KITESURFING HOLIDAYS & COURSES, LANZAROTE
Lanzarote located just off the west coast of North Africa is famed for its pleasant subtropcial climate, low humidity, cooling trade winds, crystal clear balmy waters and stark volcanic landscapes. Being only a 4 hour flight from most European cities it’s an ideal place to kick back, relax and learn how to kiteboard or hone your skills.
Zoco Boardriding has teamed up with Lanzarote’s only IKO accredited Kiteboarding Center to bring you the best choice of kiteboarding holidays in the beautiful unspoilt bay of Famara.
NB: Below is only a small selection of the Kitesurfing Holidays we offer in Lanzarote. Therefore please contact the ZOCO team directly for a tailormade holiday, the latest prices and discounts.
From as early as March to mid to late September the trade winds “Los Alisios” start to blow from the North East and the winter groundswells die off providing a variety of kiteboarding conidtions ideal for beginners and kiteboarders looking to progress. For the rest of the year the island still has good wind statistics and there are plenty of waveriding conditions for more advanced riders.
Playa Famara on the north west coast of the island is the best all round spot and is suitable for all levels including advanced wave riders. The 5km sandy beach overshadowed by the “Los Riscos” cliffs the north end of the bay provides typically cross-onshore conditions, with a mellow shore break and flatter waters on the inside section. Out back more advanced riders will find a wide range of challenging wave riding conditions.
THE LANZAROTE KITEBOARDING EXPERIENCE
The ‘Lanzarote Kiteboarding Experience’ is loacted in the sleepy fishing village of La Caleta de Famara. Picture this! Whitewashed houses fronting onto dusty roads with tumbleweed blowing across them set against a backdrop of vast desert area overlooking a horsehoe shaped bay protected by a spectacular cliff range. You’d think you were in Mexico, not Europe!
Lanzarote has a small hardcore group of kiteboarders, the vibe is good and crowding is not yet an issue. The IKO accredited and Naish Pro kiteboarding Center is owned and run by 2 freeriders who started kiting in the bay when the sport was in its infancy. They live to kite and enjoy nothing more than to introduce people to kiteboarding and help people take their kiting to the next level, using their local knowledge and proven techniques developed by the IKO. All kiteboarding instructors are IKO Level 2 qualified and the center has a wide range of kiteboarding equipment from leading kiteboarding brands and 2 water rescue vehicles at it’s displosal.
There are 2 choices of Accommodation available.
Single travellers or people travelling on a restricted budget who want to meet other people will prefer to stay in a shared apartment with a private room in the small fishing village of La Santa. All apartments are a short walking distance to local amenities, bars, restaurants and have views to some of the best waves Europe has to offer.
If you have deeper pockets and would like to be located closer to the kiteboarding center then our private apartments in the picturesque fishing village of La Caleta de Famara are a good option.
All apartments are a short walking distance to the kiteboarding center, the beach, and all local amenities, bars, restaurants etc.
WHO WILL IT APPEAL TO?
The pleasant all year round climate, balmy water temperatures, spectacular unspoilt kiting locations, good wind statistics, progressive and challenging kite conditions plus short flight times from most UK cities combine to make Lanzarote a suitable destination for all levels of kiteboarders throughout the year. There’s also some classic spots hidden away waiting to be ridden by those of you who are prepared to explore off the beaten track…
If you are a kiteboarder that also surfs then you are guaranteed to be stoked!