MataLeao wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:18 pm
I am going to Lanzarote on a family vacation at the end of february 2020, and would like to get some kiting in. I am an intermediate twintip rider, don't really care too much for waves. We'll be staying in Puerto Del Carmen but will have a car.
Famara in the north of the island seems to be the biggest spot. Do you have any tips in regard to that spot? Are there other nice spots?
Famara Is a Ttip playground for sure, only two downsides, maybe three, no, definitely 4.
1- you say you don't care for waves, well you better get some wave practice in before you go, it can get nice waves, not much shore break but you need to get over the first 3 or 4 sets to get outside, and its never flat on the outside if there is wind.
2 -you have to travel over the hill behind the houses and drive on a rough dirt track to get to the beach designated for kitesurfers,
the best beach at Famara is only for surfing, unless you get on very early morning before 9am,or very late in the day when the schools and beach police have gone for beers
3- hi tide wipes out the kite launching area, not great, as you have to bash you feet around in the boulders fringing the length of the kite beach, the surfers get lovely golden sand all the way no matter what the tide is doing
4- the best sailing is of course playing around on the nice big sets rolling in just off the edge of the kite area, surfers don't generally use this area as its a long walk, but the beach police are there to spoil your fun.
apart from Famara the sailing choice is severely limited, playa Honda near the airport works only in the rare sw winds, its mainly N /NE winds around the Canaries.
my best sailing whilst staying there on many holidays was taking the ferry to fuerteventura and sailing at Flag beach.
if you get desperate then you can get a boat ride out near Puerto Del Carmen, many posters up around the beach area telling you who to contact