In the first in an online series in which our readers write reviews of their favourite and most recent kiting holiday spots, Cato Olson, AKA: Cato The Kiter from Norway, gives us a little rundown on his four week stay in and around the north coast of Fuerteventura
This summer I went back to the beautiful island Fuerteventura in the Canary islands. We stayed in a small town called Corralejo, which is just a small distance to most of the many spots in the north.
The north shore offers some really great wave spots as well as pretty good flat water areas. The summer months are the windy season, and you can except to use kites from 7 to 12 m.
On this trip we really did explore the north coast, and got to try out spots all over the place. You will have to endure a bit of lava rocks, but it's no problem for the Rabbit kites! We mainly rode waves on this trip, but I did manage to get in the boots a couple of times.
If the wind is off, you can always catch some good waves along the north coast. The place is well known for its surfing, and you can catch them all year round. In the winter period you can expect some really big things hitting the north shore.
We also visited Wainman Hawaii Canary Island agent, Fadi, and his new Rabbit House in Lajares. Fadi is a really nice guy and has a perfect place to stay for a kite trip to Fuerteventura. He also has a surf house in Majanicho with perfect view of the north shore. So if you are looking for a nice place to stay, or want to get a kite lesson from a pro, he`s the man! He really knows the place and the conditions! You can hook up with him here: http://www.ksfuerte.com/index.php?m=links
We also had a visit from our long time kite buddy, Ole Lie, who moved from Norway to Gran Canaria a couple of years back. We caught some really good waves together, and had a few (okay, a lot of) beers. Good to see you again Ole!
We stayed for four weeks, and my brother Thomas and I scored some really great conditions, both waves and flat water. I had an amazing time, and for sure will return to Fuerteventura some day!
We did shot a lot of pics on the trip, you can check more of them out on my blog: www.catothekiter.com