Tarifa (Balneario, Los Lances Sur)

Continent
Europe
Country
Spain
Next Big City
Malaga, Jerez de la Fontera
Next Town
Tarifa
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

In winter with West winds and swell big waves (1-3m), 50m flat in between, rest of year choppy. With Levante very flat water at the south end of the beach, close to the harbor.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
June, July, August

Very long big beach which in summer gets extremely overcrowded. No shells just fine sand.

Wind

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

Offshore Levante is gusty and strong between 15-30 knots normally but some days 40 knots. Poniente (West wind) is perfect for kitesurfing with 8-20 knots. In Levante up to 1 Bft more than the beaches further north.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Fly into Malaga or Jerez de la Fontera. Tarifa is the most southern point of Spain. The beach is on the right side of the Tarifa port.

Extra information

Rules
Time

No kitesurfing or windsurfing during summer months. For advanced riders only with the offshore Levante. Be ready to leave your gear if you get into trouble.

Nightlife

Good nightlife, specially during summer.