7 Days Kitesurfing Camp in Tarifa, Spain

  • Wake up in Tarifa with Freeride Tarifa, 11380 Tarifa, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain

Amazing Kitesurf Camp Spain

You're looking for fun, sport activities, and plenty of natural beauty? Tarifa is the place to be. See, do, eat, or explore - there’s something for everyone in this windy town. Let yourself be gone with the wind and let Freeride Tarifa take care of your trip. Their experienced instructors will give you two sessions of two hours per day to help you progress at your own pace so that kitesurf is always a pleasure and get ready for your first ride at the end of your holidays.


  • IKO certified instructors
  • 2 kite sessions per day of 2 hours each
  • 20 hours of kitesurfing lessons during your stay
  • Supervision for advanced level riders
  • Brand new Naish equipment
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • French, Spanish, English
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Freeride Tarifa proposes different types of accommodation to suit any budget.

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.


Wifi - Air conditioning - Fully equipped kitchen - Laundry/Washing machine - Living room with TV - Terrace - 24h reception - Lockers - Bed linen included - Towels rent

Studio (suitable for couple or 1 person)

Located in a quiet corner of the old town of Tarifa and a few minutes from the Puerta de Jerez, and about 500 meters from the beach, this 20-square meter small studio is very well optimized. Equipped for 2 people with a double sofa bed and a TV, its mosaic tiled floor give it a special and cozy charm. Its kitchen opens to the living room and fully equipped. It's also very close to shops, bars, restaurants, and food market.


Bed sheets - TV - Wifi - Kitchen fully equipped - Central heating - Shower - Hair dryer - Towels

Apartment 1 (one bedroom, suitable for 2 / 3 persons)

Set in a quiet Andalusian patio in the heart of Tarifa, at 300 meters from the beach, this 30-square meter little residence combines warm ambiance and tranquility to spend holidays where a couple, family, and friends can enjoy themselves. The apartment is composed of a bedroom with 2 single beds and a balcony, a bathroom with shower, and a kitchen open to the living room with a single sofa bed.


Washing machine - Bed linen provided - TV - WiFi - Kitchen fully equipped - Balcony - Central heating - Shower - Towels provided

Apartment 2 (two bedrooms, suitable for 2 / 4 / 6 persons)

This 80-square meter apartment is well situated in the center, near the beach (300 meters) and the old town. This apartment is a perfect combination for family and groups of friends. This triplex fitted on 3 levels is composed by a kitchen open to the living room with 2 single sofa beds on the ground floor, a bathroom with shower and a bedroom with 2 single beds and a balcony with sea view on the first floor, and a bedroom with a double bed with a terrace with Strait view on the second floor.


Washing machine - Bed linen provided - TV -WiFi - Kitchen fully equipped - Balcony - Patio/deck/Terrace - Central heating - Shower - Towels provided - Beach view - Ocean and Mountain view

This package includes instruction for beginners or intermediate riders and supervision for advanced kite surfer. During your holidays, you will get a total of 20 hours of kite lessons with an instructor. Your daily itinerary includes one kite session of two hours in the morning, a lunch break to relax and recharge your batteries (you will find several chiringuito nearby the kitespots), and another kite session of two hours during the afternoon.

You’ll want to be flying with your kite, rather than see it go underwater. That’s why 90 percent of kitesurfing is about kite control. To make sure you’re fit for the winds, the lesson plan are described below.

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
  • 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.

The camp will take place in the heart of Tarifa village. Tarifa is a fortified village in the south of Spain. It’s located in the province of Cadiz in Andalusia. It is situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its unique location means it enjoys a beautiful blend of Spanish and Arabic cultures (at only 14 kilometers from the tip of Morocco, it’s also at the most southerly tip of continental Europe).

It is 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. With miles of windy beaches and endless bars and restaurants - 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 and Los Caños de Meca. When the wind condition is really powerful, the main spot is Palmones beach in Algeciras.

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

Meals are not included in the price. However, you will find a lot of chiringuito nearby the spots where you will have your lessons to refuel yourself with a sandwich or main meal. In the center of Tarifa, you could also find supermarkets and if you prefer, you can prepare yourself your own lunch.

At an additional cost, you can have a massage.

  • 20 hours kitesurfing lessons per stay
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Naish kitesurfing equipment
  • Professional and IKO certified instructors
  • Supervision for advanced level riders
  • Additional activities and tours
  • Airfare
  • Equipment rental
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Sportswear
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Transfer from Tarifa to the kite spots

Arrival by airplane

Many airlines fly to the airports of Malaga, Seville, Jerez de la Frontera, or Gibraltar and most flights are direct. The main airlines are Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch and British Airways.The distance from Málaga Airport (AGP) to Tarifa is 1 hour and 45 minutes, 2 hours and 30 minutes from Séville Airport (SVQ), 1 hour and 15 minutes from Jerez de la Frontera / Jerez Airport (XRY), and 40 minutes from Gibraltar International Airport (GIB).

Driving directions from Malaga or Gibraltar

  • From Malaga or Gibraltar, highway until Algéciras (15 minutes from Tarifa), then follow the direction Tarifa-Cadiz.

Driving directions from Seville or Jerez de la Frontera

  • From Seville or Jerez de la Frontera, take the highway in the direction of Cadiz.
  • Before arriving in Cadiz, follow the highway (A48) in the direction of Algéciras.
  • The highway ends in Vejer De la Frontera (25 minutes from Tarifa), then follow the direction Algéciras-Tarifa.
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookSurfCamps.com reviews

  • A
    Review by Amit Aharoni from Israel

    very good time and amazing people

    PROS Pros: Had an amazing experience and a lot of fun

    Organizer response: Hello Rider:) Thanks a lot for your review. We hope to see you again to ride now consistently:) Freeride Team

    2017-Jul-22 10:55:36

  • L
    Review by Louise Privett from United Kingdom

    Great course with attentive coaching

    PROS Pros: - 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

    2017-Jul-17 11:28:56

  • E
    Review by Emily Capozucca from Italy

    Multiactivity Tarifa

    2017-Aug-13 06:35:08

  • A
    Review by Alon Hirsh from Israel

    best vacation

    CONS Cons: non

    PROS Pros: 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!!!

    2017-Aug-12 17:42:31

  • M
    Review by Anonymous

    PROS Pros: 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 :)

    Organizer response: Thanks a lot for this review. We hope to see you again to improve your level and follow you in your fisrt jumps after:)

    2017-Aug-10 12:28:56

  • S
    Review by Silvia Lopomo from United Kingdom

    Great Experience!

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

    PROS Pros: 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!

    Organizer response: Hi Silvia, Thanks a lot for your review. Our school is growing and we are thinking for next year to maybe help more for the transfer. For the moment it's a bit difficult to bring everyone in their activities (multi-activiies, wellbeing, kitesurf on the beach) we are not enough people to do that for the moment.. But we keep this feedback in mind to do our best as soon as we could do it:). Hope to see you again to help you progress and follow you in your kitesurf experience. Cheers. FRT

    2017-Jul-26 14:12:50

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    Review by Ellen Valc from Austria

    Amazing time and excellent service

    PROS Pros: 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.

    Organizer response: Hey ellen, Nice the review:) it was a really nice week to have you all: Merilin, Amber, Lieke and Merel. Thanks to you guys and come back when you want:) Next BBQ we will do it on the beach:)

    2017-Jul-09 17:20:57


  • Review by alonh6
    10 out of 10

    "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!!!"

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  • Review by Alina_Sparr
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Merlin H
    10 out of 10

    "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 :)"

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  • Review by Amber D
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Einar F
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by EllenPetitbouchon from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by merel_bakx
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Jerome R from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "Very good teacher!"

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

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  • Review by Thomas C
    10 out of 10

    "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..."

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  • Review by Charlie B
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by koi77
    10 out of 10

    "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"

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  • Review by Jessy Malaga from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Michele T from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "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"

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  • Review by javipenak
    10 out of 10

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

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  • Review by mitchR9634KA from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "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"

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  • Review by superslice from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by ckolbe from France
    10 out of 10

    "Super cours avec olive pour enfants débutants dans notre cas. "

    "Matériel parfait et olive est super patient et pédagogue"

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  • Review by clairegV1851LU
    10 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by ClĂ©ment S
    10 out of 10

    "Super moment"

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

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  • Review by Snowforlife from France
    10 out of 10

    "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 ! "

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  • Review by fredlourtie from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Bertrand J
    10 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by mathiasvanessapro from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "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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Cádiz, Spain

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

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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.


Low season
  • February 1 - March 30
  • November 1 - 30


Mid season
  • April 1 - May 31
  • October 31


High season
  • June 1 - September 30

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