SURF TRIP GRAN CANARIA: GUIDED SURF TRIPS TO DISCOVER THE BEST SURF SPOTS IN GRAN CANARIA

Suitable if you’re already intermediate or advanced and want to make the most of your surf trip to Gran Canaria, we will take you to the best surf spots on Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria is the least well-known of the Canary Islands for surfing, as Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Tenerife are more frequently visited for surf tourism due to their better reputation for surfing. However, that doesn’t mean that they have high quality waves all year round! 90% of tourism on Gran Canaria is concentrated in Maspalomas in the south, leaving a wide range of possibility for surfing around the rest of the island. Gran Canaria has more than 100 waves, with short distances between the spots, good atmosphere and little surf tourism. It is the best kept “secret” of the Canary Islands, and for some the best option for quiet surfing with waves for all levels.


Who are the surf trips Gran Canaria designed for?

For all surfers who aren’t beginners and who dispose of the skills and physical stamina to surf independently. It is the best option for those who want to discover the island and surf the variety of waves in Gran Canaria. We will take care to take you to the best waves suited to you on the island, whether you are a surfer, a bodyboarder or a longboarder, and taking into account the weather conditions, each day we will choose the best spot for you.

Where do we surf? Which surf spots do we have?
The internet is certainly not the right place to reveal the secrets of the island. Depending on the waves, we check the conditions daily to choose the best spots with the optimal tide for surfing. The island of Gran Canaria, unlike Tenerife, Lanzarote or Fuerteventura, offers a high quanity and diversity of waves, meaning there’s usually fewer people in the water at each spot. There is always a spot somewhere on the island where your dream wave will be breaking. Upon your arrival we’ll give you a map we created by ourselves about the different waves on Gran Canaria, showing you the most well-known surf spots of the north, east and south coast of the island.

What does the surf trip include?
The transfer is included, and we will aim to surf for about 2/3 hours per session, depending on the weather and your physical condition. The sessions can be extended or shortened to suit you.

Should I take equipment with me?
It is recommendable to take your own equipment with you, because it’s always better if you are familiar with the equipment that you are using. However, if you prefer to travel light, there is always the possibility to use material from the surf camp. We have several boards and wetsuits available.

What time of year is iut best to surf on Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria offers unbeatable surf conditions for 365 days of the year, but we especially recommend autumn and winter.

Autumn and winter are the most consistent seasons with less on-shore wind, most days are sunny with an off-shore breeze. The best wetsuit for autumn is a shorty, or boardies/bikini with a  rash vest, and a long 3/2mm wetsuit in winter. In winter we surf mostly on the north and south coasts. When waves are small and consistent, the central section of the north coast is our best choice, whilst when the waves get higher than 3-4 meters, the waves of the south begin to work.

The spring offers a less consistent swell, the waves are still good but often smaller than in winter. The northern breaks of the island still work and there are waves on the east coast from time to time, depending on the swell. Thea water is warmer this time of year, so we’d recommend a wetsuit, but a 2mm shorty should enough!

The summer: Also in the summer, the north coat of Gran Canaria boasts better quality waves than in Fuerteventura or Lanzarote, as the beaches are exposed to the prevailing north and north-easterley swells we get at this time of year. The coast of the north and northeast are the best for consistent surfing conditions and the conditions of the wind are always acceptable. The swell is softer and the beaches become sandy, so the spots become beautiful beaches with easy access. During summer the waves on the east coast are also great to ride, but these waves break over rockier beaches. Normal board shorts/swimsuits and a rash vest will be all you need.

> Here you will get more information about the conditions surf spots on Gran Canaria throughout the year.

Prices
50€ per person per day, or you can also book one of our packages which include accommodation.