Surfing in Lanzarote
Lanzarote is located in the Canary Island and it’s the fourth biggest island of the archipelago. It is located approximately 125km off the north coast of Africa and it is the northernmost and easternmost island of the archipelago. Lanzarote is known for having powerful waves often compared to other famous surfing destinations. The island has amazing swell consistency but the best time to surf is during autumn, winter and spring months when solid swells reach the coast of Lanzarote and double to triple overhead days are commonly seen. The prevailing wind is the northeast trade wind, and although this wind direction can favour some spots like La Derecha in La Santa, sometimes it can get extremely strong that everywhere in the island will be blown out. The Sirocco winds that come from the east or from the south can also affect some surf spots in the island. This wind direction is favourable for surf spots in the north coast like El Quemao and Morro Negro. Due to the strong winds Lanzarote is also a renowned kite surfing destination so you can also have the chance to sail and catch some waves on the same surf trip.
Best surf spots in Lanzarote
The best surf spots are Arrieta Beach, El Espino, Jameos del Agua, Los Agujeros, Playa de Janubio, Playa de La Cantería, Playa de Las Conchas and Playa de Orzola.
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