Our Guide To Surfing In Lanzarote

Posted on 13 November 2018


November might seem like a slightly odd time for a sunshine break, but for surfers, a Lanzarote villa holiday is ideal. If you’re thrilled by the prospect of riding atop the fury of the Atlantic on a thin fibreglass board, then our favourite Canary island is simply an unmissable destination at this time of year.

In this post, we’ll whet your appetite for a Lanzarote surfing holiday - whether you’re a seasoned seashore campaigner or a newbie who’s never even seen a wetsuit before.

Where to learn

Lanzarote is brimming with surf schools that’ll take you from a novice to a pro with the help of some expert guidance from the many sea dogs that spend the peak surfing season at hotspots such as Famara beach.

La Caleta de Famara has plenty of surf schools, from the well-regarded Surf School Lanzarote to the more high-octane Epic Lanzarote Surf & Kite School, which offers kitesurfing tuition for the daredevils amongst your group. For a more relaxed seaside experience, Yoga Lanzasurf is just up the coast from the beach - so a trip to Famara has something for everyone, activity wise.

Where to catch a wave

Famara isn’t the only surfing hotspot on the island known as the ‘Hawaii of Europe’, there are plenty of places with excellent waves that attract the professionals, largely clustered around the northern edge of the island. 

One of the best surfing spots in the entire world is just down the road from Famara at El Quemao, which wins glowing reviews from well-regarded surf blogs such as Magic Seaweed. Situated next to the resort village of La Santa, when the wind blows in an East-South-East direction then the legendary Quemao wave will be available to surf.

When to go

You’re in luck, as the surf season coincides with the less busy end of the tourist season, so you’ll be able to take advantage of cheaper flights and idyllic beaches that’ll be much quieter.

Anytime from October until March is prime surf season, so you could schedule a Christmas surfing trip if you so desired, or an early 2019 getaway to escape Blue Monday and the post-festive period slump.

Where to stay

A hard day’s surfing requires some serious relaxation at the end of it, as well as enough space to host a soirée featuring your fellow surfers. Our villas in Playa Blanca offer an ideal opportunity to do these things in comfort and privacy. 

An optimal location such as Playa Blanca gives you an opportunity to sample the other things to do in Lanzarote - should surfing not be everyone’s cup of tea. This side of the island benefits from calmer waters, so if you’d prefer a toned-down seaside experience on one day of your holiday, then you’ll be well catered for in the beachside bars and seafood restaurants of Playa Blanca.


So, what are you waiting for? Get your wetsuit fitted, re-watch Point Break and book one of our villas in Lanzarote for your next surf break!


 

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