WINDSURF / WINGSURF / SUP
ION CLUB COSTA CALMA
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Location : Costa Calma, Fuerteventura
Season : All year round
Opening hours: October until April, daily 10.00 – 17.00 , May until September, daily 10.00 – 18.00
The center of Costa Calma is very close to Morro Jable, a tourist center in the southeast of Fuerteventura. It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to get from Fuerteventura airport to Costa Calma. The ION CLUB Costa Calma center is located in the middle of the large sandy beach of the village of Costa Calma, right in front of the Monica Beach Hotel.
Take advantage of this ideally located spot, as it is only a short walk from most of the hotels in the village. Besides the advantage of the short distance between the hotels and the center, you will also find excellent conditions for windsurfing and wingfoil. There is no kitesurfing in Costa Calma, because the municipality forbids it.
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In Costa Calma you will find all the services you need. There are many hotels, shopping centers, restaurants, bars and stores.
To refresh yourself between sessions, there is a beach bar next to the club. The ION CLUB Costa Calma is a windsurfing and wingfoil center, where you can learn these two activities, or use your time to improve your skills. There is no kitesurfing center because the Municipality forbids it. Windsurf, wingfoil and stand up paddle rentals are also available. Most of the year we have a side-offshore wind, which means flat water, and the spot is perfect for beginners, freeriders and speed lovers. In winter we sometimes have onshore conditions and therefore exceptionally good waves. On days with little wind, you can try windfoil. On days without waves and wind, you can use our stand up paddle boards and paddle along the shore and enjoy the scenery … maybe you will be lucky enough to see turtles in the clear waters of Fuerteventura. We will be very happy to welcome you at the ION CLUB Costa Calma center”.
Best spots On Fuerteventura
In front of the ION CLUB Fuerteventura center in Costa Calma, you will find top conditions for wingfoil in the Canaries as well as for windsurfing. The morning is good for beginners, and the independent riders can enjoy the rest of the day. The windsurfing courses for beginners are mostly held in very easy conditions. The same goes for the wingfoil courses. Once the wind has increased, speed lovers will be delighted to find excellent conditions on a flat and very windy stretch of water. In short, Costa Calma and Fuerteventura are a real paradise for windsurfing and any other watersports activities.
RISCO DEL PASO
The spot of Risco del Paso, where another ION CLUB center is located, lives up to its reputation. Depending on the tide, you can improve radically and perfect your waterstarts and jibes. On the other hand, depending on the tides, a natural pool is created and becomes the ideal place for beginners’ windsurfing courses,
COSTA CALMA WAVE SPOT
More upwind of the Risco del Paso center there is a nice wave spot, with waves generally not exceeding 1 meter. It is a perfect spot for those who want to learn about riding waves, which are not dangerous on this part of the water.
May, June, July, August, September
At low tide, you can stand for the first 30 meters, as the fine sandy beach slopes down slowly. On the other hand, at high tide, the water becomes deep quickly. There may be a small harmless beach break due to the movement of the sand at this time. Directly in front of the center, a launch is reserved for windsurfers. No waves - or very rarely - at the center of Costa Calma! If you're looking for waves, you'd better go to our other ION CLUB center in Risco del Paso, about 20 minutes by road.
At low tide you can easily stand for the first 30 meters as the sandy beach drops down smoothly. At high tide it gets deep after the first 10 to 15 meters. In the afternoon you can find a harmless little beachbreak due to the sandy beach. Directly in front of the center there is a sandy 40 meters entrance reserved for windsurfers. No waves at Costa Calma center! Better at the Risco del Paso center.
HOW TO GET TO COSTA CALMA?
From Fuerteventura Airport
The trip from Fuerteventura airport to Costa Calma takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. From the airport by car take the FV-2 towards Morro Jable and Jandia. The ION CLUB Costa Calma center is located on the beach right in front of the SBH Costa Calma Palace and the Monica Beach Hotel. If you want to go from Costa Calma to Risco del Paso, drive on the FV-2 towards Morro Jable until PK 72 "Risco del Paso".
35627 Costa Calma, Las Palmas, Spain
WHAT TO DO AROUND FUERTEVENTURA?
A short off-road trip away from Costa Calma, you can find a small town called Cofete, it is situated in one of the natural park of Fuerteventura. After enjoying a panoramic view of Fuerteventura’ s south coast, you can enjoy some of the typical canarian dishes in the local restaurant.
SURFING AT LA PARED
La Pared is located on the west coast, about 10 km from Costa Calma. In this small town, you can see the most beautiful beach of Fuerteventura from the top of its cliffs. It is THE surfing beach and THE main surfing spot in Fuerteventura. An ideal place to learn and progress in surfing, and of course a great venue for independent surfers. The waves are perfect. You will find most of the surf schools of Fuerteventura and its surf camps here.
After the session, take the time to sit on the cliffs of La Pared and enjoy the view with the sun setting in front of you, while you watch it disappear over the horizon.
HIKE TO THE PEÑITAS
For hiking fans, the island of Fuerteventura is generous, and the most enjoyable is probably Barranco de las Peñitas. After a walk through the volcanic rocks, where you will see some of the local rodents and goats, you will come across a “window” carved into the rock through which you will have an incredible view of the mountains.
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A short off-road trip away from Costa Calma, you can find a small town called Cofete, it is situated in one of the natural park of Fuerteventura. After enjoying a panoramic view of Fuerteventura' s south coast, you can enjoy some of the typical canarian dishes in the local restaurant.
La Pared is situated on the West Coast, about 10 km from Costa Calma. In this small little town, you can find a very nice beach and some waves, perfect for surfing. A must do on your trip to Fuerteventura is to sit on the cliffs of La Pared and watch the sun disappear in the horizon.
For hiking fans, Fuerteventura has a few things to offer, one of them is the so called “Baranco de las Peñitas”. After a walk through the volcanic rocks, where you will see a few of the local chipmunks and goats, you will find a “rock window” through which you have a nice view of the mountains.
A story of pioneer since 1985
The story of the ION CLUB tells of people who have turned their passion for windsurfing and kitesurfing into a profession. Since its founding in 1985, customer orientation, team spirit, innovation and professionalism have been the top priorities of our corporate philosophy.
The ION CLUB / Club Mistral has gained a lot of experience in the 38 years of its existence and has developed more and more into a company that focuses on communicating with guests and fulfilling their needs and wishes.
With 17 water sports schools worldwide, we are one of the leading companies in this field. ION CLUB has a network of international partners in different countries. We strive to be international and multicultural and express this through the selection of our employees, who currently come from 24 different countries.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS KITESURFING ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE ?
Yes, like all sports, you have to be in good shape. Children must be a minimum of 12 years old in order to take part.
HOW MANY LESSONS DO I NEED TO LEARN KITESURFING (TOTAL BEGINNER)?
On average 12 hours.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING FOR MY KITE / WINDSURF / WINGFOIL LESSONS?
Included in the course: wetsuit, harness, leash, vest and helmet.
WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOUR INSTRUCTORS SPEAK?
Spanish, English, Italian, French, Czech.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I PAY FOR THE LESSON IN ADVANCE BUT THERE IS NO WIND?
At the time of your departure, the center will take stock of the situation and you will be issued with an ION CLUB credit note corresponding to the number of hours not taken, valid for all ION CLUB destinations for 24 months.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO PAY BY CARD?
CAN WE WITHDRAW MONEY IN SAL?
Is there WIFI?
WHAT WINDLESS ACTIVITIES DO YOU PROPOSE ?
Stand up paddle.
DO YOU SUPERVISE THE CHILDREN ?
IS THERE A SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE HOTELS TO THE CLUB?
Yes, ION CLUB can pick you up at your hotel around Costa Calma to take you to the ION CLUB Fuerteventura centers. However, there are some imposed schedules.
IS THERE FOOD AND DRINK AVAILABLE NEAR THE CENTER?
In Costa Calma, yes.
DO I NEED TO RESERVE EQUIPMENT IN ADVANCE?
It is recommended.
DO I NEED INSURANCE FOR THE EQUIPMENT?
It is recommended.
WHAT DOES A RENTAL INCLUDE?
Complete equipment + wetsuit, harness, leash, helmet, vest.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN WETSUIT AND HARNESS?
It is recommended if you rent your equipment.
CAN I STORE MY OWN EQUIPMENT AT YOUR CENTER?
CAN I RENT EQUIPMENT AND GO TO ANOTHER PLACE?
WHAT HAPPENS IF I PAY THE RENTAL IN ADVANCE BUT THERE IS NO WIND?
You can use the stand up paddles available at the center at no extra charge.
DO YOU HAVE A LIFEBOAT?
Yes + a jet-ski.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO KITE IN COSTA CALMA?
The conditions are good from May to September. The best period is from April to October.
WHERE CAN I CHECK THE WIND CONDITIONS?
On the Windguru website.
DO I NEED BOOTIES ON THE SPOT?
IS THERE A SHUTTLE TO GET TO THE RISCO DEL PASO SPOT?
Yes, there is a free shuttle service to all spots of ION CLUB Fuerteventura.
WHAT DOES THE EQUIPMENT BREAKAGE INSURANCE COVER ?
It protects your rental equipment from damage. However, it does not cover loss of equipment or damage caused by any negligence on your part.
CAN I LEAVE MY PERSONAL BELONGINGS AT THE CENTER ALL DAY?
Yes, lockers are available.