Surfing the left hand wave in San Juan

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.
Localidad
Famara

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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