Are you looking for a new activity to try on your next holiday to Spain? Spainâ€™s sunny shores are known for many things, but one extremely popular activity is windsurfing. If youâ€™re looking for a new way to be active and enjoy the scenery while on holiday, then windsurfing could be it. Read on to learn all about how to windsurf in Spain.
Why is windsurfing so popular in Spain?
For windsurfing, you need three things: water, wind, and sunshine. And the right gear, of course. But Spainâ€™s location in the sunny Mediterranean allows you to take advantage of lovely weather year round. Spain also has thousands of miles of coastline and many pleasant beaches where you can easily set up a board and a sail. So not only can you set up your board and get going, but there arenâ€™t rocks to scratch you up if you fall.
In addition, Spainâ€™s coast sees plenty of wind and waves all year round. This applies to all of the Spanish coast, from the Mediterranean coast to the islands in the Atlantic. Therefore, Spain has just the right combination of conditions to make for perfect windsurfing.
Best places to try windsurfing in Spain
Obviously, the best places for windsurfing in Spain are on the beach. Some of the best places include the famous beaches in the Canary Islands, like Pozo Izquierdo in Gran Canaria and El Medano in southern Tenerife. You can also find great spots at Las Cucharas in Lanzarote and Sotavento in Fuerteventura.
On the mainland, the best time to go windsurfing is in the spring and autumn, when the beaches are less crowded and the winds are right. While there are countless places along the coast where you can try windsurfing, the best places for beginners are at the beaches near Girona and the Mar Menor area on the Costa Brava. There are also some good spots on the island of Majorca.
Tips on how to get started
If youâ€™ve never windsurfed before, the best thing you can do is sign up to take a class. There are thousands of establishments along the Spanish coast that will provide lessons, along with rented gear and qualified instructors. Taking a class is an excellent way to try out windsurfing without having to invest in the equipment initially. Because who wants to spend all summer selling video games to make money for a board, only to find after a class that windsurfing really isnâ€™t your thing.
To find a class, just stroll along the beach and enquire with the establishments you find lining the shore. You can also ask at your hotel. Once youâ€™ve found a class, get ready to try a fantastic sport in the best location possible!