SPOTS KITESURF TARIFA

SPOTS OF KITESURF IN TARIFA

Tarifa has numerous spots for practicing sports such as windsurfing and kite surfing and even surfing, along its more than 20 nautical miles of beach.

Its wind and the extensive beaches, enviable conditions to navigate with or without waves.

In the winter months there are usually more waves.

All of them are ideal places to practice these sports depending on the wind and the level of each one, an important fact to take into account before practicing them.

 

Most important spots: Balneario, La Jaima, Rio Jara, Los Lances, Valdevaqueros, Punta Paloma.

BALNEARIO

Beach of fine and soft sand without stones, the seabed is also sandy

It is the first beach just next to the Isla de las Paloma, which separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean Sea. It is located in the center of Tarifa , about 200 meters from the port.

There is parking, several bars and showers.

You can practice Kitesurf from September 15 th to June 15th. During the summer it is an exclusive beach for bathers. In summer  the practice of kitesurfing is forbidden.

With Poniente wind: Approximately 40% of the days. Side-on-shore. Normally choppy and small waves of 1 meter. Constant wind.

With Levante wind: Approximately 50% of the days. Side-off-shore. Normally, it is completely flat with all wind intensities and without swell.

With swell medium waves between 1 and 2 meters, with strong swell (very few days per year, usually in winter) waves of 3 and 4 meters. Constant wind.

With South Wind: Approximately 5% of the days. On-shore. Sea with much choppy, and waves riot. Medium-difficult condition due to the direction of the wind and the direction of the waves that make it difficult to get close to the shore. Constant wind

With North wind: Approximately 5% of the days. Side-shore. Sea with little choppy. With medium and strong swell perfect for surfkite, the waves usually have a good distance between them. Constant wind.

Recommended level: Advanced and expert.

The best conditions are:

For freestyle, Levante with flat sea.

For surfkite , Poniente ,with medium and strong swell and north wind with medium and strong swell.

RIO JARA

Beach of  fine and soft sand without stones, the seabed is also sandy, the bottom of the lagoon is sand and in some places mud.

It is located on National Highway 340 at the height of km 82. You can also get there walking from La Jaima or from Los Lances.

There are 1 parking and 2 bars at 500 meters

You can practice Kitesurf from September 15 th to June 15th. During the summer it is an exclusive beach for bathers. In summer  the practice of kitesurfing is forbidden.

With Poniente wind: Approximately 40% of the days. Side-on-shore. Normally choppy and small waves of 1 meter. Constant wind.

With Levante wind: Approximately 50% of the days. Side-off-shore. Normally, it is completely flat with all wind intensities and without swell.

With swell medium waves between 1 and 2 meters, with strong swell (very few days per year, usually in winter) waves of 3 and 4 meters. Constant wind.

With South Wind: Approximately 5% of the days. On-shore. Sea with much choppy, and waves riot. Medium-difficult condition due to the direction of the wind and the direction of the waves that make it difficult to get close to the shore. Constant wind

With North wind: Approximately 5% of the days. Side-shore. Sea with little choppy. With medium and strong swell perfect for surfkite, the waves usually have a good distance between them. Constant wind.

Recommended level: All Levels

The best conditions are:

For freestyle, Levante  with flat sea.

For surfkite , Poniente ,with medium and strong swell and north wind with medium and strong swell.

LOS LANCES

Beach of fine sand and in some places small stones, the seabed is also sand and mixed stone in the far north.

Los Lances Sur goes from the town to the Rio Jara. From September 15th  to June 15 th you can practice Kitesurfing on this beach. In summer it is exclusively for bathers.

Los Lances North goes from the Río Jara to Arte Vida.

It is allowed to practice kitesurfing all year round. From June 15 to September 15. There are areas for kitesurfing schools, an area for practitioners and small areas for bathers.

The courses are usually taught between the Chiringuito Agua and the Waves area (4 km from the town of Tarifa, in the direction of Cadiz).

There are rescue boats for the days of Levante

There are several public car parks at the beach, bars, showers.

With Poniente wind: Approximately 40% of the days. Side-on-shore. Normally choppy and small waves of 1 meter. Constant wind.

With Levante wind: Approximately 50% of the days. Side-off-shore. Normally, it is completely flat with all wind intensities and without swell.

With swell medium waves between 1 and 2 meters, with strong swell (very few days per year, usually in winter) waves of 3 and 4 meters. Constant wind.

With South Wind: Approximately 5% of the days. On-shore. Sea with much choppy, and waves riot. Medium-difficult condition due to the direction of the wind and the direction of the waves that make it difficult to get close to the shore. Constant wind

With North wind: Approximately 5% of the days. Side-shore. Sea with little choppy. With medium and strong swell perfect for surfkite, the waves usually have a good distance between them. Constant wind.

Recommended level: All levels

The best conditions are:

For freestyle and freeride , Poniente 

For surfkite, good waves in the north.

VALDEVAQUEROS

Beach of fine sand and in some places small stones, the seabed is also sandy and mixed. Stone in the extreme south.

There are 1 public / private car parks at the beach, 4 bars, (1 open all year and another 7/8 months). Private showers and air compressors offered from most bars.

The practice of kitesurfing is allowed all year round. From June 15th  to September 15th, there are areas for kitesurfing, an area for windsurfing, and small areas for bathers.

We must respect the windsurfing area to avoid collisions and localism.

With Poniente  wind: Approximately 40% of the days. Side-on-shore. Normally choppy and small waves of 1 meter. Constant wind and I finish very good in summer.

With Levante wind: Approximately 50% of the days. Side shore and Side-offshore.

Normally, it is completely flat with all wind intensities and without swell.

With swell medium waves between 1 and 2 meters, with strong swell (very few days per year, usually in winter) waves of 3 and 4 meters. Constant wind. In winter, the first 50 meters of shore is a few days without wind.

With South Wind: Approximately 5% of the days. On-shore. Sea with much choppy, and waves riot. Medium-difficult condition due to the direction of the wind and the direction of the waves that make it difficult to get close to the shore. Constant wind

With North wind: Approximately 5% of the days. Side-shore. Sea with little choppy.

Recommended for all levels.

The best conditions:

For freestyle and freeride , with Poniente and Térmico.

For surfkite,  good waves in the southern part.

PUNTA PALOMA

Beach of fine sand and in some places small stones, the seabed is also sandy and mixed. Stone in the extreme south.

There are 1 public / private car parks at the beach, 4 bars, (1 open all year and another 7/8 months). Private showers and air compressors offered from most bars.

The practice of kitesurfing is allowed all year round. From June 15 to September 15, there are areas for kitesurfing, an area for windsurfing, and small areas for bathers.

We must respect the windsurfing area to avoid collisions and localism

With Poniente wind: Approximately 40% of the days. Side-on-shore. Normally choppy and small waves of 1 meter. Constant wind and I finish very good in summer.

With Levante wind: Approximately 50% of the days. Side shore and Side-offshore.

Normally, it is completely flat with all wind intensities and without swell.

With swell medium waves between 1 and 2 meters, with strong swell (very few days per year, usually in winter) waves of 3 and 4 meters. Constant wind. In winter, the first 50 meters of shore is a few days without wind.

With South Wind: Approximately 5% of the days. On-shore. Sea with much choppy, and waves riot. Medium-difficult condition due to the direction of the wind and the direction of the waves that make it difficult to get close to the shore. Constant wind

With North wind: Approximately 5% of the days. Side-shore. Sea with little choppy.

Recommended for all levels.

The best conditions:

For freestyle and freeride with Poniente, Levante and Térmico.

For surfkite,  very good waves in the northern part, only with south wind.

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