The Canary Islands, off the northwest coast of Africa, are some of the most unique islands in the world; they’re volcanic in origin, rising from the Atlantic in jagged, forbidding peaks dotted with Spanish villages. They’re a sight to behold.

Offshore, things get even more impressive: the shallow, sharp reefs catch the brunt of Atlantic swells traveling from deep water, crafting many a fine—and challenging—blue-water surf break. Watch “Vilayta” David Rodal Santiago and Iballa Moreno take on some chunky Canary Island waves in this clip.