Gran Canaria offers a variety of sports activities throughout the year. Its mild climate favours water sports, surfing is becoming one of the most popular. The islands have favorable factors for its practice: Swell almost constant throughout the year, fantastic temperature and constant wind, decisive for the formation of the waves in the island.
Gran Canaria has very popular beaches. Some of them hosts several championships at international and global level.
Which are the best beaches for surfing at professional level?
They are in the north, with stronger waves and greater heights. Usually dangerous above rocks and reef. The most outstanding beaches are the Lloret and Las Canteras in Las Palmas, Quintanilla in Arucas or Boquines in Moya, and his famous wave of “El Fronton” where is held an annual world championship of body board.
East Side: ideal for surfing when the swell comes from the East and the wind stops. When these conditions are met, the best places to surf are the beaches of Pozo Izquierdo, called “Mosca Point”, right side of “ El Muellito” and Playa del Hombre in Telde.
In the south side there are also very good waves, much safer and easier for beginners, as they are usually sandy beaches without dangerous currents. Maspalomas lighthouse, the Pike in Playa del Ingles, and San Agustin and Arguineguín are ideal beaches for learning and having fun.
We always take you to the beaches with better weather conditions and which fits better to your current level.
A good surfing day in Maspalomas beach, with its white sand, cristal clear water and its constant sun, will stay forever in you mind.
Gran Canaria is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean, belonging to the Canary Islands in Spain. Along with the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura form the province of Las Palmas, also composed of the small islands of La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste and Isla de Lobos.
The population of the island is around 850,000 inhabitants, positioning itself as the most densely populated island in the Canary Islands. The capital of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is the most populated city of the whole Canary Islands with 383,343 inhabitants. It is also the capital of the eastern province (Las Palmas) and from the Canary Islands Autonomic Community, along with Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital city of the neighbour island, Teneriffa. The city, founded in 1478, was considered the only capital of the Canary Islands until the seventeenth century. Population centers adjacent to the capital form a metropolitan area of about 680,000 inhabitants, first of the Canary Islands and ninth of Spain. The city has one of the most important ports in Spain and Europe, the “Puerto de la Luz” in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The island is one of the most important touristic destinations in Spain, with around 3.3 million tourists coming every year.
The Carnival of Las Palmas, declared Canarian Tourist Interest Party, is one of the most important events of the island and has an important national and international projection.
Since 2005, a large sector of the island and its adjacent sea border, where its land part covers 46% (69,000 hectares) of the island territory in the western half was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Also, Gran Canaria has an important historical, cultural and artistic heritage, among which the Christopher Columbus Museum, the most visited museum in the Canary Islands, which commemorates the passage of Admiral of the island before his first trip to the Discovery of America; as well as Las Palmas Cathedral, which is considered the most important monument of the Canarian architecture.