Sotavento Beach (Fuerteventura)

Sotavento Beach (Fuerteventura)



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  • 1 Review on “Sotavento Beach (Fuerteventura)”

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    • Greg Doyle
      9 months ago

      I went to Sotavento with very high expectations and whilst it didn’t disappoint there were a few things that weren’t up-to-scratch.

      THE WIND
      The wind was a typical cross off-shore and whilst it was reasonably strong I was surprised how gusty it was. I found that I was off-the-plane about 50% of the time as the wind dropped intermittently. The land mass has a bit of height to it blocking the clean wind.

      THE WATER
      The water was a lovely turquoise & deep blue colour and perfectly clean. The water temp was around 22 deg C making it very bearable in a rash top. The shore break certainly sorted out some of the Euro sailors not used to sailing in the ocean.

      One of the disappointments to me was that the water was quite choppy the further you away from the land. Unfortunately that was where the cleanest wind was and closer to shore where the water was relatively flat the wind speed was quite variable.

      I was also under the impression that the lagoon would be a great place for speed sailing however it was really just a great spot for people learning to sail.

      ACCOMMODATION
      If you like resort-style accommodation; you will love this place. The Melia Fuerteventura is fabulous and located right on the beach just a few minutes walk to the Windsurfing & Kitesurfing sailing spots.

      SERVICES
      There is no doubt that Rene Igli has a well-oiled machine with both its Windsurfing & Kitesurfing centres. Apart from high-performance race gear, these centres pretty much have every other type of device you could dream of. The prices were definitely up there compared to other centres around the Canaries particularly if you wanted quality gear.

      BEACH
      The launch area to the ocean and the lagoon in front of the Rene Igli Windsurfing Centre gets pretty busy so don’t expect and serenity here; it’s elbows out at the launch area to get started.

      The beach immediately in front of the Windsurfing Centre had some chairs and a bit of shade and had a pretty good vibe.

      Overall it was quite the pinnacle of windsurfing I was expecting but some of the best windsurfing I had ever done in my life to date.

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