Surf Tenerife south

Start your adventure by attending surf lessons in Tenerife South with our help. Get to know the best places and schools to start or improve your skills.

First goal of the holidays: Try new things. Every time we visit a new country or a new territory we need to experience unique moments, which are worth remembering when years go by and we look at the photos of that trip. Surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing or bodyboarding fit this definition perfectly. Unusual experiences, especially for travellers who are not close to the sea. It’s time to try surf lessons in Tenerife south.

Surfing or activities related to it do not require special skills for the initiation process, on our island you can find a multitude of schools that give classes to people of all ages and conditions. Obviously, you must know how to swim and know your physical possibilities in order to practise on some beaches or others, at some times of the day or others. Above all, safety and responsibility. With the supervision of professionals and experts, you will have no problem letting yourself be rocked by the waves.

Our archipelago is a paradise for surfing enthusiasts, beyond the first experience we mentioned before, there are many true sportsmen and sportswomen who visit our islands in search of waves to satisfy their love of the sea. The mild climate all year round, the normally favourable sea conditions and the variety of waves make Tenerife an ideal destination for the sport.

Surf lessons in Tenerife south

Best places on the island for surfing

There are many beaches where you can try your hand at riding the waves. We recommend you try the season from November to February, although in summer the north of the island is key and in winter, the south. Today we are going to show you some places near our hotel for surfing in Tenerife South.

  • Punta Blanca is located in the municipality of Guía de Isora, in a wonderful natural environment near the mountains. The waves oscillate between two and four metres high and you can breathe tranquillity from all four sides. The sea tends to come with a southerly force, as does the wind. Big wave waves, left and right variable.
  • Playa de El Conquistador is located in Playa de las Americas. In an ideal surfing environment you can enjoy waves of one and a half metres high and meet many local surfers. The waves are fast and tubular, the sea bottom is made of rocks and the wind comes from the south.
  • In the area of Las Galletas you can find several waves to surf in the same place. In this small village, little frequented by tourists, you can catch waves at all tides. The waves are variable and tubular and have a height of one to three metres.
  • El Médano is the place for kitesurfing and windsurfing par excellence. Two perfect modalities for this beautiful village that has 250 days of wind per year. Its importance is shown by the fact that several world championships in this discipline are held here every year.

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Start your journey

There are many schools that you can find. To surf in Tenerife South you only have to rely on the best professionals in the sector. With just a few lessons we are sure you will be able to get on the board and show your skills.

  • Ika ika Surf School Tenerife offers lessons for all levels, from beginners upwards. You can also rent all kinds of equipment from them in Playa de las Americas. Another of their facilities is their proximity to the waves. Just put on your wetsuit and jump into the water without any worries.
  • Shaka Surf Tenerife offers lessons for adults and children in Las Americas. In its four levels; beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced you can find your place and train as a surfer.
  • And if other disciplines, such as kitesurfing or windsurfing, are your thing, Red Rock Academy is perfect for you. Located in El Médano, you can train and rent equipment.

And for your accommodation there is no doubt about it, Vanilla Garden Boutique Hotel

Water activities in Tenerife

Dive, sail, swim, surf, snorkel, scuba dive. Use all these verbs on your arrival in the Canary Islands. Find out about the best water activities in Tenerife.

The Canary Islands and the sea are inextricably linked for life. A perfect union that combines the tranquillity of bathing in the Atlantic Ocean and its endless coasts with the fun of being able to enjoy a wide range of water activities in Tenerife. Our territory has a perimeter of 342 km, of which 67.14 km are beaches. You can also find magnificent natural pools and rocky areas of great beauty.

Diving in Tenerife

The island’s seabed is internationally renowned for its beauty and variety. The flora and fauna of our seabed is numerous and of incomparable natural wealth. There are many protected areas to prevent the destruction that we have in our territory. These are some of them: Sebadal de San Andrés, sebadales de Antequera, marine strip of Teno-Rasca, marine cave of San Juan, sebadales of the South of Tenerife or the coast of San Juan de la Rambla. Columnar disjunctions, underwater caves, basaltic columns, artificial reefs and many other unique elements in the world.

If your wish is to fulfil your dream of diving during your holidays, at Vanilla Garden we will help you choose the best place and make your booking. All you have to do is ask our reception team and we will make it easy for you.

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Surfing and windsurfing on the island

Our island is perfect for experts in waves and for those who want to get started in this exciting sport. Windsurfing and surfing are practised all along the coast of Tenerife, from north to south. With a little skill and a lot of enthusiasm, you can make rapid progress if you let yourself be guided by the best professionals in the sector. We are going to recommend some of the best surf schools.

At the Mahalo Surf School they travel every day to the best sandy beaches in Tenerife to find the most spectacular waves. As they themselves say, you can enjoy European Hawaii by starting your surfing career, perfecting your techniques or training with the school’s excellent staff.

Secret Surf School Tenerife offers you the possibility to share special moments while you get to know the most impressive marine corners of the island. They will teach you from the first steps so that you can master the keys to surfing during your lessons. In addition, the course includes wetsuit, lycra, surfboard and liability insurance.

Open 365 days a year, Atlantik Surf is one of the main surfing references on the island. With a starting point in Puerto de la Cruz, they offer tours in search of the best waves, complete equipment, transport and activities for those who prefer bodyboarding.

Whale and dolphin watching

Another of the maritime attractions that can be found in Tenerife is whale watching. If you are a more relaxed person who likes plans with a little less physical activity, this is a very good option. Our island is the first European destination to be named a Whale Heritage Site, a designation that only Hervey Bay (Australia) and The Bluff (South Africa) had previously obtained.

Nearly 1.5 million people each year see pilot whales, dolphins, sperm whales, turtles and many other species that inhabit our seabed permanently or temporarily.

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Other activities and Vanilla Garden

And as if that wasn’t enough, at Vanilla Garden we will advise you on the best options to visit beaches, natural pools and places of interest on the coast. A sailboat ride, the adrenaline of the jet skis, getting to know the heights in parasailing and many other water activities in Tenerife to enjoy the sea.



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