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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 El Medano

Canary, Tenerife

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 28° 2.374' N
Longitude: 16° 32.525' W

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 Access

Just follow the main road of tenerife wich is very easy because there is just one highway. Leave the T1 when you see the signs for El Medano and follow the signs into el medano village and then is just a short distance till the place to be.

English (Translate this text in English): Just follow the main road of tenerife wich is very easy because there is just one highway. Leave the T1 when you see the signs for El Medano and follow the signs into el medano village and then is just a short distance till the place to be.

English (Translate this text in English): Just follow the main road of tenerife wich is very easy because there is just one highway. Leave the T1 when you see the signs for El Medano and follow the signs into el medano village and then is just a short distance till the place to be.

English (Translate this text in English): Just follow the main road of tenerife wich is very easy because there is just one highway. Leave the T1 when you see the signs for El Medano and follow the signs into el medano village and then is just a short distance till the place to be.

DistanceSell the house, wife and kids

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy plane only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy with rock

PowerPowerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthEast

Good wind directionNorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

The spot is pretty ok for every kind of skill. Just for beginners is a second bay with little waves and a clear beach without rocks where its easy to learn everything.In the main bay its also easy to learn but you must be carefull for the rocks.The main bay can be split in two places to be. One is nearby the Atlantic Playa Hotel where the sea is mostly flat with small till moderate waves and you have the other side nearby medano beach where you can ride the nice and big waves and have the most beautiful jumps.But be carefull because of the rocks!!! There are some places where you have to stay out because of rocks just below the water surface and you will damage your equipement for sure.
It's easy to park your car in a very small distance to the spott. There is enough place.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is pretty ok for every kind of skill. Just for beginners is a second bay with little waves and a clear beach without rocks where its easy to learn everything.In the main bay its also easy to learn but you must be carefull for the rocks.The main bay can be split in two places to be. One is nearby the Atlantic Playa Hotel where the sea is mostly flat with small till moderate waves and you have the other side nearby medano beach where you can ride the nice and big waves and have the most beautiful jumps.But be carefull because of the rocks!!! There are some places where you have to stay out because of rocks just below the water surface and you will damage your equipement for sure.<br />It's easy to park your car in a very small distance to the spott. There is enough place.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is pretty ok for every kind of skill. Just for beginners is a second bay with little waves and a clear beach without rocks where its easy to learn everything.In the main bay its also easy to learn but you must be carefull for the rocks.The main bay can be split in two places to be. One is nearby the Atlantic Playa Hotel where the sea is mostly flat with small till moderate waves and you have the other side nearby medano beach where you can ride the nice and big waves and have the most beautiful jumps.But be carefull because of the rocks!!! There are some places where you have to stay out because of rocks just below the water surface and you will damage your equipement for sure.&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's easy to park your car in a very small distance to the spott. There is enough place.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is pretty ok for every kind of skill. Just for beginners is a second bay with little waves and a clear beach without rocks where its easy to learn everything.In the main bay its also easy to learn but you must be carefull for the rocks.The main bay can be split in two places to be. One is nearby the Atlantic Playa Hotel where the sea is mostly flat with small till moderate waves and you have the other side nearby medano beach where you can ride the nice and big waves and have the most beautiful jumps.But be carefull because of the rocks!!! There are some places where you have to stay out because of rocks just below the water surface and you will damage your equipement for sure.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's easy to park your car in a very small distance to the spott. There is enough place.

Atmosphere

When you've been in El Medano you will never think about something else. It's just perfect in many way's with everything around you to get your mental drug on the water and also on the main land. Some nice bars in El Medano village, for example the Cocktail Bar, the hottest bar in town where the serve the most tastfull cocktail wich can make you very drunk.....

English (Translate this text in English): When you've been in El Medano you will never think about something else. It's just perfect in many way's with everything around you to get your mental drug on the water and also on the main land. Some nice bars in El Medano village, for example the Cocktail Bar, the hottest bar in town where the serve the most tastfull cocktail wich can make you very drunk.....

English (Translate this text in English): When you've been in El Medano you will never think about something else. It's just perfect in many way's with everything around you to get your mental drug on the water and also on the main land. Some nice bars in El Medano village, for example the Cocktail Bar, the hottest bar in town where the serve the most tastfull cocktail wich can make you very drunk.....

English (Translate this text in English): When you've been in El Medano you will never think about something else. It's just perfect in many way's with everything around you to get your mental drug on the water and also on the main land. Some nice bars in El Medano village, for example the Cocktail Bar, the hottest bar in town where the serve the most tastfull cocktail wich can make you very drunk.....

General

Super spott!!!! hang loose!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): Super spott!!!! hang loose!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): Super spott!!!! hang loose!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): Super spott!!!! hang loose!!!!

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El Medano
By herwig
Mar 31, 2010
Last wave beside the airport - Playa de las Tejitas is just around the corner from the interntl. airport and was the last chance to catch a wave before leaving back home. Unfortunately the swell is often small and the wind is very strong. No wonder that sails and kites are predomi
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Trip: Tenerife Springtime
By herwig
From Mar 15, 2010 to Mar 31, 2010
First we were scheduling to visit Morocco for the umpteenth time. But while looking for flight and accommodation at the web my wife remembered an offer of a friend to have a private appartement on the north coast of Tenerife. Well, w
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By Phoenix , 9 Jul

Great spot for learning small wave surfing! - I had low expectations of the waves in El Medano before moving here because of the frequent high winds and comments of some sites but having lived here for 5 months now I would say it's almost one of my favourite locations.

There are 2 local spots I like where the waves can easily get to 3-4 ft on some days, like today at the front of the restaurant Flashpoint. The other spot is a reef break that turns left hand into rocksless sand in the 2 ft depth on the left side of the caravan carpark.

The wind can be an issue here but really pumps the wave height. however when the winds are high the windsurfers can dominate by entry/exit the front of Flashpoint and it becomes quite dangerous.

I've almost been hit in the back of the head by windsurfers going too fast and not keeping an eye out on distances, I've seen children nearly hit because some dude wants to go as fast as he can to the sand. But anyway its still possible to have a nice surf in these conditions if you keep to the left small reef and ride in right.

I have surfed here with 6ft-8ft boards but personally prefer the 6ft for maneuvering, speed and getting the large waves. The longest wave ride I have had would easily be 10 seconds.

I have never learned so much in a small time in my life, great place for getting experience on small wave surf.

By Surfer! , 21-01-2010

WindSurf in El Medano - While I'm there (29.01-03.02.2010), I'd love to windsurf.
Any tips? renting a board? or maybe to borrow (let's make a deal).

By siempie , 02-08-2005

go to las galletas - Nice spot to body board is Las Galletas in the south of the island, see the spot map. With good south swell the waves can reach hights between 2 and 3 meter in summer.

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