Make your dream to come true and surf Tenerife!
The water temperature around 20 °C all year round and amazing surf waves convert the Canary Islands into a surf paradise, where fans from all over Europe find the way to enjoy their hobbies. In addition, a large number of beaches in Tenerife allow you to experience a variety of locations and find great surf waves in no time. Almost everywhere it’s easy to find a surf school in Tenerife, where you can hire sports equipment and, of course, a friendly atmosphere in which every surfer feels at home. Here are our tips regarding the top surf Tenerife locations.
We suggest you to rent a car in Tenerife so you do not need to be dependent on the public transport which is not such a good option. By car you can explore the best beaches to surf Tenerife and to get a better overview. The island offers almost all types of waves throughout the year.
If we divide the island from a surfer’s point of view, it will be split into the southern and northern regions.
Best surf spots in the north of Tenerife
On the northeastern coast of the island, near the town of Igueste de San Andrés, you can find one of the best left surf Tenerife waves. Individual parts allow surfers to select the section according to their capabilities without having to enter the main breakwater. This makes the Igueste spot the perfect place for all levels. The spot is located near the pebble beach, where it is possible to park without any problem. This area is not very touristic, so to get there you will need a private transport. When surfers rent a car, they tend to choose full size car rental in Tenerife, which allows them to bring all the necessary equipment and their colleagues to the best remote surf spots.
Long surf waves in Igueste de San Andrés
For surfing in Igueste de San Andrés it is typical the left wave. Subsequently, long waves with a high ridge are formed on the volcanic rock subsoil. This allows a radical and powerful Take Off maneuver. At the very best sections are formed with clear breaks very hollow section. Moreover, the most favorable conditions are from September to May. Finally, here you get the best possibility to enjoy the spot’s quality, especially during the tide, while the winds are NW-W-SW and swell S-NE-E.
The world’s most famous surf spot in Tenerife
By car you can easily explore the whole southern part of the island and visit the most famous Tenerife surf spot: Playa de las Americas.
Its reputation is gained by the quality of its waves and a great location in the heart of tourist center of the island. The area allows surfing, bodyboarding and paddle boarding. You can find here all the necessary services such as most exclusive Tenerife hotels, restaurants and parking sports. This Tenerife surf spot is famous for championships WQS ASP and others.
As we have mentioned already, here you can find many surf schools. As for our personal experience, we can recommend you the Franz Surf School. Just when you enter to this surf shop you can feel a very relaxed atmosphere which characterises this society. Nice and friendly people, always smiling. The school has many professional instructors who will take care of you during your surf lessons.
And here is the rule n°1: Have fun and surf Tenerife!