Lanzarote is a wind surfing paradise, one of the best places around the world, just as much for begginers as for experts. the wind is almost always present due to the north-east trade wins.
There are zones for all the levels: safe and calm sites to begin like the lagoon of "La Santa" in the west coast, or "Las Cucharas" in days of little wind, and only for experts: beaches of Famara and the coast of the Jameos.
Numerous schools and centers specializing in this sport may be found on any pat of the island's coast.
Top Windsurfing spots in Lanzarote:
Orzola is located at the north end of the island. Windsurf amongst the wild lava rocks or ride on the east winds that often blow here.
Beware, this is not a spot for beginners, in fact, it's quite dangerous.
Jameos del Agua
Definitely a spot for wave riders. Jameos del Agua is surrounded by pure nature and is situated about 20 kms from the north of Costa Teguise.
This spot is probably the hardest one to surf, technically. The waves break in multiple sections over the volcanic reef. To reach a take off site, you'll have to cross volcanic rock, so be advised to wear suitable footwear.
Watch out for the shore break, and when the tide heads out, the waves and currents can get pretty hectic. With an upcoming tide and the right swell and wind, you'll get extremely long waves here.
The wind that dominates here is the Passat that blows side-offshore coming from the left.
Sail sizes used lay between 4,5 and 5,5 square meters.
Famara, on the north west side of the island is at it's best when the Passat wind blows from the east or a low pressure wind comes from the south during the winter.
From the 3 kms long beach at Famara, you'll see the islands of La Graciosa, Alegranza and Montaña Clara in the distance. And the waves are spectacular (sideshore wind conditions).
Only a few locals tend to surf here, so you'll experience total freedom.
For a full run: start off at Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise in the direction of 'The Temple bend 300 meters further.
The waves break into 2 sections there, something you'll miss starting off at the titled spot. The Passat hits home base sideshore at this spot, and the waves will let you ride. However Los Charcos dries out at low tide.
Watch out for the strong current at the bend, it'll pull you directly onto the cliffs
The best known spot on Lanzarote is also a main tourist beach in Costa Teguise.
The Passat is blocked in most places by buildings but can become strong at times.
In Las Cucharas bay the wind blows the hardest. Due to the flat water conditions and strong, steady winds further out, this is the place for freestylers. If you want to train on your wave riding, the northern and eastern directions of the bay are right on during the upcoming tide and great swell.
About 300 meters out from the point there's a wave break that can get very high. Normally the waves are far apart and break in such a manner that a beginner can handle them.
Playa Honda is situated 3 kms south from Arrecife, Lanzarote’s capital, and close to the airport. This spot is dominated by the strong Passat wind coming from over land, and flat sea conditions.
Situated between Playa Honda and Playa Matagorda, El Tiburon is a good wave spot with the wind blowing side- to side-offshore, with a better than average change to find wind and
Playa Matagorda, provides flat water with bump-and-jump conditions
Its golden sandy beaches and calm seas provide the perfect spot to learn windsurfing. Semi-circular stone walls provide shelter from the wind.