If you want to be sure of perfect conditions for kitesurfing, then Tarifa has all the sun and wind you could wish for. It’s one of the windiest places in Europe, with beautiful sandy beaches and stunning Andalusian landscapes. With ample accommodation, exceptional conditions and kite schools like Dragon, there’s everything you need to learn to kitesurf in Tarifa.
Tarifa is located on the southern tip of Spain and still retains all its small town charm. There are comparatively few beach-going tourists, which means the big sandy beaches are often empty and perfect for kitesurfing. And with Dragon offering everything from individual to group tuition, equipment hire and fully qualified instructors, if you learn to kitesurf in Tarifa it should tick all the boxes.
Dragon Kite School is an international kitesurfing school that can arrange everything you need for your holiday. You can choose between private, semi-private and group tuition depending on your preference. They’ll provide you with all the latest up-to-date equipment, including a helmet, harness, floating vest and wet suit. The safety of its students is something Dragon takes very seriously.
All their instructors speak perfect English and have IKO, BKSA or VDWS certification. All your safety equipment and third party insurance, as well as basic accident insurance, will be included in the price too.
They offer tuition for all levels of kitesurfer over the age of eight years old. So even if you’ve never even seen kitesurfing in the flesh before, you’re in good hands. Beginners can learn the basics and more advanced riders can build on their skills and even try surf riding and wave handling lessons for the first time.
Dragon Kite School cater for all levels of kitesurfer and will treat each student on an individual basis. They do this based around their existing kitesurfing course system. These include the Discover Kitesurf and Beginners courses, which offer a great introduction to the sport. Their Five Day course aims to take you from complete beginner to independent kiteboarder over its duration.
The Intensive course lasts three days and is great for developing skills and the Advanced and Expert courses help to build confidence and get you to the next step, including wave riding.
Over the last couple of decades Tarifa has been transformed from sleepy seaside village to international kitesurfing Mecca. Too windy to be considered a true beach resort, its vast sandy beaches, reliable winds and sunny conditions were practically designed for kitesurfing.
This is the place where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, and it’s all protected by national park, so there aren’t any big holiday resorts.
The beautiful beaches of Los Lances, Valdevaqueros and Punto Paloma are all backdropped by the incredible scenery of Andalusia. And across the water you can marvel at the amazing mountain backdrop of Morocco. Dragon even offer some surf breaks across the Med if you’re in the mood for Africa too.
The perfect conditions and absence of too many holidaymakers and swimmers means this is one of the best spots in the world to kitesurf. With expert tuition from Dragon Kite School and all your accommodation sorted in advance, you couldn’t really ask for more.