kite spot

risco del paso, sotavento


We always go to the stunning lagoon of Risco del Paso in Fuerteventura for our kitesurfing lessons! This location is renowned for its perfect kitesurfing conditions and is a highlight of kitesurfing in Fuerteventura.

Sotavento Beach, a famous spot that has hosted events like the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup and the windsurfing PWA World Tours, boasts a long, sandy stretch ideal for water sports. Here, kitesurfers and windsurfers coexist seamlessly due to the ample space available. Additionally, there is a dedicated kitesurfing zone ensuring safety and convenience for all.

Please note, there are a few days each month when the lagoon may not be filled with water. We recommend checking the tide charts before planning your trip to ensure optimal conditions for kitesurfing in Fuerteventura.

* Scroll down for tide chart!


There is wind year round but the main kitesurfing season is from May until September, when the wind averages 20-30 knots and the temperature sits around 24-30 °C.

The wind here comes between two mountains creating a funneling effect, which means the wind at Sotavento is generally stronger than other spots on the island, but is also offers some of the most consistent windy days.


With a 6 km long white, sandy beach, there is plenty of choice where to launch from and prepare your gear.


All levels are suitable at this kite spot. Because of its shallow water, the lagoon is perfect for teaching and learning. Beginners will learn how to ride and go upwind.

Intermediate riders will start jumping and advanced riders can nail new freestyle tricks!

The lagoon is split up into various kitesurfing areas, with areas for beginners and separate ones for advanced kitesurfers.


The lagoon fills depends on the tides of the full moon and new moon phases.

Here you can have a look at the detailed lagoon time-tables month by month including the estimated highest levels.