The Surf in Lanzarote
Lanzarote and particularly the beach at Famara have some of the most consistent surf conditions to be found in the Atlantic. Very few surf spots in the world can claim to have surf every day but this is one of the most important reasons for having our school at Famara.
We can always surf, coach surfing and its 6K stretch of sandy beach gives us space. This beach also picks up every possible North Atlantic swell. In summer we don’t face the N. Atlantic flat spells either as the N.East trade winds give us swell .We may also use the beaches of Playa de Canteria in Orzola and Playa de Garita in Arrieta. These are East coast beaches that work under different conditions.
We do not take you to the reefs breaks of our island. This is done out of respect to local surfers and we treasure the excellent relationship we maintain with them. The reefs here are often far too crowded and the nature of many of these breaks too dangerous for most surfers.
Tim Jones, Director of Surf School Lanzarote, wrote the most recent Storm Rider Atlantic Islands Guide for Lanzarote and its well worth reading. Famara beach and our other locations are fun beach breaks and were really happy to be able to use them.
Please do ignore some of the “tourist type “reviews of Famara beach. Some are very inaccurate but most are positive as they should be. We are very blessed to have Famara Beach.
Check the wave predictions on these two sites:
Steve Pezman Riding Giants, 2005