Los Lances

Continent
Europe
Country
Spain
Next Big City
Jerez, Malaga
Next Town
Tarifa, Algeciras
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
High tide

Can be very nice waves up to 2m. During the first Poniente days mainly flat water. With several strong Poniente days and high tide, a lagoon is created, about 1.5 km long and up to 200m wide. Excellent for a downwinder to Tarifa (Playa Chica). Many kitesurfers during summer.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Big, sandy beach. Lots of space, but during summer many kite instructions on the beach.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
W
Main Direction:
NE, ENE, E, W

Levante is offshore, gusty and strong between 15-30 knots normally but some days 40 knots. Then only experienced windsurfers should go out. Poniente (West wind) is perfect for kitesurfing with 8-20 knots.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Medium walk

From Tarifa drive towards Cadiz. About 1 km outside Tarifa turn left into a small dirt road, leading you to a parking lot and a many pines trees. Free parking. 40 min of walking to Tarifa.

Extra information

Rules
Other

No camping on the parking lot. Cars higher than 2.20m cannot pass onto the beach parking lot.

Nightlife

A nightclub near by at the beach. Only opened in the high season. But always nightlife in Tarifa.