The sub-tropical climate of the Canary Islands means it offers up some of Spain’s best surfing locations: Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
Surfers from all over head to the beaches of the Canary Islands (Photo: Mareike Liese via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)
Lanzarote’s Famara Beach is a surfing hub hidden within the Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago, away from the island’s more touristy areas in the south. Over in Fuerteventura, the island’s year-round warm climate is complemented by constant winds, making perfect surfing conditions. Flights from Lanzarote airport often go directly to many European cities, making these islands perfectly positioned for travellers to escape to. Below we’ve selected five of the best surf camps from these surf hotspots, taking into account price, activities and reviews.
From $386/ per person
Relaxation and building your surf experience are top priorities at the Lanzasurf Surf School. Combing surf classes with yoga, massage and meditation in seven-day surf vacations, the camp offers year-round packages to those of all ages, with all levels of experience. You’ll head out onto the waves in the late morning with a qualified instructor who’ll identify the best waves, help you catch them, and give feedback to improve your surfing technique. Equipment rental is included in the price, as is accommodation at Lanzasurf’s Surf House in Famara.
FROM $287/per person
Whatever your watersport of preference is you can enjoy it at Calima Surf. The surf camp offers diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing and stand up paddleboarding, all complemented with yoga as well as hiking to ensure there is something for everyone at this camp. Their eight-day camps are split by level, with one available for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers. The camp boasts over 20 years of experience and highly qualified instructors who are on hand throughout the camp. Guests will stay at Calima Surf House, located only 100 meters from the beach in the Natural Reserve of Famara with beautiful views of the island of La Graciosa.
FROM $397/per person
Over eight days, surfers of all experience levels can escape out on to the waves of the north coast of Fuerteventura. All levels are catered to in the camp’s different packages, with complete surfing immersion including briefings, theoretical and practical lessons on the beach, honing technical movements in the water, video analysis and rental of all equipment you will need during your time here. Accommodation is located in a villa in the centre of the town of Corralejo, where both double and quadruple rooms are available. Daily lunch is also included in the price to fuel surfers during their day on the waves.
From $474/ per person
Interested in surfing and learning Spanish? Spanish and Surf is both a language school, surf camp and yoga retreat based on the northeast coast of Fuerteventura. Camps are offered at durations of eight, fifteen and twenty-two days to give students time to hone their surf and language skills. In addition, both classic and kitesurfing packages are available. Both surf equipment and insurance are included in the price, as well as transfer from to and from Fuerteventura Airport. Guests will stay in a local villa, with shared dormitories and private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Meals are not included in the price of the surf camp, but the villa has its own kitchen for guests to whip up whatever they fancy.
From $340/ per person
Amanay Surf School hosts surf vacations in two popular surfing locations of Fuerteventura: the northeast town of Corralejo and the east coast Playa Blanca, in Puerto del Rosario. The school’s standard eight-day surf camp is flexible and can be tailored to surfers needs; whether you want to stay fewer days or enjoy more extra days on the waves. Surfers of all levels of experience are welcome to the surf sessions, which are given by experienced surf coaches, who are also certified lifeguards. Surf equipment is included in the price, as well hotel, villa or hostel-style accommodation depending on your location.