Best Waves in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Best Surf Spots & Waves

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

GRAN CANARIA has top quality waves all year around specially during Autumn and Winter receiving the powerful North Atlantic ground swells.

Our surf camp in Gran Canaria is based at Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas, on the north coast where you 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. Starting from the North of Gran Canaria you can surf 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 intermediate Las Palmas 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.

North Shore surf spots
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La Cicer (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.

South Shore surf spots
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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.