Canary Archipelago: These places to practice windsurfing, kite, boydboard, kayak...

Located off the coast of Morocco, the Canary archipelago is composed of seven islands whose coasts are perfect for water sports.

It was in the 1970's that the first surfers discovered the Canary Islands' perfect spots for the practice of their discipline. It must be said that with a water temperature of around 21 degrees all year round and an omnipresent sunshine, the conditions are ideal to go in the water and practice a multitude of water sports, whether surfing, windsurfing, boardyboarding or kitesurfing. Snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking also find a perfect environment for their practice.

On the competition side, many international championships are organized there, such as the spot of La Santa, in Lanzarote, which hosts the Islas Canarias Santa Pro event. As for the island of Tenerife, every year it hosts the Punta Blanca Young Series competition. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are not left out, with several PWA World Championship events held in Pozo Izquierdo and Vecindario, Gran Canaria. La Cícer, on the beach of Las Canteras, hosts the LPA Surf City Open, the final event of the national circuit that crowns the male and female champions of the FESurfing and Iberdrola leagues. Finally, in Fuerteventura, windsurfing is also king with the Fuerteventura Grand Slam, recognized as one of the biggest competitions in the world. It has been held in the Canary Islands for over 30 years in the Playas de Jandia area. Find below a list of the best nautical spots on the Canary Islands according to the disciplines.

For windsurfing

-Nogales Beach in Puntallana on the island of La Palma.
-El Médano Granadilla de Abona in Tenerife, area located north of El Hierro
-The beach of Las Américas in Tenerife, between the counties of Adeje and Abona.
-La Santa in Tinajo, Lanzarote.
-The beach of El Cotillo in Fuerteventura.

For kitesurfing and bodyboarding
-The beach of Pozo Izquierdo in Vecindario on Gran Canaria.
-La Císer. Olage de Las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
-The beach of the Caleta de Caballo in Lanzarote.
-The beach of Santiago in Alajeró, on the island of La Gomera.

 For windsurfing, kiteboarding and wingfoil 
-The beach of El Burrero in Ingenio, Gran Canaria.
-The beach of Sotavento in Jandía on the island of Fuerteventura.
-The beach of Costa Teguise in Lanzarote.

For snorkeling
-The beach of Caleta de Sebo in La Graciosa.
-The beach of Los Cancajos in Santa Cruz de La Palma.
-The beach of Los Cristianos in Arona on the island of Tenerife.
-The small port of Adeje in Tenerife.
-The beach of La Zamora in Fuencaliente on the island of La Palma.
-The island of Lobos in Fuerteventura.
-The beach of Costa Calma in Fuerteventura.

For kayaking and snorkeling 
-Coasts of Mogán, Arguineguín and Maspalomas in Gran Canaria.
-The beach of La Goleta in Corralejo on the island of Fuerteventura.
-The beach Blanca de Yaiza in Lanzarote.
-The beach of Papagayo in Lanzarote. Here it is possible to combine kayaking and diving.
-Kayak the southeast of Tenerife, near Los Cristianos in Arona.

For diving 
-La Restinga in El Pinar on the island of Hierro.
-The Blanca beach in Yaiza on the island of Lanzarote.
-The Marine Reserve of El Cabrón on the coast of Gran Canaria, in Arinaga. 
-The beach of Chinguarime in Alajeró on the island of La Gomera

Vincent Girard 28/01/23