Lanzarote can be a little windy at times and in general conditions are seen as very good for most sports that rely on the wind. Kite surfing is a sport that you can see on some of the beaches on the island.
If you want to learn to Kitesurf then Lanzarote is a great choice. The warm weather and reliable trade winds mean you will get plenty of opportunities to practice. Most enthusiasts visiting Lanzarote take their Kitesurfing courses in Famara. The Famara beach is ideal for learning the sport. There is lots of space and beautiful surroundings all in close proximity to the town of Famara where you will probably be staying.
Kiting locations in detail
1 – Famara beach – This is by far the most popular place to kite in Lanzarote. Ideal wind direction is in the North. Big long curved beach with dramatic 650 metre cliff back drop. Best at low tide.
2 – Playa Honda – When winds go around into the east this is probably the best option. Good long beach with plenty of space. Flat water conditions. Probably best at high tide as more rocks show at lower tides.
3 – Costa Teguise, Los Charcos – This would be only for more advanced kite surfers as conditions close to shore are very gusty. High to mid tide as very little water at low tide. Start at beach then head out of breaker wall for cleaner wind. Hazardous if kite goes into sea and is not recoverable. Limited rescue service. Often wind here when other places without.
4 – Arrieta beach – Needs wind in the east. Nice beach with most people in northern tip.
5 – Matagorda beach – This is to the north of Puerto del Carmen. Thermic wind that works around midday. If east in the wind can have good winds when very low elsewhere.
6 – Jameos del Agua – Good wave riding spot. No beach so entry over reef with urchin hazards