Are you thinking about your next surfing destination ? South of France, northern Spain or Portugal seem very attractive destinations for any surf lover. But a few hours by plane and without having to cross half the world there is a destination that you should not miss, Famara .
Famara is a small town located northwest of the island of Lanzarote which in a few years passed from being a small fishing village to being the epicenter of surfing in Lanzarote and one of the most important surfing centers of the Canary Islands. All type waves, numerous surf spots, many of them located a few meters from the urban center and good weather all year round make Famara a winning bet for all those who are looking for a place to surf or learn to surf in the best conditions .
Wherever you look in Famara you will only see surf schools , surf shops and lots of surfer environment with surfers from ll over the world strolling the streets of the village with his table under his arm in search of his daily dose of waves.
Many people compare Lanzarote with Hawaii because of the quality and variety of the waves offered by the island and the truth is that they have no reason to do so. All along the island you will find a good handful of surf spots (some very well known and others more secrets) with high level waves but it is in Famara and its surroundings like San Juan , Caleta de Caballo or the Santa where you will find the highest concentration of surf spots for all levels being some of them worldwide known with El Quemao also known as the canary pipeline.
The perfect place to learn to surf by its sand bottom and more than 4 kms wide. It is the site chosen by most schools to teach their surfing lessons.
Schools often get in the middle of the beach. If you want to be a little more alone try to go beyond the bungalow area in what is known as the "papelillo".
At the beginning of the beach you will find an area of rocks that are not visible at high tide. From the middle of the beach there are no rocks and it is a perfectly safe area for surfing without any danger although you should always be attentive to the directions of the rescuers present on the beach.
You can easily walk from the center of the village or park directly in front of the beach, taking care not to park in the sand or you'll have trouble getting stuck in the sand P>
One of the most spectacular spots in Famara. This is not an easy spot and you better have a good surfing level to catch waves here. Its rocky and rugged bottom does not invite you to make mistakes
This is one of the favorite spots for local surfers. Respect the locals and follow the surfing code and you will have no problems.
This spot does not always work. You should wait for the swell to come north to enjoy it under the best conditions.
It is a fast lefthand wave with tube sections when conditions are right. You can also catch the right but in this case the wave gives chances.
Located right in the center of the village of Famara you can access the wave jumping from the pier and paddling directly to the line up.
The codito is a mixed spot (rock and sand) located just at Famara entrance.
It is not a difficult spot but it is not a spot for beginners due to the presence of rocks that threaten to break more than one surfboard.
The Codito is the perfect place to surf when the beach of Famara is too big as this spot is protected by the strong swells and the waves in this zone are ordered a lose force making the Codito in one of the few surfing spots in conditions of big swells.
Wait for the high tide to surf this spot because it only works with this type of tide.
What we like most about Codito is that it is next to all of Famara's schools and surf shops so you do not need a car to get around and as long as you rent your equipment B> to the spot or you can even pause to eat in one of the restaurants that are right the corner of the Codito.
San Juan is one of Lanzarote's most well-known surf spots with a lefthand wave breaking on rock bottom which is pure adrenaline for the most expert surfers.
It is a fast and powerful wave especially in low tide that has been in several occasions the site of several competitions of international level.
San Juan is reached by the dirt track that starts right at the end of town that ends just in front of the spot. It is a track well conditioned and therefore suitable for all types of vehicles.
There you will not find any kind of service: no showers, no bars, no stores to buy water or lifeguards ... so do not forget to take everything you need with you.
Respect the locals in this spot. Watch before entering the water as the wave works. Do not be in a hurry.
Spot only suitable for expert surfers .
Famara is a magnificent place to learn surf . First, there are good weather conditions and waves throughout the year. Second because it has a wide sandy beach perfect for surfing lessons without any danger. And if all this was not enough it is a very picturesque town located in the heart of a natural park of great beauty that you will remember when you return home.
LZ402Famara is one of the pioneer schools in Famara and offers surfing courses for all levels throughout the year. If you need accommodation, they offer you accommodation in your surfhouse located a few meters from the beach. LZ402 has the best materials and instructors to ensure quality teaching..
In addition LZ402 is a multi-sport school which also offers kite and Sup courses and camps. The most positive aspect of a multi-sport school is that if the conditions for the sport you have chosen are not the best LZ402 Famara will always offer you the possibility of doing an alternative sport in the best conditions so you will always hit.
If you want to learn or improve your surfing in Famara , whether it's teaching or surfing, follow the links below for more information: