Lanzarote with its location in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is a perfect setting for windsurfing lovers. From April to September the North East trade winds blow regularly from 4 to 6 Bft while during the winter, the wind is more changeable and can vary between 2 and 5 Bft, depending on the path taken by the depressions.
The natural beauty of Lanzarote, its warm and clear waters and its ideal weather conditions make it a perfect destination for both pleasure seekers and windsurfers alike.
Lanzarote has also an excellent tourist infrastructure with many facilities, for kids as well.
The beach of Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise is the best-known spot in Lanzarote. It is very popular as the trade winds blow side-shore, picking up in the afternoon. This is also why it has been chosen to welcome the World Cup Tour. This is the place where you can find the major windsurfing schools.
Jetties shelter the beach which makes it an ideal practice area for beginners, especially in the morning when the wind is lighter. Flat water conditions in the bay can also seduce freestylers. Once you get outside there is a shallow reef on the left where waves can easily reach 2 or 3 meters when a decent swell passes by. Advanced and experts will enjoy wave riding in the middle of the reef or closer to the shore where waves are breaking steep whereas less experienced windsurfers can still train next to the reef on flatter water.
If you are a good windsurfer and have your own equipment, go and check out the island, Lanzarote is full of very good spots. If you want really good waves head for Jameos del Agua in the northeast of the island or Famara on the west coast. A great place for wave riders, Jameos del Agua is without doubt one of the toughest surf spots in lanzarote and is really for the technically proficient. The waves break in multiple sections over the volcanic reef. To reach a take off site, you’ll have to cross rough volcanic terrain, so be advised to wear suitable footwear. Finally, watch out for the shore break, and when the tide heads out, the waves and currents can get pretty hectic.
For these reasons the spot is recommended for experienced wind surfers only.
La Santa on the west coast offers a sheltered lagoon for beginners.
Matagorda, just north of Puerto del Carmen also has favourable conditions providing flat water with “bump and jump” conditions.
The wind conditions at their most consistent during the Summer months, May, June, July and August.