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!
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 strong teaching 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.
Jordán is one of the best qualified surf coaches from the Canary Islands with his wealth of experience in teaching spanning over 10 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 analyzing 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.
Coming from Slovenia Samir´s live changed radically when he tried surfing for the first time many years ago. Since then he has become a respected waterman in his own right, a tireless eco-warrior and above all an addict of surfing!
He has been instructing on the island since 2012 and has honed his skills as a very specialised and talented surf coach. Samir offers Surf Canaries not only his surfing knowledge but his contagious love for the sport - it is impossible to not be captivated by his passion for surfing!
Juanma comes from a background of various watersports and has the Spanish Surfing Instructors Licence next to his degree in sports science.
He brings to the team his easygoing, fun loving nature and is a very intuitive and astute instructor.
Juanma has been travelling extensively and was even running a surf camp in Chile.
He hunted us down as a place where he felt that he wanted to work and develop his vocation and we are very glad that he did! :)
Annika has been part of Surf Canaries since the early days and is the straight line that keeps these crazy cats in order... She has been giving classes on the beach many years - but since the birth of her daughter she is concentrating on the administrative work at Surf Canaries. Annika is the voice on the phone and the face behind the emails :)
Kasperi is the official photographer and videographer at Surf Canaries! He rose through the ranks of Surf Canaries Surf Club, becoming an excellent surfer competing on the Canarian Circuit. In 2017 he graduated from the Art and Superior Design School of Las Palmas, obtaining the Certificate of Higher Education (HNC) in Photography.
Today Kasperi is able to do what he loves - combining photography with surfing.
He truly understands how good it feels when somebody takes a photo or video whilst you surf the best wave of your day, week, month or of your life!
You can also book a private photo session with Kasperi - on land or in the water - just get in touch with him through www.kasperiturkia.com
Nestling at the foot of the Maspalomas sand dunes, our Surf School enjoys a great climate all year round. Combining this with world class coaching, Surf Canaries provides our surfers with a perfect training center.
We are based in Playa del Inglés in the south of Gran Canaria where we live the dream of an endless summer with year-round waves, often right outside of our surf school at the sand dunes of Maspalomas. We were set up in 2007 and quickly developed into a popular surf school due to our fame for offering high quality surf courses with a real personal feel and attention to detail.
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.
The secret to our success is a culture of really concerning ourselves with the well-being of each client. We strive to ensure that each one has a fantastic experience in and out of the water, either as a one day surf experience or a week long surf course.
Out of this, we can share Gran Canaria's beauty and fantastic waves whilst giving everyone the chance to experience what it is to catch a wave...