Water Sports in Gran Canaria
The climate within Gran Canaria is very mild and this is the case all year round therefore it is the ideal location for people that enjoy water sports. This location is popular with tourists that use the frequent flights to Gran Canaria in order to make the most of the various water sports, which are on offer. In Gran Canaria the sea temperature rarely falls below eighteen degrees in centigrade. The average water temperature within Gran Canaria is about twenty-three degrees centigrade.
There is a vast array of water sports that are on offer within Gran Canaria and this includes sailing, windsurfing, surfing, body boarding, scuba diving and also fishing to name a few.
There are a lot of sailors that would describe Gran Canaria as being a magical place for sailing and this is especially the case between April and October. There are a number of sailing centers that are located within Gran Canaria. There is an annual sailing event that takes place along the southern coast and this takes in the areas that are known as Puerto Rico, Arguineguin and also Puerto de Mogan. Within these ports there are some sailing schools and these all have equipment that can be hired and tuition is also available for people that would like to brush up on their knowledge and experience.
Gran Canaria is also very popular with people that are interested in windsurfing and it is considered one of the best places in the world. It is possible for people to windsurf all along the coast of the island from the east down to the south. There are some areas around the island where windsurfers are able to get up to speeds of sixty kilometers per hour and one of these areas is Playa de Vargas. The areas of Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan are perfect for beginners as they are a bit more sheltered.