Surfing the left hand wave in San Juan

Surfing the left wave of San Juan + Surfing spots in Lanzarote
Surfing the left wave of San Juan + Surfing spots in Lanzarote
Surfing the left wave of San Juan + Surfing spots in Lanzarote
Surfing the left wave of San Juan + Surfing spots in Lanzarote
Surfing the left wave of San Juan + Surfing spots in Lanzarote

A surfing spot on a beach near Caleta de Famara

On the northwest coast of the island of Lanzarote is one of the best left breaking waves for surfing on the island, not only for its high quality but also for its excellent location. For this reason, the WQS of the ASP championship is held here as well as other local championships. It can be accessed along a dirt track from the nearby village of Caleta de Famara, and you will get to a small sandy beach with rocks and views of La Graciosa and the cliffs of Famara.

One of the best left breaking waves for surfing in Lanzarote

The left breaking wave of San Juan breaks over a volcanic reef. It is quite a long wave with a vertical descent which forms a shoulder in different sections. Cars can be left less than 100 metres from San Juan’s beach and entry into the water is from the beach but there is quite a distance to swim to the peak. The optimum surfing conditions are between the months of September and May, with S-SE-E winds and preferably at low tide although it is quite a consistent spot.

Isla Lanzarote
Volcanic rock

Volcanic rock

All

All

SSE/S

SSE/S

Medium

Medium

Well defined peak

Well defined peak

High

High

Medium

Medium

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