Bodyboarding at El Frontón

Bodyboard at El Frontón Gran Canarian bodyboard spots
Bodyboard at El Frontón Gran Canarian bodyboard spots
Bodyboard at El Frontón Gran Canarian bodyboard spots
Bodyboard at El Frontón Gran Canarian bodyboard spots
Bodyboard at El Frontón Gran Canarian bodyboard spots
Bodyboard at El Frontón Gran Canarian bodyboard spots
Bodyboard at El Frontón Gran Canarian bodyboard spots
Bodyboard at El Frontón Gran Canarian bodyboard spots
Bodyboard at El Frontón Gran Canarian bodyboard spots
Bodyboard at El Frontón Gran Canarian bodyboard spots
Bodyboard at El Frontón Gran Canarian bodyboard spots
Bodyboard at El Frontón Gran Canarian bodyboard spots

One of the world’s best bodyboard waves in Gran Canaria

The El Frontón spot on the north east coast of Gran Canaria is one of the world’s best bodyboarding breaks and was chosen by bodyboard pros as the fifth best wave in the world. Access is via the seaside village of Caleta de Arriba and through a labyrinth of banana plantations, followed by a steep but walkable cliff. You can park right by the break or walk in from nearby Agujero beach but caution is required due to the constant pounding surf in the area.

A spot for radical maneuvers close to Caleta de Arriba

El Frontón is so powerful that it’s often compared to Teahupoo. When the wave breaks over the lava bottom it forms a powerful tube that breaks left and right. It requires experience and guts on big days but rewards you with the chance to do jumps and radical maneuvers. Access to the break is relatively simple as you can walk out to the edge of the reef, watching out for waves. El Frontón is consistent throughout the year at high tide and SE- SW-E winds and W-NW-N-SW swell but the biggest waves roll i between October and May.

Isla Gran Canaria
Volcanic rock

Volcanic rock

Spring

Spring

Autumn

Autumn

Winter

Winter

SSW/S

SSW/S

High

High

Well defined peak

Well defined peak

Low

Low

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