Sea and Water Sports Endowed with some of the most unique natural and meteorological conditions in the world, Fuerteventura is an authentic paradise for lovers of water sports in all its variants. Its generous eternal spring climate, the waves that lap the shores, the summer trade winds and its warm waters, combined with more than 3000 hours of sunshine a year and 150 km of extraordinary beaches, make up an exclusive and exceptional destination for lovers of the sea and nature. Surf The island is known as the “European Hawaii” or the “Surf Mecca” thanks to its never-ending spots of perfect waves that challenge professionals and tempt amateurs. There is no other place in Europe with so many waves of renowned quality to practice surfing. Surfers can choose between spectacular beaches of white sand with small waves, and big wild waves for those that are most daring. In Fuerteventura there is a beach for everybody. Windsurf y Kiteboarding Fuerteventura’s spots and conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding, definitely one of the most fashionable sports over the last few years, stand out among the best in the world not only in the south but also in the north of the island. The constant winds and variety of beaches to choose from work as a magnet to attract riders from all levels, whether to improve, practice, compete or simply enjoy the disciplines. S.U.P. (Stand Up Paddling) This sport, which the Hawaiian kings practised centuries ago, has increased in popularity recently and has found its ideal destination in Fuerteventura. People of all ages can enjoy it, standing up on a board with an oar, with unbeatable views of the bays of calm waters whilst they glide over the sea. Those that are advanced or experts on waves in this S.U.P. sport find endless places to measure themselves against the wild forces of the sea. Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Fuerteventura has amazing seabeds, rich fauna and clear waters to submerge yourself into a wonderful world of live colours and volcanic formations that make you experience the Atlantic Ocean with a sense of nature in its pure state. In this fusion of turquoise waters and extravagant rocky formations you can find some authentic submarine treasures. Fishing Thanks to the quality of its waters, the sea around Fuerteventura has a wealth of marine fauna with more than 390 species: tuna, groupers, viejas… For fishermen, going out in a boat becomes an adventure that is nearly always rewarded with good fishing. There is a great range of offers in all ports for those that want to enjoy a day of sports fishing in the best conditions. Sailing Crossing the ocean during a calm crossing is one of the best pleasures of the sea you can enjoy, propelled by the wind, always in contact with nature. Anchor up in unexplored coves, gaze at the beautiful sunsets from the sea…. Fuerteventura offers all of this and a lot more to those that want to enjoy an unforgettable trip on a sailing boat. Kayaking The kayak invites you to explore spectacular hidden corners on the Fuerteventura coast in an active and ecological way. It is suitable for all physical conditions, alone, as a couple or with a group of friends, it allows you to feel the sea and its marvels in a very intense way. Discover the island from another perspective. International events There are international level championships held on the island throughout the year. Among them the World Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Championship of Jandía in July, the Fuerteventura Wave Classic of La Oliva in February, the Deep Sea Fishing Open International of Gran Tarajal and the Round Fuerteventura in Kayak in August among others. Two swimming crossings are also organised, one from Lanzarote and the other from the island of Lobos to Corralejo. Services and Facilities Fuerteventura has an attractive range of offers for those that want to hire equipment to practice their favourite sport, start up a new activity or improve their style and technique under the supervision of some of the best professionals. There are many schools and hire-shops for surfing, scuba diving, windsurfing and kiteboarding, boat excursions, catmarans and a wide choice of sports fishing… What are you waiting for?