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You’re looking for fun and active holidays in a natural environment? Tarifa is the place to be. Freeride Tarifa invites you to learn, easily and safely, the best practices to adopt in kitesurfing with their professional and IKO certified instructors using brand new Naish equipment of the year.
Kitesurf conditions

Beginner, Intermediate

Wind: Light, Moderate, Strong

Spot: Small waves, Choppy

Gear rental

Lessons or coaching

Rescue service

Tarifa is situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its unique location means it enjoys a beautiful blend of Spanish and Arabic cultures. It’s one of the most scenic villages in Andalusia and is well regarded as a kitesurfer’s paradise. With endless stretches of white sandy beaches and over 300 windy days a year, Tarifa is a hub for all sorts of watersports.

Trip characteristics

Accommodation: Hotel

Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Family, Non-rider

English Spanish French

Ambience: Wilderness, Lively Bars

Experience Type: Collective

The Destination

Tarifa is the perfect spot to eat, sleep, and kitesurf. There are four main spots to choose depending on the wind conditions: Los Lances Norte, Los Lances Sur, Valdevaqueros (suitable for beginners and experienced riders. Freeride Tarifa teaches on these beaches) and Los Caños de Meca (For advanced riders). When the wind condition is really powerful, we usually go to Palmones beach in Algeciras. Tarifa is surrounded by four protected natural areas: Los Alcornocales Natural Park, El Estrecho Natural Park, Playa de Los Lances and Duna de Bolonia. Expect to see cows chilling, flocks of storks flying and plenty of other interesting fauna and flora on land. With its coastal setting, Tarifa is famous for its tuna, calamari as well as beef. Fresh tuna comes directly from the Strait of Gibraltar and beef is reared in the hills around the town. You can find lot of nice "Tapas bar" in the old village or "Chiringuito" (beach bar) to try the local cuisine. At just two hours from Malaga and Seville or 40min from Gibraltar airports, it’s easy to reach this kitesurfing hotspot! Nearby airports to reach Tarifa * Gibraltar - 40 minutes * Jerez de la Frontera - 1 hour 15 minutes * Malaga - 1 hour 45 minutes * Morocco, 14 kilometers * Séville - 2 hours 30 minutes

The Experience

Freeride Tarifa will give you 2 sessions of 2 hours a day to help you progress at your own pace so that kitesurf is always a pleasure and get ready for your first ride after only 5 days learning. See, do, eat, or explore – there’s something for everyone in this windy town. So let yourself be gone with the wind, pack your bag and book your holiday before it’s too late!

Highlights camp

  • 7 days with 5 days activity
  • 2 kitesurf sessions per day of 2 hours
  • 20h kitesurfing in 5 days
  • IKO certified instructors
  • Level: beginners, intermediates riders
  • Semi-private class: 2 persons per instructor (2 kites)
  • Brand new Naish kitesurf equipment
  • 6 Nights’ accommodation in hostel


Your daily scheduling includes one kite session of 2 hours in the morning, a break for lunch time to take energy and an other kite session of 2 hours during the afternoon.

We will drive you through this 3 following stages: You will learn how to pilote a kite, how to get dragged in the water and control your power, how to stand up on your board and learn the self-rescue technique. You just have to be able to swim to learn kitesurfing but no other experience is needed for this activity.

Step 1, kite control (about 5 hours)

  • Wind theory
  • Kite set-up
  • Safety procedures
  • Piloting

Step 2, body drag (about 2 hours)

  • Relaunch from the water
  • Self-rescue procedures
  • Driving the kite in the water
  • Controlling the power
  • Upwind body drag

Step 3, waterstart (about 5 hours)

  • Kite position
  • Board position
  • Body position
  • Propulsion on the board
  • Direction and balance

Step 4, Progression

  • Ride downwind
  • Control your speed
  • Control your direction
  • How to go upwind
  • Ride upwind
  • How to turn
  • Riding with one hand

1 week kitesurfing Camp
5 days of kitesurfing

Your daily scheduling includes one kite session of 2 hours in the morning, a break for lunch time to take energy and an other kite session of 2 hours during the afternoon.

Itineraries are not binding and the actual itinerary can be adjusted by the host because of unforeseen circumstances or other reasons!


Wake Up In Tarifa (hostel) This beautiful charm hostel is located in the historical city center of Tarifa, just 150 meters from the Puerta de Jerez city gate. Wake Up In Tarifa Hostel offers air-conditioned dormitories and a shared kitchen in a typical Andalusian house. Each modern accommodation includes bunk beds, lockers, and access to a shared bathroom. In addition, the communal kitchen is equipped with a microwave, a toaster, a kettle, a coffee machine, and cooking utensils. Free Wi-Fi can be accessed in public areas and luggage storage is also available. Bike rental is available on site as well. The Tarifa beach "Balneario" is 600 meters away from the hostel, you will find also a wide range of shops, bars, and restaurants around the property. Highlights: Wifi - Air conditioning - Fully equipped kitchen - Laundry/Washing machine - Living room with TV - Terrace - 24h reception - Lockers - Bed linen included - Towels rent

Shared dorm

You will sleep in a shared dorm. Between 4 to 12 beds per room.



Optional services
Gear Rental
Naish Gear Rental
Lessons & Coaching
Private lessons
Extra expenses
Wellbeing activities: Yoga, Pilates and Stretching
Horse riding
Mountain Biking
Rock climbing




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