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CommentsLanzarote, the most northern of the Canary Islands chain is located 100 km off the Moroccan coast, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean . For over two decades it has been known to surfers as the North Shore of Europe , this is with reference to its wave quality and the similarity in power to that found in Hawaii.
The island was named after a Genoese navigator called Lancelotto Malocello who arrived on the island during the second half of the XIV century opening the way to successive expeditions of French, British and Spanish sailors and merchants. Previously the isles were known as the Fortunate Islands.
We feature 2 resorts on the island of Lanzarote , Costa Teguise on the east coast and Famara on the west coast. Costa Teguise is a purpose built resort that is a haven for water sports enthusiast, however it does not have immediate access to surf and is more geared up for those looking for a quality type accommodation with transfers daily to the surf clinic or those surfers wishing to experience quality with surf only a few minutes ride away.
The small surf resort of Famara is 1,500 metres of beautiful beach with magnificent backdrop of volcanic mountains and has become a Surfers' paradise, although retaining its pure innocents and simplicity. You will find you are in the most tranquil of surroundings with very little night life entertainment on offer, but only a short taxi drive across the island you can find nightlife in the busy resort of Puerto del Carmen. The Volcanic island has produced a surreal yet beautiful red landscape and is part of the World Biosphere, Famara itself has been left in its natural state. Playa de Famara is considered by many to be its most beautiful surfing beaches in Europe.
Pure Vacations surf clinic in Lanzarote is very special and uses the Worlds Best and Most experienced Surf Instructor who is also fully qualified under the British Surfing Association Surf Clinic programme, we offer all clinics for all standards from Learn to Surf to Professionals, and provides a real chance to improve surfing skills. LANZAROTE - Spain