FAQ Surfing Gran Canaria

Booking procedures

Please fill out our online pre-booking form. This form does NOT constitute a formal booking but helps us to obtain and give you all the necessary information for your surfing holiday in Las Palmas. Alternatively you can email us with your specific query.
In order to confirm your booking and services contracted you agree to pay a deposit (a percentage of the total value of your booking). The remaining balance is to be paid locally upon arrival to the surf camp. Please read our booking terms and conditions.
You can book at any time but best to secure your place well in advance since we do get full, especially in peak seasons.
You can arrive and depart any day of the week and stay for as long as you want! Surf courses start any day of the week (weekends included).
Yes. If there is availability for the new dates (subject to a admin fee).
We have discounts available for longer durations and groups. The larger your group is the cheaper it gets.

Accommodation

If you want to meet people from all over the world best staying at the beach surf house. If you prefer more comfort and privacy we can arrange stay in self catering private apartments in Las Canteras beach.
The beach surf house has dorm rooms (sleep 6 in XL bunk beds). We always sort out people in the most comfortable way possible together with their friends or per gender.
We also have self catering apartments and studios for different size groups/families.
Linen and towel is provided (weekly change)
Don't forget to bring your own beach towel
  • Where is the nearest internet access point?
    Right at the surf house! There is wireless access in all areas
  • How far is the nearest ATM?
    50 meters
  • How far is the nearest supermarket?
    100 meters
  • How far is the nearest restaurant?
    25 meters
  • How far is the nearest bar?
    25 meters
  • Where is the nearest hospital?
    5 minutes by car is the capital's central Hospital
  • How far is the nearest pharmacy?
    50 meters

Surf Camp & Surf School Fuerteventura

All surf equipment is included during classes
if you book a surf camp holiday you can use the surf equipment after classes.
Mostly Europeans but we're happy to have costumers from all over the world who give a very good vibe in the surf house and at the beach, you know the usual routine: surf, siesta, relax, dinners, mojitos, sleep, surf,…
Yes.
Surf school only closes on Christmas day (Dec. 25th) and New Year's Day (Jan. 1st).
We are experts in surf tuition for all levels. We also offer SUP and bodyboard lessons.
If you're interested in other activities such as kitesurf, windsurf or yoga we can recommend specialized companies close to us in Las Palmas.
Our surf school in las Palmas runs surf courses for complete beginners, intermediate courses for those who wish to improve the level as well as advanced Surfaris for experienced surfers
We proud ourselves of a low ratio of maximum is 6 students per instructor.
Yes, we can arrange for private lessons, but only if we have available instructors, please contact us to confirm availability.
We also give lessons for private groups such as families, etc.
Small children over 6 years can join surf lessons but parents must sign and authorization form.
Yes, all clients have to know how to swim. It's important that you have good body resistance, absence of serious respiratory, pulmonary and cardiac illnesses and swimming ability.

How to get to us!

Check our Location page for more details...

The closest airport to our surf camp is "Las Palmas Gran Canaria (LPA)", approximately 25Km from the surf camp.

Direct transfers:

We can include airport transfers in your surf camp pack! Price is 30 Euros each way (price for up to 6 people).

Rent-a-car at Gran Canaria:

Car rentals in the Canary Islands are usually cheap and you can find very affordable deals on the internet or at the airport.

Taxi from Gran Canaria Airport to Las Palmas:

A direct taxi ride from the airport to Las Palmas surf camp will cost you a minimum of 40 EUR. Surcharges apply for night or Sunday rides, bulky goods transportation, etc..

Bus from Las Palmas Airport to Las Canteras:

At the airport look for the Global buses, line 60 or 91.
The bus trip between the airport and Las Palmas takes about 30 minutes and tickets cost around 2 Euros/person.
The main bus stations in Las Palmas are “San Telmo” in the Old Town and “Santa Catalina” (also known as “Intercambiador de Guagas”) which is only about 1 km away from where we are located in Las Canteras beach:

Line 60 takes you to both stations - “San Telmo” and “Intercambiador de Guaguas” – and buses run from 06h00 to 20h15.
From “San Telmo” best if you take a taxi, which will cost you around 5 EUR.

Line 91 only takes you to bus station “San Telmo” and buses run from 06h30m to 20h35m.
From “Santa Catalina/ Intercambiador de Guaguas” bus station, you either take a taxi or walk by the beach promenade to our surf shop which next to the “Auditorio Alfredo Kraus” (20-25 minute walk).

Weather & Waves in Fuerteventura

Like its neighbouring Canary Islands, Gran Canaria has mild and pleasant weather throughout the year. Air temperature varies very little as the thermometer shows mid twenties during summer months and down to 16ºC in winter (60.8ºF). There is a distinction between the summer and winter months, but extreme temperatures are rare.

Average water temperature can reach 21ºC (69.8ºF) in the summer months, dropping down to 14ºC (57.2ºF) during the winter months but still remaining more than tolerable for a swim!

If you can avoid the peak summer crowds of July and August, May/June and September/October are an ideal time to visit the island. The weather is great, not too hot, less windy and less crowded!

We have waves all year round! If you are an intermediate/experienced surfer, the best season is from September to April, but there are always safe sheltered spots for beginners even in the peak of winter. Please find more info about Gran Canaria waves here.

The best time for a surf trip to Gran Canaria is from September to April (advanced surfers) although there are waves all year round.

If you are a novice join our surf camp or pick your surf spot carefully as some of the waves are unforgiving, breaking over shallow reefs.
Find more info about waves in Gran Canaria here.

What to Bring

Clothes - Summer (April-October)

  • Board shorts / Bikini
  • Regular shorts, T-shirts
  • Fleece/Sweatshirt for the evenings
  • Baseball Cap or Sun Hat
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Hiking Boots

Clothes -Winter (November-March)

  • Board shorts / Bikini
  • Winter clothing, long pants, long sleeve shirts
  • Fleece/hoody for the early morning, afternoon and evenings
  • Baseball Cap or Sun Hat

Other stuff

  • Camera (film and/or memory cards)
  • Beach Towel(s)
  • Cash & Credit Card
  • Passport & Driver´s License
  • Airline Tickets & Vouchers
  • LOTS of Sunscreen: We recommend H2O proof, SPF 45