17 May , 2022 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria the best option for practicing surfing in all of Europe? The answer is simple: yes.

The capital of the paradisiacal Canarias archipelago has all the attractions to live the complete experience of dominating the waves: an incomparable climate throughout the year, succulent gastronomy, idyllic landscapes, phenomenal spots, a wide and growing offer of surf schools, boards, surf camps, …

Whatever level you have, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a benchmark of the Fortunate Islands when it comes to surfing. But let’s go one step further. What if instead of taking advantage of your holidays in the Canary Islands to surf… would you stay for a while teleworking and surfing at the same time? Sounds (really) good, right?

Working remotely from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has become an experience that every year catches and dazzles digital nomads and remote workers from countries around the world.

girl with surf table

Best places in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to surf

The island of Gran Canaria has almost 60 km of beaches and an impressive diversity in terms of waves and beaches – blonde, black or pebble sand. An environment that is leading it to be considered the ‘European Hawaii’ when it comes to surfing, with the permission of Portugal and the coast of Nazareth.

In general, access to the beaches is not difficult. In fact, they can be easily reached by car or on foot.

So… What are the best places in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to surf?

Las Canteras Beach

Undoubtedly, and to whet your appetite, we must start by talking about Playa de las Canteras, a surfing oasis.

And the big star is Cícer. This mythical enclave of Canarias surfing offers waves of all sizes, for all tastes and ages.

Wide and extensive, the Cícer is the perfect combo between waves, flow, sport and a very cosmopolitan and friendly atmosphere. Undoubtedly, the best place to surf in the Canary Islands.

El Confital

El Confital is another of those considered to be the best surfing spots in all of Europe and one of the most outstanding reef breaks (waves that break on a rock bed) on the European continent. Its long and perfect right-hand wave is pure life for the most experienced surfers. A pure and wild area located in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and which has hosted some of the most important world surfing championships.

San Felipe

The beach in the neighborhood of San Felipe is also a good option for surfing, enjoying its scenic charm and almost unalterable tranquility.

Leaving Las Palmas de Gran Canaria towards the rest of the island, powerful and spectacular waves await the most veteran surfers at El Frontón, located on the outskirts of Gáldar.

In El Puertillo (Arucas), the bravery of the North Sea is the great attraction for surfers.

Quite the contrary than in the southern part of the island: in the famous Playa del Inglés, in Maspalomas, we find the ideal enclave for those who want to start in the world of surfing. Its waves of no more than 2 meters are suitable for all audiences and levels.

surfers catching waves

Surf schools in Las Palmas

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, from El Confital to Las Canteras, has had a clear mission for a few years now: to become a World Surfing Reserve.

Why is Gran Canaria a perfect place to learn surfing?

There are several reasons to explain that.

  1. Playa de las Canteras concentrates one of the best spots in the archipelago to learn and practice surfing: the Cícer area, with more than a dozen different waves throughout the bay, surfing on this urban beach is possible for anyone.
  2. Certified surf schools: In the last two decades, the rediscovery of the Canary Islands and Las Palmas as places to live and practice surfing has led Cícer to have almost a dozen certified surf schools. This is where most of the residents and tourists surf and where the surf schools are concentrated.

And if you need more… Don’t forget the wide variety of places to practice and start trying this sport and the excellent climate that the island enjoys all year round!

In short, Las Palmas is becoming one of the best cities in Europe for surfing.

The surf schools in Las Palmas offer different types of courses, from single group or individual classes to experience courses to perfect the technique, multi-day courses, paddle surfing, summer camps, surf camps for children, etc.

It is effortless to find courses in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for all ages and levels, from beginners to advanced. ‘Temples’ of surfing wisdom where they know everything about surfing.

girl learning to surf on the board

Accommodation for surfers in Las Palmas

From the rest of the warrior to the rest of the surfer. After a full day on the waves, it’s time to pick up the surfboard and go ‘home’ to regain strength.

If you are looking for accommodation in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for surfers, we have two excellent options for you.

At Tusity YEAH we have private or shared flats, with bathroom, toilet, kitchen and living room. If you travel for work or are a digital nomad and are looking for long-term accommodation in Las Palmas, you can book your accommodation for days, weeks or months.

And most importantly: Tusity YEAH is literally less than 200 meters from Las Canteras beach, with all kinds of shops and restaurants in the surroundings.

If, in addition to intimacy, you are looking for tranquillity and freedom, you have travelled to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for work or to spend a few months living and working remotely from the island, Tusity WOW is your place.


Because it brings together all those characteristics that are increasingly sought after and longed for by surfers and digital nomads:

Are you ready to come surf in Las Palmas? Find your flights, find accommodation and… enjoy catching the best waves!