Although there are few places to kitesurf in Lanzarote, the natural volcanic landscapes and the April to October trade winds, make for unforgetable kite boarding holidays.
Famara is Lanzarote's king of the kite surf beaches and at 4km long there is room for everyone. All the kite surf schools are based in the small village of Caleta de Famara.
The kitesurfing schools offer tuition from beginner to advanced and supply all your equipment. If you are looking for a kitesurfing holiday with along with kitesurf lessons, please see our guide below on kite surf locations, IKO registered kitesurf schools, equipment wind and tide times.
Lanzarote Kitesurfing Season
This runs from the end of March to the end of October.
Places to Kite
For all beaches, please view our Lanzarote Map
The large kiting beach of Famara is on the north side of Lanzarote. Head for the road that joins San Bartolomé to Teguise, the turning for Famara is half way down this road, at the large roundabout. From here, it´s another seven kilometres drive approximately to the beach.
Location: 4km of beach.
Wind: Mostly North Easterlies cross on-shore.
Good For: Freestyle and wave riding.
When the wind changes and blows southerly, then it's time to head off to the beach at Playa Honda.
This is the easiest beach to get to .... Quite simply, drive out of the airport towards Arrecife and take the first possible exit on the right. Take the 1st exit at the roundabout heading towards the coast. Take the 1st exit at the second roundabout and hey presto ...you should now be in a car park and about 20 metres from the beach.
Location: 1 km of flat beach in front of Arrecife Airport.
Wind: South Easterlies cross on-shore.
Good For: Freestyle.
Mirador del Rio
Getting to this location is best by private boat from Orzola or La Graciosa. Ask at either port to see if you can charter a boat.
Alternatively, you can walk down the 650km pathway of the risco. Take some sturdy shoes as the path is loose underfoot and will take about 45 minutes to walk down. You then have another walk to the beach of about 1 km. Not for the fainthearted, but the beach and the views of La Graciosa are stunning.
Unlike Famara - only a few kilometeres down wind - this beach has little or no waves.
The only warning about this beach is ... be prepared for the walk back up the Risco after a session!
Location: 1 km of flat beach in at the bottom of the Mirador.
Wind: North Easterlies cross on-shore.
Good For: Freestyle.
March and April: Bring full wetsuit.
All the other months you can use a shorty.
You will, more than likely, want to bring your own equipment, but if excess baggage is a problem, Costa N-Oeste in Caleta de Famara hire out kites and boards, but you must be able to prove that you are IKO 3 registered.