Lanzarote / Playa Famara

Continent
Africa
Country
Canary Islands
Next Big City
Arrecife
Next Town
Famara
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Shop, Rescue, Food

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

From April till October the `Aliseos` winds blows, and the water is flat or choppy up to 0.5m. During the autumn and winter there are waves up to 3m, but no regular wind.

Beach

Type:
Sand, Stones
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
No information

The beach is very nice, not very wide, but about 6km long. To the north are many stones and you only can kite some hours, depending on the tide. It is recommended only for intermediate to advanced kiters. To the south nice and soft sand. No shells, no pebbles, no rocks, few grass. Very secure spot, when the tide is low it has 50 meters from the start of the beach to the sea. Entries and exits very easy.

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE

From April till October the `Aliseos` winds blows with 10-25 knots almost daily. Aliseos are from Northeast. In autumn and winter no regular wind. The wind blows 90% of the year from N and NE.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

The airport is in Arrecife. To get to Famara you must drive 30km northeast, going to 'Teguise', and from there to 'Caleta Famara'.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

In the western part of the bay, kiting is prohibited during summer. The kite zone is all the way up northeast, but you won't find any beach to rig and launch during high tide, there's only rocks. Kiters move down then, as far as possible, but staying well out of the way of the surfers.

Nightlife

The island is quite small so it is possible to reach every zone/town in 15-25 minutes by car. Special places: Lagomar at Nazaret, Jameos del Agua at Arrieta, Mirador del Rio at Haria. The parties start at 1-2 o'clock at night.