A practical guide to Kitesurfing in Tenerife


The island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands is a kitesurfing destination blessed by Aeolus, especially in spring and summer when the trade winds set in. The wind is therefore more constant during this period, but in Tenerife, you can sail all year round with a more than pleasant climate. The kite spots are located in El Medano. (Reviews from Tenerife kitesurfing customers)

El Medano is located in the southeast of the island and receives the northeast trade winds perfectly. Cabezo is the renowned spot for the waves, where international windsurfing competitions take place. It is of course an excellent kite spot but reserved for good levels due to the configuration of the spot (small beach at high tide). Not far away, behind the village and dominated by the red mountain, is the bay of El Medano.

It’s the ideal place for everyone: a large beach with a wind coming from the sea. All levels have fun, but also pure beginners who are guaranteed to take their first tacks in complete safety! Beyond El Medano, there are of course other beaches that work with certain less frequent wind directions and can then offer exceptional waveriding conditions for experts. And if the wind stops, then there is surfing, Stand Up Paddle and many other things to do on the island of Tenerife such as diving or wing foiling in el Medano and Cabezo.

Tenerife is surprising because each coast is home to a different landscape. The west coast is first of all cliffs, magnificent, but also a tourist area, Las Americas, generally windless when it blows hard in El Medano, ideal for sunbathing, shopping, but also surfing. In the north, it’s something else, the beaches are black sand, it’s magnificent. And in the center, as you can see, is the famous Teide volcano, which rises to 3718 m, sometimes snowy in winter.

What are the best kitesurfing spots in Tenerife in the Canary Islands?
The best kitesurf spots on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands are Cabezo and the bay of El Medano.

When is the best time for a kitesurfing trip to Tenerife in the Canary Islands?
The island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands offers very good sailing conditions all year round, but the period between May and September is ideal because the wind is constant (between 20 and 30 knots) and perfectly oriented (on land on the spot of ‘El Medano).

What level do you need to have to sail kitesurfing in Tenerife in the Canary Islands?

From beginner to advanced, you will find the kite spot that suits you on the island of Tenerife. Cabezo is reserved for experienced kitesurfers because the beach is very small at high tide. El Medano, in the southeast of the island, is swept by the northeast trade winds and is a perfect place for all levels of practice. Its large beach with an onshore wind allows beginners to take their first tacks in complete safety.

What is the temperature of the water in Tenerife in the Canary Islands?

The water temperature fluctuates between 20 and 25 degrees between the months of May and October on the coasts of the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

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Kitesurfing conditions in El Medano


When you think of a destination with excellent conditions for kitesurfing, El Médano, with an average of 250 windy days a year, is one of the best places in the world to practice kitesurfing.

A place where lovers of water and air sports put their skills to the test.

With two high sessions per year, the winter and the summer, it can be said that the best times of the year to kitesurf in El Médano are between June and September (summer session), November and March (winter session). , although outside these periods, El Médano usually behaves like a true “Wind Machine” offering wind for large sessions practically throughout the year, and with guarantees of being able to enjoy an excellent temperature.


In El Médano, moderate winds from the NE (Side-Onshore) predominate, normally with waves, the speed of navigable winds ranges between 15 and 35 knots depending on the time of year.

At high tide you have to be especially careful with the poor visibility of the rocks, and the kite traffic, leaving the beach smaller, when the tide is low it forms an incomparable, privileged, spacious and safer landscape.

Not only is it an idyllic place, located in the heart of the Canary Islands (Tenerife), but it is also a place with unparalleled security conditions, El Médano has a free rescue service offered by the Granadilla City Council from Abona, with a boat and a jet ski if necessary.

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