Aerial view of the desert beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Coast of the island of Tenerife. Drone footage of ocean waves.
Wonderful sunny beaches, friendly locals, and one of the best climates in Europe make Tenerife a paradise for surfers.
Situated about 300 kilometers off the west coast of Africa, in the Atlantic Ocean, the largest and most diverse of Spain’s Canary Islands enjoys a pleasant sub-tropical climate, promising warm waters, eternal sunshine, and average daily temperatures of over 20°C throughout the year.
Scattered along the island’s rugged, beautiful coastlines are a variety of sand and reef breaks to suit all styles and levels of experience. Its two main surf areas couldn’t be more different, or farther apart: the North is greener, quieter, and more rural, with pretty impressive waves from October to February, while the South is characterized by golden sandy beaches teeming with hotels, restaurants, and entertainment. Surfing here revolves around the bustling resorts of Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos, and there are breaks for every type of surfer out there.
You can surf any time of the year in Tenerife, but the best season is during the winter months, when you’ll find the most powerful swell, the best wind directions, and the biggest waves.
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