Gran Canaria / Vargas

Continent
Africa
Country
Canary Islands
Next Big City
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Next Town
Carrizal
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Beautiful waves with the usual NE trade winds. Otherwise choppy water with SE.

Beach

Type:
Sand, Pebbles, Stones
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Stones
Beach Users:
None

1 km long beach, just pebbles and stones. At low tide the beach is sandy closest to the water. Be careful when launching and landing kites.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE
Main Direction:
NE

NE trade winds. During winter SE winds possible. Probably Gran Canarias most windy spot for kiters. If North or Northeast winds, the wind picks up well here. Add 10 knots to the forecast. In summer normally 30-40 knots.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

A few kilometers south of the airport. The beach is divided between three parts: swimmers, windsurfers and kitesurfers. Kitebeach is the furthest one, you have to use one of stony road (small cars can do this).

Extra information

Rules
None

Probably the best spot in Gran Canaria. Long stony beach with strong wind. Nice waves for learning but try not to get into troubles as the stones are everywhere and walking back can be painful and not easy because of strong wind.

Nightlife

The island is small enough, the best nightlife is in Playa del Ingles, about 25km away.