Between volcanoes and dunes, to the north of the oldest island of the Canary Islands, just 15 minutes from the town of Corralejo, there arises out of nowhere a powerful barrel, which back in the 70s, the English named it The Bubble.
“La Burbuja”, if we translate literally into Spanish, gives us the idea of what this wonder can do when it is twisted about itself.
When you arrive for the first time, only between the sands and “ahulagas” and the sound of the wind produces a feeling of absolute solitude.
Nothing to see in 360 degrees except as the wave is taking shape, before becoming a pyramid that doubles its size and unravels forming a famous barrel on the right and left because we should not forget the left that even being shorter rivals with The long pipe on the right in intensity and power.
But the right, besides being longer and with deeper barrels, has two sections, so in those days where all the conditions come together you can ride two instead of one.
In the hottest months, between june and early december, invites you to surf in boardshort. But we advise always use wetsuit, because of the depth and a fall can cost us a few stitches. For the colder months, with an integral 3/2 mm would be more than enough.
Bottom line: It looks easy when you look at it from the outside but the bottom is closer than it looks. It is flat and with few irregularities, but it has them. It is very dangerous to surf at low tide, and with the tide going up you can relax a little more, although if you fall in the take off, the visit by the low will not be taken away by anyone.
About currents: Be careful of the beak hangover, because if you fall on it you can immerse yourself in a loop that begins to give you circles back and forth to the impact zone not letting you leave or breathe for several agonizing minutes.
Localism: Any peak that has a good reputation for quality will always be local. They will always set the pace. If you remain calm and respectful, you will be able to find a barrel and finish with the smile of one who leaves the powerful barrel of the Bubble.
This wave can fit you at any time of the year, but if you want to be sure to be able to enter it on a 7 day trip on the island of Fuerteventura, we advise you from the end of September until the end of November. Christmas is a good choice and late winter too.