You've decided to finally take the plunge and are learning to surf.  Now for the fun of warm waters, beautiful long sunny days and the relaxed island way of life in Fuerteventura.  So the question is: what do you want to bring with you to make this one of your best surf trip ever?

Learning to surf with a surf school means that you have the right surfboard and wetsuit to begin with.  They will provide all the equipment that you'll need, so all you need to do is turn up beach ready.  The best thing about Fuerteventura iis that it doesn't vary much in weather throughout the year. The averages is 25 degrees, but depending on the season the sun and wind can alter how hot it feels. 

Remember winter months in Fuerteventura are summer months weather wise, so make sure that you bring with you a sunfactor that is appropriate to your skin type.  Also, when you are out in the water surfing, it is very easy to get burnt on your face... all those reflected rays.  So invest in a good sunfactor specifically for your face/sensitive areas like your nose, lips and ears.  It may seem silly reaching for a thick zinc or SPF stick, but far better than a burnt nose!  There are great brands out there now that do skin coloured sunblock.

Once you're sorted on the sunprotection front, think about what you would want to take to the beach normally.  Beach towel, sunglasses, mp3 player, camera, a good book and maybe even a hat.  Depending on how long you will be at the beach, you will want to make yourself as comfortable as possible, as sometimes you will need to wait for the tide to change for the surfing conditions to be their best for you.  Take lots of water, and food supplies to keep you ready to enjoy your lesson.

Fuerteventura has a great night life, but it is relaxed in attitude and dress.  When deciding what clothes to bring, think about layers, and easy day to night.  For the day shorts or a skirt and a t-shirt will be fine.   However, when you go out in the evening, or even if you are leaving the beach late, a hoodie or something to wrap yourself in is ideal.  Fuerteventura can be windy , so it can be a bit on the chilly side when night comes. Understand we mean chilly not cold! It will still be 20 degrees but a breeze will mean a hoodie is nice to have!

In general people don't dress up much even when they go out to clubs.  Jeans, flipflops and a nice top will serve you well, but if you want to dress up a little bit more for dinner, then a summer dress and something to keep you warm is good.  If you fancy a bit of a holiday shop, there are lots of surfshops with a good selection of brands, or head towards the bottom of Corralejo town to the Bennetton outlet shop for great deals.

So remember, dress for your environment, day: bikini and sunscreen, evening: casual and comfy... it will mean you'll enjoy your surf holiday Fuerteventura even more...
High Factor Sunblock for Face
Vest Tops
Long Sleeve Top
Beach towel
Beach bag

Rash Vest
Mosquito repellant
Beach games
MP3 Player