Sail away with Juan
Sail away with Juan, your professional skipper and surf instructor in Fuerteventura, for surf cruise in the Canaries. Juan has been a fan of surfing since he was a kid. Here he offers 3 free days of surfing lessons at the Fuerteventura school before you set sail aboard his yacht and discover the finest surfing and sailing spots on the archipelago! You'll find info on surf beaches here!/
What is your motto ?
There are two types of people: those who make the most of life and those who don't. I'm in the first group.
Your sailing style ?
Fun, festive and mad about sport, I like sharing life and laughing whenever possible. Life is a beautiful and wonderful thing and on board a yacht with great people and great food and drink, life becomes a dream.
How do you handle the life on board ?I explain, the crew participates in sailing manœuvres
How does shopping work?I take care of supply on board
How does cooking work?Everybody helps cooks
How did you become skipper ?
My grandfather was a fisherman in Catillo in Fuerteventura. I would accompany him regularly on sea trips, so I started to learn how to sail at the age of seven. It was a revelation to me. I immediately discovered what I was going to do with my life. I took lessons, got better and learned to read the sea and understand the wind. Surf came later in my teenage ages. My friends and I would spend our weekends on our surfboards. It was great fun.
During my engineering studies, I kept sailing and surfing. I began my career as an engineer but with the financial crisis, things got tough. So I decided to become a professional skipper. I joined a sailing school full-time and got my professional diploma three years ago. One day in Corallero, I fell in love with one particular yacht that had the size and style required for leisure and sporting cruises at sea. I bought it within the hour; And now it's my work tool, my work buddy and second home!
Your best cruise memory
Near Madeira on the return journey to the Canaries, we came across a series of huge deserted islands. I didn't even know they existed. There was something supernatural about the islands. Like some movie setting.