Atlantic Tarifa

Kitesurfing Tarifa, Spain

Here at Atlantic Tarifa, we offer kitesurfing lessons for all ages and abilities using top-of-the-range equipment and the best learning resources available. Whether you’re entirely new to this fascinating sport and looking to spend a day or two learning the basics, or you’re an avid kitesurfer looking for a private lesson and a little more guidance, we’ve got just the class for you!

Location by Atlantic Tarifa

Packages at this location

Complete Kitesurf Course Kitesurfing

The Complete Kitesurf Course is ideal for beginners looking for a comprehensive guide to kitesurfing. On this four day course, you'll learn the theory behind the sport and touch on the safety elements before taking to the water and trying out your new found skills. Each class will be three to four hours long with a maximum group size of four people. Note, this course can be condensed down to complete in one day. Please note, if you don't have four days spare we also offer one and two-day classes that cover the basic introduction to the sport.

  • IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation) certificate

  • Rescue boats and accident and liability insurances

  • All kite gear is included (kite, board, harness, life jacket, helmet)

This package doesn't include accommodation, but we've got plenty of recommendations for local hotels, hostels, campsites, and apartments.

Day 1
Day one is spent acquiring the knowledge of wind theory and learning how to set up the kite. You'll also familiarise yourself with the kite safety system and how to fly, control, launch and land the kite on land. The objective of this day is to have good control of the kite on land.

Day 2
Day two is spent putting what you've previously learnt to practice in the water. Today you will learn how to move in the water with the kite (bodydrag) in different directions, how to relaunch the kite from the water, and how to bodydrag with the board to get used to controlling the kite with one hand while carrying the board with the other.

Day 3
On day three you'll learn how to retrieve the board body dragging upwind, how to stand up on the board (water start), and how to ride a few meters on the board. The objective of the day is to start riding and moving a few meters on the board.

Day 4
Your final day will be spent riding with the board in both directions while controlling the speed and upwind. You'll also focus on the technique and body position to correct any mistakes. The objective of the day is to control the balance on the board as well as the speed.

Year round.

Discovery Kitesurfing Course Kitesurfing

This two-day course introduced you to the sport of kitesurfing and starts at step one. If you'd like to find out more about kitesurfing, and what an incredible sport it is, then this is the course for you! While day one of the course is spent on land learning the basics, applying the theory, and practising stance, day two is spent in the water! Each class will be three to four hours long with a maximum group size of four people. Note, this course can be condensed down to complete in one day.

  • IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation) certificate

  • Rescue boats and accident and liability insurances

  • All kite gear is included (kite, board, harness, life jacket, helmet)

This package doesn't include accommodation, but we've got plenty of recommendations for local hotels, hostels, campsites, and apartments.

Day 1
Day one is spent acquiring the knowledge of wind theory and learning how to set up the kite. You'll also familiarise yourself with the kite safety system and how to fly, control, launch and land the kite on land. The objective of this day is to have good control of the kite on land.

Day 2
Day two is spent putting what you've previously learnt to practice in the water. Today you will learn how to move in the water with the kite (bodydrag) in different directions, how to relaunch the kite from the water, and how to bodydrag with the board to get used to controlling the kite with one hand while carrying the board with the other.

Year round.

Express Kitesurf Course Kitesurfing

This private course teaches you the basics behind kitesurfing and allows you to become an independent kitesurfer in just three days! As an intensive course, the Express course is a fast and efficient way to pick up a new skill and thanks to your one-on-one tuition with one of our qualified instructors; you'll pick up the basics in no time! Each lesson will be three hours long as this is the optimum time for learning.

  • IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation) certificate

  • Rescue boats and accident and liability insurances

  • All kite gear is included (kite, board, harness, life jacket, helmet)

This package doesn't include accommodation, but we've got plenty of recommendations for local hotels, hostels, campsites, and apartments.

Day 1
Day one is spent acquiring the knowledge of wind theory and learning how to set up the kite. You'll also familiarise yourself with the kite safety system and how to fly, control, launch and land the kite on land. The objective of this day is to have good control of the kite on land.

Day 2
Day two is spent putting what you've previously learnt to practice in the water. Today you will learn how to move in the water with the kite (bodydrag) in different directions, how to relaunch the kite from the water, and how to bodydrag with the board to get used to controlling the kite with one hand while carrying the board with the other.

Day 3
Day three is spent working on speed control, riding in both directions, and riding upwind while improving technique and body position.

Year-round

About the location

Accommodation

We have lots of accommodation recommendations in Tarifa that suit every budget so whether you’re after a hotel, hostel, campsite, or apartment we can point you in the right direction. We’ve also got great relationships with a number of local suppliers and can offer special discounted accommodation rate on both shared and private rooms. What’s more, some of our kitesurf course packs include pre-organised accommodation!

Location

Our kitesurf headquarters are based in the windy city of Tarifa, a place that almost guarantees wind 365 days of the year making it the perfect destination for kitesurfing! From Cadiz, we’re just over an hours drive south along the coast while the city of Algeciras is just a 30-minute drive away.

Food

Our packages don’t include food but we do know a number of incredible restaurants in town. Get ready to dine on the popular red tuna of Almadraba!

Activities

Kitesurfing

Amenities

  • Lessons

  • Guides

  • Instructors/Coaching

  • Equipment Rental

Available activities