Surf camp Gran Canaria
Best surf spots and Waves in Gran Canaria

  • Best Waves in Gran Canaria
  • Best surf spots in Gran Canaria
  • Best waves in Las Palmas
  • Surf waves in Las Palmas

Gran Canaria Surf Spots & Waves

GRAN CANARIA has top quality waves all year around, specially during Autumn (for a dream surf trip) and Winter because it receives the powerful North Atlantic ground swells during those months.

Best surf spots in Gran Canaria map
Gran Canaria main surf spots map

Our surf camp in Gran Canaria is based at Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas, located in the north coast of the island, where you’ll find the best surf on the island.
Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria and boasts one of the best waves in the world, El Confital.
If you’re in the North part of the island you can start with La Cicer and explore the many world class reef breaks and beaches between Las Palmas and Galdar.

In contrast, the South coast of Gran Canaria offers mainly softer breaks and sandy beaches. However, it can work on the south side of the island in Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles and Arguineguin too if there is a south swell (more frequent during the winter months).

If you are not an advanced surfer we suggest you join our surf camp and we will take you to the best spots according to your level - this is no doubt the best option because we pick the surf spots very carefully as some of the waves are unforgiving, breaking over shallow reefs.
If you are an experienced surfer looking to explore the coast on your own, the best time for a surf trip to Gran Canaria is from September to April although there are waves all year round.
Below are some of the waves to check out, including La Cicer, El Confital and El Fronton on the north coast and San Agustin and Playa del Ingles in the south west.

 

 

GRAN CANARIA NORTH SHORE SURF SPOTS

La Cicer (Our Surf School location)

It is a great spot for beginners as there is plenty of white water to learn on. The best area for beginners is Los Muellitos - the end of the beach, next to the Auditorium and under the protection or the small pier.
Suitable for intermediate and advanced level surfers also.

Vagabundo

Lefts and rights for Surf Schools (also intermediate and advanced level surfers).

El Pirata

Lefts and rights for Surf Schools (also intermediate and advanced level surfers).

El Confital

Very hollow rights for advanced level surfers.

El Picacho

Big rights and lefts for advanced level surfers.

La Barra

Shallow and hollow lefts and rights for advanced level surfers.

Lloret

Big rights and lefts for advanced level surfer.

La Puntilla

Rights for advanced level surfers.

Boquines

Lefts and rights for intermediate and advanced level surfers.

El Fronton

Shallow lefts and rights for advanced level surfers.

El Roque

Lefts and rights for intermediate and advanced level surfers.

GRAN CANARIA SOUTH SHORE SURF SPOTS

Faro Maspalomas

Lefts and rights for Surf Schools (also intermediate and advanced level surfers).

Playa del Ingles

Lefts and rights for Surf Schools (intermediate and advanced level surfers).

San Agustin

Rights for Surf Schools (also intermediate and advanced level surfers).

Arguineguin

Lefts and rights with lots of water, for intermediate and advanced level surfers.

Juan Grande

Lefts and rights for intermediate and advanced level surfers.

Arinaga

Short and hollow rights for advanced level surfers.