My Pick of the 5 Best Surf Camps in The Canary Islands for 2023

5 Best Surf Camps in The Canary Islands

My Pick of the 5 Best Surf Camps in The Canary Islands for 2023

The Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the West coast of Africa, have been a popular winter sun holiday destination for decades, with striking landscapes, year-round pleasant weather, beautiful beaches and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. It’s also home to some of the best waves and most consistent surf in Europe and there’s a diverse selection of surf camps in the Canary Islands offering and fun and friendly environment in which to learn the ropes or perfect your technique.

Where to find surf camps in the Canary Islands

With eight main islands and 985 miles of coastline to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice surf spots in the Canary Islands. Some of the best surf spots in Europe are found in the Canary Islands including La Izquierda and Billboards, close to the popular resort of Playa de Las Americas in Tenerife and El Confital near Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria. Fuerteventura has the biggest abundance of surf spots and surf camps suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced surfers.

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5 Best Surf Camps in The Canary Islands

When to surf in the Canary Islands

The Atlantic is known for producing some impressive swells, and in the Canaries the waters maintain a mild temperature even in winter months. Known as Europe’s answer to Hawaii, the Canaries’ boast an ‘Eternal Spring’ climate. The best time to surf in the Canary Islands, and the main surfing season, runs from September to April, with the biggest waves making their appearance between November and February. The water temperature is about 22 °C in summer and 18 °C in winter.

With such an abundance of breaks and surf camps in the Canary Islands it can be hard to choose the best one for your holiday. So, to help narrow down the best experience for you here’s my top 5 favourites.

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Here is my pick of the 5 Best Surf Camps in the Canary Islands

Best Surf Schools in Canary Islands

Lanzasurf, Famara, Lanzarote

Known as the Hawaii of Europe, Lanzarote is famed for its surf and is one of the best places for beginner to learn. The village of Famara on the north shore is soaked in eclectic surf ambience.

Join Lanzasurf for a week at their beachfront surf house, with accommodation overlooking the waves you’ll be conquering. After a day on the surf, you’ll soothe and release muscles and mind with Hatha, Kundalini, or Vinyasa yoga.

Surf tuition takes place at Playa de Famara –  a dreamy four-mile stretch of soft white sand and turquoise waters. Your hosts are prepared to introduce beginners to the basics, and more seasoned surfers will be guided to hone their techniques.

Between classes, take a trek through the volcanoes of the island, discover the local vineyards on a wine tour, or simply sit back and soak up the atmosphere.

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!

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Oceanside Canaria Surf Gran Canaria Best Surf Camps in Canary Islands

Oceanside Canaria Surf, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Designed as the next step for surfers who have completed a beginners course, this camp is set at the beautiful, award-winning Las Canteras beach on the northwest coast of Gran Canaria.

When taking a break from catching breaks, you’re invited to dabble with the surf school’s other equipment, including paddleboards and body boards. Cycle around the island, brush up on your español with a language class, or treat yourself to a spa session.

Oceanside Canaria works with a number of accommodation providers, from chilled-out surf hostels, to private sea-view studios, so you can create an experience to suit your budget.

Your host and qualified instructor will offer his expertise to help you hone your technique. At the end of the camp, you’ll be ready to take your Quiksilver and Roxy surf level certificate.

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!


Volcano Surf Camp Tenerife

Volcano Surf Camp, El Madroñal, Tenerife

For adventure lovers, Volcano Surf Camp on the southwest coast of Tenerife has it all. Daily surf lessons take place at whichever beach has the best breaks that day, and this ‘go with the flow’ vibe applies across the whole experience.

The surf house offers comfortable accommodation with a sociable, laid-back atmosphere. Prepare your meals in the large shared kitchen and enjoy it in the garden or on the terrace. Solo-travellers are guaranteed to come away with new friends.

In addition to personalised surf tuition, there is a wide range of other activities available, including snorkelling, skating, paragliding, and diving. To unwind, wander the beautiful nature of the surrounding area, receive a nourishing massage, or join the evening yoga classes.

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!

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Surf & Yoga Fuerteventura Best Surf Camps in Canary Islands

Surf & Yoga Fuerteventura, Las Palmas, Fuerteventura

To truly immerse yourself in the surf community of Fuerteventura, a week may not feel long enough. This 14-day vegan surf and yoga retreat not only enables you to upgrade your surf skills, it also invites you to deepen your wellness practices and truly let go of the daily grind. Your instructors will introduce you to daily yoga, meditation, and pranayama, alongside other healing techniques.

In addition to traditional surf tuition, you can try out kitesurfing, paddle boarding, or simply take a dip in the 12-metre pool. Excursions will take you across the island to discover the incredible landscapes and soak up the magic of the atmosphere. To unwind, sway in a hammock in the large, lush garden, or read on your private patio.

Your activities will be fuelled by freshly prepared vegan meals, full of local ingredients, designed to boost your energy and satisfy your senses. Your hosts pour love into every detail of this retreat, to ensure you leave transformed and inspired. They also run popular surf and yoga retreats in Sri Lanka!

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!

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WindSurfYoga, Corralejo, Fuerteventura

For an exhilaratiing alternative to traditional board surfing, kitesurfing can take your experience on the waves to new heights. In beautiful Corralejo on the northeast coast of Fuertaventura, these workshops are suitable for absolute beginners and those who seek guidance to improve their techniques.

The WindSurfYoga team aim to connect guests in a sociable, welcoming environment, creating the space to grow, connect, and explore. Group sizes are kept small, so your tuition is personalised according to your level. Your hosts will choose the best beach for practice each day, according to the weather conditions.

Your day starts by preparing your mind and body for an active day with an energising Vinyasa yoga session on the beach. Between surf sessions, excursions include canoeing, hiking, and trips to nearby islands.

In the evening, unwind with a restorative yin yoga class, indulge in an ayurvedic massage, or stargaze from the resort rooftop terrace.

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!


Have you been on any amazing surf camps in the Canary Islands?

Leave your recommendations in the comments below the post and help out other yogis and travellers! 😊


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