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Lanzarote - Costa Teguise, Canary Islands

Lanzarote offers windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP, surfing, yoga, biking, hiking and multi sport holidays with ideal locations for beginners water flat water and waves year round. Part of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is situated 120km off the coast of Africa and is the most easterly of the Canary Islands. It's golden sandy beaches, year round sun and easily accessible, sandy beaches make it a great choice with something for everyone.

This beautiful, volcanic island was formed millions of years ago and as a result is full of amazing, lunar-type landscapes and strange rock formations. Protected by UNESCO, it is a World Biosphere Reserve for its careful tourist development whilst conserving the islands natural environment. Multi-talented artist Cesar Manrique was an influencing architect and his work can be seen all over the island where many artists have settled for the unique light. Costa Teguise in the north east, is a lively tourist resort but with no high rise buildings. Whitewashed houses with green shutters are home to a superb choice of restaurants and bars all within walking distance.

Sailing Spot & Conditions

You'll find the spot 'Las Cucharas' on the east coast at Costa Teguise, where the trade winds blow almost side shore from the left. A protected bay makes the place secure and ideal for beginners and trainings for advanced surfers. Outside the bay there is flat water and a reef delivering rolling swells from 0.5-3m. With plenty of space to exit safely this is an ideal for improving jumping and wave riding, where wavefreaks and freeriders will have a lot of fun. The conditions are fantastic which is why the PWA hold a World Cup freestyle event here for many years now.

The steady trade winds blow side/side off shore from the left and are most consistent during the summer (April-September), blowing regularly from 4-6 Bft (11-27 knots). During the winter the wind is more changeable and can vary in speed depending on the path taken by the depressions. The swell comes in at this time and transforms the various spots around the island, ideal for surfing and wave riding.

Culture & Activities

Lanzarote offers a great holiday environment with the unique volcanic landscapes of the Fire Mountains, the wine area of La Geria or beautiful sand beach of Famara. Costa Teguise itself is a fully developed but not overly large holiday resort. In addition to windsurfing, there are many other activies on offer including surfing, mountain biking, cycling with tours and excursions on offer. Also trekking, golf, parasailing,  There is a water park in Costa Teguise you can walk to. For apres surf, there is a wide choice of  bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, busy nightlife and within a short walk from your accommodation.

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Great Reasons to go to Lanzarote, Canaries

Best Time:  All Year. 
Launch: 600m sandy beach.
Wind Direction: Cross offshore from the left.
Wind Type: NE Tradewind.
Shorebreak: Occasional.
Water Conditions: Flatwater, some
wind chop. Swell & waves further out.
Suitability: All levels. Slalom/Speed.
Wave sailing on the outside. Good beginners area.

Lanzarote Windsurf Centre:
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  • Year round windsurfing.
  • Surf and SUP packages.
  • Short UK flight (4.5 hrs).
  • Volcanic, beautiful unspolit island with lots to do.
  • PWA World Class venue.
  • Shallow training area & waves from same launch spot.
  • Great set up for families with kiddy rigs & courses.
  • Lively resorts with good value bars & restaurants.

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