Famara kite spot in Lanzarote

Europe kitesurf spot in Spain

With huge cliffs overlooking the beach, steady trade winds through the summer and surf all year round it’s no wonder people are taking notice of Famara for kitesurfing and surfing. Peak Season for kiteboarding in Famara is in June, July and August but it can be done any time of year, you’ll just want a thicker wetsuit in the winter. The beach of Famara is home to multiple kite schools which teach kitesurfing. There are no obstacles in the ocean, no rocks or reefs: only infinite beaches and sandy beach breaks. In addition, the wind and waves are onshore so they tend to bring you back safely to the beach, so there are no major concerns. When you arrive, you'll find a massive beach spread along a curved beach and offers stunning views of the hulking seaside cliffs, the white-washed village of Farmara and the wind-whipped surf which has made this beach so popular among kitesurfers.

Off Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb

Early Season

  1. Mar
  2. Apr

Peak Season

  1. May
  2. Jun
  3. Jul
  4. Aug

Late Season

  1. Sep
  2. Oct
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Famara

Famara Beach is the main spot on Lanzarote with the most consistent winds for kitesurfing and easiest access for kitesurfers of all levels. The best (and luckily most common) direction for the wind is from the North and the best tides are low to mid, as at high tide the beach is narrow and the water is more choppy. In the summer season from May to September the trade winds known as Los Alisios blow across Lanzarote from the northeast. During this time the wind averages between 10 and 25 knots most days, and Famara beach picks up the Atlantic swell making it a perfect place to practice your wave riding on a sandy beach break. You’ll find more consistent waves for surfing in the winter season but the wind won’t be as predictable. A summer wetsuit or a shorty will be ideal here in summer, with something like 4/3 better for winter.

The Northern end of Famara beach has more stones and rocks on the beach and in the water so is recommended for more experienced riders only, but the Southern end is soft sand and perfect for anyone learning that might need to walk up the beach a few times. At low t...

Wind Forecast for Famara

Wind Stats for Famara

Kite conditions

  • water condition

    choppy, medium

  • starting area

    sandy beach, stony beach

  • wind

    gusty, passat

  • wind daytime

    all day

  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, wakestyle, wave

  • skill level

    intermediate, advanced, professional

  • body wear

    long neo, short neo

At the spot

  • has shower

    Yes

  • has toilet

    Yes

  • date factor

    2 - low