ABOUT TARIFA

 

TARIFA


General information about the kitesurfing spot


Tarifa, is the most southern part of Europe, lying at the beginning of the beautiful Costa de la Luz, widely acknowledged to be Spain’s least spoilt and developed coastline. With wind blowing almost everyday during the season it is a perfect place to connect with the Elements - learn and enjoy Kitesurfing. Tarifa is a touristic destination with a distinctive character, marked by ‘’NEVER ENDING WIND’’and great atmosphere in Mediterranean style town of Tarifa.

The bohemian town of Tarifa is situated just 14 kilometres far from Africa where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean, it enjoys spectacular views of the Rif Mountains of Africa across the water.

Tarifa is a magic place with more than 38 km of white sandy beaches, amazing views from the coast and its Moroccan culture influence that will make you walk through its narrow and winding streets, surrounded by white typical Andalusian houses, full of restaurants and bars. Tarifa it is a place with which you will fell in love from the first time you visit.

 

TARIFA KITESURFING BEACHES

 
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LOS LANCES BEACH, TARIFA


LOS LANCES BEACH TARIFA


This is the most famous spot for learning kitesurfing in Tarifa. It starts at Rio Jara and ends at Hotel Dos Mares.
This spot has two types of winds: "Poniente" (side on-shore wind) blows from the west and "Levante" (side off-shore wind) blows from the east.

In this spot there are rescue boats due to the side off-shore wind conditions. The Sea Angels are working in Tarifa the whole season (March - November) normally from 11 to 7. The price per rescue can be very expensive if you don't buy the rescue voucher in advanced. You can buy the vouchers at Chiringuito Agua. The cost is €50 for 5 or €30 for 2 rescues, but don't worry if you are our student, you won't have to pay!

On a high tide, near Rio de Jara (river) you can find a beautiful lagoon, which is perfect for beginners and freestyle.

During the summer months the spot is divided in different areas: for schools, advanced kitesurfers and windsurfers, so unlike many other places in the world, you have have a piece of mind when you are practicing at any level of kitesurfing.

SPOT FEATURES

  • Wind: Levante (East) Side-Offshore and Poniente (West) Side-Onshore
  • Water: When strong levante chop, when strong poniente waves, other ways it’s nice and smooth
  • Level: Beginners to advanced
  • Parking: Free
  • Restaurants & Bars: Chiringuito Agua
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VALDEVAQUEROS & PUNTA PALOMA BEACH, TARIFA


VALDEVAQUEROS & PUNTA PALOMA BEACH, TARIFA


Situated approximately 8 km from the centre of Tarifa, this this beach is perfect for kitesurfing when Levante wind blows.

There is no Rescue Boats in the spot, thanks to the cove shape that this beach has, when the wind blow side off, there are no risks to get drag in the middle of the sea. When the Sea Angels (Rescue Boats) in Los Lances beach are not available, Valdevaqueros is the best choice for kitesurfing in Tarifa.

During the summer months (June-August) this spot is crowded of kites, people sunbathing and windsurfers; the reserved area for kitesurfing, at the end of the beach is narrow and you can find some stones, so you have to be careful when launching and landing your kite.





SPOT FEATURES

  • Wind: Levante (East) Side-Offshore and Poniente (West) Side-Onshore
  • Water: When strong levante chop, when strong poniente waves, other ways it’s nice and smooth
  • Level: Beginners to advanced
  • Parking: Free. During summer months 1 - 2 € voluntary
  • Restaurants & Bars: The area is surrounded by different restaurants and bars
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PALMONES BEACH, TARIFA

PALMONES BEACH, TARIFA


This beach is situated at the north of Algeciras, 17km away from Tarifa. It’s perfect for kitesurfing when the wind is too strong or too gusty in Tarifa (over 40 knots), Palmones has stedy 20-25 knots, what makes it perfect kitesurfing spot for the day.

This spot is great to learn kitesurfing and with direct view on Gibraltar, it feels like being on a sightseeing trip. You will find all the kitesurfing schools from Tarifa here when our spot is too violent.

SPOT FEATURES

  • Wind: Levante (East) Side-Onshore
  • Water: Small waves and chop on the high tide
  • Level: Beginners to advanced
  • Parking: Free.
  • Restaurants & Bars: One bar on either side of the beach
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CAÑOS DE MECA, CÁDIZ

CAÑOS DE MECA, CÁDIZ


Although is situated 70km far from Tarifa, it is a spot worth visiting if you want to have a beautiful Kitesurfing session with waves. It is not a popular spot for teaching due to the difficulty level, however if you are an independent rider and you want to enjoy a ‘’Wave’’ or ‘’Big Air’’ session with beautiful views, Los Caños de Meca is your place!

As Palmones, it is a perfect spot when the wind in Tarifa is too strong. There is plenty of parking space on the cheap and secure car park by the bar. The beach is wide and clean, so landing and launching your kite is safe.

SPOT FEATURES

  • Wind: Levante (East) Side-Onshore
  • Water: Waves
  • Level: Intermediate to advanced
  • Parking: Free on the road or paid and secure by the bar.
  • Restaurants & Bars: Bar Las Dunas (during the winter fireplace inside)
  • Location: 45 min from Tarifa
 





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