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Learning Spanish and enjoying kitesurfing will be a perfect combination in Fuerteventura, Spain. If you want to get started with this exciting sport and language or want to improve your skills, you will find a nice atmosphere and the maximum professionalism at Spanish and surf. No matter if you travel alone or with friends, you will live a truly international experience. Feel the good vibe of Casa Carmen and return home with interesting new friends and fantastic memories!
You will stay at Casa Carmen in Fuerteventura, Spain, which is a beautiful Canarian style villa that overlooks the ocean. The moment you step in, you will feel the special charm of the house. Casa Carmen, which is located in Bristol area, one of the best places of Corralejo, Fuerteventura, is a relaxed place where you will enjoy watching the sunset over the ocean from the backyard.
The villa can accommodate up to 15 students in shared dormitories and private bedrooms with private bathrooms. It has a community kitchen, dining room, two lounges, both with sea views, where you can relax, chat, read, connect to the internet, and relax after a great surf session. You can also enjoy the garden, which overlooks the sea, sunbathe, lie down in the hammock, or go for a swim.
Spanish and Surf will inform you of your schedule on your arrival to the island. They keep in mind your convenience when organizing your day, making sure you can combine Spanish and kitesurf classes, while also having ample free time to rest, have fun, and make new friends!
Beginners are people who have never been kiting before or who still do not feel at ease flying the kite. During the first day, you will learn how to fly the kite on the beach, how to use the security systems, and you will get basic weather and safety theory. The second day, you will be then ready for the boat session. You will start with body dragging, techniques to relaunch the kite while in the water, then water start and possibly your first rides.
The boat sessions allow you to progress fast and safely. This is great to be able to just ride straight ahead without obstacles and get a maximum of experience in an intense session. The boat is following you, always at visual contact, you are directly connected by radio system with the instructor who is supervising your progression. There will be two students at the time in the water, in a maximum group of four students per boat.
After the beginner course, you will achieve:
Intermediates are a group of people who already feel comfortable flying the kite trying WaterStart technique and making the first upwind rides. Intermediate sessions are always in the water. The instructors will refresh techniques to relaunch the kite while in the water, then water start your first rides.
The boat sessions allow you to progress fast and safely. This is great to be able to just ride straight ahead without obstacles and get a maximum of experience in an intense session. The boat is following you at visual contact and the instructor will be supervising your progression. There will be two students at the time in the water, in a maximum group of four students per boat.
After the intermediate course, you will achieve:
This is the most popular Spanish course for groups. Spanish and Surf makes different groups based upon the level of students. The courses run from one-week duration until full semesters. Each week comprises five sessions of two hours each, running form Monday through Friday. This course is eminently functional, being the goal of it to improve the communicative competences of the student through individual activities and group dynamics.
The teacher leads the session covering the different language skills, with the help of all the classroom resources, tasks and micro-tasks include exercises, scheduled homework, games, videos, songs, etc. The teachers select the material based upon current issues and topics taking place generally referred to the Ibero-American culture.
Spanish and Surf will fit your agenda in the best way, so you will be able to enjoy your water sports activities or simply get some free time to chill out. Remember, you can extend this course as many weeks as you like.
Jorge is one of the Spanish teachers in Spanish and Surf.
Maria is a Spanish teacher in Spanish and Surf.
Sara will be teaching Spanish during your stay at Spanish and Surf.
Manu will be one of your surf coaches during the course.
Mateo will be guiding you in kitesurfing.
Fran will be your surf instructor for the retreat.
This surf holiday will take place in Fuerteventura, Spain. The villa’s convenient location, only five minutes walk to Corralejo town center, will allow you to walk to the beach, supermarket, and restaurants, go out for a drink at night with no need to take a taxi, and even walk to some of the best surf spots on the island such as The Bristol wave, El Muelle, Generoso, or Rocky point.
Canary Islands are a volcanic archipelago of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the southern coast of Morocco, in northern Africa and southwest of the Spanish peninsula. It is comprised of seven main islands and six islets.
It is one of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities and is divided into two provinces: the western islands belong to the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which includes Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera, while on the easter side, it has the province of Las Palmas, with the islands of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and, of course, Fuerteventura!
You need to arrange your own meals during your stay. The student house includes a fully equipped kitchen, with all the basic appliances and kitchenware, so you can cook any meal and share the experience with other students. Conveniently, there are two supermarkets near Casa Carmen, both only a five-minute walk away.
Every Tuesday, the surf school organizes a dinner for students and instructors. For only 10 EUR, you will enjoy dinner while sharing a table with your fellow surf students, as well as enjoy a live music show. It is common for students to go out every evening for dinner and drinks.
Corralejo offers many good restaurants with reasonable prices. For between 10 and 20 EUR, you can have anything from an authentic Italian pizza to delicious fresh fish. Over the past few years, many Europeans have made the north side of the island their home, giving way to a new wave of international cuisine restaurants, at more than fair prices.
Besides surf and Spanish school, Fuerteventura offers a number of activities that are unique to the Fuerteventura experience. Here are five more good reasons to grab a suitcase and spend some time there in a sunny Atlantic island.
If you’re seeking more spiritual experiences (or adventure in general) then it is recommended that you take your hiking boots and climb one of Fuerteventura’s most iconic points, the Tindaya Mountain. The Tindaya is the sacred mountain of the indigenous ‘Majorero’ people of Fuerteventura. An imposing pyramid of rock that magnificently rises in the middle of an esplanade, noticeably separated from any other mountain or volcano.
The climb there is a relatively easy one, although only appropriate hiking footwear is recommended because of the many rocky surfaces one encounters. Avoid climbing on windy days as this would make the hike very challenging and could hinder your enjoyment.
Of course, you can’t really have a full island experience until you get a little wet. Besides surfing in Fuerteventura, one of the more adventurous activities you can do in the ocean is rent a kayak and head over to The Island of Lobos.
“Lobos” is the Spanish word for “wolves", but don’t worry, no one has ever run into any wolves on the island and the fauna there is rather friendly. The name actually comes from the monk seals (or sea wolves) that used to inhabit the island but are now rarely seen.
After setting sail from Corralejo, one can soon appreciate, at a distance, the majestic beauty of this quiet, lonely little island. Located in La Bocayna, which is the strait between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, Isla de Lobos offers its visitors a day of sunny relaxation and adventurous trekking, finishing off with delicious seafood, and paella (served by the only establishment on the island).
If you aren’t sure of doing the expedition by yourself, there are a number of guided kayak tours available. They take approximately four hours and may include some snorkeling and boat ride.
Fuerteventura's waters are home to four of the eight known species of sea turtle, which is one of the reasons why the island, together with the collaboration of the Republic of Cape Verde, have spearheaded a project to reintroduce the beloved loggerhead turtle, both on the island of Boa Vista (Cape Verde) and on Fuerteventura’s west coast.
Numerous volunteers gather throughout the year at the breathtaking Cofete Beach to release hundreds of this majestic but endangered species. It is recommended to join them and live a uniquely fulfilling experience that will connect you with nature in a way you’ve never felt before.
You don’t have to be a hopeless romantic to enjoy a good sunset, and very few sunsets are as beautiful as the one seen from El Cotillo. This quaint fishing village is a favorite town on the island. It’s an ideal place to enjoy some of the best seafood in Fuerteventura and have a tranquil evening in its crystal clear water and fine sand. It’s a short drive from Corralejo but if you prefer, you can walk or grab a bicycle and hit the bike trail, enjoy the scenery, and arrive there just on time for the sunset.
Taking a stroll through the Dunes of Corralejo is so stunning and spiritual. This place is one of Fuerteventura’s most impressive natural parks: a strip of land of eight kilometers long by three kilometers wide, it is a natural oasis, reminiscent of the sandy Saharan landscape. Its dunes are in constant motion, uncovering age-old marine fossils which are scattered throughout the area, making your walk part pleasant excursion, part archaeological expedition.
As if the dunes themselves weren’t beautiful enough, the scenery is accompanied by the turquoise waters of the Atlantic on one side and the dramatic, red volcanic landscape on the other.
Please book your flight to arrive at Fuerteventura Airport (FUE). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Spanish and Surf will pick you up from the airport.
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