Kitesurfing Tarifa – Spain

Kitesurfing Tarifa

Tarifa – Spain

This page will tell you all about kitesurfing Tarifa.


Short summary

Some people say Tarifa is Europe’s paradise for wind and kitesurfing. Tarifa is situated on the most southern part of Spain. With just the street of Gibraltar in between, it is only a few kilometers away from Morocco. At a clear night you can even see the Africa’s lights. Tarifa is all about kitesurfing. There are a lot of kitesurfing shops and schools in the village, but also along the beach. For this reason it can be pretty crowded on the water, but it is worth it. Tarifa is part of the region Andalusia. If you are tired of kitesurfing there is a lot history to explore in this region. Around the corner there is Gibraltar. Cross the airport and border to give it a visit and enjoy the difference. Get your gear and jump in your campervan to visit Tarifa!


Spot characteristics

Quick overview

  • Rating: 7
  • Beginner friendly: Yes, but make sure you had some lessons
  • Best wind directions: Northwest, West, Southwest, South, Southeast
  • Launch area: Sandy beach
  • Water surface: Choppy, Waves
  • Type of water: Ocean
  • Comments: Always check the forecast, the wind can be really strong!

Best time to visit for kitesurfing

The best months to visit this spot are:

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Weather information


Best places to go

Places to sleep

There are many places to stay in in and around Tarifa. If you are looking for a place to stay and book your kitesurfing lessons as well, check out the website of kite progress tarifa.

If you are planning on staying on a campsite than Camping Torre de la Pena would be a great option. This place has some awesome views over the kitebeach.

Places to eat

Who doesn’t want to eat with a view over the ocean? Have some dinner at Arte Vida.

Ofcourse in the city centre of Tarifa there is more cosiness and culture. There are many restaurants to check out. If you like to eat eco friendly, you might want to reserve a seat at Eco Center Tarifa.

Places to visit in the area (after kitesurfing Tarifa)

Tarifa offers a lot of activities besides kitesurfing. If there is no wind, you should go:

  • Whale watching
  • Rent a mountainbike, go hiking or horseriding
  • Visit Gibraltar (bring your passport)
  • Bring your surfboard and find some waves around the coast of Cadiz
  • Check out the history of Andalusia in one of the famous cities. Check TripAdvisor for more information.

Places to shop

There are many shops in the town of Tarifa. You can rent all kind of gear there. If you need to rent some kitesurfing gear near the beach, than you should visit Radicalsurfex. In the town there are a lot of kitesurfingschool, so visit more places to get a better price!

How to get there?

Tarifa is attainable from many directions. You can for example fly to Tangier in Morocco, Sevilla or even to Malaga. Find the cheapiest option with SkyScanner.


Enjoy your time kitesurfing Tarifa!

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