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!

Customise your surfing experience with us!

  • For complete beginners, we offer one day taster lessons.
  • Our beginner courses  (anything from 1 to 5 days) are aimed at complete beginners and people that have surfed a little before. 
  • If you have surfed quite a bit before and/or have participated in several beginner courses, you could choose one of our improver courses (anything from 1 to 5 days).
  • For some family fun we offer lessons for the whole family - this would normally be for one day, but can always be amended.
  • Those of you who prefer the undivided attention from one of our instructors, we offer private coaching - or semi-private coaching if you are coming with a friend or partner.

Taster Lesson

  • 100 minutes of surfing time
  • theory class
  • personalised teaching to your ability
  • licensed instructors
  • no experience necessary



 € 60   €54  ONLINE BOOKING

Beginner Courses

  • 100 minutes of surfing per day
  • different theory classes
  • personalised teaching to your ability
  • video analysis on day 3
  • surfskate training on day 4
  • licensed instructors
  • designed for first timers & beginners


Improver Courses

  • 100 minutes of surfing per day
  • changing theory classes
  • personalised teaching to your level & ability
  • video analysis on day 3
  • surfskate training on day 4
  • licensed instructors
  • for advanced beginners / intermediates



Family Lesson

  • 100 minutes of surfing
  • theory class
  • personalised teaching to cater for your whole family´s needs
  • licensed instructor for your family
  • all levels
  • no experience necessary




Private Coaching

  • min. 100 minutes of surfing 
  • theory class
  • personalised teaching to your level
  • licensed instructor to yourself
  • all levels
  • optional: technification & video analysis for advanced surfers

€ 180   €162  ONLINE BOOKING

Semi-Private Coaching

  • min. 100 minutes of surfing 
  • theory class
  • personalised teaching to both of your levels
  • licensed instructor between the two of you
  • all levels
  • optional: technification & video analysis for advanced surfers

€ 210   €189  ONLINE BOOKING between 2

What do I need?

You need to wear swimwear, bring a towel, change of clothes, suncream, sun hat 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)
  • All materials
  • Warm-Up & Stretching Class on the beach
  • Surf Theory Class at Surf Canaries HQ (theory evolves depending on course duration)
  • Video analysis on day 3
  • Surfskate training on day 4
  • Wave science on day 5
  • 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 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
Taster Lesson € 60 € 54
1 Day € 60 € 54
2 Days  € 116 € 104
3 Days € 167 € 150
4 Days € 214 € 192
5 Days € 256 € 230
+ Day/s €43 € 38
Family Lesson 4 Persons € 240 € 205
Family Lesson 5 Persons € 300 € 250
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.


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 mainly 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

Go Surfing with Surf Canaries!

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