SUP tours II
SUP tours Gran Canaria Part II
In this part we will describe tours for SUPers with some experience on open ocean or advanced SUPers
Arguineguin-Playa de Amadores.
From Arguineguin bay (Playa de Marañuelas) turning to the right heading the same way like in tour for beginners to Anfi. Leaving Anfi behind you will see Puerto Rico with both harbors. Just before Puerto Rico don’t forget to the lonely house on the rocks just on the shore. It belongs to some homeless guy, but as he lives there more than 17 years I don’t thing is homeless anymore. Passingalong Puerto Rico harbors watch the ugly hotels and apartment factory and feel happy that you are on the ocean. From Puerto Rico to Playa de Amadores go little far from shore as close to the shore is ocean more choppy. Finally after 5 km you arrive to Playa de Amadores. When you feel to fit you can do all the way back and write 10 km to your training diary.
Santa Agueda- Playa de Arena
From playa de Santa Agueda ( el Pajar) paddle direction Faro de Maspalomas, passing along coast and small beaches. After 3,5 km you will arrive into long sandy beach. As the beach is not accessible by the car is during the week mostly empty. It´s a small paradise. Don’t forget bring with you some water and food and just relax on the beach hour or two. Coming to the beach with SUP always on the knees as sometimes can be really strong shorebreak. In summer time you can encounter sometimes strong wind on the way back. When you are not advanced paddler go early in the morning or choose another tour.
From Playa de Marañuelas passing thru all sailing boats turn left after harbour. Paddle all the way along the peer but not too close as can be really choppy. After one km you will be in other bay of Arguineguin and enjoy the crystal clear water in the bay (when is some swell- enjoy waves). Follow the tour heading to cement factory and paddle along one km more. Then passing the peer turn to the left and enjoy the small bay of Santa Agueda. You can stop on the right side of beach and have some coffee or water in the small bar there. The distance is 3,5 km. On the way back pass under the cargo boats and feel small. This tour can be considered as very easy tour especially in the morning. As evening tour you can often encounter wind contra on the way back.
Last part of SUP tours ( for advanced and downwinders) comes in few days....