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Playa de Sotavento

Playa de Sotavento

Playa de Sotavento

Playa de Sotavento – this beach, located toward the southern end of the island (not far from Jandía peninsula) is the epicenter of windsurfing activities here. Both amateur and pro windsurfers congregate here to test their skills.

 

The seriousness of this sport on the island is stressed by the presence of the Rene Egli Windsurf Center at this beach (a short distance from the Meliá Fuerteventura resort). Egli is a longtime organizer of windsurfing events and runs a windsurfing school at his Center. Playas Solavento and Barca are chosen for such enthusiasts not only because of the ideal wind conditions present here, but because they have these beaches to themselves. For those wanting to learn more about this scene, go to the Rene Egli website: www.rene-egli.com