Family ties

Lanzarote isn’t just great for those yearning after big wave action – it’s actually pretty good for an all round family stand up paddle boarding holiday. Here’s the story from our trip we took earlier in the year.


Words and pics: Tez Plavenieks

2002 was the last time I set foot on the volcanic island of Lanzarote. As the plane hurtled towards the Arrecife airport runway I remember gazing down through a cloudless sky and spotting the island’s reefs, points and offshore bombies all pulsing with juice.

SUP Lanzarote

At the time I didn’t realise that being able to see defined lines of swell from that height meant Lanza was pumping. It was only when my travelling/surfing buddy and I dropped down the steady incline towards Famara beach, having picked up our hire car, that we realised just how big it was.

For the majority of our stay the status quo remained and we spent our days seeking shelter and waves that wouldn’t wallop us! My return visit was extremely different. With our seven month daughter Molly in tow and grandparents, we were searching for a family holiday with a…

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