Surfing Beaches in Lanzarote

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The best breaks of the island are on the north coast which is open to the Atlantic swell. Here Playa de Famara is one of the most popular with numerous schools and surf equipment hire shops in the pretty laid back village of Caleta de Famara. The beach stretches for kilometres beneath the spectacular high cliffs of Famara but can have tidal rips so should always be treated with caution. Further south there are some internationally known breaks off the rocky coast around La Santa, but these are not for the fainthearted. The beaches on the leeward side of the island to the north can have some good surf running – Arrieta is always worth checking out and Playa de La Cantería just north of Orzola also often has some great breaks. The northern beaches of La Graciosa, the only inhabited inland of the Chinijo archipelago usually have a good wave running , but with little motorised transport on the island surfers must face the prospect of organising a safari by rib which can be arranged in Órzola or a very long hike with their boards.

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