5 Best Surfing Beaches in Gran Canaria

5 Best Surfing Beaches in Gran Canaria

When it comes to surfing there are so many different destinations that you can visit depending on your requirements. Some people look for a destination that is affordable but also has a great nightlife, while others look for a destination where they can surf, relax and forget about the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

But what everyone has in common is that they are looking for rolling waves and open beaches, where they can enjoy surfing large and small waves. If you are looking for a perfect destination that does just that, Gran Canaria has a few hotspots that are ideal for surfing for both beginners and experts. Plus there are some lovely villas in Gran Canaria for you to stay in.

Below are four surfing beaches for you to discover in Gran Canaria. 


1. Las Canteras

Stretching over 3 kilometres in length, many people head to Las Canteras for its golden sands and crystal clear waters. Venture to the southern side of Las Canteras where you can enjoy the surf waves, beginners can dip their toes in the water and learn the techniques of surfing, whilst experts can take the waves and test their skills. Being based in the northeast of Gran Canaria, a stone throw away from the capital city Las Palmas, you can enjoy plenty of restaurants and bar once you are done surfing. 


2. Maspalomas

If you are looking to surf at the Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria, you will want to head towards the Maspalomas lighthouse, west to the centre of the beach. Here the rip current is stronger, allowing for stronger waves for you to surf on. If you fancy trying something a little different, you will also find people windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle surfing. After a session in the water, relax on the golden sands, before heading into Maspalomas for your evening entertainment. 


3. El Confital 

With a high reputation, some will say the best waves in Europe, El Confital is a popular destination when looking to catch some waves in Gran Canaria. Based in the northeast of Canaria, El Confital is ideal for the more experienced surfers. Try to visit when the conditions are best which is normally between September and May at high tide. Some major events have been hosted at El Confital including ASP WQS and the Red Bull Rival. 


4. El Lloret

Another surf spot for the experienced surfer, El Lioret is known for not being for the faint-hearted and instead is best for more experienced surfers. El Lloret is based in the capital of Gran Canaria, right next to Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. Here you’ll find plenty of like-minded surfers, looking to enjoy the waves. Once you are exhausted after a tough session surfing the waves, head to town and enjoy the restaurants and bars on offer. 


Which beaches in Gran Canaria are your favourite to visit? Have you been to one of the above? If there is anything you would like added to the beaches above, let us know in the comment section below.