Last Updated on March 29, 2021
Here you can read adventurer’s guide on windsurfing in Gran Canaria, including best locations, beaches and windsurfing schools, why you need to get on-board surfing on this beautiful island. Windsurfing is the most popular water sports activity on the island since the naturally warm air and water temperature conditions are complemented by the presence of the trade wind that blows mainly on the eastern side of the island. Gran Canaria is also one of the best windsurfing destinations in the world.
Best Windsurfing Locations in Gran Canaria
Pozo Izquierdo, Vargas, Ojos de Garza, Tarajalillo, Bahía Feliz, Playa del Águila, San Agustín, Playa del Inglés, Anfi del Mar or Puerto Rico are the popular destinations for windsurfing in Gran Canaria.
San Agustin beach and the neighbouring Las Burras beach and Playa del Ingles beach provide the best beaches for windsurfing on the island. All three beaches have board and equipment hire facilities as well as windsurfing schools providing tuition for beginners and other levels.
In addition; Pozo Izquierdo beach and Tarajalillo beach that are situated a few kilometres from San Agustin, are the areas exposed to stronger winds and suitable for the expert windsurfers. The region has been designated as the official site for several world championships.
There is also the Bahia Feliz residential complex, given over almost entirely to windsurfing, with a plentiful range of accommodation on offer.
Top Windsurfing Schools in Gran Canaria
… on the Northern coasts
Escuela de Vela Juan Carlos I – in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Address: Muelle Deportivo, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Tel: +34 928 291 567
Escuela de Vela Ventura Quevedo – in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Address: c/ León y Castillo, 308 , 35006 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Tel: +34 928 234 566
Real Club Victoria – in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Address: Paseo de Las Canteras, 4, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Tel: +34 928 460 630; Web: realclubvictoria.com
… on the Southern coasts
LPWindsurf – in Pozo Izquierdo
Address: C/ La Chopa nº1 – Esquina Tenefe Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria
Tel: +34 928 121 025; Web: lpwindsurf.com
Surf Maspalomas – in Maspalomas
Address: Maspalomas C.C Oasis, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
Tel: +34 606 32 90 69; Web: surfmaspalomas.com
Pozowinds SL – in Pozo Izquierdo
Address: Las Bajas, 73 Pozo Izquierdo, 35119 Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Gran Canaria
Tel: +34 928 155 009; Web: pozowinds.com