If you are planning to travel to Tenerife and you are passionate about surfing, you probably want to know where to surf in Puerto de la Cruz and in the north of the island.
Sea conditions in the north of Tenerife
Before you start surfing in Puerto de la Cruz or any other municipality in the north of Tenerife, you should know that, as a general rule, waves and sea currents tend to be stronger in the north of the island than in the south.
Therefore, if you are not an experienced surfer, firstly it is advisable that you find out the sea conditions of the day, and secondly, choose to surf in those less dangerous areas of the island. If you do it in the north and you are not an expert surfer, it is recommended that you do it in some surf academy that you can find in Puerto de la Cruz.
Where to surf in Puerto de la Cruz
Playa de Martiánez
Playa de Martiánez, located at the end of the promenade and just next to Lago Martiánez, usually has favourable conditions for surfing, which is why there are several companies dedicated to teaching this sport on this beach.
In the complex of Playa Jardín, and specifically on the beach closest to the Castillo de San Felipe, there are also areas for surfing, as well as all the amenities and facilities that this group of beaches located in this area of Puerto de la Cruz has.
Locations for surfing in other areas of north Tenerife
Playa del Socorro
Playa del Socorro is one of the most frequented beaches by surfers of the whole island, and it is common to find it full of enthusiasts of this exciting sport. In addition, international surfing competitions are sometimes held, since it is a beach where there are usually strong waves, which means you must take extreme precautions.
Punta del Hidalgo
The municipality of Punta del Hidalgo is also widely known by the surfers of the island. In fact, some of the most internationally recognized surfers live here.
Playas de Almáciga, Benijo and Taganana
This group of beaches located in the area of Anaga are also beaches frequented by the most experienced and daring surfers.
However, it is necessary to bear in mind that this area is possibly the most dangerous of the island for surfing due to the strong sea currents that every year cause drowning, both bathers and surfers who ignore the dangerousness of the waters surrounding these beaches.
Surfing in Puerto de la Cruz
If you like active tourism, in Puerto de la Cruz and its surroundings you have many options, both for hiking in the north of Tenerife and for surfing in Puerto de la Cruz and its surroundings, two activities to be in full contact with the nature.