Surfing

Surfing

Gran Canaria's surf action is focused along the north coast becuse the predominant swell comes from the north and the waves are the most reliable. However, it dosn't take much of an swing to the east for the east coast to go off and with a south swell the legendary Arguineguin break pops up. The west is so inaccessible that nobody surfs it. 

Here's our guide to Gran Canaria's best surf breaks for goms and seasoned surfers. 

There is good surf all around Gran Canaria but where to go on the day? Here’s the Gran Canaria Info guide to all of the best Gran Canaria surf spots with lots of useful tips about swells and tides.
La Cicer isn't the best surf area in Gran Canaria, or even in the capital Las Palmas, but it is the most popular as it's where most of the island's surf schools take their groms.
A great wave for proficient shortboarders but not for bodyboarders or beginners: Get El Lloret wrong and you end up on the rocks. 
The fast, barrelling, right-handed point break at El Confital is one of Europe's top bodyboarding waves and hosts European tour events regularly. 

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