Sotavento Lagoon kite spot in Fuerteventura

Europe kitesurf spot in Spain

Sotavento lagoon is a huge lagoon on the Canary island of Fuerteventura which only fills on high tides, so check the charts before you plan your trip to make sure there will be water here during the day! The wind here comes down between two mountains creating a funneling effect, which means the wind at Sotavento is generally a lot stronger than other spots on the island, and offers some of the most consistent windy days on Fuerteventura. It’s been a windsurfing and kitesurfing mecca for many years now and with short flights from Europe, warm weather and great food it’s easy to see why.

Off Season

  1. None

Early Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr

Peak Season

  1. May
  2. Jun
  3. Jul
  4. Aug

Late Season

  1. Sep
  2. Oct
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

Sotavento Lagoon kitesurfing wind conditions

There is wind year round but the main kitesurfing season for Sotavento Lagoon is from May until September, when the wind averages 20-30 knots and the temperature sits around 20-25?. It can some days get up to 40 knots here so definitely pack a small kite in your bag! The water is generally flat in the lagoon with some chop when the wind really picks up, so it’s a great place to learn kitesurfing and practice. The wind can be gusty as it comes over the land, and some areas are better than others, but since there is so much space you can always find your perfect kiteboarding spot!

The lagoon is split up into various kitesurfing areas, with areas for beginners/teaching and separate ones for advanced kitesurfers, so check the areas before you head out. The local schools can give you the rundown of where you should be kitesurfing depending on your level.

Around the kite spot Sotavento Lagoon

You’ll find bars and restaurants in nearby Costa Calma, and since there are generally a load of other kitesurfers and windsurfers it can get quite lively in the evening, but it’s a pre...

Wind Forecast for Sotavento Lagoon

Wind Stats for Sotavento Lagoon

Kite conditions

  • water condition

    flat

  • tide dependency

    Yes

  • starting area

    sandy beach, shallow water, stony beach

  • wind

    gusty, passat

  • wind daytime

    all day

  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, wakestyle

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • body wear

    board shorts, long neo, short neo

At the spot

  • has toilet

    Yes

  • date factor

    4 - high