Originally Posted by bazzer
I have windsurfed in the Canaries and I can tell you the trade
winds can blow pretty good in the winter. Check you can get a nice sheltered berth!
There are wind
acceleration zones around the canaries that can give that impression and the odd storm blows through but the canaries are a massive European winter sun destination
and there's a reason for that.
Anyway the harbour infrastructure is generally excellent , good marinas
in San sebastion de la gomera , puerto mogan in grand canaria, puerto calero in lanzarote as well as in the capitals on grand canaria ( las palmas) and Tenerife( Santa cruz) (though avoid arreciffe on lanza , though Santa cruz
is a little industrial and did get beat up in a recent storm. Las palmas
is probably best , but I prefer San Sebastion on gomera, better micro climate, Marina right slap in the middle of town , less sophisticated then the bigger islands and cheaper too. Stayed in the Marina a few times. Nice