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Tarifa Spain
Great wind chance
67%
22° Air
21° Water

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Spot Description

Tarifa is one of those spots everyone knows about. Located at the most southern part of Spain, it is known for always being windy and sunny and dry weather for most of the year. It’s the kite mecca of Europe with surf shops everywhere, a good food and party scene and beautiful beaches.Tarifa offers perfect conditions for wave and free riding, although beginners might find it challenging to overcome the waves into calmer waters.

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Details for Tarifa
Beach: Valdevaqueros
I 5 8c01462fb0b343cbbb0dc72348cc80b467b50ffa2c371fa5a30a2c088aa2b24b Kite schools
https://www.ion-club.net/en/tarifa-kite-school/ http://www.tarifaspinout.com/ http://aka-tarifa.com/ http://en.3sixtykiteschooltarifa.com/ http://www.kiteschooltarifa.net/ http://gonekitingtarifa.com/
I 1 77e4666d44d8a5ed1d709668b31fb4c1ae700040135c2bb9c3b4667b34ab1c82 Location
Situated around 10 km northwest of Tarifa, this place offers a vast playground for wave riding and free riding/free style.
I 2 93fdaf0953d32c43159afd4e568d05ab2b91fde409fd0e489dac2b72ed065ef3 Wind condition
Best with levante (easterly) wind
I 3 3f9f00e280ed1cf3094e01193787fb9944dc22afff4d561a420394facceab773 Water Condition
Waves can be as big as 3m during strong wind conditions. Tide comes in the early afternoon, so watch out where you put your kite before having a siesta.
I 4 b3e0535591c8f44135bffe2860085a7442a17d3be0c1fb404d9443495c388221 Warning
The beach is divided into a kite zone (north) and a windsurf zone (south). During strong wind, this place can be challenging for beginners.
I 6 7c078403338e872b7840a005671ab8f45b081002874d896d3511da03b03d0ca9 Accomodation
There are tons of hostels/hotels/apartments and airbnb opportunities in Tarifa
I 7 b74c2c938485ba623881d9603b52b38b92e791d2be3aa6967edf0a98136be058 Distance
Kite schools can organise rides to and from the spot. If you have your own ride, drive out of Tarifa on E-5 for about 10 km and turn left into Club Mistral
I 8 b9af7e81e7cc9bc0f60440cdfbf17c175c9b53894c78236dbcb2d2fbac11990f Restaurants
Lunch at club Mistral is pretty good and filling.
I 10 0c7994c64245a1ef5deca9768a3069b03b4c18b5763b67355f2977afcb2c62c1 Sports
Nightlife, visiting Gibraltar, visiting the surrounding Andalusian villages
Beach: Los Lances
I 5 8c01462fb0b343cbbb0dc72348cc80b467b50ffa2c371fa5a30a2c088aa2b24b Kite schools
https://www.ion-club.net/en/tarifa-kite-school/ http://www.tarifaspinout.com/ http://en.3sixtykiteschooltarifa.com/ http://aka-tarifa.com/ http://www.kiteschooltarifa.net/ http://gonekitingtarifa.com/
I 1 77e4666d44d8a5ed1d709668b31fb4c1ae700040135c2bb9c3b4667b34ab1c82 Location
About 5 km northwest of Tarifa, Playa Los Lances is a long stretch of sandy beach from Rio Jara to Hotel Dos Mares.
I 2 93fdaf0953d32c43159afd4e568d05ab2b91fde409fd0e489dac2b72ed065ef3 Wind condition
Best at poniente (westerly) wind that comes side-onshore. With levante (easterly) this spot can be dangerous due to side-offshore wind.
I 3 3f9f00e280ed1cf3094e01193787fb9944dc22afff4d561a420394facceab773 Water Condition
Choppy and wavy during strong wind conditions
I 4 b3e0535591c8f44135bffe2860085a7442a17d3be0c1fb404d9443495c388221 Warning
There are certain zones for kitesurfers, windsurfers and schools durig summer months
I 6 7c078403338e872b7840a005671ab8f45b081002874d896d3511da03b03d0ca9 Accomodation
There are tons of hostels/hotels/apartments and airbnb opportunities in Tarifa
I 7 b74c2c938485ba623881d9603b52b38b92e791d2be3aa6967edf0a98136be058 Distance
Kite schools can organise rides to and from the spot. It's most convenient to rent a car so you can get to other kite beaches as well.
I 8 b9af7e81e7cc9bc0f60440cdfbf17c175c9b53894c78236dbcb2d2fbac11990f Restaurants
chiringuito agua and waves bar are directly at the beach and are perfect for lunch or a sundowner.
I 10 0c7994c64245a1ef5deca9768a3069b03b4c18b5763b67355f2977afcb2c62c1 Sports
Nightlife, visiting Gibraltar, visiting the surrounding Andalusian villages
Beach: Rio Jara/Laguna
I 5 8c01462fb0b343cbbb0dc72348cc80b467b50ffa2c371fa5a30a2c088aa2b24b Kite schools
http://en.3sixtykiteschooltarifa.com/
I 1 77e4666d44d8a5ed1d709668b31fb4c1ae700040135c2bb9c3b4667b34ab1c82 Location
Rio Jara/lagoon is located about 3km west of Tarifa at the river mouth of the Rio Jara. The lagoon is the prefect flat water freestyle area, however, it is only filled with water if the Atlantic Ocean pushes water into the river mouth during big high tide or rain water from the montains washes down.
I 2 93fdaf0953d32c43159afd4e568d05ab2b91fde409fd0e489dac2b72ed065ef3 Wind condition
Side-on-shore wind with Poniente usually creates medium and small choppy waves less than 1m. Lagoon sees constant wind and flat water. Side-off-shore wind with Levante, usually with completely flat sea and no swell Levante tends to be more gusty though.
I 3 3f9f00e280ed1cf3094e01193787fb9944dc22afff4d561a420394facceab773 Water Condition
Flat with Levante and choppy with Poniente
I 4 b3e0535591c8f44135bffe2860085a7442a17d3be0c1fb404d9443495c388221 Warning
From 15th of June to 15th of September kitesurfing is not permitted. In the Lagoon practicing kitesurfing is prohibbed all year, there are controls on behalf of the authorities. If you decide to ride in the Lagoon it's at your own risk.
I 6 7c078403338e872b7840a005671ab8f45b081002874d896d3511da03b03d0ca9 Accomodation
There are tons of hostels/hotels/apartments and airbnb opportunities in Tarifa
I 7 b74c2c938485ba623881d9603b52b38b92e791d2be3aa6967edf0a98136be058 Distance
In the peak season from May until end of September the “Meltemi” blows from the north. Wind generally blows moderately in the morning and grows during afternoon. In spring and autumn, the commanding wind 'Poiras' comes from a southerly direction and blows sideshore from the right hand.
I 8 b9af7e81e7cc9bc0f60440cdfbf17c175c9b53894c78236dbcb2d2fbac11990f Restaurants
Further north of the Los Lances beach are chiringuito agua and waves bar which are perfect for lunch or a sundowner.
I 10 0c7994c64245a1ef5deca9768a3069b03b4c18b5763b67355f2977afcb2c62c1 Sports
Nightlife, visiting Gibraltar, visiting the surrounding Andalusian villages