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.