Canary Islands Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

Canary Islands Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

About Canary Islands

The wild west of surfing, closer to Africa than Europe and with a bathymetry similar to Hawaii. The Canary Islands' breaks are famed for being shallow, heavy and hollow over urchin covered reefs. However more relaxed beach breaks do exist. By the time open ocean swell reaches the islands the winds which produced them have long died away offering the possibility of clean, long period swells. Unfortunately the islands are also plagued by north-easterly trade winds which can easily blow out the dominant north-westerly swells. Surfing arrived relatively recently to this archipelago and only really took off the the 1990s. Despite having a reputation for localism it is possible to find quiet waves, especially if you explore a bit and show respect.

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17 May 05:46pm La Santa
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user123616 posted a photo of La Santa.

La Santa
Youngster Fynlee Miller taking on El Quemao during the El Niño season.

Youngster Fynlee Miller taking on El Quemao during the El Niño season.

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25 Apr 02:29pm El Frontón
Jaime Diego Rico

Jaime Diego Rico's photo of El Frontón got picked for photo of the day.

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19 Apr 03:36pm La Santa
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Liquid Barrel posted a photo of La Santa.

La Santa
Home Made in La Santa. ©Liquid Barrel

Home Made in La Santa. ©Liquid Barrel

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13 Apr 01:52pm El Hierro
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cedricdebarros.com posted a photo of El Hierro.

El Hierro
Henalu de Barros surf with almasurfschool and HRsurfboards

Henalu de Barros surf with almasurfschool and HRsurfboards