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Daniel Alcock, head coach at Surf Canaries is regularly writing articles for the local press and various websites with regards to surf training and surfing in Gran Canaria.

6th September 2013: Surf Canaries Surf Team Jump High Diving! Surf Canaries Surf Team had an unforgettable and influentual head to head with a high dive team, read on to see how they got on and the significance to disepline sports like diving with surfing...

22nd July 2013: 3rd "Free Surfing For Kids" event in Playa del Ingles: Surf, SUP y Bodyboard Now in it´s third edition, The "Free Surfing fro Kids" Organised by Surf Canaries along with the Canarian Government, went down with perfect conditions and a great turn out...

1st April 2013: Arguineguin Beach Clean 2013 with Surf Canaries and the Surfrider Foundation: The 4th consecutive beach clean organised in conjunction with Surf Canaries and the Surfrider Foundation. Apart from a great atmosphere, party and BBQ, Surf Canaries looks forwards to helping the quest for the reduction of plastic produce in our day to day lives

7th March 2013: Arguineguin Beach Clean 2013 with Surf Canaries and the Surfrider Foundation: The 4th consecutive beach clean organised in conjunction with Surf Canaries and the Surfrider Foundation. Apart from a great atmosphere, party and BBQ, Surf Canaries looks forwards to helping the quest for the reduction of plastic produce in our day to day lives.

24th December 2012: Surf Canaries Surf at Siam Park and Compete at Surf Contest El Conquistador, Tenerife, December 2012 The boat that was supposed to take us to the Conquistador Surf Pro 2012 sailed off with out us into the spectacular sun rise of December 21, the day the world was supposed to end...

14th December 2012: The 2013 fronton Bodyboard Pro We knew we were going to crown a champion, a world champion and see some spectacular action in the water. It was make or break time for all of the competitors...ee some spectacular action in the water. It was make or break time for all of the competitors...

28th November 2012: The Worlds Biggest Ocean Race Go Surfing With Surf Canaries Surf Canaries relationship with the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) continued this year as just days before racing across the Atlantic, some of the crews took time out form their busy schedule to try surfing on Gran Canaria.

12th November 2012: Surf Canaries´Jack Keenan and his 2012 Surfing Campaign Jack Keenan started surfing with Surf Canaries surf club back in 2007 where he first set foot on an 8 foot foam board. From that moment there was a spark of chemistry and since then, there has been no looking back...

4th November 2012: Chasing Waterfalls Due to the recent rain, we went on one of our favourite hikes to climb up waterfalls...

30th September 2012: Surf Canaries On Top of the Island! Helping Breast Cancer Charity... Surf Canaries had an rendezvous on the highest peak of Gran Canaria today...

15th September 2012: Xcel Wetsuits in Surf Canaries Surf Canaries have signed a deal with top brand Xcel wetsuits to ensure that our clients a warm and comfortable this winter! 

14th July 2012: 2nd Free Surfing Day For Local Children on Gran Canaria For the 2nd year in succession, Surf Canaries, Surf School Gran Canaria, Chera Surf Shop, Ocean Earth, Borneo Bodyboard club and bar and the San Bartolome de Tirajana Town Council staged the second ever free mass surfing for local children...

1st June 2012: Surf Canaries Celebrates its 5th Anniversary! Surf Canaries Team celebrate today (June 1st 2012) 5 years as a surf school and surf club...

35.Las Tortugas Tour and the Wawa/ Jonathan Gonzalez Punta Blanca Pro 2012 Surf Canaries Team in action in Las Palmas and Tenerife at the same time...

34. La Santa Junior Pro 2012... Top Junior Pro Surf Event is Won by Portugal´s Vasco Ribeiro

33. Shark Canarian Surf Circuit 2012... The Canarian Surf federation and Shark energy drink have released dates for this years Canarian Surf Circuit, here they are, enoy the surfing calender :)

32. Surfing Canarian waves - Canarian Surf Federation Talks at Corte Ingles, 2012... Last Friday 13th April, El Corte Ingles in Las Palmas held audience to Angel Lobo, the president of the Canarian Surf Federation as he gave an informal yet informative chat on the subject of surf in the Canary Islands.

31. Surfrider Foundation and Surf Canaries Beach Clean: Arguineguin 2012... this year, the Surfrider Foundation were back with Team Surf Canaries and the Clean Ocean Project for the 2012 Arguineguin Beach Clean

30. The Clean Ocean Project Interview... Surf Canaries, who work in conjunction with the Clean Ocean Project were lucky to catch up with founder Wim Geirnaert for a few words on the proposed oil platforms in the Canary Islands and he had some very interesting insights to share with us…

28. The Canarian Surfing Federation: 2011, A Year of Highs and Lows... Although it is now February, the 2011 season has only just drawn to a close as the last event was held late due to natural conditions and a tragic event. Here is a review of the year with the Canarian circuit.

27. Norway Meets Canaries, Surf/Cultual Exchange 2012... Early January saw the second ever cultural exchange between Rysoy college (from Norway) and IES Cairasco de Figueroa from Las Palmas to experience surf for the first time in their lives, combine it with an international "Palas" class (beach tennis with wooden bats) and a food exchange... then just for fun they dropped in the centre of the island and had to find their way down... all in the name of discovering Gran Canaria, its waves, its food and its people...

26. Surf Club Beach Clean: Callao (Arguineguin) 25th March 2012... With the colaboration of the Surfrider Foundation Europe and Oceans Initiative, Surf Canaries is continuing it´s 4th Year of beach cleans on Gran Canaria. The aim of the exercise is to clear plastic and other objects from Callao (one of the best reefs here in the south:)) and at the same time, educate the local kids about the importance of keeping the oceans (and our streets and lives) clean and with minimum plastic...

25. Surf Extravaganza Playa del Ingles... - On the 27th August 2011 history was made in Playa del Ingles with the first ever initiation in surfing extravaganza, available free to all children in the area of San Bartolome de Tirajana and organised by Concejalía de Turismo y de Deportes of the Ayuntamiento de San Bartolomé de Tirajana with the collaboration of the surf schools Surf Gran Canaria and Surf Canaries and Stand Up Paddle School Second Reef, supported by Cruz Roja and the Policía Local..

24. Surfing - The Privileged Sport - From the accounts of Captain James Cook, to the Gran Canarian hippy surfers of the 1960s, here is a quick look at the history of surfing over the years and it's impact on the island...

23. A quick guide to how to predict weather on Gran Canaria - As surfers, we have to also be part time meteorologists to be able to predict the waves and the winds on the island to know where to surf on any one time. You may visit a beach everyday of the year but you can guarrentee that if there are any waves of any quality, there will suddenly be surfers there. Where did thay come from? How did they know that the waves would arrive?

22. "Promesas" Youth Surf Contest in Arucas, North Gran Canaria - Canarian Youth Circuit SHARK-Costa Arucas, presented by Club Oleaje. The weekend of the 23rd/24th July 2011 saw the Promesas Youth Surf Contest that had been postponed from two weeks earlier due to heavy surf conditions...

21. Surfing, Another Way to Appreciate the Canary Islands: 1st Expo, 2011 - On the 12th April 2011, the very first exposition of "Surf, another way to enjoy the Canaries" was held in Las Palmas...

20. Ardiel Jimenez: Pro Surfer Interview - ARDIEL JIMENEZ is one of the most representative figures of Bodyboarding in the world. And did you know that he is not just from Gran Canaria, but from Maspalomas?!

19. Gran Canaria proves once again that it is the Hawaii of the Atlantic... - On the North West coast of Gran Canaria near Galdar, 16 of the best bodyboarders in the world converged to challenge each other and Mother Nature at what was historically the first event of its kind held here in the Canary Islands; The “Wild Wild Wave El Fronton Invitational”...

18. Do you have what it takes to be a Surf Instructor? - It seems like a glamorous job, right? “Surf Instructor” just sounds exotic and a lot of fun. Having a trainee instructor over from the UK completing her practice hours with us at Surf Canaries Surf School, it gives the Canary News readers an insight into what it takes to become a surf instructor...

17. Big Swell October 2010 - October the 8th , 9th and 10th saw by far the biggest waves on Gran Canaria in quite some time. Here is a surfer's perspective of the week running up to that weekend and how it all unfolded.

16. Surf Canaries' Beach Safety Tips - As easter is here and we are going to use the beach more and more, it is very important to stay safe - so here are SURF CANARIE'S BEACH SAFETY TIPS:

15. Surfrider Foundation Europe comes to Arguineguin … and they need you! - For the fifteenth year running, Surfrider Foundation Europe is organising the “Ocean Initiatives”, a major eco-friendly event devoted to the protection of our coastline, lakes and rivers and this year we will be involved right here in Arguineguin and in San Andres in the north of the island. recent years surfing has increased in popularity with thousands of surfers visiting the Canary Islands each year to enjoy some of the best surfing in the world....

14. The Pros Come to Town... - The PWA Windsurf Grand Slam, Pozo Izquierdo, 2008: New champions, bigger moves and even the first contest attempt at a Triple Forward Roll, which has rocked the windsurf world...

13. The PWA Windsurf Grand Slam, Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria - What is described as ‘The Wimbledon' of the PWA Windsurf World Tour circuit, Pozo shows...

12. Tim Boal Clinches ASP 5 STAR ISLAS CANARIAS OCEAN&EARTH PRO - Tim Boal, 27 from France won the Islas Canarias Ocean & Earth Pro over rookie goofy-footer Jesse Mendes, 17 from Brazil in a closely fought out 35-minute final at the right-hand point break, El Confital. We witnessed an intense final day with Boal dominating his three heat performances to claim the 2010 title.

11. How to Get in Shape FOR the Beach, ON the Beach - At this time every year, people join gyms to attempt to get fit in time for summer, when really all this can be done in the pleasanter and cheaper surroundings of the beach...

10. Isidoro, The Arguineguin Surfing Legend - In every surf spot in the world there are ‘local' surfers, those who have surfed there all their lives and have lived through all the experiences the surf spot has had to offer. Here in Arguineguin, the undisputed local is Isidoro...

9. Save the Waves... - On the 25 th and 26 th of February, Tenerife was lucky enough to celebrate the 1 st International Conference of the Protection of Waves and Coastline.

8. Why Surfing in Gran Canaria May Have Cost Me My Bachelorhood - finding classic waves, amazing scenery, and possibly the sound of wedding bells...

7. Top Beaches in Gran Canaria - Here is the Surf Canaries Surf School guide to the best beaches on the island...

6. Beach Clean 2008 - The Surf Rider Foundation organised an international beach clean involving surf clubs from all over Europe. The idea of this is to increase international awareness of beach contamination...

5. Junior Surfing WHO WANTS THEIR KID TO BE A SURFER DUDE?! In this article, Surf Canaries' Daniel Alcock explains to parents why we shouldn't try to keep our kids out of the water, but to encourage them to get involved, even just to try the sport...

4. A Weekend in the Life of a Surfer - Every once in a while, the south of the island plays host to incredible waves and the surf circus comes to town...

3. How To Stand on a Surfboard - In this edition of RTN my kids and I will be teaching you how to stand up on a surfboard, in the comfort of your own home!

2. Surfin' Gran Canaria - "Where are the waves here mate?" is a question often asked by tourists when they see our surf school in Puerto Rico. By looking over our tranquil tourist beaches in the south, it is difficult to imagine why Gran Canaria has achieved the nick-name "Hawaii of the Atlantic". However...

1. Surf Experience - In recent years surfing has increased in popularity with thousands of surfers visiting the Canary Islands each year to enjoy some of the best surfing in the world....

 

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