The Spanish Canary Islands are renowned around the world for great surf, warm weather year round, and their own unique culture. The island of Lanzarote has been popular with tourists and surfers for decades, as a winter getaway and source of waves when things go flat and cold at home. We love the dramatic volcanic landscape of the island, its powerful waves, and the gorgeous climate. You can never have enough time when visiting Lanzarote, as there are so many surf spots to explore, and more than your fair share of sun soaked days.
To get you started on your next surf trip to Lanzarote, make sure you check out these great surf beaches: One of Lanzarote's most famous beach breaks, Famara beach has 6 kilometres of surf beach to choose from. Ideal for beginners to improver surfers, Famara works in all tides, handles 2 to 8 feet surf, and is so spread out, there is always room for everyone to surf in its different peaks. When the winds change and the west coast of Lanzarote doesn't have the right type of surf, then Arrieta and the surrounding beaches are ideal on the east coast. Arrieta's waves tend to work best Autumn to Spring, providing smaller waves than it's Atlantic coast counter part, so ideal for more intermediate or learner surfers looking for smaller waves.
For when you want to see how the experts surf, head to La Santa to watch them surf ‘the Slab'. Breaking sharply over a rock reef slab in the Atlantic Ocean, the spot is infamous for attracting hardened surfers who can compete with the classically powerful tubes.
Close to La Santa is El Centro, another advanced rock break that is perfect for good surfers looking to progress. El Centro is an easy left hand wave, but will still test you as you advance in your surfing techniques.
This lefthand point break on the north east of the island, is a great option when you're looking for a long easy wave to ride. The break has a sandy bottom, works on all tides, and works between 2 to 10 feet. Just look out for north east to north west swell directions.