Canary Islands, water sports paradise

The Canary Islands offer the possibility to practice eight or more different water sports and are world-renowned for more than 15 championship organizations in these sports throughout the year.

When surfers discovered unparalleled waves, winds and weather conditions in the 1970s A European paradise located southwest of the Spanish peninsulaThe Canary Islands are very popular for water sports practice.

The water temperatureAt about 21 degrees, it is comfortable all year round. Wind By clearing the islands, you can create the perfect conditions for surfing, sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, bodyboarding, and the latest trending sports such as kitesurfing and wingfoil.

Windsurfing championship
Lanzarote Modality IQfoil / Sailing energy International Regatta

This is the reason National and international championships are held regularly.. The protected wild cove is an ideal place for snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving. These activities, loved by locals and visitors from all over the world, take place in the context of maximum sustainability and environmental friendliness.

Canary Islands: One of the best surfing destinations in Europe

Every month, thousands of surfers visit the Canary Islands through their vast network of surf schools. Arona’s Las Americas Beach is the final and decisive stage of the Riga FE Surfing and Rigai Verdola FE Surfing national circuits. La Santa on Lanzarote hosts the Santa Pro World Surfing Championships in the Canary Islands. Meanwhile, the Punta Blanca Young Series will be held on Tenerife.

Surfing championship
Christmas Surfing, Lascan Terrace Beach, Gran Canaria / Promoter Turismo Canarias

The Canary Islands are not only an ideal place for surfing, but also a great area for bodyboarding and kitesurfing. In fact, several Pro Windsurfing Association (PWA) World Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Championship events are taking place in Posoiski Eld and Besindario on Gran Canaria.

Located on the beach of Lascan Terrace, La Sisel hosts the Open LPA Surf City. This is the final event of the National Circuit, which will be crowned the male and female champions of the FE Surfing and Iberdrola leagues. The setting for this event offers panoramic views of the ocean and its waves.

Francesa Cove
La Francesa Beach, La Graciosa / Promoter Turismo Canary Islands

Josep Pons, one of the PWA World Cup windsurfers, is currently teaching windsurfing at Posoiski Eld on Gran Canaria. He states: “Pozo Izquierdo, along with Hawaii, is recognized as one of the best spots in the world for windsurfing thanks to the constant waves and winds. Unlike surfing, windsurfing practice is difficult to predict. However, in other water sports, Pozo Izquierd makes windsurfing a sport that can be practiced at any time of the day due to the frequency and stability of the wind.

Las Conchas Beach in the Canary Islands
La Graciosa, Las Conchas Beach / Promoter Turismo Canary Islands

The World Cup of Windsurfing and Kitesurfing, also known as the Grand Slam of Fuerteventura, is recognized as one of the greatest competitions in the world. It has been held in the Canary Islands for over 30 years. This sight is exhilarating, especially in the Playas de Jandia area of ​​Fuertenetura.

Diving is also popular in the Canary Islands. The archipelago provides close proximity to many of Europe’s marine life. Gemma Lago, a diving instructor at Pura Vida Lanzarote Diving, said:

People snorkeling in the Canary Islands
Protected coves are a great place for snorkeling, Tenerife / Promo Tour Turismo Canary Islands

The bottom of the volcano provides us with fascinating historical caves and the remains of shipwrecks. The Canary Islands have high quality water, so it’s very easy to dive there. This is “clear water, lack of coastal waves, and ease of entry along the beach,” explains Jema Largo.

The Atlantic Ocean around the Canary Islands is also suitable for snorkeling. There are so many flora and fauna that you don’t have to dive deep. The average temperature is 24 degrees Celsius and there is almost no rainfall. This allows you to enjoy outdoor activities all year round. One of the most interesting places for the family is the seabed of the Chinijo Archipelago.

Family kayaking in the Canary Islands
Los Cancahos Beach on La Palma is perfect for kayaking / Promotur Turismo Canarias

To discover a cove that is otherwise inaccessible, it is advisable to embark on a kayak and breathe the tranquility of the ocean. It’s a great way to enjoy with your family, knowing that the Canary Islands take sustainability seriously for future generations. According to oceanographer Maria Dolores Delgado, the archipelago “has more than 300 different protections for its natural environment and waters.”

Maspalomas dunes in the Canary Islands
Maspalomas dunes, Gran Canaria / Promoter Turismo Canaria Islands

Great place for water sports in the Canary Islands

For sailing

-The beach of Las Alcala Banellas in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria heading south on the west coast of the island.
-Santa Catalina Beach in Hermigua, La Gomera.
-Costa de la Dazur in El Rosario, Tenerife.
-Las Conchas Beach in La Graciosa.
-Tasa Corte Beach on La Palma Island.
-Carrero Port in Yaiza, Lanzarote.
-Charco de Bajamar San Cristobal de la Laguna. Tenerife.

For windsurfing

-Nogales beach in Puntallana, La Palma.
-El Medano Granadilla de Abona on Tenerife, north of El Hierro
-Las Americas Beach on Tenerife, between the municipalities of Adeje and Abona.
-La Santa in Tinajo, Lanzarote.
-The beach of El Cotillo on the island of Fuerteventura.

For kitesurfing and bodyboarding

-Posoiski Eld Beach in Vecindario, Gran Canaria.
-LaCiser. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Orage de Lascan Terrace.
-Caleta de Cavaro beach on Lanzarote.
-Santiago Beach in Alajero, La Gomera.

For windsurfing, kiteboarding and wingfoil

-Elbrero Beach in Ingenio, Gran Canaria.
-The beach of Sotavent in Jeandia on the island of Fuerteventura.
-Costa Tegise Beach on Lanzarote Island.

For snorkeling

-Caleta de Sebo beach in La Graciosa.
-The beach of Los Cancajos in Santa Cruz de la Palma.
-Los Christinas beach in Arona, Tenerife.
-A small port in Adeje on Tenerife.
-Rasa Mora Beach in Fuen Caliente, La Palma.
-Lobos Island on Fuerteventura.
-Costa Calma Beach on Fuerteventura.

For kayaking and snorkeling

-The coasts of Mogan, Arguineguin and Maspalomas on Gran Canaria.
-La Goleta Beach in Corralejo on Fuerteventura.
-Blanca de Yaisa beach on Lanzarote.
-Papagayo Beach on Lanzarote Island. Here you can combine kayaking and diving.
-Kayaking southeast of Tenerife near Los Cristianos in Arona.

For diving

-Larestinga in El Pinal on the island of Yellow.
-Blanca beach in Yaiza, Lanzarote.
-El Cabron Marine Reserve on the coast of Gran Canaria in Arinaga.
-Chingarime Beach in Alajero, La Gomera