Canary Islands Surfing lessons

Our most recommended Canary Islands Surfing lessons

Mogán: 40-Minute Submarine Tour in Las Palmas

1. Mogán: 40-Minute Submarine Tour in Las Palmas

Discover the seabed of Puerto de Mogán aboard the Golden Shark in a submarine tour. Explore the world beneath the waves and watch the maneuvers when diving and surfacing with TV screens available for each passenger. Reach depths of 25 meters without experiencing any change in pressure. Marvel at the incredible habitats and ecosystems of the Atlantic Ocean. Drift past shipwrecks on the sea floor and admire unique underwater formations. Enjoy a tour suitable for all and capture one-of-a-kind photos. At the end of your tour, you will disembark at the departure point.

Playa del Inglés: Surfing Class for Beginners

2. Playa del Inglés: Surfing Class for Beginners

Become a surfer for the day in the perfect year-round weather conditions of Gran Canaria. Visit the most beautiful beaches on the island, and discover the best waves for learning. Enjoy maximum fun and maximum safety as you get to grips with surfing. Classes begin with a theory lesson in the surf school at the foot of the spectacular sand dunes of Maspalomas. The video class is a fun, uncomplicated session that will soon set you up for a day in the water. Then, it's time to get wet and put theory into action. Once your instructors have located the best beach conditions, they will be in the water with you at all times, making sure that you get the most out of your session. As a mobile unit, the instructors will determine the best conditions on your lesson day, meaning you will not only learn how to surf, but will discover some of the most beautiful spots on Gran Canaria, and get to experience the island’s surf culture up close.

Lanzarote: Famara Beach Surfing Lesson for All Levels

3. Lanzarote: Famara Beach Surfing Lesson for All Levels

Want to learn how to surf? Or are you hearing the call of the ocean to get back onto the waves? Head down to Famara beach for an instructed surfing class for all skill levels. Take the chance to stand on your board and understand the fundamentals or practise some sweet new maneouvres. Make your way to the surf camp just by Famara beach and meet your group and expert instructors for the day. Listen to the sound of the sea as you transfer to the best surfing spot on the beach for a 2 or 4-hour lesson. Enjoy a short warm-up and be sorted into your group based on your level. If it's your first day on a board, learn the basics of how to paddle and stand up to catch your first wave. If you're an expert your awesome instructor will demonstrate more advanced techniques for you to try out. Receive videos of you in the water if you choose the 4-hour surfing class. After the end of the lesson, you can analyse your technique in the footage and receive detailed feedback from the professionals in the surf camp.

Fuerteventura: Learn to Surf Lesson

4. Fuerteventura: Learn to Surf Lesson

Learn a new skill during your time in Fuerteventura with a 2-hour surf lesson suitable for the entire family. Choose from a shared or private lesson and get some tips on how to stand on water, whatever your level of experience. Benefit from the expertise of a qualified instructor who will teach you all the safety rules and basic fundamentals of surfing. Improve your technique according to your level of ability. Your instructor will choose the best beach for your lesson, depending on your skillset and the weather conditions on the day. Master the art of riding the waves and get some time to relax on the beach. 

El Cotillo: Surfing Class with a Pro Surfer

5. El Cotillo: Surfing Class with a Pro Surfer

Attend a surf lesson with a pro surfer on this tour in El Cotillo. Enjoy the Canarian nature, experience the surf life, and learn how to ride a surfboard in the temperate waters of Fuerteventura. Meet your local surfing teacher at the surf school and enjoy easy transportation to a quiet spot where they will show you the basics, at whatever pace you want to go. Experience standing up on the board and riding your first wave or even just develop your skills. Your surfing instructor will accompany you into the water and provide all the tips and tricks necessary to get you up and riding a wave. Learn in a safe, calm environment and enjoy spending some time in the sun and sea.

From Corralejo: Small Group Windsurfing Class in El Cotillo

6. From Corralejo: Small Group Windsurfing Class in El Cotillo

Set off from Corralejo for a windsurfing lesson with a small group. Learn all the basics from a skilled instructor and then hit the open water. Take in amazing views off the coast as you feel the breeze rushing by you. After you are picked up in a van in Corralejo, set off to the lagoon in El Cotillo, where you will learn how to set up your board and sail. Your instructor will provide a wetsuit and boots for each student. Learn on land how to use the equipment. If you already have some experience, you can start directly on the water. In a fun and efficient way, the instructor will guide you step by step through the process. Windsurfing is fun and you will feel that right away. Whenever the instructor sees you're picking up on it, they will challenge you to try a new maneuver, a bigger sail, or a smaller board. Pose as the instructor takes photos of you so you can bring some fun memories home.. When you get tired you can stop, return your equipment, change, and you will be brought back to your accommodation. The lessons are suitable for kids, so bring the whole family along for a fun day on the water learning a new skill.

Gran Canaria: Surfing Safari Course in Maspalomas

7. Gran Canaria: Surfing Safari Course in Maspalomas

After choosing to venture to the beach on your own or with the transport service that is included with your reservation (for those guests who are staying in the south of the island), you can gather with the group at the tour meeting point at the Meloneras Shopping Centre, where the surf school is located. Once there, your guide will provide you with a high-quality surfboard, before taking you to the beach where the course will take place. Throughout your course you will learn not only learn to surf with good technique, but also to have plenty of fun while you do it. Lessons are given in small groups of up to 8 people, so that you will receive all the attention you need and thus ensure a quality service.

Gran Canaria Surf Safari Course: Surf Lesson all levels

8. Gran Canaria Surf Safari Course: Surf Lesson all levels

You don't need to be a pro to surf with this exciting surf safari! This wonderful surf safari is for beginners and intermediates alike. The entire experience is designed around your comfort and skill level. The surf groups are small, making one-one-one time and guidance from your instructor possible, and participants are grouped according to skill levels. In addition, the tours are taken to waves that suit them and their level of ability to ensure that everyone can surf to the best of the abilities. Another advantage to joining this surf safari is getting the first pick of great surfing locations. Your knowledgeable instructors will take you to the places that have the best waves and are the least crowded, which means you get less map time and more wave time.

Las Palmas: Learn to Surf with a Special Price for Two

9. Las Palmas: Learn to Surf with a Special Price for Two

Experience the thrill of surfing in this class designed for beginners and those who are still new to the sport. Learn from a professional instructor, and share the experience with a someone special in with this deal for two. Surf at a spot selected for having the best conditions for the development of the course. Let a certified instructor share their love of the sport with you during this five hour course. Get instruction in your native language with classes in English, Spanish, and Italian.

Gran Canaria: Kitesurfing Experience Course for Beginners

10. Gran Canaria: Kitesurfing Experience Course for Beginners

Try out one of the fastest growing water sports on your Gran Canaria holiday. A team of dedicated and experienced instructors will teach you the basics of kitesurfing or help improve your skills if you’re a more experienced kitesurfer. On this 2-hour program, you’ll start out with theoretical lessons in the shop and then head to the beach, where you’ll get to practice in safe wind conditions. Please note, there will be extra time added on for pick-up, driving etc.  During the summer the Canary Islands enjoy favorable winds, making it an ideal place to learn kitesurfing. The experienced instructors have your safety as a top priority, and only operate beginner lessons in conditions that are suitable and safe. The course is suitable for both beginning and experienced kitesurfers, as the instructors will customize the offering with advice and technique improvements for more advanced students. Your program begins at 10:00, when the wind starts picking up. The first 3 sessions are held on land, when you’ll learn to control the kite and understand wind dynamics. At the end of the course, get your official IKO program certificate.

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4.7 / 5

based on 70 reviews

I’ve never done surfing before, so this was my first time. Instructor was really nice and helpful, thanks to that I was actually been able to catch a couple of waves. I really enjoyed the activity and would definitely recommend it.

Everyone was very friendly and patient. You could progress at your own pace. The surf instructor explained it very well and was able to respond to everyone because the groups were separated.

An experience not to be missed! Very good guide about the area.

Really good coaches ☺️ We had a very nice lesson. Thanks a lot.

Family friendly. Interesting and exciting for kids and adults.