KTS Kite Tarifa School

The spot has a high reliability for good kiteboarding conditions with over 300 days of wind per year. All this due to the Venturi effect: the wind is squeezed between two land masses of Northern Africa and Spain. As at this point, the Spanish land is separated from Africa by a 15-kilometere-wide strait.

There are two wind directions called Poniente and Levante. Poniente is the wind blowing from the Atlantic Ocean, from the west, which creates nice waves and a beach break. Levante (warmer and stronger wind) coming from the Mediterranean Sea, from the east, provides flat water conditions on the shore. So everyone can find suitable conditions for his skill level and preferences.

What makes Tarifa special is the mix of good winds, kilometers of perfect white sandy beaches and a full service of professional kiteboarding schools. The town itself has a nice surfing vibe. At night, Tarifa sparkles with bars, nightclubs and tapas bars galore.

The best months to go are from February to October.

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