If you are looking to find great wind, sun, and adventure, join Julien Leleu for Tarifa discovery kite camp. During the day, you will enjoy the ideal conditions to kitesurf on beautiful sandy beaches with perfect wind and wave conditions, clear and shallow water, a relaxed atmosphere, and warm temperatures. You will discover and get better at kitesurfing in optimum conditions while receiving the best possible services. The professionals who were chosen because of their skills have experienced in coaching and pedagogy. Also, Ride & Dream's photographer will shot your best kitesurfing moments so that your memories will last. Find your spirit of adventure and discovery through kitesurfing with Ride & Dream!
You will stay in a villa at Hotel Convento Tarifa. Ride & Dream has chosen a magnificent duplex villa that also offers a salt-water pool and terrace with a pergola. It is situated in a pedestrian zone with the view and direct access to the sea and its beach. All is in a quiet environment. The place benefits from a superb view of the coast and the surroundings of Tarifa where you can appreciate the magnificent sunsets at the beginning of the evenings.
The villa is situated just beside the beach, Playa de Los Lances and is also close to the historic center of Tarifa, the nightlife with various bars, restaurants, and boutiques. The location that offers a terrace and external hot showers is spacious and provides an optimal well-being. The decoration and the furniture are elegant and unique. The villa also benefits from all the modern comforts - a living room, dining room, five suites, three bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, barbecue, air-conditioning, parking spots, Wi-Fi, cable television, swimming pool, and laundry room.
During the day, you will enjoy the ideal conditions to kitesurf - 40 kilometers of beautiful sandy beaches, perfect wind and wave conditions, clear and shallow water, a relaxed atmosphere, and warm temperatures. Beginners will learn to kitesurf safely with IKO-certified professionals instructors with years of kitesurfing experience. Julien Leleu will supervise intermediate and expert kitesurfers. The play area stretches over seven kilometers of coast between the beach at Valdevaqueros and Hurricane, so you will switch your spot every day depending on the wind.
There are several spots to choose from Playa Chica, Balneario, Los Lances, Peña, Valdevaqueros, Punta Paloma, Bolonia (20 kilometers) or Caños de la Meca (50 kilometers). In case of light wind, there are extra activities to try out - SUP, surfing, golf, tennis, yoga, rock climbing, mountain biking on the beautiful mountains north of Tarifa or horse riding along the beach. In the evening, Julien will guide you through the many tapas bars and Tarifa’s wicked nightlife in the heart of the old town. Ride & Dream will let you discover the best of Tarifa.
You will discover kiteboarding safely at your own pace and according to your abilities with the partner schools. Courses are led by instructors selected for both their professionalism and personality. They are all graduates IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization). A basic beginner training program includes 12 hours of kiteboarding lessons set up in five stages.
The intermediate coaching program is open to all autonomous riders wishing to try their first jumps and tricks or simply be helped to discover and progress in a new discipline like strapless surfing or wakestyle. Through demonstrations and by putting the theory into practice, the professional coaches will help you perform the set of transitions such as tacking, jibing, skipped transitions, back loops, transitions, and down loops.
They may also help you discover, understand, and achieve the POP or assist you in your first jumps, tricks, and grabs. In the second stage of learning jumps, you will learn how to perform more unhooked technical figures like Railey or S. Bend. This quality of service is ensured by the high-level supervision of instructors who will stand by on the beach and in the water watching you, correcting your mistakes, and helping you to progress. Ride & Dream will offer their customers daily debriefings, video analysis, and personalized goals.
The advance (expert) coaching program is intended for advanced riders who wish to continue progressing and want to reach a top level by benefiting from the experience and expertise of the professional kiteboarders. At your side, both on the beach and in the sea, the professional will help you improve through personalized coaching, demonstrations, and by putting theory into practice. He can help you break down the different stages of a move which you thought was too difficult or impossible to do until then. Coaching kite sessions are offered à la carte depending on individual customer expectations.
Through this personalized kite training program, your level of jumps, transitions, and commitment will be literally boosted. Ride & Dream will give their clients daily debriefings, video analysis, and personalized goals in order to help them progress. Ride & Dream offers the clients wave and freestyle kite coaching sessions. The wave coaching program will help you improve your own way of riding strapless - optimization of your position, jibes, tack, and toe side. The professional kiteboarders will help you achieve your goals such as discovering the strapless pop or performing jumps, tricks or even grabs. Meanwhile, the freestyle coaching program will be set up in three stages.
There is an assessment of your ride level and analysis of your strengths and weaknesses. The goal is to quickly correct your mistakes in order to start the coaching program on a solid basis.
This stage covers working on jump calls, edging, and popular and landing techniques.
The third stage covers mastering old school hooked or new school unhooked jumps.
You will have excursions to the kitesurfing spots.
Located in the Strait of Gibraltar between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Tarifa is one of the most famous spots for kitesurfing in Europe. It has unbelievable year-round wind reliability. This small fishing village has a stunning beach stretching out ten kilometers. During the day, you will enjoy the ideal conditions to kitesurf - 40 kilometers of beautiful sandy beaches, perfect wind and wave conditions, clear and shallow water, a relaxed atmosphere, and warm temperatures. The Los Lances spot nearest to your hotel is an immense white sandy beach that extends over four kilometers where beginners will be able to learn safely.
You will be provided complete breakfasts and a welcoming cocktail. In the evening, Julien will guide you through the many tapas bars and Tarifa’s wicked nightlife in the heart of the old town.
Please book your flight to arrive at Malaga Airport (AGP)
You may use Transavia Airlines.