Ben Thomas secures a license for watersports centre on a beach close to Corralejo with little support from friends and foe as the location was considered a long way from civilization and that no customers or tourists would travel so far.
After a long and arduous 3 month wait, we are granted permission to build a new centre further back from the seas edge. Work starts immediately on the 19m x 6m hut. After working late into the night, our new centre opens 5 days later.
Shock! Horror! we are given 2 hours notice to empty our hut and it is raised to the ground by the local authority. We continue offering our services from our makeshift "central" close to the waters edge; sofa and sun shades included. It is a long, hard and sunny summer and a wet winter but our clients proved to be immensely grateful and supportive.
We now offer offer kitesurf, windsurf, surf, bodyboard and SUP courses and rentals for all levels. We are still a Fanatic Boarders centre and have North kites and sails. We also have a fleet of 3 semi rigid 6 m inflatables for use on our kite courses, a fleet of Renault vans and Land Rovers for transporting our clients and in addition we have a town location that we use as a sales point with classroom for theory courses, garden for barbecues and it is just off Rocky Point, so a great location for grabbing a surf board or SUP and walking down the beach.