Gran Canaria offers a wide variety of sports activities throughout the year. Its temperate climate favors water sports, surfing being one of the most popular. The islands have favorable factors for its practice: Swell practically constant all year round, a fantastic climate and constant wind, a determining factor in the formation of waves.
Gran Canaria has very popular beaches, some of them within the headquarters of several international and world championships.
The best beaches for surfing?
They are found in the northern area, with stronger waves that reach greater heights. Usually on rocks and reef. The most notable beaches are Lloret and Las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Quintanilla in Arucas or Boquines in Moya, and its famous wave of “El Frontón”, where a body board world championship is held annually.
East Side: ideal for surfing when the sea comes from the East and the wind stops. When these conditions are met, the best places are found around Pozo Izquierdo, both at “Mosca Point” and to the right of “Muellito” and Playa del Hombre.
In the southern area there are also very good waves, they are much safer and easier to surf. Since they are usually on sandy beaches without dangerous currents. Highlights include the Maspalomas lighthouse, the Curva in Playa del Inglés, San Agustín and Arguineguín.
We always take our clients to the beaches with the best weather conditions, adapting to the level of each student.
A good swim in Maspalomas with its white sand, crystal clear water and under its fantastic sun. You will remember it for life.
Gran Canaria is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean, belonging to the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands in Spain. Together with the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura it forms the province of Las Palmas, also made up of the islets of La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste and Isla de Lobos.
The island’s population is around 850,000 inhabitants, making it the most densely populated island in the Canary Islands. The capital of the island: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is the most populated city in the Canary Islands with 383,343 inhabitants, it is also the capital of the eastern province (Las Palmas) and of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, together with Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The city, founded in 1478, was considered the only (de facto) capital of the Canary Islands until the 17th century. The population centers adjacent to the capital make up a metropolitan area of about 680,000 inhabitants, the first in the Canary Islands and the ninth in Spain. The city has one of the most important ports in Spain and Europe, the Puerto de la Luz and Las Palmas.
The island is one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain, with about 3.3 million tourists per year.
The Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, declared a Festival of Tourist Interest in the Canary Islands, is one of the most important events on the island and enjoys significant national and international projection.
Since 2005, an extensive sector of the island and its adjacent marine border, where its land part covers 46% (69,000 hectares) of the island territory in its western half, was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Likewise, Gran Canaria has an important historical, cultural and artistic heritage, among which the Casa de Colón Museum stands out, the most visited museum in the Canary Islands, which recalls the admiral’s passage through the island before his first voyage in the Discovery of America , or the Cathedral of the Canary Islands, considered the most important monument of Canarian architecture.