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Adventurous Kite Surf Camp Spain

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Breakfast included

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!

Highlights

  • 6 days of kitesurfing lessons
  • 12 hours of beginner kitesurfing lessons
  • Surfing, Stand Up Paddle, beach volley, and kitesurfing spot excursion
  • Equipment rental for beginners during the lessons
  • Ride & Dream's professional equipment testing
  • The USB key with photos of your kite camp
  • Breakfasts and a welcoming cocktail
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

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.

Program

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.

Beginner

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.

First stage

  • Discovery of the environment and safety rules
  • Theory, presentation, and assembling of the kiteboarding equipment
  • Setting up, getting to know the wind-window and flying a kite
  • Use of the kite safety systems
  • Launching and landing on your own

Second stage

  • Back on the previous exercises
  • Controlling a kite
  • Learning how to relaunch the kite by yourself from the water
  • Body drag

Third stage

  • Getting used to relaunch your kite from the water
  • Training to get one’s board back by body dragging
  • Water start theory and practical exercises on the beach
  • First water start

Fourth stage

  • Awareness of safety and priority rules on water
  • Water start
  • First rides in kite

Fifth stage

  • Riding downwind on both sides
  • Using the edge of the board
  • Riding upwind

Intermediate

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.

Advance

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.

First stage

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.

Second stage

This stage covers working on jump calls, edging, and popular and landing techniques.

Third stage

The third stage covers mastering old school hooked or new school unhooked jumps.

Included excursions

You will have excursions to the kitesurfing spots.

Instructors

Julien Leleu
As a top-class sports lover from his earliest years, Julien is the associate director and ambassador for Ride & Dream. After five years spent at PSG (Paris soccer team) and multiple selections in the junior French Team, he has since pursued a career as a professional kitesurfer. At the age of 16, he joined the Freestyle French Team. Meanwhile, he developed skills as a filmmaker and directed many productions for his company Highlightprod. He has traveled around the world to practice and participate in World Championships. Julien has fully contributed to the development of Ride & Dream.

Location

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.

Features

Activities

  • Golf course
  • Horse riding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace

Services

  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

Food

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Golf
  • Horse riding along the beach
  • Mountain biking on the beautiful mountains north of Tarifa
  • Rock climbing
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

What's included

  • 6 days of kitesurfing classes supervised by Julien Leleu
  • 12 hours of kitesurfing lessons with equipment rental for beginners
  • Activities - surfing, Stand Up Paddle, and beach volley
  • Excursions on the kitesurfing spots
  • Professional equipment testing with the sponsor RRD
  • Ride & Dream T-shirts
  • The USB key with photos of your kite camp
  • Complete breakfasts and a welcoming cocktail
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • 6-day complete kitesurfing equipment rental (coaching formula) (400 EUR)
  • 6-day kite rental (coaching formula) (300 EUR)
  • 6-day board rental (coaching formula) (150 EUR)
  • The individual video pack by High Light Prod / Prix (350 EUR)
  • Drinks outside meals and alcoholic drinks
  • Personnel expenses
  • Optional multiple-risk insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Malaga Airport (AGP)

You may use Transavia Airlines.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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