Surfing is a sport that consists of sliding over waves on the sea while standing on a board, steering it with the assistance of several keels. Surfboards that slide on the sea nowadays are made of fiberglass and polyurethane foam. The difficulty of this sport lies in both the speed and the size and shape of the waves. The most ideal waves for surfing are those that turn and break creating a wall and foam progressively to the right or the left.
Lanzarote is known in the surfing world because of the waves in La Santa and El Quemao in the northwest part of the island. Other very favorable coves for surfing are Montaña Amarilla, Playa Francesa, El Corral and La Alhambra on the island of La Graciosa (to the north of Lanzarote), the beach under the cliffs of Famara, San Juan and the Muelle de Famara, Caleta Caballo, Caletón Blanco, Jameo, Punta Mujeres, and the coast of Castillo del Águila in Playa Blanca, and, among others, the waves of the village of El Golfo.
Where to learn to surf in Lanzarote
– Franito Surfing Sports Club: Four-hour beginner’s courses or in groups of five people maximum. Prices: Individual classes, € 50 in a group, € 35 per person (all equipment included). Hours are customized to the individual taking the course. Information: [email protected], +34 669 075 970 (Ask for Fran Sáenz) and on the sports school website.
– Lanzarote Kite: Beginners and advanced courses. Prices, hours and information: +34 928 821 086, +34 678 380 014, +34 646 856 300, http://www.lanzarotekite.com/contacto.html and lanzarotekite.com.
– Calima Surf: Beginners and advanced courses. Prices, hours and information: +34 626 913 369 and calimasurf.com.