Surfing Lanzarote, Canary Islands
The Canary Islands offering great surf spots from novice to experienced surfers, there is something for everyone on these paradise islands.
The Canary Islands “The Wild West of Surfing” are well known worldwide as offering fantastic year round surf they are situated just off the west coast of Africa, see Josh’s Film to give you some idea. All seven Canary Islands offer great surf conditions its swells are consistent throughout the year as well as it’s warm waters which make the Canary Islands an ideal surf destination. These Islands cater for all levels of surfing and Lanzarote is commonly known to many as the “Hawaii” of Europe due to its bathymetry being so similar to Hawaii’s. Lanzarote has powerful waves firing off its reefs throughout October to March, but is consistent enough throughout the rest of the year to score good waves whenever you visit. The Island picks up swells on its North, East and West coasts.
To see Joshua Braddock catching some good waves follow these YouTube links to his home movies.
Arrieta Beach, East Coast
Orzola Beach, East Coast
Ghost Town, West Coast
Lanzarote has a large number of surf breaks; see below a full list showing which breaks are best for which levels:
La Santa – Reef Break, West Coast of Lanzarote
El Quemao (The pipeline of the Canary Islands) – Experienced Surfer
La Izquierda – Experienced Surfer
La Derecha – Experienced Surfer
Caleta de Caballo – Reef Break, West Coast of Lanzarote
Chicken left – Beginner Surfer
Derecha – Experienced Surfer
Famara – West Coast of Lanzarote
San Juan, Reef Break, – Experienced Surfer
Muelle de Famara, Reef Break, – Experienced Surfer
Playa de Famara, Beach Break – Beginner Surfer
Costa de Haria – East Coast of Lanzarote
Playa de Orzola, Beach Break – Beginner Surfer
Jameos, Reef Break – Experienced Surfer
La Garita Beach, Arrieta beach break – Beginner Surfer
We have a selection of learner boards at the Eco Retreat Finca de Arrieta which guests are welcome to use during their stay with us. We do not provide wetsuits so bring your own.
Alternatively we can arrange surfing lessons for you.