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Bodyboarding at El Pico de La Laja

A popular local bodyboarding wave in Gran Canaria
El Pico de la Laja spot is on the east coast of Gran Canaria close to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city. An explosive, powerful wave, it’s a favourite amongst local bodyboarders. Care is required if the waves are big because the break is shallow and it’s therefore an advanced wave. Parking close to the break is difficult but you can reach it by walking south along the Avenida Maritima walkway that connects La Laja beach to the city, or by walking north from the La Laja Mirador car park, via the beach.
A bodyboarding spot close to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The El Pico de La Laja wave is well defined and breaks both left and right. The right is short with a smaller tube, but the left much bigger with a fast, open tube running the length of the wave. The break is over a lava reef visible even at high tide. A consistent wave throughout the year and in all tides but at its best from October to May with waves from one to three metres during N-NW-W-SW winds and NE-E swell. Entry is simple via the reef but with big surf the currents can be strong.
Localidad
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TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Do not throw any waste or other objects into the sea.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Try to use ocean- friendly sun creams.
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