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the spot at risco del paso playa sotavento

The huge sandy beach and the windsurfing and kitesurfing spot at Risco del Paso Playa Sotavento is in a class of its own. It’s hard to find a spot that offers so many different conditions all at the same place. The windsurfing speed track in Risco del Paso in front of the center really lives up to its name. Depending on the tide there is a large shallow area in front of the center, which is superb for intermediate sailors to practice waterstarts and jibes. Another advantage when the tide is up are two shallow water pools which are used for beginner lessons, giving the students a very safe feeling. More windward of the center there is a nice wave sailing spot with waves up to a maximum of one meter. It is brilliant for those who want to make the first steps in wave sailing as the waves normally break very smoothly and the sandy bottom is harmless. Kitesurf lessons are held to the left and separate from the windsurfing area.

wind and waves

The hills right behind the beach of Risco del Paso Playa Sotavento accelerate the normal wind strength and also alter the direction of the wind. The direction is more northerly to northwesterly than northeasterly, and blows side-offshore to offshore from the left. Particularly in the summer months the wind is quite strong and very reliable, but also in spring and autumn there are very good conditions making a windsurfing or kitesurfing trip worthwhile at this time.
 The waves to the left hand side can get up to two meters high. The waves turn to the direction of the beach due to the large sandbank which divides the lagoon, the open sea and the shape of the bay. Therefore there are fantastic waveriding conditions especially for beginners. There are no rocks or stones to disturb your session, only pure sand.

The center

We offer a daily Shuttle-Service from Costa Calma to our Center Risco del Paso from 10:00, 12:30 and 15:30 pm. And back from 13:30, 15:15, 17:00 and 18:00 pm.

Shuttle times from Esquinzo and Jandia to ION CLUB Risco del Paso - 11:30 and 14:30 and back 14:15 and 16:30.

The ION CLUB Risco del Paso - Playa Sotavento is located right in the middle of the bay. Windsurfers will find the center equipped with the latest boards from the Fanatic range and North Sails rigs. There is a diversity of Freeride, Freestyle and Wave boards as well as a variety of North Sails. For beginners there are fifteen Fanatic Viper school boards and adequate North school rigs. For Kite lessons there are 50 North Kites as well as 20 North Kiteboards of different sizes in stock.

During low season it is possible to test the different spots
(CC/RDP), after prevoius discussions.

The center Esquinzo offers semi private or private lessons -2 hours session - the lessons are booked at ESQ center and organized there, meeting point with the guests is at the ESQ center and they drive with our shuttle to the lagoon or to the center in general to teach in the open sea when no lagoon!- ESQ center teaching languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian and French.


Kids who already windsurf will have a fantastic time with the Fanatic Ripper, which is a specialized type of board for kids and youngsters. The Drive Grom kids rigs of the North Sails line start at 1sqm, so kids of 5 to 6 years of age can already start their windsurfing career!


A safety tower at Risco del Paso Playa Sotavento is always occupied by a lifeguard looking over the windsufers during opening hours, and able to act immediately in a case of any emergency. The safety team is ready at all times to attend rescues with the jetski or the zodiac. Nevertheless, we would like to underline that the spot at Risco del Paso Playa Sotavento has offshore winds and therefore every windsurfer and kitesurfer should act with due diligence to prevent dangerous situations. Offshore winds are risky and demand that you should assess your sailing abilities honestly before going out in such conditions.


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