Island Boarders is one of the longest established surfing companies in Fuerteventura . We provide unique, unrivalled surfing holidays, incredible service and great value to suit all budgets.
We have a wide range of accommodation for surfers available all in Corralejo, from the luxury surfing holidays in private villas or our well known great value surf camp Sol Y Mar (hostel). Our services have been created with the sole aim of offering the perfect surfing holiday. Our surf Fuerteventura camps, surf school, surf equipment hire centre, surf car hire and much more are run by a fun, sociable, passionate team dedicated to giving you an unforgettable surfing experience.
Our surf camp is based in the north of Fuerteventura in the fishing town of Corralejo which today is also a tourist resort with lots of bars, restaurants and a few night clubs.
It is the ideal location as we also have 17 surf breaks (both beach and reef) within a 20 minute drive from our surf camp.
We use a variety of spots, usually sandy beach breaks on both the east and west coast.
Surf conditions vary throughout the year and day to day depending on the direction of the swell, hence our school is mobile. We choose a spot each morning depending on the group’s ability and the daily conditions.
Owner is Ben Thomas and has been since 1988
The camp also runs a kitesurf and windsurf school/camp so there is a multi international team that changes with each season, however, office and management staff are long term.
We have Rachel and Jess in the office and running the camp and Maurin is centre manager.
Our surf hostel is located near the town centre. We have single rooms, a double bed room, twin rooms and dorm room (max 4 people). Bed linen and bath towels are provided. There are 2 shared bathrooms and 2 shared kitchens. There is a rooftop terrace with BBQ, living area with free Wi-Fi and TV and breakfast included.
We also have self catering apartments available. One or two bedroom apartments with a private bathroom, kitchen, and a small balcony. Bed linen and bath towels are provided. These are also located near the town centre. ADSL, TV’s and safes are available for an extra price.
Smoking is only allowed outside on balcony or terrace at both accommodations.
Hostel offers breakfast.
We offer both self catering and lunch pack options.
There are kitchens provided at both accommodations for client use.
Grocery store located within walking distance to camp.
Restaurants available within walking distance to camp.
Lunch packs available for vegetarians.
Maximum group is 8 persons per instructor
Our course starts with pickup from the hotel at 10:00 or 13:30, you are then brought to our in-town beach house where they fill out necessary paperwork, pick a wetsuit and board, and jump into the Landrover and head to the best beach of the day.
The instructor will inform the group of conditions, safety and lesson plan depending on the level. After the surf session, you are brought back to the hotel after viewing photos/videos that may have been made of the days surfing. The total duration of the course is 4 hours per day.
By the end of a beginner 5 day surf course, you should be standing and getting to feet correctly. Trimming the surfboard by helping you develop a surfers stance... controlling the speed and direction of the surfboard with vital information on foot placement and body mechanics.
Course location depends on best surf spot of the day
You are able to take breaks on the beach when needed.
Course offered in English, Spanish, German, Italian and French
Courses possible for any length of time without accommodation.
We have swell boards for teaching beginners, we also have NSP and Victory boards for advanced surfers.
Surfboard, wetsuit and lycra provided with course.
Use of materials available outside course hours for an extra cost depending on time, ½ day or full day.
Surf board rental available from 12 euros per day or 70 euros for one week.
We can offer extra activities such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, body boarding and SUP.
Additional activities that can be booked off site:
Island trip to Lanzarote, Island trip to Lobos, deep sea diving and mountain bike rentals.
The crowds depends on conditions and time of year, generally speaking it is not that crowded.
The surf schools generally go to different spots than locals and more beach breaks. Locals tend to use reef breaks.
Spanish islands of the western Sahara. Maritime climate with trade winds March – August and a desert like landscape.
Camp is based in a small town, no other towns are of particular interest on the island.
Main language Spanish but most people speak some English.
Currency is Euros. Religion is Catholic.
All clients should check with their doctors for health recommendations.
We can also offer kitesurfing, windsurfing, bodyboard and SUP courses and rentals.
We often do weekly barbecues.
Available in Corralejo town:
- bars, discotheques
- special events
- Carnival between February and April. Local Spanish fiesta in July.
Ways to get to the camp
After arriving at the Fuerteventura airport located 30 kilometres from Corralejo, you can reach us by public bus, taxi or shuttle.
We offer transfers from the airport to our accommodation and back. These are included in our camp packages for free.
Visa information, please check with your local consulate or embassy.
Only public transport is a local bus changing in Puerto del Rosario, the capital.
Surf hostel x 7 nights in shared room with breakfast
6 day lunch pack
5 day surf course (4 hours per day)
All equipment and transport to surf spot of the day
Third party and public liability insurance
Surf Packages code: SBP1
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