Historically an A1 fave with Brits escaping our isles dank and dreary months, Lanza is a classic surf destination.
It is an awesome spot, with a good variety of waves. As a Brits-abroad winter classic, Lanzo is one of the easiest surf-retreats to get to: there are plenty of flights; cheap accommodation, and there are some great surf schools for beginners and intermediates.
What to expect Located just far enough south to escape the full bite of the northern hemisphere winter, the Canaries have long been
a refuge for the battered European surfer.
When to go From September to March swells pulse down from intense Atlantic storms and unload onto the beaches of the Fortunate Isles. The water is warm, the living cheap, and sunshine is guaranteed.
Where to surf For beginners and intermediates head straight
to Famara Beach on Lanzarote, and Flag on Fuerteventura.
For advanced surfers, the small fishing village of La Santa on Lanzarote is one of the most popular wintering grounds with three world-class breaks. On Fuerteventura head to the North Shore in search of waves.
What will £20 buy you? It’ll pay for you and a friend to enjoy the best tapas money can buy in one of the cafes in Famara village, or it’ll almost pay for you to rent a car for the day and go exploring…
Surf School Lanzarote
No matter if you’re a total beginner, in the intermediate stage or are really proficient and have been surfing a while our school offers the very best coaching in Europe. We have 29 years of continues coaching development, particularly focusing on the development of women surfers.
We have always coached women to surf to their full potential and count one European Champion and four National Champions in our past surfers that have gone through our system. But no matter your abilities or aspirations or style of surfing this school and coaching method will offer improvement and enjoyment.
We know there is an important difference in the way that women learn. Their smarter about technique then men and more aware of safety and leaves their egos behind when on courses. We use women instructors as well as men and have always done so.
The Canaries and Lanzarote are often seen as harsh reef ridden environments for surfing but we coach on 6 miles of consistent beach break that gives us the safest and best waves for all levels.
‘Definitely the best surf school in Europe with coaching that suits all levels and abilities.’ Sarah Whiteley. British Squad member for the World Championships, English Champion, Junior European Champion and British Cup winner
‘I can’t think of a better place to learn, improve, & just have fun, with the most enthusiastic and professional coaching I have ever had. The courses are an excellent way to learn, & become a more than competent surfer, with the help of Lanzarote’s and Europe’s Best Surf School’ Renee Godfrey 4 x Welsh Women’s Champion
‘Great times, great tuition, great people’ Robyn Davies, 5 times British Women’s Surfing Champion