What to expect at kitespot El Médano?
On Tenerife a 20 minute drive from Tenerife Airport South you’ll find kitespot El Médano with choppy water, sandy beach and some rocks to be aware off. The spot has a capacity for around 125 kitesurfers.
The Island Tenerife is a part of Spain and was created by volcanic eruptions 12 million years ago.
Kitespot El Médano has a constant trade wind with the best wind certainty in July & August. The wind is mostly coming from the NorthEast, which is side onshore at this spot and between 12 to 30 knots with some 30+ days. Most used kite is 9m.
The wind is gusty near the beach and more constant if you ride a little bit out the bay.
At low tide there are almost no waves. This is nice when you're starting with your first kitesurf lessons. At high tide the waves can be up to 1.5 to 3m. Furthermore the waves are picking up when the wind is stronger than 25knots. If you're searching for a bit more swell, ride up to the Harbour Wall at the left side or the Bunker on the ride side of the spot.
There are rocks in the water so keep your distance on the right and left side of the shore when riding.
You can set up your gear on the sandy beach. There are no obstacles for launching. The right side of the beach is for kitesurfers, the left side for swimmers etc.
Level of riding
This spot is only for intermediate riders because of the gusty wind and high waves. However if you are under guidance of a kite instructor this spot is also rideable when you're a beginner.
You can park near the spot. Checkout the shops near the beach and get your lunch & drinks at Cafe Flashpoint. This spot also has a lot of accommodations near the spot, so you can hit the water just after you wake up.
Alternative travel kitespot
Make sure to also check kitespot Vargas at Cran Canaria.