The 4 most popular surfing destinations on the Canary Islands

Why are the Canary Islands so popular for surfing in general or for professional surfing competitions for that matter?

The 4 most popular surfing destinations on the Canary Islands

Why are the Canary Islands so popular for surfing in general or for professional surfing competitions for that matter?

Amongst other things, the mild climate all year round is a big factor when people choose to find a place to go surfing. The latitude of the archipelago, just a few degrees north of the Tropic of Cancer doesn’t only give you fabulous weather all year round. It also makes that the beaches are fully exposed to swells generated in the north Atlantic, making any island a surfing destination on the Canary Islands.

The fact that you don’t have to dig deep down in your wallet to come to the islands is also a great benefit, especially amongst youngster looking to catch some waves. The Canary Islands are a cheap holiday destination with a lot of scheduled flights all year round, so you can book a flight whenever you feel like it and stay in one of the many accommodations the islands have to offer.

The 4 most popular surfing destinations on the Canary Islands
The 4 most popular surfing destinations on the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands consist of 7 main islands and La Graciosa, but the 4 most popular surfing destinations on the Canary Islands are:

  1. Lanzarote

This is the small, long island with white sandy beaches that offers a lot of lefts for the goofy surfers, allergic to rights. The island has a barren landscape and is fairly remote and sparsely populated, making it a dream destination for surfers who are looking for peace and quiet while they catch the perfect wave.

  1. Fuerteventura

The translation on Fuerteventura is strong fortune or it is also know as ‘lucky’. You can catch more rights so the island is better suited for regularfoot and forehand surfing. In the hours after your surfing escapades, there is also a bit more to see and do on Fuerteventura than on Lanzarote.

  1. Gran Canaria

The island is positioned between Fuerteventura and Tenerife and hosts the Qualifying Series at Confital. If you are looking for hollow right waves and classic conditions, then you are in the right place.

  1. Tenerife

Tenerife is the main island regarding tourism and has a big student population. The island offers surf all over and it has more wind options in general. If you like surfing with a hangover after visiting the local nightlife in Tenerife, then you are in the right place.

So, if you thought the Canary Islands is a paradise for the elderly and retired, think again! Grab your board and catch a wave on one of the islands of paradise that are only a few hours flight away and offer sunshine and great waves all year long. Find your perfect surfing destinations on the Canary Islands!

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