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Questions and Answers about Surfing Gran Canaria

Surfing is a state of mind. Once you have ridden down a wave on your surfboard, you’ll always be looking for bigger and better waves and new challenges. 

Before you start, you may have some questions. Here’s some information that may help…


1. Who is surfing for?

Surfing is for everyone, you’re never too old to begin! It’s for people of all ages (minimum age is 7 years old), and all levels.


2. Do I need to know how to surf?

Not at all, that’s why we have courses for beginners. The majority of our students are beginners and have never surfed before – they haven’t even been near a surfboard! You’ve just got to be able to swim and be ready to have lots of FUN!


3. What do I need to bring and what is provided?

Apart from the usual things that you bring when you go on holiday; swimsuit, sun cream, clothes, etc...you don’t really need to bring anything else. 

We provide all the equipment necessary and surfboard rentals are included in the price. If you want to bring your own equipment, you can, but we’d like to check your equipment out before you start just so we can make sure that everything is in order. 

We work with first class material and worldwide known brands.

Surfboards: NSP (New Surf Project).

Kiteboards: RRD (Roberto Ricci Designs).

Sandboards: Venomous Sandboards

Kites: North Kites & Slingshot 

Wetsuits: Alder Sports Wear & Billabong


4. Can I come on my own, or should I bring a friend?

Of course you can come on your own, many of our students do and once you’re here, you’ll meet others who are doing the courses on their own too. You can also come with a friend. It’s entirely up to you. You can even come out with your whole family. You’ll be staying at our surf camp, so while you surf, your family or friends can be doing something else, or they can relax by the pool while they wait for you. 


5. How long will it take to learn how to surf?

This sport is just like learning another language, you never stop! Surfing is a process and the best results begin with proper instruction. You’re taking the right steps. 


6. What happens if there aren’t any waves, or there are really big waves, or the conditions aren’t right for surfing?

Given that we’re on the island of Gran Canaria, there are so many beaches where you can practice surfing that if we can’t find the right conditions in one spot, we’ll take you to another one, and we’ll keep going until we find the right spot for that day. If the conditions aren’t right, then we’ll move you to another day. You won’t lose out. 


7. Will we have a problem with sharks?

Not at all. If you go scuba diving as well as surfing, you might see the occasional Angel Shark, which is one of the most placid sharks of all and is only about 1.2 metres long, so it’s more scared of us then we are of them! 


8. When is the best time of year to surf in Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria has an uninterrupted surf season! With the great year round climate and number of beaches we have here, it doesn’t matter if you come in the summer or the winter, we’ll find the perfect spot for you.


9. After a beginner’s course, will I need more lessons?

After your first lesson, you’ll get the basics, being able to stand up on a surfboard and you’re guaranteed lots of fun. If you want to improve and progress, then more lessons are recommended. 


10. How many lessons do you recommend?

Obviously this is different for different people depending on time available, your budget, your commitment, how fit you are and how far you want to go. If you’re a beginner, then 2 or 3 lessons would be a good start. If you really want to get into surfing, then 5 or 6 lessons might be a better idea. After a 5 or 6 lesson course, you’ll more than likely get to a level where you could go out on your own and practice what you have learnt. 


 

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