Tales from Ocean, Sand and Hurricane. This is Lanzarote
Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands which has remained mostly wild.
Now, like all the other islands, Lanzarote can be visited by spending little and offers a lot to many types of travelers; from the golden beaches and walks through the South Coast, to the jagged cliffs and the powerful swells of the Noth Shore.
Everything is drawn on three predominant colors, the intense blue of the ocean, the black of the volcanic cliffs and the white of the humble typical houses.
But there is still so much to discover on this island surrounded by the Atlantic.
Luck turned to our side when, on the prediction models, one in a million phenomenon appeared.
A strong category 4 Hurricane, Ophelia, originated off the African coast, was heading to north-east, passing about 2000 km from Lanzarote and the other Canary Islands.
The swell that hit the coast surprised us.
Many spots were impracticable eat up by the foam; only the outer reefs worked.
We’ve done with a broken leash, two beautiful waves and a great desire to try again!
After the first seven days spent between good waves, excursions on volcanic craters and visits to monuments and villages, the Calima, a tense and burning Saharan wind, began to blow, bringing large quantities of sand from the African continent.
However, Calima means off-shore wind and, on the small island north of Lanzarote, La Graciosa, we found a solitary right wave, sorrounded by desert and shaped by Calima itself.