Surfing at El Hierro

Surfing at El Hierro surf spot, Surfing Spots in Fuerteventura
Surfing at El Hierro surf spot, Surfing Spots in Fuerteventura
Surfing at El Hierro surf spot, Surfing Spots in Fuerteventura
Surfing at El Hierro surf spot, Surfing Spots in Fuerteventura
Surfing at El Hierro surf spot, Surfing Spots in Fuerteventura
Surfing at El Hierro surf spot, Surfing Spots in Fuerteventura

The most famous surfing spot in Fuerteventura

The most famous surf spot on Fuerteventura is El Hierro in the north of the island, next to Majanicho beach. Its fame is due to the regularity and quality of its breaks and it has become one of the busiest spots for surfers on the island. To get there you can take the dirt tracks that connect the area to the centre of Corralejo and El Cotillo or from the tarmac road from Majanicho to the village of Lajares. If you need to park, you can leave the car close by.

A fast tubing wave near Majanicho beach

El Hierro has two main peaks that break over a volcanic reef several metres below. The left is a fast, hollow, powerful wave that is ideal for manoeuvres, whereas the right is shorter but also forms quality barrels. This spot really shows what makes it so popular between September and May, with conditions around high tide, E-S-SE-SW winds and N-NE-NW-W swell. Entry into the water is not difficult, but the use of boots is recommended.

Isla Fuerteventura
Volcanic rock

Volcanic rock

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All

SSE/S

SSE/S

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High

Left-handers

Left-handers

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Medium

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