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.
The Catholic church rather than the local tourist authorities still decides when to open church doors in Gran Canaria. This means that some of the island's prettiest churches, such as the Puerto de las Nieves hermitage, are often closed during the day.