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Which Canarias Island?« on: May 09 2006 08:05:00 »
Hello. I plan on making my first trip to the Canarias. I'm not a big wave surfer, just wanting to ride some nice sized waves on my 7'4". I usually surfed La Jolla and Cardiff/Encinitas in San Diego (to get an idea). Which island should I concentrate on, Tenerife or La Gran Canaria?
RE: Which Canarias Island?« Reply #1 on: May 09 2006 12:05:00 »
I suggest you go to fuerteventura, because tenerife and GC are pretty radical with the locas, naturally depending on the spot. Fuerte has a more international feel, so maybe for your first trip this is recommendable...
RE: Which Canarias Island?« Reply #2 on: May 13 2006 05:05:00 »
yeah fuerteventura would be the go, loads of places to surf around there. North coast gets huge, but you'll find somewhere your size. Los Lobos is real good if everywhere else is maxing out. You have to go at the right time of the year otherwise it's just blown out all day. Super nice place , friendly-ish locals- just have repspect as usaul.
RE: Which Canarias Island?« Reply #3 on: May 16 2006 06:05:00 »
As I said in another post. No problems with the locals on GC. A simple "hola" and some common sense (no sneaking/dropping in) did it for me on several spots around Las Palmas. Mosts spots on the north coast where hard to get to so I'm going somewhere else next autumn. However many people I have been checking with have recommended Lanzarote for surfing and if I check the web for surf schools in the Canary Island i find the majority of them on that island. Might be worth checking out.