Windsurfing - Tenerife
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Windsurfing

Will the wind be up tomorrow? At El Médano you can enjoy over 300 windy days a year. The water temperature is warm in winter and summer. Surfers from all over the world flock to this area in the south of the Island. The area hosts national and international competitions. The atmosphere is peaceful and you can sense the passion for windsurfing in the air, making it completely unique.

The most popular spot for windsurfing in Tenerife is El Médano. It is famous all over the world thanks to the national and international competitions it hosts. For decades this has been a meeting point for Europe's finest windsurfers.

And although El Médano is the name everybody knows, there are other great beaches where you can windsurf:

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

Nubosidad variable
Today > Máx: 22° Min: 15°
Granadilla de Abona. Sunny with cloudy periods all Wednesday long. Temperatures will remain unchanged.
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You can go windsurfing here all year round. Winds are usually easterly and north-easter...Read more
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When?

You can go windsurfing here all year round. Winds are usually easterly and north-easterly.

There are two windsurfing seasons according to the strength of the winds:

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 several windsurfing centres in the south of the Island, where you can rent ou...Read more
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What do I need?

There are several windsurfing centres in the south of the Island, where you can rent out all the equipment you need and take lessons.

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

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

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 to windsurf.
  • Try to avoid windsurfing 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 windsurfing.

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