Lanzarote: the island of surfing


For some decades now, Lanzarote has been known as an ideal place for surfing. Indeed, Lanzarote is often compared to the European Hawaii of surfing, with its volcanic landscape and numerous surfing spots offering perfect conditions for surfers of all levels.

caleta de famara 

In addition, the subtropical climate provides very pleasant sea and outdoor temperatures all year round, making it THE surfing destination in Europe during the winter. In fact, from October to April, the strength of the wind tends to diminish, which favours the formation of storms conducive to the emergence of perfect waves, with a gentle onshore wind.

Surf camps durante todo el año 

On Lanzarote, almost all the spots are shallow and break on volcanic reefs which are not recommended for beginners. However, there is one exception (which confirms the rule!), the beach of Famara, an ideal “beach break” for those who want to get started in this sport, where you can find surfing schools such as Calima Surf

Los principales spots de surf de la isla se encuentran en la costa oeste y la punta norte, e incluyen las playas de Famara, La Graciosa, Morro Negro, La Santa, El Quemao, Jameos del Agua y San Juan.

El Quemao - Lanzarote  

Lanzarote enjoys an international reputation among surfers for the quality of its winter swell. The small island of La Graciosa, just a few minutes away by boat in the north of Lanzarote, offers several wild beaches for surfers in search of adventure.

You can also combine a holiday to Lanzarote with an excursion to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura, 30 minutes by ferry from the southern tip of Lanzarote and which has many surfing spots.

Calima Surf

Calima Surf

Teaching surfing since 1996


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