A Quick Guide To Windsurfing in Lanzarote

June 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Lanzarote Attractions

If you are a windsurfing enthusiast and are planning a holiday where you can enjoy your sport to its fullest then consider the Canary island of Lanzarote. What makes windsurfing in Lanzarote so attractive? The island enjoys an ideal location in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, making for the best conditions for windsurfing enthusiasts.

For most of the summer, strong northeasterly winds blow. With its beauty, Lanzarote, with warm and pristine waters and an optimum climate, is a perfect destination not only for sun-seekers, but also for windsurfers alike. Lanzarote also has a well-developed tourism industry with many facilities suitable for all styles of traveller. Las Cucharas beach, located on the Costa Teguise, is the most popular and best known windsurfing spot on the island because the winds blow side-shore and gather pace in the afternoons.

This is also the reason why it has been selected for world cup tours. Unsurprisingly, this is where many major windsurfing training schools can be found. Another key aspect to this resort is that jetties protect and shelter the beach, making this an ideal choice for beginners. Calm waters to be found in the bay, also tempting the sports enthusiasts. Beyond the shallow reef, ocean waves can frequently climb to three metres and provide an ideal backdrop for advanced surfers seeking their next big wave.

For experienced windsurfers who have their own equipment, Lanzarote is abundant with good surfing spots. Jameos del Agua, located on the northeast, is a popular spot for good waves as well as Famara on the west. Jameos del Agua is undoubtedly one of the most challenging surfing spots and is only for the expert surfer due to its waves breaking in many zones across a volcanic reef. For this reason, the spot is unsuitable for beginners or intermediate surfers.

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