Surf Canaries Surf School

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Learn to surf with us!

Learn to surf with us in perfect weather, perfect waves and with highly experienced, fun and qualified instructors in small groups.


Surf Canaries Surf School is based at the foot of the sand dunes of Maspalomas in Playa del Inglés - impossible to be closer to the beach!


Our local beach break Playa del Inglés has excellent waves for learning and improving when conditions are right.


If surfing conditions in Playa del Inglés or Maspalomas are not suitable, we have a number of secret spots around the whole island which we take you to in our VW surf van.


Make the most of your stay on Gran Canaria and  enjoy the surf!

Surf Courses

1 Day Course

 Our generic video class is an accumulation of over 10 years of experience in teaching how to surf. It is designed for day-one surfers and people that have surfed before alike.


After learning the basic golden rules, you have the perfect knowledge to succeed in getting up on a surf board.

A quick simulation class on dry land and you will be ready to hit the water with your instructor.

2 Day Course

A more advanced theory class, taking some re-pass from day one plus some additional skills, then off to the water for a minimum 2 hours of ongoing training with the coaches. 


We follow your level of surfing, if you want to take it slow, we go slow. If you show talent and are keen, we love to fast-track you!


3 Day Course

Video Analysis Day! Having been filmed on day 2, you and your instructor will study the material in slow motion. With our unique surf analysis software we can demonstrate effectively what goes wrong and ways of bettering techniques.


Then off to the water to practice these new techniques!

4 Day Course

As you are now starting to practise turns, we will implement the professional Surf Skateboard "Smoothstar"  to practice on dry land postures, turns etc before trying it out in the water.

5 Day Course

The week´s summary, meteorological information, where to go from here, board/spot advice, any final questions. Then to the water to enjoy together the final day of your surfing week.


Private/Semi-private Course

Enjoy the wealth of our professional instructor´s experience one to one in one of our private or semi-private classes. We will guarantee non-stop personal attention and instructions no matter your level of surfing!

What do I need?

You need to bring swimwear, a towel, change of clothes, suncream and a smile :)

# Due to Spanish law please make sure you have your identification or a copy of identification and European Health Card (if you have one) with you. #

What´s included?

~ Small groups (max. 1:5 as opposed to the legally stated 1:8)
~ All materials
~ Warm-Up & Stretching Class
~ Surf Theory Class
~ Surf Practical Class
~ Third Party Insurance

~ Accident Insurance
Fruit & Water
~ Photos of you surfing
~ 10% Shop Discount

In an attempt to reduce water wastage, we offer a water refill system. So please bring your own reusable water bottle and fill it up with as much water you need for the day! :)

If you don´t have a water bottle, we have got alternative options as well!


We generally start between at 9:30 in the mornings and finish up around 13.30. 

However, we are highly dependent on surfing conditions and tides so this timetable might change on some days.

Our classes run from Monday to Friday.


You can choose any number of days - our surf classes run from Monday to Friday without a specific starting day. You can even schedule break days in between if you need some time to recover :)


For online bookings of at least 24 hours in advance we offer a 10% discount on the prices stated below. Just fill in the details in our booking form and reply to our confirmation email.

  Regular Online
1 Day € 60 € 54
2 Days  € 116 € 104
3 Days € 167 € 150
4 Days € 214 € 192
5 Days € 256 € 230
+ Day/s €43 € 38
Private Class € 180 € 162
Semi-private* € 210 € 189

* Price for 2 persons

surfboard rental

Rent a surfboard for a day? Our surf shop lies directly at the beach in Playa del Inglés; just walk in, rent yourself a board and go surfing straight away! Closer to the surfing area on the beach is impossible...


We have a wide selection of surfboards for you to choose from.

Surfboard Categories

Standard rentals include Softtops, BICs and NSPs of various sizes - prices start at € 15 for two hours, € 20 for the day.


Premium rentals are custom surfboards of different sizes - prices start at € 20 for two hours, € 25 for the day. 

What do I need?

Valid ID

€ 50 Deposit (€ 150 Deposit for Premium Rentals)


Please get in touch with us before renting a board outside the months of July, August and September as our timetable may vary.

  2 hours 1 day days 3 days 4 days 5 days 7 days Deposit* ID**
Surfboard 15 20 35 45 55 65  70 50 Yes
Premium Board 20 25 50 70 90 105 120 150 Yes
Bodyboard 10 15 25 30 35 40 45 50 No
SUP Inflatable - - - 70 90 105 120 150 Yes

Bodyboard & Flippers

15 20 35 45 55 65 70 50 No
Handboard & Flippers 7.5 12.5 25 32 39 46 53 50 No
Skimboard 5 10 20 25 30 35 40 50 No
Skateboard 5 10 20 25 30 35 40 50 No
Surf-Skate 10 15 25 30 35 40 45 50 No
Wetsuit 5 5 8 11 14 17 20 40 No
Rashvest 3 3 5 7 9 11 13 20 No
// Prices in Euros //                  

* Deposit to be paid in cash or held on credit card. Deposit will be used for repairs to boards / equipment if damaged.

** Valid ID required. ID is kept in the surf shop until the return of the board / equipment.


Pair your surf course with one of our accommodation options in the south of Gran Canaria. We have two different locations for our Surf & Sleep packages. The apartments are to be paired with a 3 day, 4 day or 5 day surf course.

Relaxing abode in a sleepy fishing village away from the hub.

Quaint accommodation a mere stone throw away from the surf school.

About us

Our permanent team of instructors paired with small groups of 1 instructor for maximum 5 students are what sets our surf school apart from others. We will tailor each of our courses to fit your skill level and personal goals - essential for a fun and unforgettable surfing experience!


Daniel Alcock
Daniel Alcock

Originally a surfer from West Wales, Danny has been living on the Canary Islands since 2004 and is the founder and director of Surf Canaries. Danny is qualified as a National Surf Coach with the Spanish Surf Federation and is a Level II coach with the British Surfing Association and International Surfing Association. Highly experienced in the process of teaching surfing, he will enthusiastically take you through your first moments of surfing, right up to perfecting your technique and new moves.

"Although our Surf School has its well studied "method" for teaching how to surf, this method also has to be flexible to accommodate each students individuality. Each person learns in a different way, this should be treated individually and with attention to detail, patience and above all with a sense of fun."

With years of experience, Danny is a tireless student of the science: "how people learn to surf" . Danny brings to the team different teaching techniques which fit specifically to each student.


Jordan Guedes Santana
Jordan Guedes Santana

Jordán is one of the best qualified surf coaches from the Canary Islands with his wealth of experience in teaching spanning over 15 years. He became a waterman at a very early age and continued his career in this world.

Jordán has been our head instructor for many years now and will make sure that each participant receives top class instruction in safety. 

He has an excellent way of analysing and explaining to every level of surfer how to improve their technique and really brings to the table his intimate knowledge of the ocean and local conditions.

Jordán also trains a local team of surfers to a high level and often competes himself in the Canarian Circuit.


Kasperi Turkia
Kasperi Turkia

Kasperi is an expert surf instructor and in charge of the day to day running of the surf school. He is the face behind the emails and the voice at the end of the phone ;)

He rose through the ranks of Surf Canaries Surf Club, becoming an excellent surfer competing on the Canarian Circuit.


Having a degree in photography he is the official photographer and videographer at Surf Canaries and is able to do what he loves - combining surfing with photography.


He truly understands how good it feels when somebody takes a photo or video of you surfing and as an excellent instructor he knows just how to get you onto that wave! 


You can also book a private photo session with Kasperi, on land or in the water!



Adrian Frutos
Adrian Frutos

Adrian started out through the ranks of Surf Canaries Surf Club as well, becoming a keen and talented surfer (and an excellent musician!). In 2019 he got his instructors license and brings some reggae vibes to the team. He is known as a very patient and great surf instructor. 


Francesca Vaia
Francesca Vaia

Fra is originally from Italy and speaks fluent Italian ;-), Spanish and English. 

She started her surf coaching career in Western Ireland and has recently moved to the warmer waters of the Canary Islands. Francesca loves to motivate our surfers and loves it when they are having fun! She is super friendly and fun to be around.


Carlos Ramirez
Carlos Ramirez

Carlos is mainly working in the surf shop. Being super organised he is the perfect addition to all these crazy cats;)

He is making sure that everything in the surf shop is running smoothly and as sand free as possible...


Scarlett Williams
Scarlett Williams

Scarlett is manning the surf shop in the mornings during the  summer months - being in charge of renting out surf equipment etc.

She was born in the UK but has been living on Gran Canaria since she was 2. Scarlett will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding our surf courses.

location: Gran Canaria - south

+34 686 211 996

+34 677 704 981


Official Surf School (FCS)


Av/Alf. Provisionales

CC Anexo 2, Local E2

Playa del Inglés


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


GPS: 27.751966, -15.570529

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Our Surf School and Surf Shop is situated at the foot of the famous sand dunes of Maspalomas - come by to visit us or call to reserve your space.


The island - described as the Hawaii of the Atlantic - has incredible surf, fantastic learner waves and an endless summer climate in the south of the island..


Gran Canaria has some outstanding beaches for learning to surf. Thanks to being a mobile surf school, we can access these beaches at any time when they are good!

Surf Canaries Surf School

Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria

+34 686 211 996

+34 677 704 981

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Surf Canaries is registered with the Canarian Government as an "Active Tourism Company" Registry Number: TA-1-0005356.39

Go Surfing with Surf Canaries!

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