I decided to finish my IKO certificate in Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands. Reason: ticket 500 SEK roundtrip and Fuerteventura claims to have 290 days of good wind so hopefully we (my good friend Tobbe and I) will learn kiting this fortnight.
The real beaches are located out of the town, here there is more old corral than sand
Fuerteventura was not as warm as I expected, but 21C is still a lot warmer than minus 10C when we left Sweden. To get to Correlejo in the north you have to take a taxi (€50) or a taxi to the city center and then a bus, or hitch a ride with one of the tour operators (€25 round trip). More about Correlejo when we have seen the town.
We headed out to get lunch and then to check out a surf school, but in the street Tobbe saw a couple off-loading a car with a kite surf sticker so we asked them if they could help us with the surfing issue, and the guy was an instrucor with a bad shoulder, but he helped us to call a friend who has a kite surf school and we arranged to meet up tomorrow. The guy also had some kites to sell and hopefully I can make a good deal (if you read this I hope we both do). They also had an apartement to let for our second week.
Late lunch at the beach was a not so good paella, and then we headed out to practice some beach kiting in the sunset!
Do not leave your bag close to the water when the tide is coming in