I’ve not long come back from my fourth visit to the surf and adventure island of Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Isla de Canarias, Espana. This time I went with my mate Rob Sparrow and erstwhile local/expat Rob Small came to the … Read More
The common wisdom in surfing is that the further outside of the ‘impact zone’ you are, the safer you will be. However there are times when you might need to ‘cut and run’ and give up the battle of trying … Read More
It’s our last full day in Lanzarote and rare south winds have decreed the left-hander by the Club La Santa complex, a.k.a. ‘Complex Left’ to be a good choice. It’s quite a tight little cove but the way that the … Read More
I’m in Lanzarote for a week to go surfing. I won’t lie, it can be a brutal place to surf. But lovely solar energy is coming down from the sky, and that same radiation is heating the oceans and creating … Read More
You do hear all sorts of scare stories about the locals throwing stones at visiting surfers and car breaks ins and so on, and whilst I’m sure there’s no smoke without fire and that the Latino Islanders can be very protective of certain waves, the vibe in the water in these mellow waves was rather relaxed and jovial.
Clearly this board doesn’t have the pointy nosed pintail outline of boards that you’d usually associated with faster, steeper waves, but it gets the wave count right up there and it has the versatility to excel in less than stellar waves too.
The Canarian SUP adventure continues with a full day out at a bouncy, textured left-hand point break. I took some of my more interesting surf photos at this spot.
The thing is though, Lanzarote, unlike much of Europe, has no continental shelf sapping the energy from the waves. So what may have been a head high swell when it hits the UK looks a lot like this when it slams into the lava reefs of Lanza…
Out here in Lanzarote, staying with Rob and Julie Small, owner / operators of Casa Penelope, a very nice villa in Tinajo for folks that want to get a bit more from Lanzarote. I’m here with my SUP Magazine editor’s … Read More