With winter now here in the UK, many surfers’ thoughts are turning to Canary Islands holidays and spending some time in the warmer climate.

Sea temperatures off the Canary Islands are far more pleasant in the winter months than back at home. Below is an overview of Canary Islands holidays for surfers as well as information on the best places on each island to catch some waves.

  • Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura holidays are popular with UK surfers in the winter months. There are lots of great spots around Corralejo, with Playa Bajo Negro being a particular highlight.

Surfing holidays in Fuerteventura aren’t only for experienced surfers. There are some reputable surfing schools in Corralejo and where better to learn than in the warm waters around Fuerteventura? The weather certainly beats Newquay in November.

  • Gran Canaria

Canary Islands holidays to Gran Canaria are also popular for winter surf breaks. The north of the island is best suited to surfing, and novices are advised to head to Las Palmas, where the conditions are not quite as challenging as other spots on the island.

If you want to learn how to surf rather than spending your whole week or two weeks riding the waves, you could stay at any of the popular resorts and hire a car for a few days to get you to the best beaches.

  • Lanzarote

Every winter, lots of people book cheap holidays to Lanzarote specifically to visit La Graciosa, Famara Beach and La Santa.

These three surfing hotspots are particularly appealing as they’re never too crowded; perfect if you’re just learning the ropes.

While surfing breaks to Lanzarote are still not as popular as many other places, those choosing to take their Canary Islands holidays there will certainly not be disappointed with the waves on offer in winter time.

  • Tenerife

Tenerife holidays to Bajamar and Playa de las Americas in winter are arguably the two best places for surfing.

With one being in the north and one in the south of the island, hiring a car is advisable if you want to experience the different waves each has to offer.

Canary Islands holidays are popular all year round, and resorts such as Playa de las Americas can be very busy, even in the winter months. If you’re an inexperienced surfer, it may be best to avoid it, as the water can become too crowded.

As with other islands, there are surf schools on Tenerife if you want to just dip your toe in the water and take to the waves for the first time.

Author Bio: The co-operative travel has a wide range of Canary Islands holidays to book throughout the winter. Cheap holidays to Tenerife are a great way to escape the harsh British winter.


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