Friday 2nd March. Sun, sea, sand, wind surfing. This is more like it!
Great for surfing in summer but some windsurfers (only a small few) seem to purposely target surfers in this spot and it's problematic, maybe because they think it is only a windsurf/kite surf area or are just hopeless at windsurfing. On busy days I've seen children almost hit and on multiple occasions I and others have had near misses by dudes that are going way to fast coming in and out, and for what? So you get a sick fast ride on the swell?? Wicked fun hey almost hurting people trying to enjoy their day? When the surfers are squeezed into the space on the left side there's plenty of space on the right side of the beach, at least 20 meters of emptiness on the occasions I am talking about until the rocks come up again. What is the need to come within 1 meter of someone with this much space? I understand visibility going to the shore with big swell can be difficult and on busy days there isn't much space, so go slower in the surf spot coming in maybe, but there's no excuse on the way out. The current can move surfers along the beach and this is understandable if we come close, but this isn't the cause on the occasions I am talking about. On the worst occasion I had a guy come within a meter repeatedly with plenty of space and on the 5th time I had to lose it at him, I was so angry, it was pretty obvious what he was doing when I was respecting everyone around me and enjoying my day. One day someone with children and/or a family that cares about them will get a serious head injury and die and to those few who do this, NO ONE is going to think you're cool and you're hopefully going to feel terrible. The surf shops know windsurfers can come too close at times and the workers/owners are great people, but they can't enforce or prevent other people from doing it. If the cool windsurfers are reading this, please let your fellow windsurfers know when you can to be safer and watch out for surfers and other people so we can share the ocean, respect each other and have fun together with no injuries, greatly appreciated by everyone. Thanks!
30dec17-- A Thank You to our host, Bahia Water Sports Center - El Medano - Tenerife, for sponsoring this 'live cam' View on the beach of El Médano, Tenerife, one of the best places for surfers in the world, spectacular.
not much surf today
Hello to the baton twirler on the beach @ 11pm!
Calm now will check out on Tuesday 7th March
good idea with the childrenrigg on the learningboard , to see the wind
what has happened to the cam on top of the El Mendano Hotel?
I can check my kitesurf session in the evening with the tme lapse function, that' a pretty handful feature Thanks : Magyar Windsurf and Kitesurf Academy.
The slope is for water skiing.
Any chance someone would go and stratighten this camera? #ocd