The 7 most commonly asked questions!
We’ll inform you of your schedule on your arrival to the island. We keep in mind your convenience when organizing your day, making sure you can combine Spanish and surf classes, while also having ample free time to rest, have fun and make new friends!
For example, the average school day schedule looks something like this:
- 09:00am – 10:00am Complete breakfast before going to hit the waves!
- 10:00am – 02:30pm Surf course (pick-up at surf house)
- 02:30pm – 05:00pm Free time: Lunch and Rest
- 05:00pm – 07:00pm Spanish course (five minute walk from surf house)
- 07:00pm – 12:00am Free time: Dinner and Activities with other students
Don’t think twice, book your flight and let us worry about the rest. We’ll set up your entire schedule, so you can just focus on learning Spanish and enjoy surfing with us in Fuerteventura!
You can find here all the relevant information regarding the Spanish School and the Surf School
We give total flexibility so you can choose as many or as little surf, kitesurf and/or SUP lessons as you want. If you’re having doubts and would rather try out the experience before committing to more lessons, that’s cool! You can simply book a fewer number of lessons, as a test run, and if you’re feeling good about it you can purchase more as you go, as many as you like!/span>
The stay at Casa Carmen is accommodation only. The student house includes a fully equipped kitchen, with all the basic appliances and kitchenware, so you can cook any meal and share the experience with other students. Conveniently, there are two supermarkets near Casa Carmen, both only a five minute walk away.
Every Tuesday, the surf school organizes a dinner for students and instructors. For only €10 you’ll enjoy dinner while sharing a table with your fellow surf students, as well as enjoy a live music show! It’s common for students to go out every evening for dinner and drinks… Corralejo offers many good restaurants with reasonable prices. For between €10 and €20 you can have anything from an authentic Italian pizza to delicious fresh fish. Over the past few years many Europeans have made the north side of the island their home, giving way to a new wave of international cuisine restaurants, at more than fair prices.
Our school is aimed at any student with the motivation to learn and enjoy themselves, age doesn’t matter.
Most of our students travel alone (99%), usually young professionals, both men and women, with an average age of 30. Here you’ll find a great atmosphere, thanks to the many shared experiences amongst the students, such as: learning a new language, doing adventure sports, like surfing, and spending time at the house. Casa Carmen is the perfect place to connect with new, like minded people, taking back home new friendships that end up being the most precious part of the experience here.
You can have an idea about the atmosphere you will find with us by checking our School photo gallery.
The climate in Fuerteventura is pleasant throughout the year. You can see the average monthly air and sea temperature here
We recommend you bring a windstopper or similar attire, despite the pleasant temperature there sometimes can be a chill factor, produced by humid wind, particularly in the evening.
You won’t need a wetsuit to surf for 6 months out of the year, but from January to March it’s recommended you use a wetsuit of 3.2mm, the water temperature goes as low as 17/18ºC. During the course we’ll provide you with a long wetsuit, to keep you warm and comfortable during your surf lessons.
Absolutely! You decide when to travel, we make it easy for you, choose your travel dates however suits you best, whether for cheaper flights or date constraints, we’ll adapt! We’ll pick you up at the airport any day of the week and we’ll organize your course schedule based on your stay. Stop worrying, all we want is for you to have an unforgettable time with us, here in Fuerteventura!. Here you can find all the flight connections with the Fuerteventura Airport. Click here..
There is nothing too specific you should bring. We do recommend you include a windbreaker or similar attire, because, while the weather here is mostly warm throughout the year, there is a wind chill factor that is mostly notable in the evenings.
In terms of accommodation, you DO NOT need to bring your own linens. Sheets and towels are provided by the Surf house.
With regards to the courses, the school will provide all necessary material for both Spanish and surf / kitesurf / SUP lessons.
About the Spanish courses
The school organizes groups of the same level. The coordinator and teachers have weekly meetings to plan the classes. Separate groups are established based the level and needs of each student.
You can evaluate your level of Spanish by taking our online test. It will only take you a few minutes and it will give us valuable information with regards to what area we need to work on most with you in the classroom Click here to take the test.
For more information on our Spanish group courses, click here.
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Our group Spanish courses take place Monday through Friday, for all 12 months of the year. Courses for Beginner level (A1) start every Monday of the year. However, if you’re at a higher level (A2 or above) then you can begin your course on any working day of the year. Click here to take the test
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About the Surf courses
The school puts together three different level groups:
Level 1. Beginner: surf takes place at a beach break.
Level 2. Intermediate: surf takes place at beach break and a reef break (easy).
Level 3. Advanced: we search for consistent waves, usually at a reef break.
We’ll help you improve your surfing, we have the best instructors on the island and we’ll assign you to your appropriate level group. We’ll constantly be changing spots, depending on weather conditions, so that by the end of one week you’ll have experienced a variety of different surfing spots. By taking these “surfaris” you’ll get to discover many of Fuerteventura’s hidden beaches and other gems!
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Of course! Want to keep practicing and improving your surfing after class? You can use our surf gear as much as you like, we’ll provide you with the board, leash and wetsuit at no extra cost. Just come by our surf shop to pick up the gear. The only rule is to bring everything back for storage before 10pm, when the store closes.
Yes you can. At our surf shop you’ll find an array of surfboards for all levels and wave conditions: longboards, mini malibus, Fish, short boards, single fin… as well as different types of material, soft and hard: carbon fiber, epoxi and foam.
Also, the advantage of renting with us is you’ll be able to switch your board as many times as you need, whether because of a change in sea conditions or personal preference.
You can rent a surfboard starting at €8 a day, as many days as you like, from one day to any number of weeks. Prices vary depending on the type of board and total number of days rented. If you’re interested in buying a surfboard you can first give it a test run, we’ll discount the rent you paid from your final price!
Our surf courses take place every day of the year, except on New Year’s Day, when we close to recover ourselves So don’t think twice, book your flight and relax, we’ll take care of setting up a schedule that suits you best. All you’ll have to do is surf and enjoy Fuerteventura! If you would like to find further info about our Surf courses, , click here.
Other frequently asked questions
There is no maximum nor minimum required stay period.
The time our students remain here to learn Spanish and surf varies greatly, with periods ranging from one week to entire trimesters. The average time spent with us is two weeks, which we consider a reasonable stay for people trying to learn a new language.
It’s worth mentioning that the school arranges groups by level, both for the Spanish and surfing courses, so if you’re planning to stay for a long term period you’re guaranteed to always be able to continue learning Spanish and Surf with us, here in Fuerteventura!
Based on the flight details you sent us, we’ll be waiting for you at your arrival gate. It will be easy to recognize us, we’ll be wearing the hat that says “I LOVE SURFING”!
We’ll also drive you to the airport for your return flight, we’ll confirm to you the pick-up time a few days before.
You can read up on this topic in the Terms & Conditions of the Booking page.
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