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Kitesurfing in El Médano + Windsurfing and surfing

If there is one thing El Médano has, it is sea and wind. No wonder that kitesurfing and windsurfing are the star sports of the town and its beaches one of the best spots in the world.

The best kitesurfing courses in El Médano

If you want to get started in the world of kitesurfing, these courses are yours.

Of course, all the material you need is included in the price:

3-day course

This 3 day offer is ideal for beginners who want to start kitesurfing.

  1. During the first day, we will focus on wind theory, as well as orientation and location of the flying field. You will also learn how to set up and dismantle the equipment safely, as well as basic kite control exercises.
  2. On the second day, you’ll get in the water! You will practice launching the kite from the water, as well as body drag technique and kite control in the water.
  3. On the third day, you will enter the water controlling the kite with one hand, learn how to handle the board and how to get out of the water. In addition, you will be able to control the kite while you are on the board, in order to achieve the autonomy of sailing.
  • Languages: English, French, Italian
  • Minimum age: 12 years old

Kitesurfing course El Médano

During the first hours, the students will practice on the beach with learning kites, learning the safety rules and the essential concepts to launch and land the kite safely.

Once the students are able to handle and control the bar, they will move on to a conventional kite.

The school always uses the most up to date material of the current year, as well as changing the length of the lines according to the progress of the students.

This allows students to get the most out of their experience, improving their skill level and confidence in kite surfing.

  • Languages: English, Spanish, German
  • Minimum age: 10 years old

Private kitesurfing lessons

Private and personalized kitesurfing lessons for any level, from beginners to advanced, and even training for those who want to compete.

Beginners will learn the basics of kitesurfing, and with enough progress, they can even learn the water start technique.

For intermediate and advanced levels, instructors will meet with the student to determine the best lesson path.

You will have highly qualified instructors so that the students get the best out of them.

Choose private kitesurfing lessons of 2 or 3 hours.

  • Languages: English, Italian, Spanish

Surf lessons in El Médano

If we talk about surfing, El Medano has perfect waves for beginners and even for advanced surfers depending on the day, but you must know the different areas to get the most out of it.

That’s what surf lessons are for, where an instructor will take you to the best waves of El Médano according to your level.

During the lessons, each student will have a GoPro 2 camera attached to the board, which will take pictures every 2 seconds to capture the moment of the first wave.

Also included is all the necessary equipment to enjoy the class (surfboard, leash, wetsuit, etc.) with a duration of 2 hours.

  • Languages: English, Spanish, German

Stand up paddle excursion in El Médano

No wind and no waves? Then it’s time to paddle surf in El Médano.

An ideal sport to improve your balance and coordination; relax body and mind; and be in contact with nature.

And what better than to do it in a unique natural setting in the world as the beaches of El Médano.

Or if you prefer, in other villages of Tenerife South like El Palm Mar or El Porís.

You choose!

Best Kitesurfing, Windsurfing and Surfing Schools in El Médano

Whether you are a beginner or you already know your way around this sport, you can take group lessons, private lessons or rent the equipment if you already have some experience. We show you the best kitesurfing schools in El Médano:

RedRock Surf

RedRock Surf is a small school with kitesurfing and windsurfing instructors with years of experience, who offer a close and familiar but above all professional treatment. In addition you can give surf lessons or rent the material, even a kayak to make a route when the sea is calm.

Tenerife Kitesurf

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Tenerife Kitesurf offers kitesurfing, surfing, windsurfing and SUP (paddle surfing) lessons. Rental of all the necessary equipment for these sports, plus kayaks if you want to paddle in the sea. It also has a shop available to buy equipment such as boards, kites, sails, wetsuits and other accessories.

Surf Center Playa Sur

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Surf Center Playa Sur is another legendary surf, windsurf and kite-surf school in El Médano. Located on the sand just past the promenade, well sheltered from the wind. There they have a warehouse with all the material for rent and they also offer classes for children and adults.


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This is another school located at the end of the promenade. Azulkiteboarding offers all the necessary services from equipment rental to private lessons or group courses. A school specializing in kitesurfing that works with children and adults, beginners and experts.

Kitesurfing in El Médano – Spot El Médano Beach

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The best kitesurfing in El Médano

In the south of Tenerife is one of the best spots in the world for kitesurfing: the beach of El Medano, with unbeatable wind and space conditions. A large beach where kitesurfers can prepare the materials and equipment to enter the water.

It also has different areas depending on your level, whether you’re just starting out or you’re already a pro.

It is especially in summer when the wind blows the most, a time of the year that concentrates sportsmen from all over the world ready to enjoy with their boards, kites and sails. At this time of the year, the world kitesurfing championship is also held in El Médano.

When the wind blows in N-NE direction is the best time for kitesurfing fans.

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Grab your kite and enjoy kitesurfing Tenerife

One of its strong points is a sandy bottom which makes it less risky for children and beginners.

You will have at your disposal all the basic services and a sea rescue team, as well as a promenade with lots of bars and schools where you will not lack anything.

Enjoy this paradise in the middle of nature and practice kitesurfing in El Medano with the best possible conditions.

How is surfing in El Médano?

The truth is that there are no big waves in El Medano, but you can enjoy surfing even with small waves. Many days there are ideal conditions for learning, when there is moderate wind and small waves.

On this map you can see the different surf spots in El Médano:

Starting from the top down:

  • La Pelada Beach: Small and short wave. There are few people. Sand bottom.
  • La Jaquita and El Cabezo Beaches: Several wave peaks in the area. Good waves if the conditions are favorable. Rock bottom only at the beginning, the rest is sandy bottom.
  • Playa Chica: The waves are small but with a good ride, perfect for longboards or paddlesurfing.
  • Leocadio Machado Beach: Waves for beginners. A little saturated of people for the schools of surf. Sand bottom.
  • La Tejita Beach: Waves for high level surfers. If the conditions are favourable there is a strong wave that closes with a tube.
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Montaña Pelada Beach (El Médano, Tenerife South)

As you will see, El Médano is not an ideal surf spot if you are a high level surfer, although you may get lucky and find a day with clean waves of a decent size.

But if you are a beginner, rent a surfboard and try the small waves because the fun is guaranteed.

Webcam Kitesurf El Médano

You can see the beaches and the sea in real time thanks to the webcams in El Médano that broadcast live:

You have webcams of El Médano available at:

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