ION CLUB RISCO DEL PASO CENTER
The Best of Surfing Elements
Season : All year round
!!! COV-19 CHANGED OPENING DATES !!! Due to worldwide COVID-19 crisis our center in Fuerteventura is still closed! We will reopen our center on the 25th of July 2020! Looking forward to seeing you on the water!! .
Opening hours: October until May, daily 09:30 am – 05:00 pm , June until September, daily 10:30 am – 07:00 pm
The beautiful natural beach at Risco del Paso is located seven kilometers south of Costa Calma. In 2013, ION CLUB opened a wind and kitesurfing school there.
Guests can take the regular and free shuttle service between the center Risco del Paso and Costa Calma. Only a few places in the world offer so many different surf conditions in just one spot.
Here at the center you will find a large sandy beach, safe shallow water and wind throughout the year, which makes Risco del Paso a unique place.
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“The Risco del Paso natural park is in an idyllic place to practice our hobby or lifestyle. The prevailing trade winds blow almost throughout the year along with the incredible temperatures that accompany during practically the whole year. They make Risco del Paso a unique place. Where the tides along with the wind play with the sand creating flat water lagoons perfect for kitesurfing, windsurfing or stand up paddle. It doesn’t matter what level you have, since the conditions allow you to enjoy the most advanced and help you progress when you are starting.”
Best spots in Risco del Paso
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. Kitesurf lessons are held to the left and separate from the windsurfing area.
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.
You will find ION CLUB Costa Calma directly in the middle of the huge sandy beach of Costa Calma, in front of the Hotel Monica Beach. Enjoy the unique comfort of this spot, as it is only a short walk away from most of the hotels. Besides the advantage of short ways between accommodation and center you will find brilliant windsurfing conditions, especially for beginners in the morning and for intermediates and freeride sailors during the day. In the morning, starter lessons will normally take place in calm conditions with almost no waves disturbing. Once the wind machine of Fuerteventura is turned on, Freeriders will find excellent flat water conditions to speed up.
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
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.
HOW TO GET TO RISCO DEL PASO?
From Fuerteventura Airport
The drive from the airport to Costa Calma takes about 1 hour, to Esquinzo around 1 hour 40 min (ca. 100 km). From the airport drive along the FV-2 towards Morro Jable and Jandia. The ION CLUB Center in Costa Calma is located right on the beach in front of the SBH Costa Calma Palace and the Monica Beach Hotel. If you are traveling with a rental car and want to get from Costa Calma to Risco del Paso, you drive on FV-2 direction Morro Jable to 72 kilometers "Risco del Paso" there it goes to the left along a small dirt road to paradise - the journey takes about 20 minutes. If you are traveling from Esquinzo and want to get to Risco del Paso, you drive on FV-2 direction Jandia, then there it goes right along a small dirt road...
Playa Risco Del Paso, Km 72, 35627 Pájara, 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 Nature Parks of Fuerteventura. After enjoying a panoramic view of the south coast of Fuerteventura, 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 on the horizon.
For hiking fans, Fuerteventura has a few things to offer, one of them is the so called “Baranco de las penitas”. 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 30 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 16 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.