01.10.2009 - Kategorie: Activities and sights
Surfing is one of the world's oldest sports activities and is often considered as the origin of all board and glide sports.
Rightly: Surfing has existed for more than 5,000 years. The origins are found on Hawaii. Surfing was part and parcel of the Hawaiian culture and subject to strict rituals and traditions. Example: They only used special trees for the production of the wooden surfboards. Only kahunas (Hawaiian medicine men) of the tribes were allowed to cave/shape the boards.
Today surfig is known all over the world. Nevertheless it hasn't lost its fascination and closeness to nature. Surfing is still more than a sport, it is a life style shared by millions of people all over the world. They are all connected by the unique experience of gliding along a wall of water and the sensation of being exposed to the forces of nature. The fact that you can hardly describe how surfing really feels and the passion with which you keep looking for the next wave and the next surfing session unites surfers of different skin colours, cultures and religions.
Fuerteventura is considered a relatively new surfing destination. It was only in the 90s that Fuerteventura was discovered for surfing. On the other Canary islands, particularly on Tenerife, is was popular a little earlier. For a long time Fuerteventura had been considered a pure wind surfing spot. Nevertheless it is particularly Fuerteventura, its surfing spots and waves that have given the Canary islands the reputation to be the "Hawaii of Europe". Many beaches and hidden riffs offer different waves and wind conditions and thus perfect waves for beginners and advanced surfers. It is not unusual to have perfect waves completely for oneself since you can only reach many beaches by four by four.
On Fuerteventura the OTRO MODO surf school offers surf camps for beginners and advanced surfers during the whole year. Every day you can go by jeep to that beach on Fuerteventura that offers the best waves for any surf level of the surf students. Thus you also get to know better the landscape and the people.
Certified surf teachers teach the first take offs in small groups (max. 6 surf students per surf teacher) and turn your top turns into cut backs via video coaching.
The surf students are accommodated in surf camps since for a relaxed surfing holiday you need a surf camp where you feel good and at home. The surf school offers a neat complex in quiet neighbourhood with swimming pool, restaurants and shops close-by and with just a little distance to the sea so that you can hear the rush of the waves when you get up.
For further information about surfing on Fuerteventura and/or the surf camp on Fuerteventura visit our website www.otro-modo-surfschool.com or the entry in our service provider list (in German language).
Tip: On the blog www.fuerteventura-surfblog.de (in German language) you will get an impression of how it is to live and work on Fuerteventura.