The Canary Islands are situated in the Atlantic Ocean in the west coast of Africa by the Sahara desert. There are seven main islands but I'm going to concentrate on the three that are best suited for windsurfing: Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura. If you are looking for any kind of night life besides good winds you'll want to avoid Lanzarote and pick Gran Canaria. Fuerteventura is the best spot for waves. Windsurfingwise the best time to visit the islands is in the summer. Winterdays can be on some rare occasions windless.