Spain- the Windsurfing Paradise of Europe

Spain is considered the European Mecca of windsurfing. And there is nothing to prove otherwise. Long, amazing coastlines, beautiful wind conditions and a warm climate are just a few of Spain’s pluses.

Windsurfing in Spain (creative commons)

Windsurfing in Spain (creative commons)

You can windsurf all year long in Spain. Spanish beaches are a point of reference for windsurfing fans from all over the world. Every year, thousands of windsurfing enthusiasts from around the world come to Spain to practice their favorite sport.

Why choose Spain?

First of all, Spain is considered one of the best places for windsurfing in Europe because it is the country that hosts most of the world championship competitions. Natural privileges make it a real paradise for this sport. Spanish coast has many other advantages that include excellent hotel services and the chance to enjoy a broad range of spare time facilities and cultural attractions.

If the surfboard makes you shiver when you think about holidays, then make sure Spain figures in your future travel plans.

Best locations for windsurfing in Spain

Due to its warm climate, windsurfing in Spain is ideal from April until the end of November. Spring and autumn are, however, more suitable for this leisure activity because of the winds and the less crowded beaches.

There are plenty of ideal places for windsurfing all across the Spanish coast. Nevertheless, there are specific locations internationally known, due to their custom windsurfing or good beach access. This is the case of the Canary Islands, also known as the Hawaii of Europe in windsurfing circles.

Considered to be the best windsurfing beaches in the world, Gran Canaria on the Canary Islands and Tarifa are the best destinations for windsurfing.

The most popular windsurfing places in Spain also include Valdevaqueros beach in Tarifa, Cádiz on the southern Spain, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Tenerife.

Tenerife Beach (creative commons)

Tenerife Beach (creative commons)

Canary Islands are one of the best places for windsurfing across the entire world. It offers extreme opportunities for windsurfing addicts due to its warm air, water temperature great conditions and the trade wind which is very ideal for windsurfing. Even if you don’t necessarily want to surf, here you will find overcrowded areas of mass tourist mixed with tiny fishing villages and old, small towns that still preserve their charm and originality. So there is place for everyone regardless of what you are looking for in The Canaries.