Windsurfing in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria has a perfect combination of steady temperatures, wind, waves and sunshine and it lends itself without fault to the sport of windsurfing. This unrivalled location should be a must for your next windsurfing holiday as it is already a favourite of many of the worlds windsurfing champions. Of the seven major Canary islands Gran Canaria benefits from the strongest and most consitent wind which it experiences for approximately 80 percent of the year and from May to September it averages 3-5 BFT and during summer this increases to 5-7 BFT, making it perfect for windsurfing.
For windsurfing and surfers in general, this should not cause a problem except during summer months when the wind direction means that usually the south is calmer, however during winter the direction changes to become more easterly therefore the waves and wind increase around maspalomas and the southern tip of the island of Gran Canaria, when a lot of windsurfing can be seen and enjoyed by both, participants and spectators.
Below you will find a list of windsurfing schools offering instruction and schools and shops that offer rental of windsurfing boards and essential windsurfing equipment.
Based in San Agustín at playa de las Burras, and Pozo Izquierdo, Beach Leisure offer you two different Surfing schools. One for kite surfing and the other for windsurfing plus a comprehensive shop for all your windsurfing needs. Beach leisure surfing centre also have an extremely comprehensive rental system covering a large range of equipment and duration which will enable you to realize the full potential of your windsurfing in Gran Canaria.
Specializing in Surfing holidays, Club Mistral have a windsurfing centre in Bahia Feliz Gran Canaria. Club Mistral offer board rental, windsurfing excursions to other areas of Gran Canaria, and windsurfing courses. Besides windsurfing board rental they also offer the option of hiring all the necessary equipment including wetsuits and harnesses. The Club Mistral shop in Bahia Feliz also has available second hand equipment for sale and windsurfing fashions. Along side the windsurfing opportunities available, Club Mistral also offer, boogie boards and kayaks.
PR Surfing also offer courses in windsurfing tailored to suit your personal needs plus the option to rent all the equipment you require to enjoy windsurfing in Gran Canaria safely and at it´s best.PR Surfing also offer other activities that you might enjoy, for more information about windsurfing and the other extreme sports available, visit their website.
If you are interested in enjoying a surfing holiday and want to hire surfing equipment or would like to visit a shop that sells surfing paraphernalia visit Aloha Surf.