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Stand up Paddle Surf at Las Canteras

On the beach at Las Canteras, which is well known for its great waves around these parts, there are some days that the sea stays calm. On days like this the tide hardly moves, the fish linger at the bottom, staying as still as children on Christmas Eve. These are days the local surfers have to do without waves, the odd time they are not out scudding on the waves letting out all their adrenalin. But it does happen sometimes.

Low tide on the beach of Las Canteras

So what do the girl and boy surfers from the capital do on the days the sea dozes off?

The answer is Stand Up Paddle Surf. A new sport which lets you make full use of calm days on the sea.  At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter whether it is high or low tide, or if it’s February or August. On Las Canteras beach, in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, there are 1457 different options for fun and sport, which is what it is all about. Among them you have Stand Up Paddle, a type of sport combining surfing (the surfers glide over the water as if they were skating, thanks to the boards) and rowing (using a long oar which helps them to move along).

Paddle Surf on Las Canteras

A different way to slide over the water, quite uncommon, in fact.

Even though it seems strange, nobody in the neighbourhood was surprised when they saw their neighbour gliding on the board with the oar in his hand for the first time. He was going at full tilt, like a silver surfer, zooming over the bay in a jiffy. It was a bit weird, but nobody batted an eyelid. Here there is a total understanding, because the surfers around here have the well earned right to turn their hand to anything. They will do whatever they need so as not to be away from the beach for too long. They are capable of making up 14 and a half sports, as long as it allows them to stick close to the long strip of sand of Las Canteras.

So now you know. What does a Las Palmas de Gran Canaria surfer do when the sea goes as flat as a pancake? Well, it’s obvious. Stand Up Paddle Surf.



Stand Up Paddle Surf schools

Northern area:

MojoSurf School & SurfCamp
Telephone: (+34) 659 225 500 / (+34) 828 014 420
Email: info@mojosurf.es
Web: www.mojosurf.es
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Brisa School
Telephone: (+34) 650 308 307
Email: info@brisaschool.com
Web: www.brisaschool.com
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ocean Side & Quiksilver Surf School
Telephone: (+34) 928 220 437
Email: info@ocean-side.es
Web: www.grancanariasurf.es
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Southern area:

Björn Dunkerbeck Surf School
Telephone: (+34) 629 348 679
Email: info@surfbd.com
Web: www.surfbd.com
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PR Surfing
Telephone: (+34) 928 769 719 / (+34) 628 104 025
Email: info@prsurfing.com
Web: www.prsurfing.com / www.prosurfingcompany.com
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E-7 Pantai Sup Center Gran Canaria
Telephone: (+34) 606 32 90 69
Email: Marcospereze7@hotmail.com
Website: http://e7pantaisurf.jimdo.com/
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