The team at La Pointe Surf Camps are known for their excellent surf destinations. Their USP though is adding fresh twists to iconic surf spots. Their Fuerteventura surf camp in the small town of Lajares is no different. It feels far away from the
island's trashy tourist traps, yet close enough to the great waves on the west, north and east coasts to offer a unique surf experience.
The accommodation has a vibe of rural luxury and is solar powered which given the 350 days of sun Fuerteventura cops, makes sense. Yet while the sun is a big attraction, the chance to really up your surfing game is the biggest drawcard.
Level 1, 2 and 3 courses are available depending on your ability, each with a maximum of six students per qualified, experienced instructor. With this many quality reefs and beachbreaks and such a high calibre of instruction, your surfing is guaranteed to go to the next level.
The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreats have been alchemising the benefits of yoga and surfing for years in destinations like Ericeira and Sri Lanka. Their newest venture in Peniche is a beachfront, multi-story boho-themed lodge with a rooftop garden come bar that opened in 2022. Their website says, “This whitewashed old fishing town with its intertwining streets, fisherman houses, surf shops and restaurants right on the sand, will steal your heart.”
That might be pushing it a little - Peniche in no architectural, cultural, or natural hotspot. But it does have waves; for every surfer, in every wind, in every type of conditions, every day. When you add the peninsula’s mindblowing variety and
consistency to The Salty Pelican’s mix of unlimited yoga classes, meditation courses and surf lessons, you have a formula for rapid surf improvement and an enormous sense of well-being.