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Surfing Fuerteventura - a desert island

Going up and down the island to look for some nice waves

by niklotravelAbout Me:Worried about the state of our world and the disconnection from nature we experience in the western world, traveling for me is a great opportunity to disconnect from society and to reconnect with myself and nature. I grew up in Germany and... read more

EuropeSpain7 days / November 2015

Highs & Lows

Sleeping under the stars and surfing the first green wave, you cannot describe it you need go feel it

Not really a lowlight but very different not seeing wild plants and just stones, it took some days for its beauty to see

Itinerary Overview

Moro Jable – For my first surf experience I went to Fuerteventura and started in Moro Jable, a small village in the far south of Fuerteventura. It is close to the famous Playa Jandia where there are a lot of resorts and tourists. Moro Jable was more laidback and easy. We stayed at the Otro Modo surf camp which was great. We had full accommodation and would for the surf lessons look every morning where there is the best swell around. When the eastern side has no waves (“it’s a lake) we would go to the west side of the island where there is more swell. The Surf guides were very easy and fun to hang around with and after the sessions we hang around at the beach or were trying some volleyball. From Moro Jable its is not far to the southern lighthouse of the island and the beaches around which are definitely worth it visiting for one day.

Playa de Garcey – One day we decided to go to another beach to experience other waves and sleep in the truck. So we packed everything for two nights and drove to the Playa de Garcey with its surf spot shipwreck. Until the year 2007 there used to be a big shipwreck right in front but it sunk and now you can only see it at very low tides. The waves on those two days were quite challenging for beginners but it was a lot of fun and I have never seen a clear sky like this during the night. Staying there sleeping in the truck was very magical, you could feel the connection to the universe and nature around you, listening to the wind and the waves, although there are not really a lot of plants around in Fuerteventura because it is a desert island with volcanic stones. Most of the plants we saw were around the hotels, it is a very special ambiance on Fuerteventura.

Isla de Lobos – We made a day trip to Corralejo in the north of the island. Here you can get a lot of distraction as it has a lot of restaurants and bars to offer and even a waterpark. To the south is the Parque Nacional de Corralejo which has a lot of sand dunes and beaches and is frequented a lot. So, we took the ferry to the Isla de Lobos which is a beautiful little island close to Fuerteventura and only a few minutes of a boat ride. Here we were watching the more advanced surfers surf a wave right in front of the volcano. The island itself doesn’t have any inhabitants so you can basically enjoy being alone on an island. After some hours we went back to the main island and fell asleep right after we entered the bus. A day under sunlight and strong winds uses your energies a lot but makes you happy, as well

  • 5 Nights: Puerto del Morro Jable
    To learn surfing,
  • 2 Nights: Playa de Garcey
    Being away from civilization
  • Day trip: Lobos Island
    Visiting the island and the town of Corralejo

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Take some days more to explore the island because there are more things to discover.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Prepare for a lot of wind as Fuerteventura implies strong winds

  • Booking details?

    Booked individually- it may not save time but you can be more flexible and relaxed as you are not bound to schedules etc.