Gran Canaria is considered one of the best places in the world for windsurfing. You can windsurf all along the coast from east to south, but there are also very good conditions at Playa de las Canteras in Las Palmas and at Gáldar in the northwest.
If you want to see the best windsurfers in their element, go to Pozo Izquierdo, were the wind can reach up to 60 km / h and to Playa de Vargas, one of the venues of the PWA Wave Classic Grand Prix. But if you're new to this sport, it is best to stick to sheltered harbors such as Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan.
Body Boarding and surfing
These types of water sports can best be enjoyed on the northern coast between Las Palmas and Gáldar. Constant on-shore winds provide surfers with ideal conditions and waves that can be up to 5 meters high. No wonder that Gran Canaria has been dubbed the European Hawaii.
There are also good conditions on the east coast, around Arinaga and in the south between Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas. If you don't want to bring your own board, there are several places in Gran Canaria, where you can rent the necessary equipment.