On the beaches of Tenerifeas detailed by the Ministry of Tourism of that island, waves break on different types of bottom: rocks, rocks and sand, sand and volcanic reef.
Waves on sand and rock bottom tend to be more accessible breakers, indicateds for beginner and intermediate level athletes. The volcanic reefs present more difficulty for what they are more appropriate for those who perfectly master the technique.
The strongest wavesreported from Turismo Tenerife, break in the north and northwest areas of the island. The south and southwest area has a less intense swell, although the force of the sea varies depending on the time of year. The water temperature ranges from 19 degrees in winter to 26 degrees in summer.
Below, we present seven of the best beaches in Tenerife for surfing.
Left of Las Palmeras (Playa de Las Americas)
In the tourist town of Playa of the americasin the south of Tenerifethis the most popular area for surfing on the entire island. World surfing events such as the WQS (World Qualifying Series) and the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) championships have been organized there.
The waves are usually left-handed, long-distance and of medium difficulty, so they may be suitable for beginners. On the beach there are surf schools where you can start this sport.
If you want to surf in Izquierda de Las Palmeras, It is recommended to do it between the months of October and March.
El Conquistador (Playa de las Americas)
El Conquistador beach is one of the most famous in the south of Tenerife to practice surfing and an essential place to visit for the faithful followers of this sport.
The beaches of El Médano are a benchmark for windsurfing and kitesurfing due to the prevailing winds almost all year round. However, on windless days, the beaches are suitable for surfingwith waves of between one and two meters.
Igueste of San Andres
One of the best lefts in Tenerife It is located near the town of Igueste de San Andrés.
The Igueste spot is the ideal place for all levels of surfing and is located in front of a pebble beach and is easily accessible. According to the tourist office, “low tide, Northwest-Southwest winds and North-Northeast swell are the conditions in which you can enjoy the quality of the spot.”
La Caleta beach
Suitable for those looking for a higher level of difficulty, with waves between 2 and 5 meters. It is a beach of volcanic origin.
This beach in the north of Tenerife is characterized by the speed of the waves and the tube sections. That is why it is advisable for surfers with slightly more advanced knowledge.
Because the waves break far from the shore, surfers and bathers coexist harmoniously in the same space. In any case, you must be especially careful with the currents and strong waves if you do not know the area well.
From this Tenerife beach you can also admire the landscape, as it is a volcanic beach located in a natural environment
Callao (Punta del Hidalgo)
The waves can reach between two and four meters high and you must take into account that it is a place with medium difficulty, so some experience is required.
The area is frequented, above all, by surfers residing on the island of Tenerife.