Learn to Surf
Levels: Newbies and Beginners
Learn to Surf Holiday Overview
- 7 Nights self catering accommodation in Famara
- Accommodation range: studios, apartments, detached bungalows and luxury villas with pools
- Optional car hire or return airport transfers
- Surf GB/BSA Level 4 & ISA accredited surf school
- 5 Days surf course (approx 5 hours per day)
- All your surfing equipment for the duration of the lessons (board, wetsuit, rash and ID vest etc)
- Picnic lunch (surf lesson days)
- English speaking Surf GB/BSA/ISA qualified surf instructors & SLSA lifeguards
- INT Softdeck boards for beginners & wide range of epoxy boards for intermediates
- Low student to instructor ratio (8/1)
- BSA progression scheme and surf diploma
- English speaking local manager
- ZOCO's Rough guide to Lanzarote
Location: It goes without saying that the Canaries are blessed with year round sun, warm waters and consistent waves but here in Famara the stunning 6km long natural sandy beach set in the foothills of the "Los Riscos" cliff range make learning to surf in Lanzarote a unique and memorable experience. All surf courses are held on Playa Famara beach which was recently voted as one of Europes top watersports destinations thanks mainly due to it's year round consistent waves suitable for all levels of surfers.
Accommodation: Unlike other surf operators in the area we offer our clients one of the widest choice of handpicked accommodation in Famara including budget studios, apartments, detached beachfront bungalows and luxury villas with private pools. All properties are located within easy walking distance of the beach and local amenities. You can decide which property best suits your needs, taste and budget from the list of properties below. Please Contact Us for more information about the range of accommodation we have available in Famara. If you have a specific requirement then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to tailor a surf holiday to suit your needs and budget.
Surf School: Our surf school in Lanzarote is regarded as being one of the very best beginner schools in Europe and uses the most up to date teaching methods available. It is also the only International Surfing Association (ISA) and Surfing GB (formally British Surfing Association BSA) Level 4 registered school in the Canaries offering the very highest levels of coaching. The coaching is specifically aimed at those who have never surfed before or those who have already taken some some lessons but feel they need to improve further in a safe but fun environment.
Surf Lessons: Each lesson is a full day, approx. 4h45min with a break for lunch, groups are divided by ability and have low instructor to pupil ratios, typically 1/8 or less. As well as the beach drills and waterwork what makes this course so special is the overall view of surfing provided. Subjects, such as surfboard design, the history of surfing, beach safety, weather and waves, surfing fitness, the rules of surfing, types of breaks, and many more are covered in our short lectures. Our surf school uses the latest surf equipment including INT and Circle One softboards which are specifically designed for first time surfers, ease of use, stability and safety being the key factors. These boards come in many sizes and are chosen to suit your height and weight. As you progress you will have the opportunity to ride a more traditional surfboard from the extensive range of South Point/Surftech boards and BIC longboards. At the end of the course each pupil is assesed and presented with a Surfing GB (BSA) surf award scheme certificate. Every pupil has a different learning curve but with the right coaching you are guaranteed to be catching and riding your first waves and starting to make your first turns within a week!