Corralejo is the capital of the Canary Island of Fuerteventura. It is a laid-back town that attracts a mixed and friendly crowd of watersports fans and tourists looking for a relaxed holiday in gorgeous surroundings. It is one of the best places on the Canaries for surfing, with strong and reliable winds and good swell. A Corralejo surfing holiday usually means day after day of great waves.
Corralejo attracts surfers from beginner to expert. There are plenty of surf schools and hire shops in the town ready to give lessons and advice. When the winds are strong, the swell can be too much for beginners in Corralejo itself, but there is a reliable beach break just a little way south in Cotillo that is great for beginners.
Intermediate and advanced surfers will have plenty of choice. Flag Beach is Corralejo’s main beach and a popular surfing spot. It is far from the only one, though. It’s a good idea to hire a car and explore the many beaches up and down the coast. It’s not unusual to find you have a beach almost to yourself once you’re away from the resort.
Most of the island’s best surf spots are clustered along its northern end, near Corralejo. There are lots of great reef breaks and swell up to 14 feet in places. It’s worth the trip over to the island of Lobos, just off the coast of Corralejo, where there are some challenging tubes. It’s easily possible to spend days exploring and surfing in Fuerteventura. If you want to stay in Corralejo, though, you won’t get bored: there’s plenty of great surf within walking distance!
Corralejo surfing is at its best during autumn, but there is good surfing all year round. Get there and enjoy!