No wonder islanders feel so much pride in their islands.
When the force of the wind meets the sea and propagates, that is when the waves emerge. Anyone who has had the feeling of surfing the waves will understand that it is a magnetic experience, and that once you have been on top, there’s no turning back, you just have to do it again.
Surfing has always been more than a sport, and is linked with values, lifestyle and stories. And this is where the fundamental role of the islands comes in, small corners of paradise where people seek adventure while also disconnecting. Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Ibiza and Mallorca are some of the places where the magic of surfing can be enjoyed.
Depending on the wind, you can find all sorts of different waves around these islands, allowing both more experienced surfers and brave beginners to enjoy an incredible surfing experience. In Fuerteventura, the Corralejo area, and especially Moro Beach, is a top destination if you’re looking for good waves. In Mallorca and Ibiza, the waves are not famous for their size, but rather for their beauty and the arid wind, beaches like Ciudad Jardín or Son Serra de Marina in Mallorca or Cala Nova in Ibiza should be your goal if you’re looking to have a good time. Arrieta Beach in Lanzarote is an ideal place for younger members of the family because of the size of its waves and the sandy seabed. Finally, Tenerife has sand, stone and volcanic reef seabeds in its surf beaches: Almáciga, a natural beauty.
Whatever your destination, surfing inspires passion, and that’s what it’s all about, right?
When the wave passes you by and you enter the open sea, time stands still, you feel the sea, the undulating waves, and you breathe deeply as you await the moment when the body tells you the time has come to jump to your feet and feel that time is all yours and you are enjoying it to the full.
R: Auba Riera – P: Jeremy Bishop