Professional surfers live and train in the Canary Islands
Known as the “Hawaii of Europe”, Lanzarote is appreciated for its exceptional climate and the quality of its waves. With 250 km of coastline, it offers surfing for all levels.
CANARY ISLANDS, CANARY ISLANDS, May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Enjoying sun, wind and waves all year round, the Canary Islands are a surfer’s paradise. The archipelago is internationally recognized as a top surfing destination, attracting surfers from all over the world looking for the best waves. Although the conditions in all of the Canary Islands are perfect for sports training, Lanzarote is considered one of the best places for surfing.
Known as the “Hawaii of Europe,” Lanzarote is popular not only for its year-round warm climate, but also for the quality and consistency of its waves. With 250 km of coastline, the island offers surfing adapted to levels, from beginners to professionals. Junior professional surfers, Conor Donegan Santos and Dylan Donegan Dos Santos, currently live in Famara, Lanzarote, with their mother Aoife. Famara is one of the most iconic surf spots in the Canary Islands, making it the perfect training destination for rising stars Conor and Dylan.
In second place in the 2021 U16 FES Junior Series in Mazarron, Murcia, 14-year-old Conor Donegan Santos finds the Canary Islands to be an ideal training base for honing his surfing skills.
Conor explains: “We are in Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, in a town called Famara. For me this place is ideal because it has all the training grounds. It goes from really heavy waves to beaches, to reef breaks. You can learn to do airs, everything turns ”.
Junior surf champion Dylan Donegan dos Santos, 12, has found Lanzarote the perfect place to practice and continually improve his surf skills.
Dylan, who placed first in the 2021 U14 FES junior series from Mazarron, Murcia, explains: “This location is the perfect ground game for surfing as it has all types of waves. One day, you can go surf a big wave, then the next day surf on a beach, then the next day, a point break. So, it’s like you have a wide variety of good waves and that’s how you learn and progress.
For surfers interested in coming to the Canary Islands, Dylan highly recommends Lanzarote as a destination, especially Famara or La Santa. “If anyone comes to Lanzarote I would recommend them to go to La Santa or Famara, La Santa is more like strong waves, Famara has strong waves as well but there is more variety here,” says Dylan.
Famara has some of the best surfing conditions in the Canary Islands and has hosted many World Surfing Championship events. Surrounded by spectacular landscapes with views from the shore of imposing cliffs and the small island of La Graciosa. The ocean floor in this part of Lanzarote has both sandy sections and rocky parts with multiple peaks, making Famara an idyllic place for surfers of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals. There are many surf schools located on the beach that offer equipment rental as well as lessons for those who want to either learn the basics of surfing or improve their technique.
La Santa, located on the northwest coast of Lanzarote, is an ideal destination for more experienced surfers. With strong waves and lots of rocks and slopes, the port of La Santa provides good conditions for expert surfers 365 days a year, with La Santa Left being one of the most sought after surf experiences in the world.
Aoife Donegan, the mother of Conor and Dylan, lives with the boys in Famara, Lanzarote. Surfing is part of everyday family life and the Canary Islands offer the family the perfect balance of surfing life.
Aoife explains: “Famara and Lanzarote in general give them the opportunity to mix their school life with their home life, with their surf life and their home life really revolves around their surfing. It’s all year round. Lanzarote offers this. 365 days, there are always ways. Some days are better than others, but there are always conditions to catch a wave. “
The natural conditions of the Canary Islands make the archipelago a paradise for professional training and active sports, offering sunny days, trade winds, several hours of daylight, as well as the possibility of continuing to train in high standard accommodation and sports facilities around the islands. In addition to surfers, many other elite athletes choose the Canaries as their training base, including triathletes, swimmers, paragliders, sailors, beach volleyball players and cyclists from all over the world.
The connectivity of the Canaries, even now, allows athletes to reach the archipelago from Ireland in approx. four hours. The islands have 1,500 km of coastline bathed in volcanic waters rich in nutrients and suitable for thalassotherapy, perfect for helping athletes to recover quickly.
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