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Freeride Tarifa - Kitesurf Camp

B3 Watersports, Calle Catellar De La Frontera, 32, 11380 Tarifa, Cádiz, Tarifa, Spain

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Nearest Beach
2-5km
     
Freeride Tarifa - Kitesurf Camp
Reviews (5)
5 out of 5

This Modern and minimalist Surf House is based at the entrance of Tarifa close to the seaside, only 10 min walking from Balneario beach where you will find nice beach bars to rest after your kite session (this beach is reserved for bathers in summer time) and 5 min by car from our main kitespot, Los Lances beach. In this Surf House rates include bed and breakfast.

All the rooms have bunk beds and safety lockers with access to a large shared bathrooms. This place is perfect for solo travellers that will meet other kitesurf lovers. Find also commune areas such as an equipped kitchen, salons with television and billiards, Cafeteria to Bar, rooftop with sea view and free Wi to Fi throughout the building. Other services are also available: Bike/Motorbike rental and Laundry.

You will find also many shops (sports and food) around the property and you will get in 15 to 20min walking from the old town of Tarifa where the nightlife takes place with a wide range of tapas bars, night clubs and amazing restaurants.

Location

Tarifa 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 kitesurfing.

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5 REVIEWS
     

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Accommodation
     
Kitesurf Lessons
     
Review from James Weech
James Weech
UK
October 2018
Travelled as a couple

How were the kitesurf lessons?

     

Had a really good time taking lessons with these guys! Highly recommend this school. Instructors speak French and English fluently, they have good knowledge of the local wind enabling them to be on point with lessons and work around different conditions, real sense of investment from their behalf as they prepare the schedule for the following day 1 day ahead and make sure you only hop on the board when it's worth it, give lessons over walkies which facilitates the communication and instructions enormously and finally their gear in terms of sails and equipment is up to date - which is always nice when learning a new watersport :) Wish them all the best as they really deserve it! Thank you Freeride tarifa

Review from Laurens Da Costa
Laurens Da Costa
Netherlands
May 2018
Travelled solo

How were the kitesurf lessons?

     

I was in great hands at Freeride Tarifa! As a beginner I felt that they really take time and effort to share their knowledge and passion about kite surfing. I also liked the fact that they wouldn't just put you in a class when the wind wasn't all that great. They honestly try to get the best for you and this combined with the awesome planning skills of Vanessa, it all works out very well. The equipment was top of the line and never failed.
I heard some horror stories about other schools and their safety measurements.

Besides the fact they run a legitimate company, the people there are super-friendly and try to help you whenever they can regarding places to stay or eat.

Having some beers and relaxing chat with them comes with the package ;-)

Thank you!

Review from Johnny Colleran
Johnny Colleran
UK
May 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I did the 20 hour lesson and accommodation kite surfing package with Freeride Tarifa kite school run by Olivier and Vanessa. They are a fantastic team. Before booking Vanessa sent me extensive information about the lessons and how to get to Tarifa from Malaga. She got back to me with all my queries super quickly and was very friendly and genuine. So I had an excellent impression and booked the package deal. When I arrived Vanessa gave me more information about the hostel and I found it no problem. We arranged a pick up for my first day of lessons and Olivier brought me to the beach. First impressions were great - Olivier was very friendly and natural with perfect English (Vanessa also).

How were the kitesurf lessons?

     

I never kite surfed before so was a complete novice. We first went through theory of wind and kite control and this instruction was very clear. Olivier used a white board to explain different wind zones and that image and explanation gave the perfect grounding for the rest of the lessons. The rest of the week was fantastic. Olivier was extremely patient, very friendly and natural and we got on well. The only thing that let me down was my lack of ability! Olivier did everything possible to get me kiting but I didn't really get on the board for very long. The kite control was fine and I was comfortable body dragging in the sea. But I struggled to get my feet into the board to actually get surfing. My flexibility was an issue and I didn't manage the board correctly so it got caught in the current alot forcing me to let it go (the board never the kite!). When that happens you have to work the kite to body drag back to the board. This unfortunately cost me a lot of time and I didn't manage to get up and surfing much. I cannot fault Oliviers instruction in any way and I was genuinely very impressed with everything. In short Freeride Tarifa captures the overall spirit of Tarifa....very friendly, inclusive and welcoming. I was sad to leave but I truly intend to return to kite with Freeride Tarifa in the future.

I absolutely recommend it to anyone thinking about going. Oh yeah, Vanessa took some great photos and caught my few times I got up on the board! Thank you both for everything!

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Review from Ruben
Ruben
Est Europe
May 2018
Travelled solo

How were the kitesurf lessons?

     

A good kitesurf course with a personal approach. With the help of radio communication courses a more efficient. On non windy days there is a possibility to go mountenbiken or rock climbing in the surrounding nature!

Review from Carlos B
Carlos B
French
April 2018
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Fantastic choice. went there to share an outdoors experience with my two sons and we really enjoyed the place, the sport and the teachers! Freeride Tarifa took care of us, providing top kite gear and enjoyable kite lessons adapted to each one's learning curve while keeping us safe under Tarifa high wind. In addition they found an apartment for us to stay and gave us plenty of tips to explore Tarifa's nightlife.. Highly recommended!

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Number of people: 30
24-Hour reception
Air Conditioning
Kitchen
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Kiteboard hire
Laundry
Roof top terrace
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Mini-Market
Snack bar
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Kitesurf school
Kitesurfing
Mountain biking
Pilates
SUP
Windsurfing
Yoga

Additional Fees:

Transfer to the beaches with Freeride Tarifa Kitesurf school is €5 per day per person.

Extras:

Bath towels €2/day
Shared Dorm & Kitesurf Lessons - 7 days package (6 nights)
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 12

Each modern accommodation includes between 4 to 12 bunk beds, lockers & access to a shared bathroom.

The communal kitchen is equipped with: fridge, microwaves, toaster, dishes, cutlery and cooking utensils, coffee machine, washing machins.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

  • - Nearest Airport: Malaga
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 155
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1h45
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Kitesurf With Us

Kitesurf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Olivier Negrel

Julien Pierre

Kaja Zator

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. It’s 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 watersports.

Main Kitesurf Beach: Los Lances Beach and Valdevaqueros Beach

Kitesurf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Kitesurf Lessons

One day's teaching is 4 or 3 hours. You will get 5 days training (20h in total in semi-private class, 15h in group class).
The course covers:
Kite control, wind direction, wind window. Set up, launch, land, and you'll learn to fly an inflatable kite and self-rescue
Then it is into the water to try body dragging and a few exercises on the water to improve your kite control and recover your board.
Finally you'll get the board and learn to waterstart!

Intermediate Kitesurf Lessons

One day's teaching is 4 or 3 hours. You will get 5 days training (20h in total in semi-private class, 15h in group class).
If you have already done a few lessons and you started to stand up on the board managing to travel few meters then this course will help you to discover the freedom of kiteboarding!
We will ensure first that you have a good kite control then we will continue the progression to make you an independent rider.

Private Kitesurf Lessons

One day's teaching is 4 hours. You will have 5 days tuition with an extra cost as the price made match a semi-private course or a group course.
You have one week or only a few days and you want to learn as much as you can how to kiteboarding, then the private class is suggested. You will progress faster and at your own pace during your stay.

Yoga

We also offer wellness activities in the morning which can be combining with 3 hours of kitesurfing in the afternoon.
In one week you can have access to 5 activities: Pilates, Yoga.

SUP Lessons

We can also rent you SUP for the non windy days or we can also organise a guided tour.


Los Lances beach

Los Lances beach

Level: All Levels

Roughly 5km from Tarifa center. Expect wide, white sandy beaches and plenty of space to launch and land the kite. During the summer the beach is divided in two main zones: the one for the kitesurfing schools and the one for the independent riders. There are also a few chiringuito (beach bars) nearby, so refuelling is easy.

Valdevaqueros beach

Level: All Levels

About 8km from Tarifa. At one end, you have a massive dune and plenty of space to launch and land the kite. At the other, the beach is more narrow and has a few rocks scattered about, so it’s best to be aware. It’s a great beach to learn kitesurfing and chill with there are 3 main bars that face the ocean.

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

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  • You can cancel anytime up to 30 days before travelling you will not be charged the balance.

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