Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are off the beaten path for North American paddlers, but the rugged islands off the coast of North Africa are home to a thriving stand up paddling community comprised largely of European expats seeking a slower pace of life. If you are looking for a place to unwind after the hustle and bustle of tour of the continent or just looking for somewhere new to relax and unwind, plot a course for the Canary Islands. There are amazing waves and numerous open water paddling opportunities, to include some legitimate downwind runs off-shore.