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

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

Adventurous Kite Surf Camp Spain

Are you looking for an active fitness holiday with different activities to diversify your stay? This camp is for you. Freeride Tarifa combines a morning activity such as stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and horse riding with a regular kitesurfing session in the afternoon. This program of a multi-activity holiday is the epitome of adventure. It’s a new challenge each day, whether you are learning a new skill or simply finding a fresh perspective on a new sport, you will get a whole host of adrenaline-fueled activity every day.


  • IKO certified instructors
  • Supervision for advanced level riders
  • 15 hours kitesurfing lessons in the afternoon during your stay
  • 4 Morning "Discovery Activity" during your stay (SUP, rock climbing, mountain biking, horse riding)
  • Brand new Naish kitesurfing equipment
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Minimum 2 persons
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English, Spanish, French
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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

Your daily itinerary includes one "Discovery Activity" in the morning, a lunch break to relax and recharge your batteries before starting your kitesurfing session in the afternoon.

Morning "Discovery Activity" session starting at 10:00 am

  • 2 hours' mountain biking
  • 1.5 hours' stand up paddle boarding
  • 1.5 hours' horse riding
  • 2 hours' rock climbing

Afternoon kitesurfing session

This package includes instructions for beginners or intermediate riders and supervision for advanced kite surfers. Freeride Tarifa provides all the necessary gear for the practice. During your holidays, you will get a total of 15 hours of kite lessons with an instructor.

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 is 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

    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.

This retreat 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, Andalusia. Tarifa is situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its unique location means you can enjoy a beautiful blend of Spanish and Arabic cultures as it is only 14 kilometers from the tip of Morocco and placed 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.

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 endless stretches of sandy beaches and plenty of nature areas, Tarifa is a hub for all sorts of watersports and the perfect place for nature lovers.

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.

The temperature and the sunshine regarding the rest of Europe as well as his proximity to big international airports creates Tarifa's best condition to spend holidays in. At just two hours from Malaga and Seville or 40 minutes from Gibraltar, it’s easy to reach this kitesurfing hotspot!

Nearby airports to reach Tarifa

  • Algéciras - 15 minutes
  • Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) - 40 minutes
  • The tip of Morocco, 14 kilometers
  • Vejer De la Frontera - 25 minutes

Meals are not included in the price. 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 if you prefer to prepare yourself your lunch.

  • Bar, restaurant, and supermarket visit
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pilates
  • Sand yacht
  • Sauna and massage
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Stretching
  • Visit nearby villages
  • Whales watching
  • Yoga
  • 4 sessions of "Discovery Activity"
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 15 hours of kitesurfing lessons
  • IKO certified instructors
  • Naish kitesurf equipment
  • Supervision for advanced level riders
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Daytime activities not included in the program
  • Massages
  • Private training
  • Sportswear

Driving directions from Málaga Airport (AGP) or Gibraltar International Airport (GIB)

From Malaga or Gibraltar, take highway until Algéciras then follow the direction Tarifa - Cadiz.

Driving directions from Séville Airport (SVQ) or Jerez de la Frontera / Jerez Airport (XRY)

  • 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, then follow the direction Algéciras - Tarifa.


  • Review by Jerome R from Brussels, 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 Malaga, 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 Lausanne, 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 Canton of Neuchatel, 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 Canton of Neuchatel, 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 Toulouse, 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 Clément 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 Lyon, 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 Liege, 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 London, 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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7 days / 6 nights


This vacation is available until November 2018. Please select an arrival date below.


Low season

  • March 1 - April 30
  • November 1 - 30


Mid season

  • May 1 - June 30
  • September 1 - October 31


High season

  • July 1 - August 31

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