Barrelling reef breaks, perfect windsurf conditions, ultraruns and parachute jumps over the dunes: Gran Canaria's terrain and the weather to make it a top-notch extreme sports destination. The world's best surfers compete here every year and the world's toughest runners run up and down it.
However, you don't have to be a top-athlete to enjoy the islands waves, wind and volcanic slopes. Everyone can do a parachute jump over the dunes or hike through its valleys.
Here's the best extreme activities in Gran Canaria and the best people to do them with.