A short, fast, barreling wave next to the harbour wave El Muelle in Caleta de Famara – El Cagao
It’s a short and very hollow wave, which offers an intense ride. El Cagao is loved by local bodyboarders. The wave breaks over a sharp volcanic reef and finishes only a few meters from the rocky shore in a perfect channel.
Board recommendation for El Cagao
El Cagao is a fast and hollow wave, so you will want a round, round-pin, or a pin-tail surf board to surf it. Sharper rails and some extra nose rocker will help you to make the vertical drop. Caleta de Famara is full of surf shops, where you can find a wide variety of rental boards.
Wave direction: rights and lefts
Surfers Level: Advanced to Pro
Bottom: lava reef
Type of wave: reef break
Best wind: SW-SE
Best Tide: LOW
Swell window: North West to North
Required swell size: 2m-4m
Shore facing: N
Crowd factor: high on bigger north swells
Hazards: powerful wave, sharp rocks, strong rips
Access: lava rocks
Eat & Sleep in Famara
Famara is a real surf town. There is people in wetsuits, or with surf boards everywhere. Foodies will love our great food. Tapas bars, pizza, fish restaurants, and World Class restaurants, such as El Risco. It was awarded as Best Canary Islands Restaurant in 2019. Affordable accommodation is offered by surf schools on the main road in Famara.
El Cagao is definitely not a place for beginner surfers. But only a few minutes walk away is the 6km long sandy beach, where surf lessons are offered daily. Check surf schools in Famara for surf courses and surf board rental.