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kiteboarding lessons in Tarifa

Beginner’s Guide to Taking Kitesurfing Lessons in Tarifa

Known best for its pumping wind and thriving kite community, Tarifa is a top-notch kitesurfing destination that sits in a wind funnel between Spain and Morocco. The proud host of many an international competition (like the GKA Strapless Tour), Tarifa is a usual haunt for tons of kiteboarding professionals.


But it’s not just the pros that can enjoy this windswept corner of southern Spain; Tarifa is also a good choice for beginner kiteboarders looking to take some lessons and make their first steps into the kiting world.


Best time to kitesurf in Tarifa: Between April to October, although it’s possible to kitesurf here year round. Late spring to early autumn is ideal because the air temperature warms up then and the wind is consistent.


Average water temperature: 18-19 degrees Celsius


Wetsuit recommendation: In the summer you likely won’t need a wetsuit (you’ll probably be comfortable in rashy), but in the winter you’ll want a 3/4.


Tips for beginners: Levante wind blows stronger and gustier than the Poniente, which makes it quite a lot harder to learn in. On top of that, the Levante wind often blows offshore, which should definitely be avoided for all beginner kitesurfers. Stick to Poniente days when the wind is between 15-25 knots cross/onshore.



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Top things to know when looking for kitesurfing lessons in Tarifa



1.What kind of lessons should I look for?


This will totally depend on how you learn best (and the great news is: there’s quite a lot of different kinds of lessons to choose from, so you can really tailor your experience to your personal taste).


Fancy learning in a social atmosphere with lots of others? Like the sound of combining kiting with other activities like yoga, SUPing, and sightseeing? A kitesurf camp is probably for you. Do you learn better when you’re without distraction? Feel like you need  confidence boost? Go for a course with a private instructor. Already have some basic knowledge but feeling like you need a reminder? Sign up for a refresher course.


Kiteboarding lessons in Spain, Tarifa

Instructor & student during a kitesurfing lesson in Tarifa



2. Is Tarifa suitable for total beginners?


Absolutely. Don’t be deterred by Tarifa’s reputation for strong wind; there are plenty of days where the weather is perfect for novice kiteboarders to get out and learn.


Of the two types of wind in Tarifa (Levante and Poniente), Poniente is the better one for beginners. It’s warm, cross-shore/on-shore wind that blows 15-25 knots, which is actually the best kind of wind to learn in.


As for the water conditions, granted, there aren’t many shallow water places (which a lot of beginners favour) but the deep water is arguably safer to learn in.




3. When is the best time of year to take kiteboarding lessons in Tarifa?


Since the weather is warm, the sun is shining, and the rain will be at bay, summer is the best time to take kitesurfing lessons in Tarifa. The high season for kiting runs from April-October and the tourist season peaks in July and August. Tarifa and some of its beaches become quite a bit busier in the peak summer months, so if you want to beat the crows, better to head there between April/May or September/October.



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Kitesurfing lessons in El Gouda, Egypt

Taking Kiteboarding Lessons in Egypt- What You Need to Know

Things to know before you go:


Best time to kitesurf in Egypt: The is wind the whole year in Egypt though it is most consistent over the summer months (April-October)


Average water temperature: The water temperature vary between 20 degrees C in the winter time up to 29 degrees C in the summertime.


Wetsuit recommendation: It is recommended to wear long wetsuits in the winter (December through to April), short wetsuits in Spring and Autumn (May and June/September and October) and a bikini or board shorts and lycra in the summertime (July and August).


Wind type: Wind speed vary throughout the year. 3 kite sizes are recommended for getting the best out of your trip.


Water conditions: Egypt is filled with amazing flat water lagoons and some small waves.


Top tips for beginners: Egypt is an amazing destination for beginners filled with shallow and flat water lagoons. Including Soma Bay, El Gouda, Safaga, Wadi Lahami, Dahab and Blue Lagoon.



Egypt Offers Amazing Conditions for Beginners


With wind the whole year, beautiful weather and shallow, flat water lagoons, Egypt is one of the best places to learn kiteboarding. The wind is more predictable in the summer and the waters are warmer making April-October the best months to take lessons.


There are plenty of amazing spots and schools scattered along the east coast of Egypt easily accessible from the Hurghada airport. Soma Bay, El Gouda, Safaga and Hurghada are all known kiteboarding destinations bringing in kiters from around the world. The shallow, flat and not to mention warm water conditions make it amazing for learning.



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Advanced Lessons and Camps


Lessons are not only for beginners! Continuing to learn and progress is what makes kiteboarding fun. Join in on advanced kite camp and have fun learning with your friends or check out a local school for a few lesson hours. Egypt’s flat water lagoons are the perfect place to work on your freestyle and wakestyle tricks.



Explore Different Spots as You Learn


Spend your kitesurfing vacation exploring different kite spots throughout the Red Sea. Charter your own private sailing yacht or join in on kite cruise where your local captain will show you around to amazing uncrowded kite spots accessible only by boat. Some yachts offer an onboard instructor offering lessons and tips as you go. What an amazing way to experience the true nature of kiteboarding travelling from beach to beach exploring the islands and coastline.


Alternatively, choose from a selection of beach front accommodations with kiting right on our doorstep. Kite all day, everyday and never miss a session! Amazing spots around Egypt include El Gouda, Safaga, Soma Bay, Dahab, Wadi Lahami and Blue Lagoon (Sinai).


Kiteboarding lessons in Egypt

Shallow and flat water in El Gouda- perfect for learning!



Other Activities


Kiteboarding all day, everyday can be exhausting especially when you’re learning. Egypt offers a variety of other activities to enjoy other than kiteboarding. Visit some amazing dive sites, snorkel, paddle board, join a quad or horseback ride through the desert mountains or play a relaxing round of golf.


Spend some time explore Egypt’s incredible culture. Egypt is full of mysteries and legends with a longer recorded history than almost any country on earth! Explore ancient Egyptian temples and pharaoh tombs, an amazing experience not to be missed.