Windsurfing in Gran Canaria

Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria

If you are a fan of water sports, then windsurfing in Gran Canaria is a good idea, as the island is considered one of the world’s best locations to do that. Gran Canaria is not only popular among serious windsurfers, but it is also a perfect place to learn this sport.

There are some of the most popular places for practising windsurfing in Gran Canaria:

Gran Canaria windsurfing
Gran Canaria windsurfing  (photo credit)

Pozo Izquierdo. The best conditions for the sport are on the east coast and the most favourite place among professionals is Pozo Izquierdo. In the summer this beach becomes a host for international competition.  However Pozo Izquierdo is not suited to start windsurfing.

Vargas, located not far away from Pozo Izquierdo. There are similar conditions, just lighter wind, but bigger waves. The place might be dangerous at a high tide.

Salinas de Arinaga, another spot close to Pozo Izquierdo. This place is more suitable for beginners.

If you are staying in Maspalomas or Playa del Inglés, there are two possible places for windsurfing near the resort. One spot is a sandy beach at the opposite of Playa del Inglés. However this place is not suitable at summer, because there is no wind at all. The second option is the place near the lighthouse of Maspalomas.

Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria
Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria (Photo credit)

Gáldar. It is a place suitable only for experts: jumping from the rocks is the only possible way to get to the water and the waves are probably the most powerful on the island.

You can also try the other places, such as San Agustín beach, Bahía Feliz, Juan Grande, Playa del Aguila, Ojos de Garza or El Burrero beach.

If you are thinking of a good place for windsurfing, Gran Canaria is a perfect location for you. Not accidentally the island is called the European windsurfing capital. If you are new to this sport or simply want to improve your skills, there are several schools that can help you.

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