Not only does Lanzarote boast a fantastic year round climate, the waters off its shores are also ideal for countless water sports throughout the year. The temperature of the water rarely drops below 19°C with the south coast being especially inviting for swimming, diving, snorkeling and boat excursions and the north being home to rougher conditions, ideal for surfing, windsurfing and sailing.

Surfing is one of the biggest water sports in Lanzarote with some of the best waves in Europe leading many to think it is second only to Hawaii as a surf destination. There are many well known surf areas at numerous beaches scattered all over the island which are ideal for beginners and those with a little experience. However, some of the surf spots on the island are recommended only for those with experience under their belt. One of these is at the beach near Jameos del Agua which is a spot so tough where waves break in multiple sections over the volcanic reef that it’s recommended only to the technically proficient.

Sailing is a sport enjoyed both by islanders and holidaymakers alike as the conditions caused by the trade winds along Lanzarote’s shores are ideal. Experienced sailors may flock to the shores but don’t let that put you off. There are many registered clubs and organisations which will provide you with comprehensive courses and equipment for hire meaning anyone can get involved. You can even have the luxury of an organised trip where someone else will do the heavy work while you enjoy the sun and the relaxing atmosphere on the boat.

Another sport enjoyed on top of the ocean of Lanzarote is game fishing. Here you can charter a boat to fish for the likes of blue marlin and tuna – with the best season being between April and November – swordfish, bonito and even shark.  If below the water is where you get your kicks you’ll be pleased to know of the great options for diving in the oceans surrounding Lanzarote. With crystal clear waters, beautiful marine life and even sunken ship wrecks there is so much to see for both experienced and inexperienced divers.

The options for water sports in Lanzarote are not limited to the above with others such as jet skiing, water skiing, submarine safaris, windsurfing and swimming being extremely popular. With all this on offer it is no wonder Lanzarote is a top water sports destination and one of the reasons for the popularity of Canary Islands holidays.

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