :) I was surprised how difficult surfing is - it's a game of physical and psychological factors. But it's manageable.
Within those 5 days of surfing, there was joy, frustration, hope, sadness, pure happiness..all in one! Both of us managed to ride some good waves. And we agreed on one thing -> we will CONTINUE surfing!
Hey you, go and TRY it too!
Our Stay at Planet Surf Camp in Corralejo
As already mentioned in the title, we stayed the whole week in the Planet Surf Camp in Corralejo - a town, situated in the north of the island and just opposite of the small island called Lobos. There were different dorms available. We stayed in a 4-bed dorm. There was a huge kitchen where we cooked and ate together. What is more, our building had a pool table, ping pong table, a slackline and a pool. My personal highlight was the terrace with cozy sofas with beautiful views of the surroundings.
Below you see how the kitchen looked like. It was nice to meet others for breakfast, lunch, dinner or at some other events.
...That's how our building looked from above...
...my personal highlight was the terrace. The view from it was spectacular but chilling out after surfing with a coffee in my hand was just priceless...
...A view of the camp...
...There was also a pool table for those who enjoy playing it. So many things that one could do here...
There were yoga classes available during the week, mostly in the afternoon. It usually took place at the terrace of our building, which was quite convenient after the surfing.
...in my element...
...Slacklining! All there and so much fun!...
...The evenings spent in the Planet Surf Camp were beautiful...
During our week at the Planet Surf Camp in Corralejo, the camp organised 3 events for the participants. That was a great way to mingle with other people in the camp. We fully recommend it. I really enjoyed hanging out with all those people in the camp, also with some of the staff members (except of 2 impolite girls, full of ego... not suitable for this position, but don't worry they will leave soon).
BBQ at the Camp
The Planet Surf Camp staff took all day long to prepare for the BBQ in the evening - there were so many different salads to prepare, veggie dishes, meat, desserts etc. A few hours later, we just ate everything up. All gone. Nom nom nom...
Dinner in a Restaurant in Corralejo
Usually on Fridays, the Camp organises a dinner in one of the restaurants in Corralejo. We went for a pizza and had a great evening talking to other participants and sipping some beers and wine.
Only 2 km from the Fuerteventura island, there is a small fishermen's island called Lobos. It's especially known for its crystal clear water, volcanic landscape and cute little fishermen's houses. With the help of the Planet Surf Camp, we had the chance to join this trip, operated by Lobos Explorer. It started with a 15 min ong adrenaline boat ride to the island. First, we had the chance to snorkel and observe the colourful fishes, then we did some stand-up-paddling, kayaking and cycling. The highlight was the lunch in one of the fisherman's houses. The only thing that was not perfect were the crowds - it's a popular destination also for locals.
...Yummy...that was delicious...
...crystal clear water...
The Last Day Approached
...Last sunrise before leaving the island...
When to Go Surfing in Fuerteventura
The 2nd biggest Canary island gets 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and is therefore known as a year around destination. June was actually the month when Jerry and I learned how to surf in Fuerteventura - and there was nothing wrong with this chosen period. We had to wear the wet suits though since the water was a bit cold for surfing but we heard that from July to October the air and water are the warmest. But basically, you can go surfing pretty much every month in the year!
There are special deals available in May and June, for 199 EUR only. You get 20 surf lessons, 7 days accommodation in a 8-bed room, surf equipment and beach transport.
Check out our video from surfing in Fuerteventura (3 minutes):