El Medano is a town situated in the municipality of Granadila de Abona, on the island of Tenerife one of the Canary Islands. The strong winds and the great climate conditions make El Medano an irresistible temptation for all windsurfing enthusiasts.
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Wind Surfing in Roquetas de Mar, Almeria, Andalusia Spain
It was once a traditional fishing town, but now is a low key tourist resort town, designated a National Tourist Amenity since 1967. It is called the sunniest region of all Europe, with more than 3000 hours of sunshine every year, and low rainfall. Roquetas de Mar enjoys a Mediterranean sub-tropical climate, with temperatures from 16°C to 30°C, and June through September being considered as quite warm months (26°C/78.80°F to 30°C/86°F). Water temperature is quite warm too (20°C/68°F to 24°C/75.20°F).
During summer, it is a high season resort, with a lot of windsurfing and water sport activity going on. Its many clean, blue-flag, sandy beaches (more than 10 km/6 mi), and mild wind conditions make it an unique destination for beginners. The advanced windsurfers will have a chance to improve their skills when wind gets stronger. The small waves are easy for the inexperienced ones.