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Surfcamp Gran Canaria

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The Surf camp

Surf camp Gran Canaria is located at las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas city. It is considered as one of the best Surf Cities in the world and offers an excellent surf atmosphere complemented with a wide range of activities that will make it an unforgettable surf trip.

Gran Canaria is one of the largest islands in the Canary archipelago that consists of seven main islands situated west of the African mainland (Morocco).

With a constant air temperature around 24 degrees C and a water temperature ranging from 18 degrees C to 23 degrees C year around, the island's impressive water sport season remains open throughout the year with perfect spots for surfing, body boarding and stand up paddling.

Gentle breaks are easy to find throughout all seasons so Gran Canaria offers great learning conditions, ideal for beginners whenever you choose to visit us.

Spring and autumn are the best times for advanced surfers, with consistent and powerful swell pumping in from the north Atlantic. However, the summer period also receives swells from time to time which provide challenging rides for the advanced surfers as well.

Surf school

The surf school is located at lovely Las Canteras beach, a beautiful beach streatching for 3 miles with ideal conditions for beginner and advanced surfers. The beach has more than 10 spots, so you will not need to go far to attend your surf lessons with good waves.

Depending on your level of surfing, the surf instructors will guide and help you to improve your surfing skills. After one week attending the surf school, the complete beginner will be able to surf and the experienced surfer will have improved greatly.

The following is included for students attending the surf school:

  • Accommodation - standard or upgraded
  • Picnic ( Sandwich and juice )
  • Surfboards, wetsuits etc.(during lessons)
  • 3 hours of surf lessons five days per week
  • Free WiFi
  • Accident insurance

After the lesson you will have the option to rent your surf equipment for the rest of the day so you can further practice your surfing skills, at a supplement of 5,00 EUR/day.

If you have arranged your own accommodation, you can also book "only surf lessons" at a price of 35 EUR per day. Only lessons includes the same as above(except accommodation) but gives you the usage of the camp facilities during the days with lessons.

Surfari

Surfari is a great option for experienced surfers. Every day you will be transported to the best wave of the day, no matter where it's located on Gran Canaria. This covers everything from the powerful waves in the north of the island to the long and fun waves on the southern coast line.

You will be accompanied by a professional local surf guide, who will tell you all about the spots, how to get in and out, the currents, type of wave, etc. You will also receive feedback on how to improve your surfing skills.

The following is included in the surfari:

  • Accommodation - standard or upgraded
  • Surfboards, wetsuits etc. (during surfaris)
  • Surfaris with a local guide five days per week. ( 4 hours per day )
  • Transportation to the best waves of the day
  • Picnic (Sandwich and juice )
  • Free Wifi
  • Accident insurance

Spring and autumn are the best times of the year for Surfaris when the swell is usually big. However the area does receive sporadic big swells in the summer as well, which can provide challenging rides for the participants.

Accommodation

The accommodation we offer is a surf house located next to the beach a few meters from the best surf spots. Depending on your preferences we can offer you two different types of accommodation, standard or upgraded.

Standard accommodation means sharing rooms fitted with bunkbeds, for up to 4 persons at the surf house. This is a great way to meet new friends from all over the world, but you also have the option of having a private room for a small surcharge of 25 EUR/night.

The location of the beach house is right on the beach and from its terrace you will have a perfect vision of all the waves of the bay and an unforgettable sunset. The house is equipped with a modern kitchen, two bathrooms, a spacious lounge and a terrace with a chill out area where you can relax watching the sea after a surf session

Upgraded accommodation is for groups consisting of 3-6 people where you can book a private beautiful apartment with ocean view . It is a paradise for all surfers, ideally located next to the surf camp. They are fully equipped and have kitchenettes, TV,Wifi and a sofa bed.

If you, or someone in your party, don't plan to participate in the surf school, you can choose 'Accommodation only', which includes accommodation and breakfast. If you only will book accommodation you can rent surfboards and wetsuits at the surf school for a cost of 10 EUR/day.

Arrival

Arrival to the area is easily done by air trough the Gran Canaria airport(airport code: LPA). You can fly to Gran Canaria with regular airlines as well as low fare companies from all Europe. You might want to check out options like Ryan air and Easyjet for low fares.

From Gran Canaria airport you can either catch a bus to San Telmo or Santa Catalina bus station. From here you can catch a bus to our facilities near the auditorium or the shopping center Las Arenas.

If you let us know in advance we can also arrange for a staff member to meet you at the airport to transfer you to the surf camp. The charge for this is 30 EUR each way, which is paid upon arrival at the surf camp.

This camp is rated 4.2/5

Based on 3 surfing experiences

Wave quality

4.3

Accommodation

4.3

Surf coaching

4.3

Staff friendlyness

4.3

Value for money

4.0

Testimonial

Very friendly and helpful staff, beautiful apartment and nice waves for beginners. I would highly recommend this camp to my friends. Female, age 34, from Hungary
June, 2016
Great place to start surfing, even in October/November. Hostel is a nice place too. Male, age 23, from Netherlands
November, 2013

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