The surf conditions that exist in certain parts of the coast of Gran Canaria have made it possible to develop various forms of water sports that are based on the exploitation of this phenomenon, the most notable being windsurfing, surfing and bodyboarding, the latter being better known as "boogie" on the island.
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I can highly recommend diving with Top Diving, based in Puerto Rico. These guys are very professional, knowledgeable and above all Fun! They are PADI registered with the owners being very experienced PADI instructors, one is a Master instructor. From basic try-dives to the more challenging El-Cabron reef dive they go out of their way to make sure you enjoy al the diving safely.
They have recently opened an all new building right on the marina and can provide all good quality equipment. The owner personally drove my dive buddy and I up to Arinaga to do the El Cabron dive we wanted, you can’t ask for more than that! Give ‘em a try!
Equipment: You can use all or some of your own equipment or rent all that you need.
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Sailing in Gran Canaria is a sailor’s dream, during the months of April to October even more so, with some of the best practicing conditions! Local sailing clubs have produced several Olympic champions. There are sailing centres at Las Palmas, here the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) departs from. Also in the south coast, specifically Puerto Rico, Pasito Blanco, Arguineguin and Puerto de Mogán. If you head to any resort by the sea and you will easily find a school or company that will provide you with the right equipment you need to start sailing and tuition.
Golf has been played in Gran Canaria since 1891, every day of the year, ever since the foundation of the Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas, the first of its class in the whole of Spain. More than a century later, the same settings that made the island a favourite destination for golfers from all over Europe continue to attract a growing number of people keen to play at any time of the year.
Gran Canaria's present facilities, considered by experts to be among the best in Europe, comprise five magnificent courses in various parts of the island, although they all fall within a 50-kilometre radius. Designed by qualified professionals, they are true havens where you can enjoy the tranquillity needed to improve your game or simply to practise your favourite sport. As well as these courses (which are, in addition to the old established Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas, the Campo de Golf de Maspalomas, the Cortijo Club de Campo, the Salobre Golf & Resort and the Cortijo Golf Center), a further three are under construction, namely Anfi Tauro Golf, Meloneras Golf and Costa Botija Golf, evidence of the continuing popularity of this sport on the beautiful island of Gran Canaria.
Cant say that I recommend this, but the children were really impressed by the sight of the sharks that the fishermen had caught. Kept them out of the sea for a few days. Hehehe.... Jaws had nothing on these pair
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