Los Canos de Meca

Continent
Europe
Country
Spain
Next Big City
Cadiz, Malaga
Next Town
Barbede, Tarifa
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Food

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Reefs
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

With Levante nice waves roll into the bay. Can be very clean, best wave conditions from the Andalucia region. When it is high tide a shore break is possible. Size can go up to 3m. Every Tarifa local will be surfing there when conditions are perfect. At low tide the reef comes out.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
None

Sand with rocks. No problem for windsurfers. Kitesurfers should enter the water near the lighthouse: more space, sand and less rocks.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
SE
Main Direction:
SE, NW

Best when there is too much wind in Tarifa (Levante conditions = SE). Always 1-2 Bft less than Tarifa. When you have Poniente wind (NW) conditions are flat, it will be better in Tarifa or Bologna. On kitebeach SE is onshore.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Comming from "Tarifa" follow E5 direction "Cadiz". Follow it until you are in "Vejer de la Frontera", there "Barbate" and "Los Canos de Meca" is indicated. Spot is located near to the lighthouse. You can only go by car (about 1 hour drive).

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time

Special windsurf and kitesurf zones. You have to be an experienced kiter or windsurfer! Watch out for the reef located in front of the small apartments. Especially with high and up coming tide! When it is low tide the reef is clearly visible also be careful close to the side anyway! To avoid this go on the water closer to the lighthouse. There you will find a water sport zone.

Nightlife

For nightlife go to Tarifa.