The large, wide beaches are a perfect launch site for kitesurfing. There are many different locations to choose from along the coast especially in the Winter when the beaches are quieter. Hiring a car will enable you to make full use of the different spots. If the wind is Easterly, or in July and August the best spots for kitesurfing are Dos Mares or Valdevaqueros, which is the safest area in Tarifa.
Kitesurf Rental and lessons
There are over fifteen kitesurfing schools if you require lessons or kit rental. However bringing your own kit couldn’t be easier (see getting there section).
Our local agent Tarifa Direct can help you with booking kitesurf courses or rental when you arrive.
Tarifa is a world famous venue for both windsurfing and kitesurfing, often referred to as the “Wind Capital of Europe.” With it’s constant winds, over 7 miles of white sandy beaches, deep blue water and three thousand hours of sunlight per year, it makes a great all year round destination.
There are two prevailing winds; the ‘Levante’ (Easterly), is a stronger warmer wind, which blows cross-offshore from the left creating flatter water conditions. The ‘Poniente’ blows cross on shore from the Atlantic Ocean producing waves and is more predominant in Autumn and Spring. The wind is generally strongest in the afternoons.