Where are the biggest waves in Tenerife?
La Izquierda is the most famous surfing spot in Tenerife. It is located on the south coast of Tenerife, right in the heart of the outstanding Playa de las Américas. This spot is a paradise for surfing experts who are searching for an intense and fast-breaking ride.
Does Tenerife have big waves?
Huge waves have been filmed smashing into Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands. Reaching heights of 20ft (6m), they battered homes, hotels and restaurants. Dozens of people were evacuated from affected areas but no-one was injured, Spanish authorities say.
Which Canary Island has the best surf?
Lanzarote has the best quality waves in the Canaries, perfect for surf holidays, while Tenerife has a south and north shore meaning that it captures all swells and handle all winds. Winds predominantly blow from the northeast and are occasionally very strong sometimes making surfing conditions difficult.
Canary Islands, Tenerife
The water temperature is mild in winter (maximum 3.2mm wetsuit required) and in the summer you can surf in boardshort or with a short wetsuit.
The Tenerife surf is just like the island it sits on: Pretty darn awesome. Reefs, point breaks, and reliable Atlantic swells combine to make it so.
Halfway between Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas, not far from La Izquierda, this exposed reef break is especially suitable for intermediate right-handed surfers, but it also offers decent left waves. La Fitenia is at its best during spring and summer, but the area provides consistent surf all year round.
Very reliable surfing possible all year long with Winter being the best time of the year. You get there from Santa Cruz via Teresitas towards Igueste. Perfect left handed waves that are very steep occasionally. The bottom is rocks and sand.
La Palma volcano declared more active than ever as it spews 'giant lava fountain' on Canary Island. New fissures and side vents cracked open along the Cumbre Vieja volcano's slopes over the weekend, allowing more molten rock to escape.
Surfing is a fantastic experience on the island throughout the year, but those who live on this surfer's paradise in the Canary Islands rate October to February as the best months as part of the Tenerife surf season which lasts from September to April.
You can surf in La Palma although it is not the best island for that. In the winter the best spots are the small beaches on the eastern side. Very popular is Playa Nueva just north of Puerto Naos. In the summer the North West is good, Playa de Nogales near Puntallana is good.
Huge waves have been filmed smashing into Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands. Reaching heights of 20ft (6m), they battered homes, hotels and restaurants.
Do hurricanes affect Tenerife? The short answer to this is no. But occasional low pressure systems border on becoming hurricanes.