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 La Barra

Canary, Gran Canaria

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 Access

Just go to Las Canteras Beach, near Hotel Reina Isabel. Start swimiming from the beach to the reef, takes like 7 minutes. Only works with high tide. Very crowded. Agressive locals.

English (Translate this text in English): Just go to Las Canteras Beach, near Hotel Reina Isabel. Start swimiming from the beach to the reef, takes like 7 minutes. Only works with high tide. Very crowded. Agressive locals.

English (Translate this text in English): Just go to Las Canteras Beach, near Hotel Reina Isabel. Start swimiming from the beach to the reef, takes like 7 minutes. Only works with high tide. Very crowded. Agressive locals.

English (Translate this text in English): Just go to Las Canteras Beach, near Hotel Reina Isabel. Start swimiming from the beach to the reef, takes like 7 minutes. Only works with high tide. Very crowded. Agressive locals.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomFlat rocks

PowerHollow, Fast, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth

Good wind directionSouth

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdUltra crowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

Parking near the beach is usually difficult. There are some near private parkings at streets. Luis Morote and Padre Cueto.

English (Translate this text in English): Parking near the beach is usually difficult. There are some near private parkings at streets. Luis Morote and Padre Cueto.

English (Translate this text in English): Parking near the beach is usually difficult. There are some near private parkings at streets. Luis Morote and Padre Cueto.

English (Translate this text in English): Parking near the beach is usually difficult. There are some near private parkings at streets. Luis Morote and Padre Cueto.

Atmosphere

General

A nice spot especialy for boogie boarders

English (Translate this text in English): A nice spot especialy for boogie boarders

English (Translate this text in English): A nice spot especialy for boogie boarders

English (Translate this text in English): A nice spot especialy for boogie boarders

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By Charlotte Amalie Qvist , 14-02-2008

Hi - Does somebody knows how Gran Canaria and the other islands around are from March to August because I wanna go for a surf trip ASAP, but would like good waves.
I am still kind of beginner, can stand up and turn abit on my 7,2" but that's all.
I hope somebody can help me, and give me some advise about which place would be best for me?
Cheers
Charlotte

By Anonymous , 22-02-2007

Las Palmas - I've been living in Las Palmas for the last 5 months, and been surfing here since, this break has been really pretty consistently good throughout Jan and Feb 2007 this morning there was a good 6 foot to play with. I have been most days to his spot as it's 10 minutes from the apartment I have, on the whole the locals have been pretty good, with the exception of one guy who threatened me in Spanish (my Spanish is pretty poor, so I didn't get upset by it, as fuck knows what he said...) there are loads of people out at the weekends when the sun is shining so the main hazards are the crowds, and I have left stuff on the beach while I've been in the water without it going walkabout. On the whole, I would thoroughly recommend this place, as in the evening you can hit the bars in the Las Palmas, which on the whole not full of Brits on the piss, which is nice.

By snowblind , 03-02-2007

La Barra - I've been living in Las Palmas for the last 5 months, and been surfing here since, this break has been really pretty consistently good throughout Jan and Feb 2007 this morning there was a good 6 foot to play with. I have been most days to his spot as it's 10 minutes from the apartment I have, on the whole the locals have been pretty good, with the exception of one guy who threatened me in Spanish (my Spanish is pretty poor, so I didn't get upset by it, as fuck knows what he said...) there are loads of people out at the weekends when the sun is shining so the main hazards are the crowds, and I have left stuff on the beach while I've been in the water without it going walkabout. On the whole, I would thoroughly recommend this place, as in the evening you can hit the bars in the Las Palmas, which on the whole not full of Brits on the piss, which is nice.

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