Surfing in Maspalomas is a unique experience. Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve already got experience, this spot will have you hooked.  You’ll find good waves at the best beaches in Gran Canaria and you can make the most of the season, but only if you know the best spots for surfing in Maspalomas. This unique area awaits – catch a wave and discover all the secrets of surfing in Gran Canaria!

Surfing in Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and other areas with good waves

All along this route, which begins with the lighthouse and ends at the Playa del Inglés, you can ride the waves with skill. In fact, these places guarantee a good swell that is suitable for beginners and for those who are experienced in the art of surfing. This is the key to the setting in Maspalomas and its surroundings.

To get a good picture, Gran Canaria can be split into two large areas in surfing terms:

  • In the northern area, you’ll find fabulous spots where the most experienced practice this sport. Proof of that is that you can find waves reaching up to five metres high.
  • The southern area is perfect if you’re starting out on this sport. In this stretch, it’s Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés that stand out. With waves no higher than two metres high, you can enjoy the perfect, quiet spot for learning.
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The best waves in Maspalomas

Maspalomas and surfing come together with the right waves to start out in this sport. Do you know why? The Atlantic water is not as challenging as in the north of the island.

If you start from the Playa del Inglés and go as far as the Maspalomas lighthouse, you’ll reach the ideal spot for beginners. The sandy beach is classified as having level 2 waves, it has a pebble bottom and the waves break to the right.

The swell in this stretch is not imposing, in fact, it’s very manageable. This makes it an amazing place for taking up this activity. Since the sea bottom has smooth, round stones, you need to get into open sea to surf.

If you’re curious, or if you need it, you can check the Maspalomas tide table. One of the most significant variables is the height of the swell. This translates into the height that an observer would see with the naked eye.

Where and when to surf in Maspalomas

The warm temperatures invite surfers from all over the world to come to Maspalomas at any time of the year. You don’t have that disadvantage of other European places where the cold weather makes it impossible to surf at the best times for it. However, the season that welcomes most surfers begins in October and ends in March or April.

If you want to see the condition of the beaches and the sea, there is a live webcam in Maspalomas. You can also be there in real time, seeing what is happening around the lighthouse in this spot.

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Surfing courses and schools in Maspalomas

Starting out with surfing in Maspalomas is simple. The nature of surfing in Maspalomas makes it the favourite meeting place for surfers worldwide, especially for people who want to train in this sport.

Courses usually last two or three hours. To take advantage of cheaper rates, choose group classes or get passes for two or more classes. You can also choose monthly or quarterly training sessions if you prefer.

At the Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés spots, two schools stand out:

  • Gran Canaria Bjorn Dunkerbeck Surf School: This academy firmly believes that you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf them. They take surfing to be not just a sport, but a lifestyle. You can choose a course for beginners, an advanced one or a private session.
  • Surf Canaries Surf School: With an enviable location, this school is set at the foot of the Maspalomas dunes. Its location will allow you to learn and improve with unbeatable waves. However, if the conditions aren’t right, they have secret spots all over the island.

Where to stay for surfing in Maspalomas

Gran Canaria is characterised by having more variety in its accommodation that any of the other Canary islands. Mainly, it has tourist apartments, large hotel complexes and resorts.

If you want to surf, spend a few days at the beach and devote some time to day-trips, we recommend you stay to the south, in Maspalomas. This spot stands out for its beauty. A beauty that, without doubt, can be seen in its famous dunes and its gorgeous beaches.

As well as fantastic accommodation options, you can enjoy excellent restaurants and shopping centres.

Want to choose the accommodation that best fits your expectations? Whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple or a family, this spot in the Canary Islands is an ideal destination.

Surfing in Maspalomas and the comfort of your accommodation will bring you genuine pleasure. Gran Canaria Stays offers a variety of apartments where you can feel right at home. Visit the website, peruse the choices and choose which one you want. We ensure a pleasant stay that’s to your liking!