I went on a week long surf trip with Ben this year to Lanzarote, it was very well organised. We had nothing to worry about. The surfing tips I received were excellent. I would definitely go on a holiday like this again. Ben is an excellent surf instructor.
We will be based in Famara is a small quiet village to the North away from the tourist madness of the south. It is approx. 25 minutes from the airport. There are plenty of restaurants, 3 small supermarkets, a few small bars and a lively surf vibe going on. Water temp is nice so 3mm suits will be perfect and short and t shirts all day long.
Living costs are relatively inexpensive. There are super markets in the main town which are cheap for food and drink, as we are a little out local shops are a bit more expensive but not Irish prices. Same can be said of restaurants. Car hire is really cheap so taking a day around the island could be a nice option on a chill day