CANARY - LANZAROTE
A Surf Camp ideally situated for exploring the island and its spots !
surf school Lanzasurf is located in Caleta de Famara, a small coastal village on Lanzarote's north shore, in the natural reserve of the Chinijo
archipelago. In the last few years Famara has become a hot spot for surfing thanks to its many beach and reef breaks of unrivalled quality in Europe and to its year-round eternal spring climate. The village is a melting pot of surfers of all nationalities living together in a laid-back atmosphere. There are several bars, restaurants, grocery stores and surf shops,
but the village has kept its authenticity, which gives it a unique
Famara beach is the most famous spot of the island. It stretches over three kilometers and offers ideal conditions for surfers of all levels with its many uncrowded peaks. This is where our surf courses usually take place, but we also move to other spots (beach and reef breaks) depending on conditions and on the group's level. The scenery is spectacular: sand dunes as far as the eye can see, crystal clear waters , desert scattered with small white houses, volcanic mountains and a unique light creating Lanzarote's special energy.
In addition to surf lessons and surf safaris, we offer a range of services and complementary activities in and outside of Famara :
We offer several accommodation options for all budgets, for solo travelers, groups of friends, families...
All are located in Famara a few meters from the beach:
A picnic at the beach is included in the price of all our courses. In
addition, all our accommodation options are self-contained with a fully
equipped kitchen where you can prepare your meals. Lastly you will find in the village numerous restaurants and cafeterias for all budgets and all tastes (tapas, fresh fish and seafood, authentic Canarian cuisine, burgers, pizzas etc.)
'Classic' Surf Course
Famara Beach + potentially other spots depending on conditions
Level: from complete beginner to advanced
The course includes :
We offer tailor-made packages including accommodation + surf course or surfari which will adapt perfectly to your holiday and to the 'surf' intensity you want to give them.
Check-ins and check-outs can be on any day of the week, and the surf courses / surfaris can also start any day from Monday to Sunday included. The duration of the course can be adjusted to fit your needs.
Lastly we also offer 'special' packages which in addition to surf and accommodation, include other activities: yoga, trekking and scuba diving.
Often considered as the Hawaii of the Atlantic by the surfers, this volcanic archipelago emerges from the ocean to receive swells from all directions. These swells end up in a great variety of reefs and lava points, with power that can be compared to all the good surfing destinations.Scorching in the sun and surfing with shorties consist of the uncountable attractions of the Canarian surf.
Lanzarote has a great quality wave, radical and powerful such as the waves from Hawaii’ North Shore, less the distance to travel over there…Surf is concentrated between Famara and La Santa.Paddle surf along sandy beach breaks of Fuerteventura and Cojalero on North East zone. Tenerife has plenty crazy spots North East and South East coast.
Mellow breaks under the sun in Maspalomas South of Gran Canaria and tons of spots Full North coast.From October to April, 1m to 5 meters waves unroll on the best exposed reefs. Tropical hurricanes coming from the South of the United States also send some pretty good Western waves in August and September.
Winds are ruling your surfing days. Check their directions and forces and you should have a wonderful session. From October to April, in winter, the wind is weakest and E/NE oriented. It switches to the North in early summer when the conditions are little and often onshore.Prefer morning or sunset sessions.
Tides are around 2 meters, rather high and change very slightly the aspect of the spots in shallow water.
Be careful to the strength of some spots and to the locals’ protection. Bring boots : if not, your feet may look like holy cheese, transformed by lava and sea-urchins!Wear an integral 3/2mm wetsuit from November to May because the water is chilly (around 18°C). In summer, you will be fine with just a springsuit (24°C) for the windy mornings.
Famara : a huge 5 km bay at the lava mountains’ feet. Sandy bottom – peaks of lefts and rights all along taking their size according to the swell orientation. A pretty left close to the harbour of Caleta Famara’s little village.
La Graciosa : Can be seen from the bottom of Famara’s Bay. Take the ferry 30 min up North in Orzola’s island. A nice excursion all day long and a 1 night or 2 lodging in seldom little pensions.Lost in a moon-like scenery in the middle of a turquoise water, you can ride a bike. Quality spots to explore around this original small island.
Playa de la Canteria : High tide and Northern swell. A nice place to surf before taking the ferry to La Graciosa.
San Juan : a perfect left in the West of Famara’s Bay, sheltered from a S/W wind strongly blowing towards La Santa’s Bay.
Caleta de Cabello : Good in high tide. A hollow left working in consistent swell from North. Ghost town and Chicken are 2 neighbour lefts, radical and hollow.
Boca del Abajo : Very very fast. A left that breaks on a small bottom and works between 1.5 and 2 meters. From La Santa’s club, take La Isleta’s road which ends up on a little bay where you can find this little and well hollow wave.
Morro Negro : On the Southwest of La Isleta’s Point, a world-class right. Long walls with hollowed sections and a fun beachbreak. Totally handles the heavy swell. Wacth out for the crowd and for the long paddling sessions to the line-up.
La Santa : A left that vacuum cleans with quite radical tubes. Very consistent in high tide. Watch out for locals who sometimes lock up the access to the spot.
El Quemao : A short and powerful left that easily handles 4-5 meters. Its nickname is the Canarian Pipeline. For well-informed surfers and “kamikazes”…Excellent in West swell and SE wind.
Arieta : When the swell is too strong on the West coast, the NE coast is more screened and works well. A nice beachbreak in the South of the village. Fast and hollow waves.
Jameos del Agua : More of a summer spot – in front of the parking lot – in the North of the beach, you find a cute spot called Los Aulagas. Fun rights and lefts.
250 day(s) / yearWeather / Temperature
Air temperature : 30°C (Summer) / 20°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 25°C (Summer) / 18°C (Winter)
We surf a lot and for a long time in the fortunate islands, as they were nicknamed.From the South of Gran Canaria, to Tenerife’s coasts, going through Lanzarote and its neighbour Fuerteventura, the Atlantic’s Hawaii, the archipelago is well-known for its waves.
Nice in winter, always some swell, mild water and sun, barrels reachable by plane from France.We like their moon-like scenery, the fiesta and Latin atmosphere at night.
An excellent compromise : the warranty of going on a low-cost trip not too far away and the certainty of having waves of great quality.
Geologically speaking these islands are quite young as we reckon that they are 30 million years old.The dating of carbon traces back to the first settlements in 200 before J-C, but they might have been inhabited before that.
The origin of the first inhabitants, referring themselves to Guanches, remains the matter of theories.We talk about Celtic or Nordic emigrants. However it is likely that the Berbers, coming from Africa the neighbour country, have been the first settlers.
The archipelago, off Morocco, consisting of seven major islands and six minor islands (the most important ones -Graciosa, Alegranza, Lobos – are located around Lanzarote) is expanding 450 km covering a total area of 7300 km².For historical and political reasons, the Canary Islands are part of Spain, but geographers fasten it to Macaronesia, a region composed of by the volcanic archipelago gathering the Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde.
The landscape from a very uncommon volcanism, with various mountainous forms (caldrons, cones, “malpaises” which are kind of volcanic rock chaos, pipes etc…)Geologically, the islands are made of lava and basalt with a fertile soil, especially generous after the rain which is becoming more and more uncommon.In Tenerife, the Teide is the highest mountain of Spain (3 718m).
Coasts are interrupted for the most part by wide sand beaches, protected by reefs, forelands and profound bays. However, we can find in some regions many cliffs and other abrupt zones like in Gran Canaria’s Western and Northern coasts.The weak rainfall and the islands’ own topography find some streams, but not any rivers.
A valid national ID (- 10 years) or a Passport. Arrecive is the capital of Lanzarote’s island.
Spanish but english and german is spoken in hotels & restaurants
No particular health recommendation is advised
TIME DIFFERENCES :
- 1 hour all year long.
The Canary Islands are located in the middle of the Atlantic, swept away by “alizés” winds and exposed to the mild marine currents bathing their coasts. The average temperature is 22° C (with little variations) except in the mountains where the temperature is lower. In summer, they seldom go beyond 31°C. The Canary Islands are also an ecological treasure, more particularly for their flora.
DRIVING CONDITIONS :
You just need a driver’s license (French, Belgium) valid in the whole European Union.
Water/Electricity : the tap water is drinkable and can be drink without any fear. Power-points are set up in the islands for the de-salting.The electric current: 220 V
The Euro.Banks are usually open Monday until Friday from 9.AM to 2.PM and some agencies are also open on Saturdays from 9.AM to 1.PM.In almost every important city and watering-places, you can withdraw money from the ATM machines with Eurocard MasterCard and Visa.
329€ for 7 nigthsPrice includes
Stages de surf
'Classique' débutants et intermédiaires
Stage de 3 jours : 139 € tout inclus
Stage de 5 jours : 229 € tout inclus
Confirmés & Surf Safaris
2-3 heures : de 39 € à 59 € (selon taille du groupe)
Journée complète : 59 € à 89 € (selon taille du groupe)
3 jours : 199 €
5 jours : 329 €
Pack surf & logement (toutes les options de logement sont à Famara)
Pack Stage 5 jours + 7 nuits en surf house : 329 € tout inclus
Pack Stage de 5 jours + 7 nuits en studio privé : à partir de 439 €
Pack Stage de 5 jours + 7 nuits en appartement privé (2-6 personnes) : à partir de 329 € par personne
Pack Stage de 5 jours + 7 nuits en camping-car de luxe (2-5 personnes) : à partir de 329 € par personne
Pack Stage 5 jours + 7 nuits en bungalow privé (2-4 personnes) : à partir de 369 € par personne
Pack Stage 5 jours + 7 nuits en Eco-resort (1-3 personnes) : à partir de 399 € par personne
'Classic' Beginners and intermediate
3 day course: €139 all inclusive
5 day course: €229 all inclusive
Advanced & Surf Safaris
2-3 hours: from €39 t