Top 9 Surf Spots In Tenerife, Spain

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Tenerife is situated about 186.4 mi (300 km) off the African west coast and is the largest of the Canary Islands in Spain. Its average year-round temperatures of around 68-degree Fahrenheit (20-degree Celcius), sunshine, warm waters, and sub-tropical climate, make it a haven for surfers. These islands have what it takes to make your surfing experience fantastic – including a variety of reef breaks and sand to suit every preference. The place has two surf areas to choose from, which include the southern part with a myriad of restaurants, entertainment, and golden sand beaches, and the northern region, which is laid-back, serene, and greener with impressive waves. Enjoy a fun-filled vacation with these top surf spots in Tenerife, Spain.

1. La Fitenia, Los Cristianos

Lafitenia Surfing Spot - panoramio
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The lovely La Fitenia sits between Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos, and it is for surfers who prefer less crowd and relatively gentler waves. If you are a right-hand surfer, this place is your best bet due to its exposed reef break. It also offers excellent left waves, making it a good location for everyone. The site is more enjoyable during the summers and spring as the wind doesn’t affect the surfing activity. However, you will enjoy a peaceful surfing experience almost all the time.

La Fitenia

Address: Francisco Andrade Fumero Walk, 38660 Arona, Spain

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2. Punta del Hidalgo, San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Punta del Hidalgo cliffs
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Punta del Hidalgo is not a particular surf location, but a locality that features many spots ideal for both bodyboarding and surfing. It is a laid-back area, set in the region of San Cristobal de La Laguna in the northern part of Tenerife, at the edge of Macizo de Anaga mountain range. It is mostly not crowded with tourists because of its hidden location. The locals are friendly and welcoming and specialize in fishing. The place features shops, bars, swimming pools on the rocky coast, and it’s also ideal for hiking and discotheques.

Punta del Hidalgo

Address: 38240 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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3. Punta Blanca, Guía de Isora

This fantastic surf site is perched between Los Gigantes’ beaches and Alcala on the north-west coast of the region. Its exceptional microclimate, atmosphere, and green surroundings make it a favorite surf spot, which plays host to several competitions every year. Bodyboarding is most enjoyed in this location because of the forceful tubes and short, foamy waves. Even during the winter months, you will enjoy the medium and low tide that abounds in Punta Blanca, Guía de Isora. You will also love the beautiful mountain views all around.

Punta Blanca

Address: Caserio Punta Blanca, 17, 38686 Guía de Isora, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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4. Almáciga, Taganana


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Almáciga is reputed for its surfing and wild waters. It is situated at the base of the Macizo de Anaga range in the beautiful village of Taganana. It is one of the three beaches in this region, and it is characterized by its powerful waves crashing against the Roques de Anaga rock formations and the cliffs, which plunges into the sea. You will love the black volcanic sand of the beach and its strong waves. Due to the magnitude of the wind, this surf spot is ideal for professional surfers.


Address: 38129 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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5. Igueste de San Andrés, San Andrés

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This beautiful surf site sits just outside the charming fishing village of Igueste de San Andrés, not far from Santa Cruz, the capital of the islands. The spot is ideal for all skill levels with its sections and left-hand waves. Although Tenerife is perfect for surfing all year round, the Igueste de San Andrés is best enjoyed from September to May. To have the best experience, avoid surfing at low tide and hit this location early to savor less crowded waves.

Igueste de San Andrés

Address: 38140 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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6. La Izquierda, Playa de las Américas

Posted by Tenerife Surf Hunter on Wednesday, 14 March 2012

If you are an experienced surfer, La Izquierda has the best waves that Canary Islands has to offer. The waves are strong and fast-breaking over the rock bed and corals that abound the spot. The break is bare and constant, especially between autumn and spring. You will enjoy every moment you spend at this left-hand surf site that works great during low and high tides, but is best during north-west and west swells. People are friendly, but good behavior is advised in Tenerife surf areas.

La Izquierda

Address: 38660 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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7. La Caleta, Cádiz

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La Caleta is a rustic village situated on the southwest coast of the Tenerife. This location might be humble, but its waves are an exception. The area is a beautiful getaway for tourists, and the surf site, which offers waves stretching 1640.42 feet (500 meters), is a common meeting point for surfing enthusiasts. You can enjoy surfing at all times, and the waves are both right and left-hand, although the ones from the right are powerful and often rumble down the reef. The base is made of rocky reef and flat rocks.

La Caleta

Address: 38679 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Price: Free

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8. Alcalá, Tenerife

Alcalá, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain - panoramio (5)
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El Chalet, as it is also called, is a good surf site with partly bare reef break and situated beside massive cliffs. Surfing by the side shore is recommended due to strong offshore winds that blow from the northeast. Surf in this location works on low and medium tides, and the spot is ideal for all skill levels. The excellent waves make the Alcalá usually crowded. However, when surfing, you should watch out for the rocks.


Address: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Price: Free

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9. El Socorro, Los Realejos

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El Socorro is another surf location, ideal for all skill levels with its waves ranging from 2 feet (0.6 meters) to 8 feet (2.4 meters). Crystal-clear waters and black volcanic sand with rock cliffs characterize this beautiful site. It provides ideal surfing conditions throughout the year, and during the summer months, it becomes a recreational spot for sunbathers and swimmers. The place is safe for these activities because the waves break far from the shore.

El Socorro

Address: Ctra. del Socorro, 38419 Los Realejos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Price: Free

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Enjoy the best surfing adventure

Surfers from around the world storm this location all-year-round to enjoy the ideal surfing condition it offers. Great waves, sunshine, and safety are some of the attractive features of this region. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, you will love every moment you spend in this location, doing what you love. Pack your bags and head to the top surf spots in Tenerife, Spain.

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