OTC – The Official Test Centre
Location: The OTC centre is based in South Bay, El Medano, in the south of Tenerife.
Open: Year round, 10am until 6pm, 7 days a week.
Conditions: South Bay – bump and jump. Harbour Wall (El Muelle) cross onshore wave riding, friendly reef break. El Cabezo cross onshore, punchy, powerful reef break.
Wind: Windy all year round, July and August the most consistent; the winter for the windiest and largest swells. Wind blows cross shore from the left where you launch at The OTC centre.
Equipment available: The OTC provide a unique service, offering a chance to test all the latest equipment from a wide range of brands. Everything from 75L wave boards to 130L blasting boards, and sails from 3.5m to 7.5m.
Lessons/Clinics: Can be arranged with OTC pro rider and rising star on the PWA tour, Adam Lewis. Contact Adam directly to arrange at [email protected]
Accommodation is not included, however please see OTC website – specific link – for detailed information of what is available nearby. And get in touch with them for more specific details and a hand booking.
Getting there: Regular flights from most UK airports. Flight time from the UK is four hours, and transfer from the airport is only 10minutes!
Package: 1 day hire €75. 7 days hire €290. 14days hire €430. (10% discount if you prebook)
Book with: [email protected]
The OTC is placed in one of the best all-round destinations, with the summer months in particular providing incredible conditions for anyone that’s comfortable blasting, right up to the top pros. Bump and jump conditions right outside the centre and a choice wave spots upwind, plus an abundance of equipment from all the major brands; this is the ultimate destination for a quick summer getaway, with the added bonus of being able to try and figure out exactly what board/sail suits you best.