Tenerife surf, on this volcanic island kissed by the ocean the sun shines all year round. Great waves make happy surfers from all over the world. This is not Hawaii, it is Tenerife, a surfer paradise just a few hours away from Europe.
The best part of this Tenerife surf dream? There is no dangerous sharks trying to bite your feet during the surf sessions. either you are a professional or a beginner just pack your bag; get one of the hundred flights that reach the island every day and prepare yourself for a great surf experience.
The island of Tenerife is the biggest and most populated of the Canary Islands. It is dominated by Teide, an amazing volcano 3718 meters high right in the middle of the island. Its impressive altitude creates the conditions for different microclimates. For this reason the eternal spring island is rich in nature and beautiful panoramas. Here you can enjoy fabulous landscapes and outdoor adventures if you feel like having a break from the Tenerife surf experience.
Now I am sure you are about to ask me about parties. No worries, we are party experts and we will be happy to advise you about the vibrant nightlife of Tenerife. To have fun we recommend Playa de Las Americas, the main tourist area and nightlife capital of the island. Here, apart from the Tenerife surf schools we find plenty of clubs and bars. Some of the most famous are the “Papagayo” and the “Monkey Beach”.
Hey, don’t forget why you are reading this article! You want to know about Tenerife surf, so let me explain you where the best spots are. There are many surf schools and shops where you can rent or buy your equipment. it is possible to book a surf class or meet local surfers and get information about the best places and conditions to surf. here I want to suggest you only the best ones.
The particular morphology of the coast in Las Americas makes it possible to catch the best waves. Here we find several surfing spots in only one kilometer of coast. They are just walking distance from all the hotels and resorts of the area. In the spot “La izquierda” local surfers could be a bit jelous and aggressive. This does not happen in the other famous spots of “El Medio”, “El Bunker”, “La Derecha”, “Piscina”, “El Dedo” and “Fitenia”. Through this link you can watch a video of an experienced surfer riding waves in Playa de Las Americas, where our Tenerife surf school is located.
In Tenerife the northwest swell is narrow but the northeast wind allows glassy conditions. In the east coast during summer we find good conditions in El Medano and Las Galletas. Moreover there are some heavy spots like “El Confital” when southeast-southwest wind swells.
In the northern coast Bajamar is home to a few solid reefs in north and south winds. in addition we find the beach breaks at Almáciga and at El Socorro. The east coast is largely poor of spots but during special conditions it is possible to catch nice waves. the best places are Igueste de San Andres and the less known beach break of El Poris. In the west coast we find some good waves just in Alcalà. the place offers three peaks, k16 is only for local body boarders and the other two, ”El medio” and “Lo chalet”, are for experienced surfers, so they are less crowded spots.
The island gets north swells in winter and south swells in summer. Due to its position, Playa de Las Americas is exposed to both. For this reason it is possible to practice surfing throughout the year in this area. If we got your interest and you want to cultivate your passion, please refer to this page. You will find detailed information about our Tenerife surf school and our services.
So contact us now, we will be happy to help you and suggest the best solutions to enjoy this fantastic island!