The Canary archipelago is situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean between the European, American and African continents. Because of its position, some of the islands are well frequented by surfing enthusiasts .
The most popular island for surfing is Fuerteventura owing to the fact that its beaches far outnumber all the other islands. Another reason why Fuerteventura is so popular with the watr sport crowd is that the wind conditions are perfect.
In the Southwest of the island you'll find a real windsurfing paradise.
Places such as Sotavento and the whole coast of Costa Calma are highlights for windsurfers and kitesurfers.
Along the coastline you can find some excellent surfing schools where you can make attend surfing courses and rent surfboards along with all the necessary special surfing equipment.
Some of the surfing schools on Fuerteventura organize surf camps for beginners and advanced surfers.
By joining one of the camps you can get to know the best surf spots dotted all over the island.
For windsurfers and kite surfers the south coast is more adequate while for classic surfing, it's best to try the beaches further up in the Norht of the island.
Another famous beach for surfers on Fuerteventura is El Cotillo in the North of the island, near Corralejo.
This beach is fantastic for advanced surfers and really tests your skills to the maximum.
All over the coast between El Cotillo and the National Park of the sand dunes of Corralejo you can find plenty of beaches and surf spots with beautiful picturesque surroundings to have a great surfing experience.
The second famous island for surfing in the Canary Islands is Tenerife. You can find beaches both on the Northwest coast and in the South.
A real mecca for windsurfers and kite surfers on Tenerife is the beach at El Medano. Over the years it's become very popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers alike.
There are other smaller beaches in the surrounding area that you can try that carry less surfers and afford you more room. It's important to be aware of the currents as they can change very quickly and can be dangerous if you are not aware of them.
Near to the touristic resort of Las Americas you can find some surf spots for beginners where you can practice and the waves are not as large as in the North of the island.
If you want to surf in the North of Tenerife, then you should try Puerto de la Cruz or the Socorro Beach near to San Juan de La Rambla.
quite a famous surf spot in Puerto de La Cruz is Playa Martianez, where you can find a surf school and some nice bars.
There are other surf spots on Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, but for the most part and for those who are proficient at surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, Tenerife and Fuerteventura offer far better beaches and conditions for those looking to test their abilities and skills.
Lucia is an avid surfer and also blogs for Tenerifeloca.com who specialise in holiday accommodation on Tenerife.