Tarifa is the Kitesurfing mecca of the European mainland. Tarifa is one of the windiest places in this part of the world, and extremely beautiful. It has became the home for several kitesurfers during the spring months, a lot of pro’s and teamriders gather here for practicing during March to June. Do not be too surprised if the kite that you land is world champion Alex pastors or Liam Whaleys, two of the pro’s that have Tarifa as their home spot. Kitesurfing in Tarifa can be absolutely gorgeous, or insanely gusty, but two things are sure, you will have a good time, and you will learn stuff.
Kitesurfing in Tarifa – Special page by Kitesurfersblog
I am staying in Tarifa for two months, and during this time this page is updated with more and more stuff that is good to know for everyone wanting to go kitesurfing in Tarifa.
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- Tarifa Infobox
- Tarifa is the southernmost point of the European mainland.
- Tarifa is the place where the Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean sea meets. There is actually a pier where you have one ocean to the left and one to the right.
- Tarifa is one of the world’s most famous places for water- and wind sports.
- Tarifa is situated between Gibraltar (UK) and Cadiz (The place where Columbus took off from, also the oldest city on the European mainland that have been habituated constantly)
- Tarifa is actually more southern than two African capitals, Tunis and Algiers.
- You see to Morocco from Tarifa. You can also take a ferry over to Tangier on the Moroccan side of the strait from Tarifa.
- Tarifa has 17 000 inhabitants, but a lot more in the summer, since it is a popular place to spend the vacation at for Spanish people.
- The main airports to use for traveling to Tarifa is Malaga (140 km away), Gibraltar (50 km away) and Sevilla (200 km away). Most people fly to Malaga and rent a car there.