To get the best from fuerteventura as with many other spots around the globe you need to go often and learn from the locals and explore the possibilities open to you when you have your foil kit in the car,
I am nearing the end of my second season now on the foil here in fuerteventura, only 11 days left,
I take 4 sets of 3 weeks over the winter periods from November to end of February,
Last year out of my 12 weeks only 4 days were not foilable for me, and 2 of them were days of too much wind,
mostly sailing on flag beach with maybe 5 days sailing at Matas bay, a 90 minute drive south for the best off shore wind sailing I have ever experienced, (of course you have to pay for rescue cover before entering the water)
This season my hands are showing signs of some strong winds, the last 4 days have been on my 6 MTR kite at Matas bay, and after checking the forecast for the next 11 days I will be spliting my time between Flag beach and Matas, the waves you get at flag are just perfect for me, or at times like early morning you can be on the water all by yourself to explore miles of empty ocean with some great sea shape to get your legs working and eyes focused, again I have only missed around 2 or 3 days sailing due to lack of wind, but you do need a full quiver of kites, from 6mtr to 12mtr works best for me,
The drive back up north from Matas bay takes you past many of the other kiting spots on the east coast, and sometimes they are working well with many guys out, but many less foil boards, if any, at times of big waves,.
I love to finish a long hard day by stopping at Nico's Belgium beer bar, situated on a big roundabout on the ringroad about 2 km from Flag beach, kick back and watch all the cars and vans loaded up with sailing kit going by, mostly surf boards piled high on top of vans making those way back to base after another epic day.
What a place this is,
God my hands hurt today, all blistered and red.brilliant!