Freeride Tarifa

Cádiz, Spain

Freeride Tarifa is a watersports school specializing in kitesurfing with professional and experienced instructors as well as equipment rental.

Surf Camps 4

7 Days Kitesurfing Camp in Tarifa, Spain

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Speaks English

from US$826

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 12 reviews
from US$826
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7 days / 6 nights

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 12 reviews

7 Days Wellbeing and Kitesurfing Camp in Tarifa, Spain

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Speaks English

from US$755

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 12 reviews
from US$755
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7 days / 6 nights

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 12 reviews

Really Good

Based on 12 reviews

7 Days Adventure and Kitesurf Camp Tarifa, Spain

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Speaks English

from US$2,147

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 12 reviews
from US$2,147
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 12 reviews

Really Good

Based on 12 reviews

7 Days Group Multi-Activity and Kitesurf Camp in Tarifa, Spain

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Speaks English

from US$1,604

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 12 reviews
from US$1,604
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 12 reviews

Instructors 1

Olivier Negrel

IKO Level 2 (Kiteboard Instructor)

Olivier Negrel is the founder of Freeride Tarifa. After years of traveling the globe and kitesurfing along all the best coasts, he has decided to set up a school, Freeride Tarifa, in the most famous European kite spot, Tarifa. Olivier is a professional kitesurfing teacher ​for​ more than 10 years with IKO certifications (1st and 2nd level) since 08 / 09 and a Spanish kitesurf instructor certified since 2007.

Reviews 12

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookSurfCamps

    Julien is a very good instructor, patient and a good teacher

    This is not so much of a camp as lessons on the beach. The no transportation is an issue and leads to additional expenses to the trip. We also seemed to be unpacking and packing more than expected which led to less time on the beach. We would start in one location realize the wind wasn't there and have to pack up and move to another location. Sometimes it could be the wind but on more than one occasion all the kite camps in the region were already set up and going by the time we arrived apparently no making the same mistakes. For the number of people, there were also times were there was not adequate equipment leading to the use of kites that were not optimal for conditions.

  • Steven Zijlstra Netherlands

    September 2017, BookSurfCamps

    Great kiting, many hours on the water with good instructions and new things learned, professional yoga classes at nice location, hotel was clean and nicely located near surf spots. Fun to hang out with the group.

    One item of improvement could be communication with hotel LA Torre such that they know payment has been made to Freeride and or connect with a hostel with plenty of private rooms if available in Tarifa, I booked fairly last minute though and didn't feel like sharing a room, therefor pleased with the Hotel option.

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookSurfCamps

    It was a very good overall experience. The instructors were really friendly and the teaching was very good according to your level and well adapted to the individual learning progress. They really wanted you to have the best experience and make progression and use the best conditions even if it meant to wait a couple of hours for the better wind. I always felt safe and think it was a good value for the money. Booking and everything was really easy and adjusted to your individual needs and everything went smooth. Only recommendable

  • Alon Hirsh Israel

    August 2017, BookSurfCamps

    We ordered the multy activity camp with freeride in Tarifa for the family and had a perfect vacation.

    Oliver and Vanessa coordinate and took care for all the arrengments and everything went smothly.

    all the activities were organized on time with professional and kind guides.

    rock climbing and mountain bikes were our favorites but we enjoyed alot the stand up paddeles and horse riding.

    the kite lessons were great with oliver and very professional team ,the equipment was in very good condition and the the team did all efforts so we will have a good and safe course.

    it was one of the best vacation we ever had.

    we strongly recomand the multy activity camp in Tarifa with freeride scholl and Oliver.

    heartfelt thanks to Oliver and Vanessa!!!

    non

  • Anonymous

    August 2017, BookSurfCamps

    Everything was great, both the kite lessons with Julian and the wellbeing courses in the mornings. Also, the whole Freeride team was very professional, friendly and helpful. Tarifa itself and the nearby beaches are very chill and it's a fun place to spend a week :)

  • Silvia Lopomo Great Britain

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

    My experience in Tarifa with Freeride was great.

    My instructor Julien was very careful, passionate and full of positive energy.

    He let me feel comfortable and safe, since it was my first experience.

    The whole group of teachers was friendly and always ready to help.

    Vanessa was in contact with me to be sure I was happy about everything!

    When I will go back to Tarifa,freeride will be for sure my choice!

    Thanks guys!

    I've been happy about everything. The only thing was that maybe with a "transport service" to Yoga and Surf classes would be better!

  • Amit Aharoni Israel

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

    Had an amazing experience and a lot of fun

  • Louise Privett Great Britain

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

    - One-to-one coaching (as no one else signed up to my week!)

    - Day-to-day adjustments in equipment and time to make the most of the conditions

    - Flexible to my needs & wants from the course

  • Ellen Valc Austria

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

    The Freeride Team goes above and beyond the service they advertise. Vanessa and Olivier found accommodation that fit my inquiries. Julien, my kitesurfing instructor, was very patient, attentive and made me progress very quickly. They also make sure I can ride in the best spot/beach and in the best conditions, while always following safety rules.

    Testimonials 23

    • alonh6

      TripAdvisor

      We ordered the multy activity camp with freeride in Tarifa for the family and had a perfect vacation. Oliver and Vanessa coordinate and took care for all the arrengments and everything went smothly. all the activities were organized on time with professional and kind guides. rock climbing and mountain bikes were our favorites but we enjoyed alot the stand up paddeles and horse riding.

      The kite lessons were the main reason for our trip and were great with oliver and very professional team ,the equipment was in very good condition and the the team did all efforts so we will have a good and safe course. it was one of the best vacation we ever had.

      we strongly recomand the multy activity camp in Tarifa with freeride school.

      heartfelt thanks to Oliver and Vanessa!!!

    • Alina_Sparr

      TripAdvisor

      It was a wonderful Time! The whole Team was super Nice, we had a funny time. We didn't just learn kitesurfing, we also spent evenings together. They were well organised, from Transport to accommodation and lessons everything was really good!

    • Merlin H

      TripAdvisor

      Wellbeing and kitesurf camp

      Everything was great, both the kite lessons in the afternoon and the well-being courses in the mornings. Julian was a very patient instructor and very cautious. Also, the whole Freeride team was very professional, friendly and helpful. Tarifa itself and the nearby beaches are very chill and it's a fun place to spend a week :)

    • Amber D

      TripAdvisor

      Freeride Tarifa was INCREDIBLE! I have zero experience in sports and the coordination to match. Julien was so patient and encouraging and I actually stood up on the board a surfed a few feet by the end of my classes, which is a testament to their dedication and teaching skills! Thanks again to Oliver, Julien and the whole team; I have made lifelong memories with this crew!

    • Einar F

      TripAdvisor

      Family of 4 (mom, dad, 20 and 17) did 2 days intro to kiting. Super experience! Freeride Tarifa with Olivier and Julian were nice, timely, pro on kiting and top instructors. Strongly recommended!

      PS if you really want to kite jumping from wave to wave, you need more than 2 days * 2+2 hours. But now we know what to plan for!

    • EllenPetitbouchon Austria

      TripAdvisor

      I booked the 5 days beginner package and I had a blast. Olivier found a perfect accommodation and was keep checking on us during the whole week. Julien was a very nice, patient and attentive kitesurfing instructor, he made sure I got the most from my lessons. Would recommend to book with them.

    • merel_bakx

      TripAdvisor

      We had such a nice time in Tarifa and the lessons were great. We both learned a lot and thanks to the tips from the instructors we also went to some great dinner places. Definitely worth every penny!

    • Jerome R Belgium

      TripAdvisor

      Very good teacher!

      Olivier is very attentive, reassuring et ideally skilled; progress were quick and properly integrated because teachings were perfectly transmitted.

    • Thomas C

      TripAdvisor

      THE great Kite experience in Tarifa!

      I love mountain and snow, I really do, but the possibility to learn and enjoy kitesurfing at the end of February with Freeride Tarifa convinced me: forget about the horrendous ski lift queues and expensive ski pass and experience the freedom of kitesurfing in a beautiful natural landscape. Water, wind, waves, the board and you :-)! Olivier gave me the perfect advice to start, learn and improve, and I'm not particularly talented but I achieved to navigate in both directions, pass over waves and even practiced some jumps! I have to admit that it can be quite impressive to kite with Tarifa's wind so I definitely recommend to get classes from FreerideTarifa to be safe but wow, it's a really fun & great experience! I wish you a great time there, all year long ;-). Personally, I will repeat it, again & again...

    • Charlie B

      TripAdvisor

      Awesome experience

      Me and my dad learnt with Freeride and had an amazing time. Great tutoring, felt very safe and informed. Would recommend to everyone. Give it a go!

    • koi77

      TripAdvisor

      Wow Olivier,The best kite Teacher on planet Earth,I had lessons in Kenya & England but they didn't even come close

      Olivier took me step by step through more Safety Procedures than the others,Built up my confidence stage by stage and got me to fly,Olivier is Simply The Best

    • Jessy Malaga Spain

      TripAdvisor

      Olivier a été très disponible et m'a aidé à progresser en cours individuel de 3heures.

      J'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à apprendre à ses côtés.

      En securité totale! Merci à Free ride je reviens la semaine prochaine pour rider!

    • Michele T Switzerland

      TripAdvisor

      Si vous voulez apprendre à kiter c est l école qu il vous faut tres simpa nous a laisser progresser a notre ritme à une tres bonne pédagogie

    • javipenak

      TripAdvisor

      Genial¡ Preparado, puntual, top¡¡ Olivier Me dio el curso de iniciación en tres días y no hubo una sola queja.

    • mitchR9634KA Switzerland

      TripAdvisor

      Merci pour ta sympathie et ton professionnalisme ,bonne pédagogie , après 3 jours d'apprentissage on était prêt pour naviguer, de plus le spots est magnifique avec des plages d'une longueur incroyable et très large donc sur.sur 7 jours , 7 jours de vent idéal pour le kite surf

    • superslice Switzerland

      TripAdvisor

      N'ayant jamais pratiqué, on a réservé 5 jours de cours avec Olivier. Grâce à sa patience et son excellente pédagogie, je pouvais déjà tirer des bords le 4e jour et le 5e je remontais au vent.

      On a adoré la playa de vacqueros ainsi que l'attitude cool de l'école. A refaire dès que possible!

    • ckolbe France

      TripAdvisor

      Super cours avec olive pour enfants débutants dans notre cas.

      Matériel parfait et olive est super patient et pédagogue

    • clairegV1851LU

      TripAdvisor

      Les cours sont adaptes aux niveaux de chacun, en effectif reduit et tres personalises. Olivier ne ménage pas son energie pour adapter au maximum materiel, horaires et methodes d'apprentissage

      Le cout des sessions est aligne sur les tariffs locaux, avec l'avantage d'un materiel tout neuf et abondant.

      Freeride Tarifa double les cours de Kitesurf d'une reelle connaissance de la region et des business locaux et n'a pas hesite a fournir un support touristique personalise a mes besoins en proposant lodgement et activites complementaires au kitesurf.

    • Clément S

      TripAdvisor

      Super moment

      Équipe vraiment sympa et pro avec du matos nickel. Manquait juste un mojito bien frais après la cession.... Je recommande!

    • Snowforlife France

      TripAdvisor

      La crème de la crème ! A refaire chaque année !!!

      Tarifa est magnifique, le spot de kit aussi. Un vrai bout de Paradis !

      L'école de Kit Freeride Tarifa est au top !!!! Matériel tout neuf et les moniteurs ont la péda et la passion en prime.

      J'ai appris le kit en 4 jours ! Les moniteurs sont aussi des coachs sportifs... la crème de la crème !

    • fredlourtie Belgium

      TripAdvisor

      Magnifique! A recommander!

      Après une mauvaise expérience dans une des écoles de kite les plus "connues" et pourtant très moyenne, on est arrivé chez Freeride Tarifa pour quelques jours parfaits (pourtant les conditions climatiques étaient moyennes). Professeur super sympa, très bon pédagogue. Ils sont toujours dispo et te permettent d'évoluer à ton rythme. A recommander. C'était super. A refaire!

    • Bertrand J

      TripAdvisor

      Olivier, le prof qui est un vrai prof!

      Super safe! Un professeur à l'heure et qui a bien compris que le vent et moi, cela faisait deux :) On recommence en Avril? PS: merci pour les chaussons pour ne pas avoir froid. J'ai plus froid désormais chez moi que dans l'eau.

    • mathiasvanessapro United Kingdom

      TripAdvisor

      Superbe expérience

      Mon apprentissage du kitesurf avec Freeride Tarifa à été une superbe expérience. Au bout du 2e jour j'étais déjà dans l'eau! 18h de kite et je navigue... qu'une hâte en refaire. Olivier mon professeur a su être patient, pédagogue et surtout il m'a communiqué sa passion pour le kite.

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