In 2017, for the 32nd year in a row, the World Cup Surfing Championship will take place in Fuerteventura, at the famous Sotavento beach.
Playa Barca, part of Sotavento, is considered the perfect windsurfing spot in Fuerteventura. It is located only 200 m away from the Hotel Melia Gorriones and directly at the tidal lagoon where the World Cup takes place.
Rene Egli is the company that organizes the event in Fuerteventura each year and the complete program includes parties in the evenings and events suitable for the entire family.
Fuerteventura Windsurfing World Championship Dates: 21 - 31 July 2017
Location: Playa Barca - Sotavento
Disciplines: Men Slalom, Women Freestyle, Men Freestyle
21.07. – 26.07.2017 PWA Windsurfing Freestyle Grand Slam
27.07. – 31.07.2017 PWA Windsurfing Slalom Grand Slam
01.08. – 05.08.2017 GKA Kitesurfing Strapless Freestyle Grand Slam
For beginners there will also be professional training available, from the best windsurfing center in Fuerteventura.
You can also rent equiptment for both surfing and kitesurfing and you can check the prices online on the Rene Egli website.
Free Shuttle Service
For customers of Rene Egli who chose to stay in the nearby resorts of Costa Calma, Esquinzo and Jandia, the company offers a free shuttle service, available from your hotel to the beach, only by prior appointment.
The Windsurfing Championship in Fuerteventura is an annual event of international importance, and many tourists come here in the summer only to participate or watch the professionals at work.
It's a great atmosphere and beginners are welcome also, with many classes available for those just starting with windsurfing.
Where to stay in Fuerteventura during the Windsurfing World Cup
The Jandia peninsula is considered the best area for windsurfing in Fuerteventura and Costa Calma is the most popular choice for accommodation in this part of the island. If you don't want to stay at the Melia Gorriones Hotel, which is situated right on the beach, with the best position possible, then Costa Calma is the second option, with more choices for hotels and apartments available.
Book with Airbnb and get €34 off your first reservation
If you're looking for a self catering accommodation option, Airbnb has plenty of apartments listed in the Costa Calma region. If you've never used Airbnb before, you can sign up through our link and you will get €34 travel credit, which will be automatically applied on your first reservation over €67.
The tidal lagoon at Playa Sotavento has optimal conditions for all levels of windsurfing skills, so it's ideal for beginners and intermediates. The entire length of the lagoons extends to over 4km long and it's up to 200m wide, so it's a huge space to practice and learn.
The Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup in Fuerteventura is a highly anticipated event, where all the popular stars of surfing reunite in one place to offer advice and a breathtaking show in the days of competition.