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Flag Beach

Flag Beach

Flag Beach - Fuerteventura - Canary Islands, Spain

Kitesurf

Fuerteventura is one of the Spanish Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, located just 97 kilometres from the coast of North Africa. It’s considered to be the oldest island in the archipelago and was formed after an eruption that took place approximately 7.000 years ago. It now offers excellent white sandy beaches from the north to the south, crystal clear waters with greenish tones and constant winds. It’s also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve thanks to its volcanic origin and is home to an endless amount of plants and priceless fauna. 

Flag Beach can be found in the north, a few kilometres south of Corralejo village. Its name was ‘Punta Pietra’ but nowadays it’s better known as Flag Beach, which is also the name of the windsurf school that has been on this extensive golden sandy beach for more than 25 years. It has flat water conditions and beautiful views of the volcanic island Los Lobos. Flag Beach is the first beach in the Las Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park. It is seven kilometres long and kite lovers have around four kilometres to enjoy the excellent conditions, above all between March and November. From December to February there can be heavy seas and although there may be very good conditions it’s more difficult to guarantee good sessions. This spot works well with N side shore wind and you have the famous surf centre that offer equipment rental, classes for all levels and a rescue service. There is also a beach bar where you can get everything you need for the day so you don’t have to take provisions.

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Conditions

You can usually find around 20 knots at Flag Beach and the best months are during spring, from April to May and in the European summer, from June to September. During these periods, the sea is flatter and the wind is more continuous. It’s a fun place that tends to be choppy with some waves to do jumps but take care of the rocks which appear at low tide. Overall, it’s one of the best spots on the island and you shouldn’t miss out on a session there, in addition, the wind blows more moderately than in the other kite mecca Sotavento, where it can reach 45 knots.
Optimal Conditions
  • Type
    Wave, Freetyle, Race
  • Wind
    NW, N, NE
  • Tide
    High
  • Swell
    NW, N
  • Bottom
    Sand
  • Time of year
    From March to November
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