Surfing and bodyboarding - Tenerife
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Surfing and bodyboarding

It's true what they say: Tenerife has a surf spot every ten minutes. So if you don't like a wave, just move on to another. You can choose from sand, rock, volcanic reef or a combination of the above. The atmosphere in the water is friendly and relaxed. What's more, you can surf all year round! Forget your winter wetsuit! Here, the water is always warm.

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The most powerful waves break in the north and north-west of the Island. The waves in the south and south-wast are more gentle. However, the force of the sea also varies according to the time of year.

Almáciga

Municipality: Santa Cruz

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NE, NW, WNW

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: S, SE y SW

Floor: sand

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: all year

Technical skill required: beginner, intermediate and expert

Baja de Martiánez

Municipality: El Puerto de la Cruz

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NW, WNW y NE

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: S, SE y SW

Floor: pebbles and sand

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Benijo

Municipality: Santa Cruz

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NE, NW, WNW

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: S, SE y SW

Floor: sand

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: all year

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Chickens

Municipality: Arona

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: right

Characteristics: walls

Best wind direction: N, NE y E

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Derecha del Chalet

Municipality: Guía de Isora

Amenities: none

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: walls

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

El Bunker

Municipality: Arona

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

El Cabezo

Municipality: Granadilla

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NE, SE y S

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: W, WNW, SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: summer

Technical skill required: intermediate

El Castillo

Municipality: El Puerto de la Cruz

Amenities: toilets/showers, bars/restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NW, WNW y NE

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: S, SE y SW

Floor: rocks

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: all year

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

El Centro

Municipality: Guía de Isora

Amenities: none

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: left and short right

Characteristics: walls

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

El Coqueluche

Municipality: Adeje

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: S, SW y WSW

Wave direction: left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: summer

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

El Dedo

Municipality: Arona

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

El Medio

Municipality: Arona

Amenities: life rescue, toilets/showers, bars/restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: walls and gentle

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: high tide, low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: beginner and intermediate

El Palmar

Municipality: Arona

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: WNW y W

Wave direction: right

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

El Roquete - Punta del Hidalgo

Municipality: La Laguna

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: S, SE, SW y NE

Floor: pebbles

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: beginner and intermediate

El Socorro

Municipality: Los Realejos

Amenities: toilets/showers, bars/restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NW, WNW y NE

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: S, SE y SW

Floor: pebbles and sand

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: all year

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

El Socorro de Güimar

Municipality: Güímar

Amenities: none

Best sea direction: N y NE

Wave direction: left

Characteristics: walls

Best wind direction: W, WNW, SW

Floor: rocks

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: all year

Technical skill required: intermediate

Fitenia

Municipality: Arona

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: WSW, SW y S

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N, NE y E

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: summer

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Igueste

Municipality: Santa Cruz

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: NNE y NE

Wave direction: left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N,NW y NE

Floor: sand and pebbles

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: summer and winter

Technical skill required: intermediate

La Bajeta - Punta del Hidalgo

Municipality: La Laguna

Amenities: life rescue, toilets/showers, bars/restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: right

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: S, SE, SW y NE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

La Caleta

Municipality: Adeje

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: S, SW y WSW

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: summer

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

La Caleta de Interián

Municipality: Los Silos

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: S, SE y SW

Floor: pebbles and rocks

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

La Derecha del Conquistador

Municipality: Arona

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: right with a short and radical left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

La Izquierda del Conquistador

Municipality: Arona

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW, W, S y SW

Wave direction: left with a short right

Characteristics: gentle and with walls

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: beginner and intermediate

La Machacona

Municipality: Granadilla

Amenities: none

Best sea direction: WSW, SW y S

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N, NE y E

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: summer

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Las Conchas

Municipality: Santiago del Teide

Amenities: life rescue, toilets/showers, bars/restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: right

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Las Galletas

Municipality: Arona

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: WSW, SW y S

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N, NE y E

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: summer

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Las Palmeras

Municipality: Arona

Amenities: life rescue, toilets/showers, bars/restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: left with a short, radical right

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Las Salinas

Municipality: Arona

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: right

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Los Dos Hermanos - Punta del Hidalgo

Municipality: La Laguna

Amenities: none

Best sea direction: N y NW

Wave direction: right with a short left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: W, WSW, SW y S

Floor: pebbles

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn and winter

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Martiánez

Municipality: El Puerto de la Cruz

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NW y NE

Wave direction: right

Characteristics: gentle

Best wind direction: S, SE y SW

Floor: pebbles and sand

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: beginner and intermediate

Playa del Faro (El Porís)

Municipality: Arico

Amenities: none

Best sea direction: N y NE

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: W, WSW, SW

Floor: sand

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: all year

Technical skill required: beginner

Punta Blanca

Municipality: Guía de Isora

Amenities: none

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: left and short right

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Floor: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Taganana/Roque las Bodegas

Municipality: Santa Cruz

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NE, NW, WNW

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubes and walls

Best wind direction: S, SE y SW

Floor: sand

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: all year

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Almáciga

Municipality: Santa Cruz

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NE, NW, WNW

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubing and walled

Best wind direction: S, SE y SW

Depth: sand

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: all year

Technical skill required: beginner, intermediate and expert

El Roquete - Punta del Hidalgo

Municipality: La Laguna

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: left

Characteristics: tubing and walled

Best wind direction: S, SE, SW y NE

Depth: pebbles

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: beginner and intermediate

El Socorro

Municipality: Los Realejos

Amenities: toilets/showers, bars/restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NW, WNW y NE

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubing and walled

Best wind direction: S, SE y SW

Depth: pebbles and sand

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: all year

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

El Socorro de Güimar

Municipality: Güímar

Amenities: none

Best sea direction: N y NE

Wave direction: left

Characteristics: walled

Best wind direction: W, WNW, SW

Depth: rocks

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: all year

Technical skill required: intermediate

La Caleta

Municipality: Adeje

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: S, SW y WSW

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubing and walled

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Depth: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: summer

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

La Caleta de Interián

Municipality: Los Silos

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubing and walled

Best wind direction: S, SE y SW

Depth: pebbles and rocks

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

La Derecha del Conquistador

Municipality: Arona

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: right with a short and radical left

Characteristics: tubing and walled

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Depth: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

La Machacona

Municipality: Granadilla

Amenities: none

Best sea direction: WSW, SW y S

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubing and walled

Best wind direction: N, NE y E

Depth: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: summer

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Las Conchas

Municipality: Santiago del Teide

Amenities: life rescue, toilets/showers, bars/restaurants

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: right

Characteristics: tubing and walled

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Depth: volcanic reef

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

Martiánez

Municipality: El Puerto de la Cruz

Amenities: bars / restaurants

Best sea direction: N, NW y NE

Wave direction: right

Characteristics: gentle

Best wind direction: S, SE y SW

Depth: pebbles and sand

Best tide: high tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: beginner and intermediate

Playa del Faro (El Porís)

Municipality: Arico

Amenities: none

Best sea direction: N y NE

Wave direction: right and left

Characteristics: tubing and walled

Best wind direction: W, WSW, SW

Depth: sand

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: all year

Technical skill required: beginner

Punta Blanca

Municipality: Guía de Isora

Amenities: none

Best sea direction: NW, WNW y W

Wave direction: left and short right

Characteristics: tubing and walled

Best wind direction: N, NE, E y SE

Depth: volcanic reef

Best tide: low tide and mid tide

Best season: autumn, winter and spring

Technical skill required: intermediate and expert

​​Tenerife is the perfect island for surfing. There are a number of spots where you can...Read more
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When?

​​Tenerife is the perfect island for surfing. There are a number of spots where you can surf all year round.

The Atlantic low pressures systems in the region during winter (October-April) and the influence of the trade winds in summer (May-September) make Tenerife the ideal destination for surfers of all disciplines.

The waves break over different types of ocean floors:

  • Rocks
  • Rocks and sand
  • Sand
  • Volcanic reef

Waves that break over sand and rock floors usually make for more accessible breakers that are suitable for beginners and intermediate surfers. Volcanic reefs are more difficult, meaning they are best for surfers who have perfected their technique.

The water temperature ranges from 19°C in winter to 26°C in summer (66 to 79°F).

If you're the kind of surfer who sleeps with your board, by all means bring it with you. B...Read more
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What do I need?
If you're the kind of surfer who sleeps with your board, by all means bring it with you. But if you prefer not to worry about transporting your board, we have a variety of surf shops and schools who will be happy to provide you with one to suit your needs and abilities.
You won't need a special licence for surfing.Read more
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Do I need a licence?

You won't need a special licence for surfing.

Water safety
​​Tenerife has gentle waves, but it also has imposing breakers. You must be aware of yo...
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Water safety

​​Tenerife has gentle waves, but it also has imposing breakers. You must be aware of your physical condition and your surfing skills before hitting the water.

Most of the beaches have a lifeguard service. The lifeguards will be happy to advise you so don't hesitate to ask them. If there isn't an aid station in the area, take care to note:

  • The strength and direction of the wind.
  • The prevailing direction of the currents.
  • The tides and the time of day.
  • The size of the waves.
  • The best points for getting in and out. Bear in mind that these points may vary depending on the above factors.

It is always advisable to surf with other people and to keep outings to a maximum of two hours in order to prevent exhaustion and dehydration.

Protect yourself from the sun and maintain a balanced diet during your stay to help you surf better.