7 Days Wellbeing and Kitesurfing Camp in Tarifa, Spain

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

Wellbeing Camp in Tarifa

Freeride Tarifa invites you to explore Tarifa in Andalusia, Spain and enjoy your holiday with a combination of kitesurfing lessons with a morning wellbeing activity. Let them guide you through stretching, yoga, or pilates to get your body and mind in harmony and discover the freedom of kitesurfing. Nature lovers will get the perfect match with plenty of natural areas, sun, sports, and relaxation for your next fit holiday!


  • IKO certified instructors
  • Supervision for advanced level riders
  • 3 hours per day of afternoon kitesurfing lessons (15 hours during your stay)
  • 5 morning wellbeing activities (Yoga, pilates and stretching)
  • Brand new Naish kitesurfing equipment
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 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

In this programme, you will begin the day with a morning wellbeing session to prepare your body before the physical effort you will do during your kitesurfing session and also to recover better afterwards. It will also help you connect with yourself and the nature. Your daily itinerary includes one wellbeing session on the morning, a lunch break to unwind and a kite session of 3 hours during the afternoon.

Wellbeing sessions schedule:

  • 10:00 am - 1h Pilates session (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
  • 11:45 am - 1h30mins Stretching session (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • 11:15 am - 1h30mins Yoga session (Saturday, and Sunday)
  • 10:00 am - 1h30mins Yoga session (Thursday)

Kitesurfing lesson plan:

This package also includes instruction for beginners or intermediate riders and supervision for advanced kite surfer. 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 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 within the province of Cadiz in Andalusia.

Tarifa 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 14km from the tip of Morocco, it’s also at the most southerly tip of continental Europe). It’s 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 make: 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 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.

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Afternoon: 3 hours per day of kitesurfing lessons. 15 hours during your stay.
  • Morning: 5 wellbeing activities - Yoga, pilates and stretching
  • Brand new Naish kitesurfing equipment
  • Supervision for advanced level riders
  • Yoga mat
  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfers
  • Daytime activities not included in the retreat
  • Massages
  • Private training or private yoga
  • Sportswear
  • Transfer from Tarifa to the kite spots

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.

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).

  • 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

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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.

    7.5 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-09 17:20:57

  • A
    Review by Amit Aharoni from Israel

    very good time and amazing people

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

    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    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

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    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

    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    0 Food
    7.5 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-17 11:28:56


  • Review by EllenPetitbouchon from Vienna, 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 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 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 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 all year round, 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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