The surf camps are located on three of the Canary Islands - Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Due to the consistently mild temperatures, these islands are a popular surfing destination all year round. Advanced surfers should come to one of our surf camps in the Canary Islands from October to March as these months have consistent surfing conditions.
Due to the mild climate, the temperature on the Canary Islands is never less than 15°C, even in winter. In the hot summer months it can get up to 28°C. In the months of July, August and September you often feel like you are in the tropics because of the high humidity.
In the Canary Islands, the sea is warmest in the winter months. In December the water temperature can reach up to 24°C.
Even in winter, a wetsuit with a thickness of 3/2 mm is sufficient. Between August and October you can even surf in board shorts or a neoprene shorty on the Canary Islands. It is best to wear booties on the reef breaks to protect yourself from the sharp volcanic rocks and sea urchins.
The volcanic island of Fuerteventura is characterized by an extremely fast sloping reef that creates perfect waves for surfing. You will not only find reef breaks, but also beach breaks, which are particularly suitable for learning to surf on Fuerteventura. All year round you have crystal clear water and constant swell on the second largest island, which allows you the perfect surfing holiday. Here is a selection of surf spots:
The surf spot Playa de Esquinzo should be visited by advanced surfers. This beach break creates left and right waves in Northwest, West and Southwest swells that work best in low and mid tide.
Playa de Garcey:
Playa de Garcey, also known as The Shipwreck, is a reef break and is suitable for advanced surfers or for spectators. North, Northwest, and Southwest swell can have nice long right and left waves in Playa de Garcey. Falling or Rising Tide is the best time to be there to surf.
This reef break Majanicho offers the best conditions for beginners and advanced surfers. Great right hand waves come from North, Northwest and Northeast swells and you can surf them at any tide.
Los Lobos is one of the best reef breaks in the Canary Islands. With north and northwest swell you can surf nice right waves at low and mid tide. On a good day you can ride waves of 500 m.
The highest mountain on Tenerife, the volcano Teide, literally takes the wind out of the sails of the north-east trade winds and also ensures there is no wind on the south-west coast of the island. So it can be a clean surf even in the windy summer months in the south of Tenerife. The following surf spots on Tenerife give you a first choice:
Almáciga is east of Taganana and can be surfed by both beginners and advanced surfers. This point break creates left and right waves at North, Northwest and Northeast.
Benijos is located in the northern part of Tenerife and can only be reached through a narrow road. This surf spot is a reef rocky break that creates left and right waves and should only be visited by advanced surfers. This surf spot works best with North, Northwest and Northeast swell and powerful waves are created.
El Socorro can be visited by beginners and advanced surfers. This reef rocky break creates left and right waves in North, Northwest and West swell. It is best to visit this surf spot on Tenerife at low and mid tide.
Playa de las Americas:
For Playa de las Américas you need West, Southwest or South Swell to surf here as a beginner or intermediate surfer. This reef rocky break creates right and left waves and should be visited at mid tide.
La Derecha del Cartel:
La Derecha del Cartel is a great reef break and can also be visited by beginners on small days. This reef rocky break runs at any tide. It's best to visit this surf spot near North or Northwest, because then there are great right waves.
Gran Canaria is the third largest of the Canary Islands and is Europe's secret surfing metropolis. Compared to the mountainous surfer island of Fuerteventura, many surf spots on Gran Canaria are not particularly wind-prone, even during the summer trade winds. Due to the enormous mountain massif inland, the trade winds on the north and south coasts are quite reliably blocked. You will always find constant waves in the north. Some surf spots that offer the best services for beginners and advanced surfers are:
La Cicer is located on the three kilometer long Playa de las Canteras and can be visited by both beginners and advanced surfers. This beach break creates left and right waves and you can visit at any tide. This surf spot works best with North, Northwest and Northeast swell.
You can visit El Lloret as an advanced surfer. This reef break on the western outskirts of Las Palmas breaks as a point break on a good day and can produce top notch waves. The wave runs steep and fast on North, Northwest and Northeast swells and it's best to be there at low or mid tide.
In El Confital the wave breaks over a reef creating one of the best righthanders in Europe. Attention, the locals only tolerate very good surfers who first have to work out their place in the wave. You should visit this surf spot in Gran Canaria at North, Northwest and West Swell and at Mid and High Tide.
The surf spot San Felipe can be visited by beginners as well as advanced surfers. You can use this beach break at any tide and you will get nice right and left waves.
Have you always wanted to go to Hawaii, but don't have the wherewithal? Then hop on a plane and come surf at one of our surf camps in the Canary Islands, because here you will find the Hawaii of Europe. The airport of our surf camps in Fuerteventura is Puerto del Rosario, in Tenerife it is Santa Cruz de Tenerife and in Gran Canaria it is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Our surf camps on the Canary Islands are served by the low-cost airline EAYSJET, among others, and you can check in your surfboard as large sports luggage if it does not weigh more than 32 kg. With British Airways you can take your surfboard with you for free within the weight limit (max weight 23 kg and max length 1.9 m). If you fly to the Canary Islands with Swiss Airline, you can take your surfboard with you for €50 if it is no longer than 2m.
You can easily enter the Canary Islands with your passport or ID card. Both must not have expired for more than one year. The requirements of individual airlines often differ from those of the state and must therefore be obtained from the airline itself.
On Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria it is a good idea to rent a car to explore nearby surf spots and the country. An off-road jeep is the best way to get to remote places. The great thing about a rental car is that you can check out all the surf spots and you also have cheap petrol and diesel prices on the Canary Islands. However, you also have the option of taking the bus or an inexpensive taxi.
Here are a few tips to ensure that your surfing holiday on the Canary Islands with Puresurfcamps is a complete success:
The Canary Islands are a real paradise: blue sea, white dunes - and only a four-hour flight from Germany! The islands are located in the middle of the Atlantic and not only enchant their visitors with an interesting and varied landscape, but also with consistently mild temperatures. The Canary Islands are also interesting because of their volcanic origin and the large number of plants. The endless sandy beaches, the turquoise waters and the wonderful weather are the main features of this surfing destination, which is often called "the Hawaii of Europe". The Canary Islands have this nickname because they have as much shoreline as the Hawaiian Islands. You'll find everything here - from perfect beach breaks and reefs to fast point breaks. And best of all: The Pure Surfcamps are open for you 365 days a year!
Among our worldwide surf camps, the Canary Islands are a perfect medium-haul destination for both summer and winter.
The selection of spots is simply huge. The Canary Islands offer the best conditions for learning to surf, whether for beginners or advanced surfers. You can surf the waves here all year round! On the Canary Islands you will find an infinite number of spots: the constant wind and the changing seabed constantly create a wide variety of waves, such as tubes, long, deep and shallow waves. The archipelago's geography means there are many beaches with offshore winds that are ideal for surfing. That is certainly the reason why the best surfers in the world are drawn to these shores - and not only when the annual world championships are held. Whether you want to start surfing or want to improve the technique of your favorite sport - you've come to the right place in the Canary Islands!
Have you always wanted to surf the perfect wave in the turquoise blue water and not have to travel far for it? Then you are in the right place at the Surf Camp Fuerteventura on the Canary Islands.
At Surf Camp Fuerteventura you can choose between apartments, bungalows, studios and rooms (surf hostels), all of which are close to the beach and have a view of the sea. In the apartments, bungalows and studios of our surf camp Fuerteventura you have your own kitchen with fridge and stovetop and can easily take care of yourself.
Optionally, if you stay in the self-catering accommodation (surf hostel, bungalows), you can also opt for breakfast, which consists of muesli, fruit, baguette, ham and cheese platters, coffee or tea.
In the evening after surfing you can strengthen yourself in the nearby restaurants or together with our Puresurfcamps team in a relaxed atmosphere.
Our surf school is right next to our accommodation. Here you can choose between a basic or advanced surf course, which is held in small groups. You will receive the wetsuit and the surfboard from us and can start surfing on Fuerteventura without stress. Our highly trained surf instructors take you to the best surf spots, adapted to your surfing level, and help you with tips and tricks. In the surf camp Fuerteventura you can also take part in surf guiding, where you go down individual surf spots with the surf guides to find the perfect wave. But you can not only surf here, but also pursue other water sports activities such as windsurfing, snorkeling, SUP, jet skiing, deep sea fishing, etc. We also offer yoga, because surfing and yoga have a lot in common. You strengthen your balance, endurance and strength.
The Surf Villa Fuerte with several apartments and studios very close to the beach!
The top surf spot La Pared is only 500m away and the villa attracts with sea views, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, yoga terrace and architectural gimmicks.
For the surf courses you will be picked up directly at the villa and if you haven't had enough after the course, you can continue to use the material and continue surfing at the home surf spot. Here you can expect a lot of comfort and beautiful panoramic views of the Atlantic and the Canary volcanic landscape.
The best waves, breathtaking nature and great weather, you will find all of this with us at Surf Camp Tenerife.
Here you can choose a single, double or bunk room in a residential building. By the way, this house belongs to the pro surfer Alex Zirke and it can happen that you have breakfast together with other pro surfers. You can also move to the apartment, which has its own pool with a sea view.
You can enjoy your time here and relax from the hustle and bustle of home. Everyone knows that the one important meal before surfing is breakfast, which is why surf camp Tenerife places special emphasis on it.
Our team (the Zirke family) will provide you with muesli, yoghurt, sausage, cheese and fresh fruit, bread and coffee, tea and everything a surfer's heart desires. The apartment is of course equipped with its own kitchen so that you can prepare your own meals. If you still prefer to go out to eat in the evening, you can go to the nearby restaurants and let yourself be spoiled with traditional dishes there. At Surfcamp Tenerife you can choose between two surf courses that differ in terms of duration. Both courses are taught by highly trained surf instructors in German, English or Spanish and are divided into a large practical and a slightly smaller theoretical part. Our surf guides know Tenerife very well and will always find a suitable surf spot for you. Tenerife is not only great for surfing, but also for hiking due to the Anaga mountains. There is also a newly created skate park with a quarter pipe, ledges and bowl right on the island.
Riding the waves from sunrise to sunset is every surfer's dream.
A dream that can come true on Gran Canaria. On Gran Canaria you have the waves on your doorstep. The Surf Camp Gran Canaria welcomes you with a surf spot directly in front of the camp, with a water temperature of approx. 25°C even in winter, nice weather and right on the beach. The well-kept complex with pool, beach bar and sea views is located near the capital Las Palmas.
At Surf Camp Gran Canaria you have the option of sleeping in shared or single rooms or in an apartment. You have a sea view from your room and can already check out the waves in the morning.
In the cozy kitchen of our surf camp Gran Canaria you can cater for yourself and have breakfast together with the other surfers. In the evening you can end your surfing day with a Cerveza in the nearby bars and restaurants. Surfcamp Gran Canaria gives you the option to choose between a beginner and advanced course. No matter which surf course you choose, you will be taught by highly trained surf instructors according to methodically structured learning concepts. Surfboard and wetsuit are of course included in the course. Alternatively, you can take part in surf guiding, where an individual surf spot program will be put together for you. Thanks to our surf guides' many years of experience, they know exactly where to go to catch the best waves. They will help you with tips and take you to the next surfing level. If you still have excess energy after surfing, you can get rid of it with countless leisure activities on Gran Canaria. For example, you can explore the island while hiking or mountain biking, but also windsurfing or kitesurfing.