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Best places to surf in Gran Canaria

22 Dec 2023

Take your board and head to the best beaches on the island of Gran Canaria, where you can surf and enjoy some dream waves for any surfer. The coasts and tides that you'll find on this island will make you mark the Canary Islands as one of the best destinations to catch waves.

You'll fall in love with much more than the waves, thanks to the crystalline waters, the sunny climate and the impressive atmosphere of Gran Canaria.

Where to Surf in Gran Canaria

Discover the incredible diversity of waves that Gran Canaria has, thanks to its variety of beaches and microclimates. You won't get bored by catching waves, as there are many types of waves.

Access the best beaches just by walking, as the ease of reaching them will make you want to visit each one of them. It’s your choice, sand or rock, cold or hot... There is everything in Gran Canaria to surf in every possible way.

1. Las Canteras (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

las canteras beach

The most versatile beach in the capital of Gran Canaria will take you along its long promenade until you reach the Cícer area. The last part of La Canteras beach is full of black volcanic sand and will give you some amazing waves for you and your board. An ideal place to surf in Gran Canaria.

You'll decide to spend much more time than you thought it was possible thanks to the impressive atmosphere you will experience with the surfing community and other water sports enthusiasts.

Meet people with the same hobby, a philosophy of life in common: surfing. A perfect place to make friends to visit the other beaches of the island.

2. Maspalomas (Southern Gran Canaria)

If you're looking to enjoy surf, beach and night, southern Gran Canaria is your destination. Here you'll live all kinds of experiences thanks to the great amount of services and hotels located in the best areas to enjoy the best of southern Gran Canaria.

You'll be surrounded by a beautiful golden sea such as the Maspalomas Dunes. You'll feel like you're surfing in paradise thanks to the waves, the golden sand and the impressive weather that baths the south of the island most of the year.

A spectacular place to practice windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddlesurfing, where you can even learn all these modalities due to the different schools that are based in Maspalomas.

3. El Callao (Arguineguín)

A perfect place to surf in Gran Canaria, which will bring you, besides some very good waves, the tranquillity of this virgin beach. Hardly visited by tourists, you will be surrounded by fellow surfers who come to enjoy the solitude of this beach in the south of Gran Canaria.

El Callao is one of those hidden places that you'll discover if you're accompanied by someone from the area or thanks to a friend who is willing to guide you there.

Enjoy one of the many landmarks for surfers in the south of the island, where you can surf a large part of the year as there are always waves.

4. El Puertillo (Arucas)

el puertillo beach

Enjoy the waves of northern Gran Canaria thanks to the beach of El Puertillo. You'll find this ideal place for surfing in the municipality of Arucas. Surf the rough northern coast of Gran Canaria and show the best of you in this impressive and intense sea.

A town near Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where sand and rock merge to make you live a wild and ideal beach for you and your board to have the best time possible.

Come and surf the rough waves of the north of Gran Canaria on this beach where you won't want to stop surfing.

5. El Lloret (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

This beach, located right next to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in the capital of Gran Canaria, will make you enjoy great moments of surfing thanks to its imposing waves.

A pebbled beach that houses all the strength of the northern part of the city and attracts many surfers every year. Bring out the best in you and enjoy this impressive area, very influenced by the spirit of surfing.

6. El Frontón (Gáldar)

surf el fronton

Come and have fun catching waves in one of the best surfing spots in Gran Canaria. If you are passionate about bodyboarding, you must have read something about this beach, as the best international bodyboarding championships are held in this area.

Dare to surf the famous waves that attract year after year bodyboarders who come looking for the excitement and satisfaction of facing the force of the sea in this small town in the municipality of Gáldar in northern Gran Canaria.

If you want to enjoy all the advantages and sensations that Gran Canaria gives you and surf on the best beaches, stay in the best hotels that guarantee you a unique and quality experience.

Don Gregory: enjoy a well-deserved rest after a whole day surfing thanks to a hotel made for relaxation and tranquility with and optimal Nordic style and services that will help you rest.

Mirador Maspalomas: the perfect accommodation to keep enjoying fun and dynamism in southern Gran Canaria thanks to its great location, close to the most points of interest in the area.

Visit the best places to surf in Gran Canaria thanks to this list and live an authentic surfing experience and spend a holiday practicing your passion