The Canary Islands archipelago is a breath of (lesser) fresh air in the European winter and has become the number one destination for a quick surf escape to warmer climates. It also has a long tradition of hosting World Surf League events, and while a two-year hiatus had us almost forget about the gems found in the sun-soaked islands, good news is the QS heads back there for the Las Americas Pro Tenerife in January!
Contests have run at beach breaks and slabs on Gran Canaria, point breaks on Lanzarote, but this time it's a classic A-frame peak on the southern tip of Tenerife that's about to host Europe's best.
The predominant left surfed over boulders produces a long, walled-up ride and room for multiple maneuvers. In other words, a perfect arena to display modern professional surfing at its finest. And if that wasn't enough, turns out January actually is the ideal time of year to score!
An 85% swell consistency, hitting the spot just the right angle, and on average six foot waves with offshore winds, sounds like a dream? We'll know in about three weeks how accurate those seasonal stats are.
In the meantime, entries are pouring in from some of the best male and female European surfers and upcoming talents, as well as a pool of local surfers wanting their piece of the action for QS1,500 points and prizemoney.
Tune in from January 29 - February 4, 2018 and check out all the photos, videos and updates right here!