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Fuerteventura is one of the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the second largest in the archipelago in terms of the size of each island. In addition, as it is 97 kilometres from the coasts of Morocco, it enjoys a very mild and almost desert climate. Due to its geographical location, Fuerteventura is more or less permanently exposed to the northeast trade winds. As a result, the island is home to a number of spots known for surfing, winsurfing and kitesurfing.

What is the best season to kite surf in Fuerteventura?

Kitesurfing attracts athletes from all over the world to Fuerteventura. Indeed, the island has many spots where they can fully thrive in their passion. Even those who are just starting out in this discipline can find spots where they can have fun with the wind and waves in complete safety. But whatever your level is, you need optimal weather conditions in order to fully enjoy your stay in the second largest island in the Canary Islands.

The Canary Islands have only 2 seasons: spring and autumn… These islands are known for the mild climate and the subtropical culture with Latin American and European blends…  It’s one of the kite capitals in Europe all year round.

However, to be precise about kitesurfing in the canaries and Fuerteventura in particular, there are 3 seasons: high, medium and low.

For kitesurfing the best season is from April to August, you can organize 5 courses over a one-week stay.

The months of September, October, November, December, January and February are generally average but we will have regular wind, but not necessarily every day, as can be the case during the wind season. We recommend choosing 3 kite lessons for a one-week stay and taking more on site if the conditions are good.

Generally, the wind can increase to an average of 15 knots in the middle of the afternoon.

Forces des vents sur l'annee a fuerteventura

 

Source Windfinder

The best season to kite is from April to August

From April to August the weather conditions are optimal and you are sure to be able to kite every day! Be careful not to forget your small sails!

You might think that this season is for experienced kitesurfers due to the power of the wind, but no! Fuerteventura has the particularity of being accessible to all levels thanks to its various spots.

April

April announces the beginning of the high season, the trade winds are starting to blow. There are still just a few people on the spots. The landscapes, the air and water temperature will transport you in summer. A perfect spring break to combine sport and pleasure…

  • air temperature 21°C
  • water temperature 19°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm, shorty
  • peak winds averaging 17 knots

May

The wind is getting stronger and stronger and you can thrive in high wind peaks and enjoy your sessions to the fullest!

  • air temperature 22°C
  • water temperature 20°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm, shorty
  • peak winds averaging 18 knots

June

Take advantage of the pre-holiday school discounts on plane tickets to offer you a kite trip to Fuerteventura, the conditions are perfect: you can kite every day! The atmosphere and the landscapes will change your mind.

  • air temperature 24°C
  • water temperature 21°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm, shorty
  • peak winds averaging 20 knots

July

The conditions in July are optimal, a warm sun, strong winds and water at 22°C! You will be able to meet many other kitesurfers and all levels! The best wings to choose are the small ones! Be careful, it’s school holidays and the sporty crowd is there!

  • air temperature 26°C
  • water temperature 22°C
  • type of wetsuit: shorties
  • peak winds averaging 24 knots

August

As in July, August is the hottest and windiest month. At this time of year, the canaries become the perfect playground for all kitesurfers! It’s the middle of the season and there are many people…

  • air temperature 26°C
  • water temperature 23°C
  • type of wetsuit: shorties
  • peak winds averaging 22 knots

The mid season in Fuerteventura: February to April

The air and water temperatures in winter in Fuerteventura are very advantageous. If the French winter temperatures prevent you from getting into the water, you will prefer the mild Canary Islands! Peak winds are sufficient to place 4 or 5 sessions per week.

February

  • air temperature 19°C
  • water temperature 19°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm, shorty
  • peak winds averaging 15 knots

March

  • air temperature 20°C
  • water temperature 19°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm, shorty
  • peak winds averaging 15 knots

Low season in Fuerteventura: September to January

As the temperature is quite pleasant all year round and the wind blows more or less permanently, it is possible to organize your kite trip in Fuerteventura even in winter during the low season!

In the low season, the wind speeds average 11 knots, but this is very variable over a week. There can therefore be days with very good conditions as well as days of calm.

The water temperature is mild all year round, if you can’t kite every day, you can always try other water sports like surfing or wakeboarding.

So, when booking your kite stay with Oceanadventure.surf your flight ticket and possibly your kite equipment, it is not superfluous to take a look at the weather forecasts, and especially the wind strength during this period.

Even in low season our kite teachers ensure you can practice at least 3 times a week!

In any case, our surf camp can also organize wake sessions to improve your stability and technique on the board.

September

Extend your summer holidays by going to the canaries in September, there may be a little less wind but the temperatures are perfect.

  • air temperature 25°C
  • water temperature 23°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm, shorty
  • peak winds averaging 16 knots

October

Take advantage of the October holidays to go to the canaries, the sun, the heat, and enough wind to place 3 or 4 sessions in the week!

  • air temperature 25°C
  • water temperature 23°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm, shorty
  • peak winds averaging 13 knots

November

Being able to surf or kite in short wetsuit in November is really the best!

  • air temperature 23°C
  • water temperature 22°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm, shorty
  • peak winds averaging 12 knots

December

Spending the end of the year holidays on such a paradisiacal island is great, especially with conditions like these! Ok you won’t be able to kite every day, but many other water activities are on the menu to enjoy your stay to the fullest.

  • air temperature 21°C
  • water temperature 20°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm, shorty
  • peak winds averaging 11 knots

January

January is the coldest month in the canaries, and yet it is there that you should go if you need a vitamin D cure in the middle of winter! The wind is very variable so you can enjoy some days of very good conditions!

  • air temperature 19°C
  • water temperature 19°C
  • combination type 3/2mm, shorty
  • peak winds averaging 12 knots

What to do when there is no wind?

Our kite camp offers you the opportunity to replace kite lessons with wakeboard, sup, or surf.
For surfing, the season for good waves for intermediate levels is from September to March.

You can bring your own equipment but as the conditions are very variables at certain period, it can be easier to rent it dependning of the conditions of the day. You can book your equipment online. Please don’t forget to tell us the sizes you need.

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