Canary Islands And Its Gigantic Waves
Jonathan Gonzalez, a local surfer, is in awe of the waves they experience at the Canary Islands and this is the very reason why he along with his friends is in love with the place. The Canary Islands are now making a name for themselves with La Gomera, the untouched island, receiving more tourists who are hoping to experience the La Gomera holidays. The beginning of Canary Islands is yet unknown to experts but it is believed that the first settlers are a group of indigenous Guanches. Canary Islands are located on the southern coast of Morocco with 60 miles in between. This is where the Guanches lived until 1400 when the conquerors from Spain came to the islands. There are unique beauties that can be found at the islands from barren deserts to lush tropical paradise.
Surfing came to the islands in 1960s when Englishmen visited the Canaries. The locals used whatever surfing equipment that was left behind by the foreigners and they used it to explore various surfing sites such as Las Americas located on Tenerife. A small group of surfers was developed by the 70s and when 80s came, the surfers are already braving the waves of North Tenerife and Lanzarote.
Gonzalez was 12 years old when he took an interest in surfing. He recalled back in the 80s when they found one board left behind by a traveler. The tip was already brokenbut they learned to surf nonetheless. His improvement was fast because by the time he was 17 years old, he was referred to as the first international professional surfer in the Canaries after winning a number of competitions in Europe and other countries overseas.
Gonzalez is now 36 years old and is one of the most renowned surfers in Europe and he is experts when it comes to hunting waves. The islands are now receiving more attention as the best spots to surf. Aside from surfing, there are a number of things one can do.For travelers who are into hiking, it is worth checking out La Gomera holidays to experience the beautiful mountainous trail on the island.