Fuerteventura: a surfing paradise

Fuerteventura is an island of the Spanish archipelago of the Canaries. It is one of the most popular places for surfing in Europe.

The spots around the island suit both professionals and beginners. A lot of celebrities choose Fuerteventura as an outdoor activity destination where they ride waves on their boards.

The period from October to April is a big wave season for professional surfers. But even then, there are always beaches available for beginners.

The wind blows all year round. But calm days may occur in September. The average water temperature is between 22°C and 23°C. In February, the temperature can go down to 19°C. Between September and October, it can go up to 25°C.

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The archipelago of Madeira is comprised of four groups of islands: the main island of Madeira, Porto Santo, the Desert Islands, and the Savage Islands. It is located 400 kilometers north of Tenerife, and 1200 kilometers southwest of mainland Portugal.

Madeira enjoys a Mediterranean climate, and it is the outermost region of the European Union. The region was "found" in 1419 by Henry the Navigator, a famous Portuguese ocean explorer.

The island of Madeira is the result of volcanic eruptions that took place over five million years ago. The average yearly temperature in the territory is of 19.5°C (67.3°F).