About Los Lobos

The lunar landscape of the diminutive island of Los Lobos sits anchored over a mile off the northeastern corner of Fuerteventura, its dormant volcano towering over the crystal blue ocean. When the big swells arrive and light up the north shore of Fuerte, whitewater is visible from the western side of the island where the shallow fringes are transformed into a huge, reeling pointbreak.

This special break can only be accessed by ferry or private boat, but the short crossing reveals a wave that only increases in quality the bigger the swell gets. At 4- to 6-foot there are a number of distinct sections, but when the swell tops this, the jagged lava reef is transformed into one long, rifling break. The entry and exit can be tricky as urchins carpet the bottom. Crowds occur at peak times.

Source: Los Lobos Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive but tolerant.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Large local crew.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

Access by boat. Great wave but expect a crowd.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Strong paddlers only.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Nice Caribbean-like water.

Additional Information

Hazards

Ultra sharp reef.

Access

A boat to the island, then a scramble over lava reef.

Bring Your

Shortboard, gun

Seabed

Lava reef

Best Season

Fall-Spring

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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