Lanzarote, the island of endless winds, is waiting for you
We would like to suggest you a selection of the best spots for windsurfing and kitesurfing on the island so you can enjoy the magnificent sailing conditions offered by this destination, widely renowned in Europe. The terrain of the island (just a 30 minute-drive from coast to coast) allows you to truly enjoy their best winds and waves.
Lanzarote offers to both experts on wave riding, free ride and beginners, a range of spots at all levels that can be discovered with the help of this guide. May you have good wind!
The 4 most common winds
Trade winds are the most constant and regular winds wich blow most frequently in spring and summer, specially in July.
Direction: North, Northeast.
Acceleration zone: Costa Teguise.
In the afternoons, the wind veers frequently to the North and, when it comes from the East, it is stronger during the hottest hours between Matagorda and Costa Teguise.
In high pressure areas, the Windguru and Windfinder weather forecast are generally very reliable.
Southeast African wind, hot, dusty and common in autumn and winter, almost nonexistent in summer. It has a limited intensity on the east coast of the island but can blow hard in the west coast (Famara). Its intensity is variable both day and night. Wind forecasts are not reliable in this situation.
When the wind from the South is not hot it is generally because, a drop is coming from the west of the Canary Islands. It is a wind that brings rain and the sea is rough and, therefore, it is difficult to sail. However, forecasts are generally reliable. These winds blow generally in autumn and winter although they are not very frequent.
When the drops are higher can generate northerly and cold winds, varying intensities and occasional rain. Clear skies, good visibility and magnificent sunsets.