Fuerteventura / Flag Beach

Continent
Africa
Country
Canary Islands
Next Big City
Fuerteventura
Next Town
Corralejo
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Rental, Rescue, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Reefs, Rocks
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
High tide

Flag Beach is the start of some 6-7 km of white sand, with an about 3 km kitesurf zone. The best months for kitesurfing are March to November. This is when the sea tends to be flat and the wind consistent. During the winter months it can become too wavy and though it might be good on the occasional day it cannot be guaranteed. Waves up to 3 or 4m during winter possible when swell comes in.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Rocks, Bystanders
Beach Users:
May, June, July, August

Big open beach, lots of space. With low water springs you have to be careful as there are rocks at both ends of the beach. Loads of really sharp rocks at low tide.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal, Trade
Best Direction:
N
Main Direction:
N

Morning generally light (6-10 knots) picking up by 14:00 to a steady 15-20 knots. The wind is predominantly sideshore from the left. You also get some days with onshore winds when it is too hot and the land heats up.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Head north along the coast road sign posted Corralejo and Flag Beach is just after the 2 large hotels in the sand dunes before you reach Corralejo. About a 30 mins drive from the airport.

Extra information

Rules
None

Fees for rescue. Cheapest is to take a weekly rate, otherwise it will be expensive. Beach bar and storage facilities.

Nightlife

Nightlife in Corralejo. Go to the Waikiki Bar. Corkies Bar. Boardriders makes great food.