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Tenerife - El Medano, Canary Islands

Tenerife offers windsurfing holidays in the Canaries with clean consistent planing winds for intermediate and above sailors. The only major windsurf venue is El Medano, 15 minutes from the airport. The small town is situated on sandy bays  with more sheltered conditions inshore and clean winds further out to sea. The windsurf centre provides a choice of the latest equipment for a variety of manufacturers to test out. For those looking for a good quality mid range hotel a short walk to the windsurf beach and centre offering excellent value.
 

Sailing Spot & Conditions
El Medano is a warm year-round location with clean consistent planing winds; three sailing areas offering diverse conditions. There are two sailing venues: South Bay is ideal for intermediates and above and the challenging North Bay with world class conditions for experts with up to mast high waves on strong days. The North East trade winds are deflected by Teide's crater wall and accelerated by strong thermal currents. This, combined with the Atlantic rollers, provide wave sailing at its best.


Culture & Activities
The volcanic peak of Mount Teide dominates Tenerife, the largest island amongst the Canaries. The north has a rocky coastline and lush vegetation. Totally different, the south has a better sunshine record and endearing lunar landscape with volcanic, sandy beaches. There is plenty to do in Tenerife including visiting the Mount Teide National Park, Loro Park Zoo, whale and dolphin watch boat trips as well as walking, hiking or cycling tours. The restaurants have an excellent reputation with locals and visitors alike, catering for all palettes and reflecting the town's  cosmopolitan nature. The nightlife runs at a much gentler pace than at Playas des Americas, which is approximately 30 minutes away by road for those that want to hit the clubs.
 

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Sailing Conditions

Winter On Shore Winter Off Shore Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

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Great Reasons to go to El Medano, Tenerife, Canaries

Best Time:  Year round.
Strongest July & August.
Launch: Sandy beach, slowly
shelves into deep water.
Wind Direction: Mainly cross
onshore from left.
Wind Type: Thermal & Trades.
Shorebreak: White water to 50m. Moderate shore break at
spring tide.
Water Conditions: Swell + waves
from 0.8m to 2m, wind chop.
Suitability: Intermediate & above.
  • Great island for families,
    couples & groups - plenty to do off the water.
  • Full range of major brands at windsurf centre.
  • Best wind June - Sept.
  • Ideal for wave sailors.
  • Most popular board size
    90 - 106 L.
  • Most popular sail size
    4.7 - 5.3 M.

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