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Canary Islands« on: December 08 2008 06:12:00 »
Thinking of trecking to Canaries for a few weeks in January, going solo ,what island is the go, i've heard conflicting reports, i'm an intermediate surfer. is there that much crime & localism, or is it just talked up a bit, any info would be appreciated cheers !
RE: Canary Islands« Reply #1 on: December 08 2008 07:12:00 »
If you are by yourself and don't act like an arse in the water you should be fine.
I think Lanzarote has the best surfing, the north is pretty nice with lots of different spots to choose from within a small area.
RE: Canary Islands« Reply #2 on: December 08 2008 07:12:00 »
I am planning to go trekking there too in February then to Spanish mainland.
I am not sure about the surfing either,
I was thinking of just doing some swimming instead as I heard that there are too many crowds and locals dont want more. Is there some beach that isnt too serious/more laid back and ok for longboarding? It would just be nice to get a few waves once in a while even on some bic rental board!
RE: Canary Islands« Reply #3 on: December 08 2008 13:12:00 »
spent 6 months surfing in the canaries a year ago. beautiful place. We spent lots of time on ther island of tenerife. 2 lefts there that are good this time of year for about 3 more months, both in las americas. The surf shop is located right in front of the wave and there is a surf school there aswell. Very nice people! the one left there is basically for locals only so unless you know someone out there you mite just be asked politly to leave depending on the conditions and your ability. There is also wicked surf up north and the landspace changes into more of a tropical enviroment. Also another wave further west called k9. Can get very big. Its in Alcala. Best part..all these waves are no more then an hour drive from eachother!