The windswept but likeable town of Pozo Izquierdo, 25km northeast of Playa del Inglés, has just one reason for being – windsurfing. In June and July, the town fills up with enthusiasts when it stages a leg of the Windsurfing World Cup. The rest of the year it's a quiet place, but the conditions for windsurfing are always fine.
There are a number of companies offering equipment rental and classes. Try Cutre Windsurf School, who conduct their lessons via radio-connected helmets, or Pozo Winds, who also offer windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) lessons. The schools can organise accommodation or there's a large hostel at the Centro Internacional de Windsurfing, right on the beachfront with ocean views from the dorms.