The Canary Islands are an African (subtropical) archipelago of the Kingdom of Spain consisting of seven islands of volcanic origin in the Atlantic Ocean. They are located off the north-western coast of mainland Africa (Morocco and the Western Sahara). They form an autonomous community of Spain. The Canaries mains island are: La Gomera, La Palma, El Hierro, Gran Canary, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
The Archipelago was well-known as Las Afortunadas amount the romans, but the surfers to day call it Eurpean Hawaii. There you will be able to surf some world class waves, like El Confital, in Gran Canary. But the favourite destination for surfers is Lanzarotes, some of the good spots are Jameos del Agua, Famara Beach, El Quemao and La Santa. Those islands and Fuerteventura are the best for surfing holidays, due their perfect spots for every one: beach breaks, reef breaks and point breaks… beginners and experienced will find right conditions.
In Lanzarote we strongly recommend staying in Famara Village, because there is allot of surf spots in the town and the surrounding area: El Muelle, San Juan and Famara Beach (where rolls our Surf School).
Outdoors activities, multi adventure packages, windsurfing and kitesurf are also popular on the island.
Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura are also perfect for windsurfing and kitesurfing. If you are looking for waves and wind, we recommend a small and lovely town called Corralejo, located at the north side. But if you are looking for to much wind and some of the best wind and kite centers of the world, then South Fuerteventura is you right destination, because Sotavento beach is some of the consistence wind spots, with many kilometres of white sand beaches, downwind and upwind. In fact, just in front of the Pro Center rolls the Kitesurf and Windsurf World Cup Contest.
And we finally come up to Main Island: Gran Canaria. Where is situated las Palma, one of the biggest cities of the archipielago. Las Palmas means good waves and night life; there you can find some world class spots and nice beaches, like La Ciser. At the north side is located the famous spot called El Fronton, special for Kamikazes and Crazy Bodyborders. The south side is also exiting, but the waves are not so strong, so is better for beginners… anyway, Playa del Ingles can be really perfect some times.
Kitesurfers and Windsurfers will usually find goods conditions at Maspalomas, but the experienced ones always prefer Pozo Izquierdo. Gran Canaria is definitely a renowned destination for windsurfing and kitesurfing holidays and also for competitions.
At top it of, just in front of Fuerteventura, you will find Lobos (a small island but with a big swell you will be able to surf a perfect right), one of the longest point breaks of Europe. And just in front of Lanzarote it’s situated La Graciosa, where you can find many quality waves, like La Francesa so perfect as the waves you normally watch in surf videos.
Lanzarote : 100% recomended, professional courses BSA and surf camp with the top quality comfort accommodation in Canary islands, Famara reserve nature.
Fuerteventura : Friendly surf house, courses and surfaris aroud the island, camp and school location in Corralejo.
Gran Canaria- Las Palmas : Surf house in from of the waves (5 meters) surf camp and school for all levels in La Cicer, special surfari around the island for intermediated and advanced surfers. Offers accommodation in San Felipe, Las palmas city (special house from 500 meters of La Cicer beach.) and Maspalomas in the southern of the island.
Famara - Lanzarote : Courses Iko and camps.
Maspalomas - Gran Canaria : Kite lessons for all levels.
Fuerteventura (Norte) : Kite school Iko organization in Corralejo.
Fuerteventura (Sur) : School and resorts in Sotavento.
Lanzarote : Windsurf center in Las Cucharas beach and camp in Famara.
Sotavento : Windsurf paradise destination in Fuerteventura.
Corralejo : Lessons for all leves and accommodation near to the spots for your holiday.