When can you surf in the Canary Islands?

The best time to surf the Canary Islands goes from autumn to spring . In this period the trade winds blowing from the North East are generally lighter, while the swells are more consistent. October in particular is almost always a magical month for a surf trip: hot, very little wind and many waves for all tastes.

What is the best month to go to the Canary Islands?

The best times to visit the Canary Islands are between March and May and from September to November. Winter and summer bring loads of tourists, which make accommodations more expensive and more difficult to find.

When can you surf in Tenerife?

Surfing is a fantastic experience on the island throughout the year, but those who live on this surfer’s paradise in the Canary Islands rate October to February as the best months as part of the Tenerife surf season which lasts from September to April.

Do you need a wetsuit to surf in Tenerife?

Wetsuit – If you’re planning to surf in Tenerife in any month besides peak summer, you will need a wetsuit. The surf schools will usually provide you with one, but if you want to surf a lot it’s preferable to have your own.

Are there waves in Tenerife?

The island offers nearly every kind of wave throughout the year and can be divided into a Northern and Southern region from a surfer’s point of view. You will find the most frequented surf areas in the South at Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos. At the same time it is also the most touristic region of Tenerife.

Is it expensive to visit the Canary Islands?

While the seven Canary Islands are fairly affordable destinations, you still have to spend some money to visit. Getting there can be expensive, and of course you’ll have to pay for hotels, car rental, dining and activities.

Which Canary island is warmest in winter?

Tenerife and Gran Canaria are the warmest islands in the Canaries during the months of December, January and February. What you need to keep in mind is that those temperatures refer only to the weather in Tenerife South and also the south of Gran Canaria.

Do I need a wetsuit in Fuerteventura?

In summer and autumn the water in Fuerteventura is between 22 and 25 degrees warm. During the day, the water is often as warm enough for a boardshort. As protection for the sun you should wear a lycra. If it is very windy and / or you want to stay longer in the water, we recommend a short wetsuit.

When is the best time to go surfing in the Canary Islands?

Best time to go: All year round. The swell, weather and surf conditions on Lanzarote are almost identical to those found on Fuerteventura. Lanzarote is a swell magnet, and you are bound to find good surfing conditions throughout the year. Expect powerful waves from October through March.

Are there beach breaks in the Canary Islands?

The Canary Islands’ breaks are famed for being shallow, heavy and hollow over urchin covered reefs. However more relaxed beach breaks do exist. By the time open ocean swell reaches the islands the winds which produced them have long died away offering the possibility of clean, long period swells.

Are there any swells on the Canarias Islands?

By the time open ocean swell reaches the islands the winds which produced them have long died away offering the possibility of clean, long period swells. Unfortunately the islands are also plagued by north-easterly trade winds which can easily blow out the dominant north-westerly swells.

Where are the longest waves in the Canary Islands?

Los Lobos is the longest wave in the Canary Islands, offering rides up to a third of a mile (500m) long. These waves break over a sharp and shallow reef at the foothills of an old volcano on the small islet of Los Lobos, north of Fuerteventura. Beware of wiping out over the jagged reef.