Spain, a youthful spirit on the sea
Surfing en Tenerife
Sun, wind, sea… and a host of sensations. Experience the adventure of taming the waves on the coasts of Spain, and you’ll discover why it’s one of the best places in the world for windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing. Each new day brings fun, thrills and excitement on Spain's beaches. Are you up to the challenge?
Play with the wind. Master the waves. Fly over the sea. Would you like to experience total freedom on the water? Spain is an excellent place to do so, especially on a surf, windsurf or kitesurf board. There are numerous reasons: outstanding beaches, a warm climate that makes sailing possible most of the year, all kinds of winds and currents, a fun daytime atmosphere and a lively nightlife, to name just a few. Some places, like Tarifa and the Canary Islands, are world famous; however many other sites along the Spanish coastline also offer ideal conditions for these sports.
The Cantabrian and Atlantic coasts in northern Spain, for example, are exceptional for surfing. The same is true for windsurfing and kitesurfing on the Mediterranean coastline. If you’d like to have a go at any of these water sports, or you want to improve your style and skills, this is easily done, as there are numerous schools and companies that offer training courses. There are different options to choose from, depending on the level and duration you want.
The kitesurfing courses in particular are highly recommended. This increasingly popular sport consists of performing acrobatics and spectacular jumps on the water at high speed using a board and a kite. To start off in this sport, you don’t need to be in top physical shape, but it is important to be familiar with the technique: how to take off and land, how to control the kite, etc. Apart from learning safely and without risks, you’ll see progress right away. Another advantage is that the school will provide all the appropriate material for your level and physical characteristics, which will save you from having to buy or hire it.
Marine Resorts are a good option for enjoying these water sports: you can sign up for courses, hire equipment and even book accommodation. You can go surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing at 20 of the 23 marine resorts distributed throughout Spain. Find out which ones by using the search feature for water sports at www.spain.info. What could be better than a sporting holiday by the sea in Spain with your friends or family? Are you ready to give it a try?
More information: Spanish Association of Marine Resorts