FUERTEVENTURA – EVERY WINDSURFERS & KITESURFERS PARADISE
The ION CLUB team is well prepared to give you an unforgettable windsurfing holiday on Fuerteventura. Only a few spots in the world offer so many different conditions all in the same place. We operate two professional Watersports Centers on Fuerteventura. The ION CLUB Risco del Paso and the ION CLUB Costa Calma. While Kitesurfing is only possible in Risco del Paso, Windsurfers can choose between both Centers. The conditions vary from perfect flat water, to beautiful wave riding conditions. No matter if you´re an Windsurfer, a Kitesurfer, Beginner or Advanced Rider, Fuerteventura is the ideal playground!
We offer a daily shuttle service from Costa Calma as well as from Esquinzo and Jandia to our center in Risco del Paso and back on a regular basis. If you would like to make use of our shuttle service then you need to make your reservation the day before you need it.
ION CLUB CENTERS IN FUERTEVENTURA
RISCO DEL PASO
HOW TO GET THERE?
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…
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Frequently asked questions ?
LESSONS IN FUERTEVENTURA
Do you need to be young and strong to learn kitesurfing?
No you don’t need to. It’s a sport where you need feeling not strength.
How many lessons do I need to learn kitesurfing from a total beginner?
After 8-10 hours in easy conditions you normally start to ride. But already after 1hr you can have a lot of fun.
What kind of classes do you offer?
We offer private and semiprivate classes for all levels and all disciplines. All the lessons are done using the advanced BB talking radio system.
What do I need to bring for my kite/windsurf lessons at ION CLUB Tarifa?
You should bring sun protection, sunglasses (preferably with a strap so you don’t lose them) and a smile on your face. Everything else (wetsuit, harness, helmet, life jacket and kite equipment) will be provided by us.
What languages do your instructors speak?
All our instructors speak English and normally we have Spanish, Italian, German and French speaking instructors in our team.
How can I pay for my lessons?
We accept all types of credit-cards, Euro and you can now pay through our web page with your smartphone – link –
Is wetsuit, harness and protection (lifejacket and helmet) included in the price?
We really care about the comfort and safety of our guests. Wetsuit, harness, life jacket and helmet are included in the price of lessons as well as in the price when you’re renting your equipment.
What happens if I pay for the lesson in advance but there is no wind?
Kitesurfing and Windsurfing are both sports that depends on the nature. Tarifa is one of the best spots in Europe to guarantee wind but of course, no wind days can happen as well. If you are renting with us, you can use the SUPs and surf boards free of charge. If you have booked lessons with us and the conditions don’t allow us to provide the lesson, you will get a voucher for the remaining lessons. Perfect excuse to come back to Tarifa one day…
Why is ION CLUB the best school in Tarifa?
ION CLUB has been teaching watersports for more than 35 years worldwide and followed the development of the sports and the gear. ION CLUB Tarifa is the biggest kite, windsurf and SUP center in Tarifa. We are based on the beautiful beach in Valdevaqueros,the perfect spot for the both most common wind directions in Tarifa. With PONIENTE, thanks to the sand dune the thermal wind usually kicks in after lunch, with LEVANTE, the shape of the beach provides safe conditions.
Our professional and friendly team is multilingual, certified with the Spanish FAV license and German VDWS license and IKO. We teach Kitesurfing with the radio BB Talking system, that provides the fastest way of learning and every lesson is fitted to your personal needs to make a great progression.
Our guests have the unique possibility to use the showers, changing room, lockers or storage right on the beach.
After your session you can chill on the private chill-out area, enjoy the summer vibes and drinks from the TUMBAO bar, have lunch in the chiringuito, fresh smoothies and amazing burgers in the afternoon.
RENTAL iN FUERTEVENTURA
Do I need to book equipment in advance?
Pre-booking will always assure you the best price and availability.
Do I need insurance for the equipment?
It is recommended if you like a stress-free vacation but you can choose not to take it.
What does a rental include?
The complete gear, a wetsuit and a harness if you did not bring your own.
Do I have to bring my own wetsuit and harness?
If you prefer a special model it’s recommended. Or if you want to make sure to find your size available.
Can I store my own equipment at your center?
At our center you can store your kite and windsurf equipment all year long or for the time of your holidays so that your car doesn’t get sandy and you don’t have to carry everything back and forth. As part of the storage deal, the showers, changing room, lockers and chill-out zone is fully to your disposal.
Can I rent equipment and go to a different spot?
Yes, you can.
What happens if I pay for rental in advance but there is no wind?
It depends on the rental option you choose.
Do you have a rescue boat?
Rescue service in Tarifa is provided by two main private companies. All of our guests are under the supervision of a private safety boat. The other users of the spot can purchase a pre-paid rescue card at our center.
SPOTs risco del paso & costa calma
What is the best time of the year to kite in Fuerteventura?
Fuerteventura offers good conditions all year but of course from March to November the weather is normally nicer.
Where can I check the wind conditions?
It is hard to read the forecast because the micro climate of the area is affecting the standard charts. Our team will be happy to give their view on daily basis during your stay and suggest the best activity to organize.
What is the best wind direction for the spot in Valdevaqueros?
The two most known winds of the area are Poniente (West) and Levante (East) and they are both good on our spot.
Do I need shoes at your spot?
Only in some little area there are some stones so normally you don’t need them.
What no-wind activities do you offer?
Sup excursions and Surf lessons.