The Asturian surfer spent the winter on the island combining surfing and tourism
Lucía Martiño is a professional surfer who has spent the whole winter in Lanzarote enjoying the great conditions the island has to offer for her sport, surfing.
The Asturian started surfing when she was 11 years old and since then she and her board have been inseparable. Her ability to catch the waves has earned her a huge number of awards and achievements over her career. Highlights include her achievement as Spanish Surfing Champion in 2010, 2013 (runner-up) and 2014; third place in the Billabong Sopelana Pro Junior in 2011; first place in Airwalk Lacanau Pro Junior (France) in 2012; and third place in Franito Pro Junior in 2014. She is ranked 45th in the women’s World Surf League.
Lanzarote is one of the best places in Europe for surfing.
I’ve received an extraordinary welcome from the islanders. I have now a family here.
This isn’t the first time she‘s visited Lanzarote, but it’s the longest period she‘s spent here, acquiring a fantastic preparation for the season. She admits that she doesn’t usually stay so long in one place, but she‘s glad to have chosen Lanzarote where she‘s received an extraordinary welcome from the islanders.
Lucía says the island is one of the best places in Europe for surfing and she has been sharing this fact throughout her stay via her social media accounts with daily posts of her wonderful training sessions in and out of the water in different parts of the island. On her days off from surfing, she‘s been taking the opportunity to enjoy routes around Lanzarote and La Graciosa.
Her short term goal is to qualify for the World Series, in a year in which she will have to earn her place in different events that will take place in Europe in competitions with a smaller number of participants due to safety restrictions. In the long term, she wants to continue enjoying the sport for a few more years, together with the travelling, getting to know cultures and customs, and meeting people from all over the world.
The most beautiful thing about surfing are all those trips in search of different waves and getting to know all those people from different cultures that you find around the world.