Kitesurfing - Tenerife
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Kitesurfing

The sun is shining, the water is warm and a 22-knot (25 mph) wind is blowing from the east. Your kite barely skims the surface of the water as you gain speed. You hang on as long as you can, pushing your kite to full power and... take off! For a few seconds you glimpse the Red Mountain of El Médano as you tip upside down and, as you drop, you feel that rush of adrenaline shooting through your entire body.

The most popular spot is El Médano. It is well-known among kiters, who flock here from all over Europe to take advantage of its unbeatable coastline. The area hosts national and international competitions.

Aside from El Médano, there are other places that are highly recommended for kitesurfing. Here is our list of recommended spots:

El Cabezo

Municipality: Granadilla de Abona

Amenities: Windsurf schools and equipment hire / car park 200 m (220 yards) away

Access: Difficult access.

Waves: There is a wave peak nearby

Best wind direction: Easterly and north-easterly (side and side-on)

Depth: Sand and rocks

Technical skill required: High

Advice: Not recommended for beginners

El Médano

Municipality: Granadilla de Abona

Amenities: Windsurf schools and equipment hire / car park 100 m (110 yards) away

Best wind direction: Easterly and north-easterly (side and side-on)

Depth: Sand and rocks

Technical skill required: Intermediate-high

Advice: Not suitable for unsupervised beginners

La Tejita

Municipality: Granadilla de Abona

Amenities: Car park 500 m (550 yards) away

Access: Best accessed from the right side.

Best wind direction: South and south-westerly (side and side-on)

Depth: Sand

Technical skill required: Low, intermediate and high

Advice: Not suitable for unsupervised beginners

Playa de las Américas (Conquistador y Las Palmeras)

Municipality: Adeje

Amenities: Windsurf schools and equipment hire / car park 50 m (55 yards) away

Access: The easiest access points are opposite Hotel Conquistador and opposite Hotel Las Palmeras.

Best wind direction: Westerly, south-westerly and south-easterly (side and side-on)

Depth: Sand and rocks

Technical skill required: Intermediate-high

Advice: Not suitable for unsupervised beginners

Playa de las Américas (Fitenia)

Municipality: Adeje

Amenities: Windsurf schools and equipment hire / car park 100 m (110 yards) away

Access: The easiest access point is opposite the Mare Nostrum Resort.

Waves: There is a wave peak from the left and another from the right.

Best wind direction: Westerly, south-westerly and south-easterly (side and side-on)

Depth: Rocks

Technical skill required: Intermediate-high

Advice: Not suitable for unsupervised beginners

Useful tips
Check all your sports gear carefully before you hit the water.Don't f...
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Useful tips
  • Check all your sports gear carefully before you hit the water.
  • Don't forget to check the weather conditions before you head out.
  • Make sure you find out about the most suitable places for surfing.
  • Try to avoid kiting on your own, and if you do then make sure someone is aware of what you're doing.
  • Respect the people you are sharing the beach with.
  • Be sure to observe all safety measures while you are out kiting.
You can go kitesurfing here al year round. The El Médano area affords kitesurfers 300 d...Read more
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When?

You can go kitesurfing here al year round. The El Médano area affords kitesurfers 300 days of wind a year and the water temperature is always mild. Winds are mostly easterly and north-easterly.

The year is divided into two seasons according to the intensity of the wind:

  • Winter (October to April): from 10 to 25 knots (12 to 30 mph), approximately.
  • Summer (May to September): from 15 to 30 knots (17 to 35 mph), approximately.
There are kitesurfing centres dotted all over the south of the island where you can ren...Read more
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What do I need?

There are kitesurfing centres dotted all over the south of the island where you can rent out all the equipment you need and take lessons.

Remember:

We recommend you take out civil liability insurance.

It is always best to be affiliated.

In rocky spots, it is advisable to wear swim socks.

You won't need a special licence to go kitesurfing.Read more
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Do I need a licence?

You won't need a special licence to go kitesurfing.

Despejado
Today > Máx: 26° Min: 20°
Granadilla de Abona. There will be not a cloud in the sky all Thursday long. Mild temperature raising.
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