Great thing about Tenerife is there are other nice things to do here if the wind does not cooperate. Like surfing - we saw two nice breaks in Las Americas. Biking, if you don't mind to paddle up some steep hills. Swimming/ body surfing, which speaks for itself. And hiking of course.
We went up the Pico del Teide one of our first days on the island. While it was cloudy downtown up on the mountain (> 2000 meter) the sun was shining bright. Today we did another walk: the Barranco del Infierno. A nice three hour walk which preferably should be walked in the early morning or afternoon. Otherwise you get literally microwaved during the beginning of the walk before you reach the gorge as there isn't any shade on the way.
If you are thinking of going to Tenerife and you want to avoid the crowd El Medano is a really nice alternative to stay. We enjoyed staying in Casas del Colores only a few steps away from the beach. Our host Rudi is a really nice guy who is doing his best to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Check out his website for more information.
Half of my summer holiday is over now. Still another two weeks to go. What a joy! Read on the internet that it is going to be hot in Holland upcoming days. So after some Spanish heat we now can work on our tan (which is already deep brown) further on in Holland. Although I really enjoy the warm weather & sunshine I still hope the wind will be able to break through the heat so I can do some more windsurfing before it's time to go back to the office. Keep my fingers crossed.
Whishing you all a great summer!