27th June - 1st July
kitesurfing capital of Europe has grown in immense popularity after it
became a popular windsurfing hub in the 1980s. Having retained its old
world charm, it's the infamous Levante and Poniente winds that really
entertain all the wind seekers. The Levante blown from the land, cross
offshore from the left and can be strong, up to 40 knots and often blows
for five days straight. The Poniente is the more mellow wind, cross
onshore from the right. It's cooler and more frequent in summer and can
blow between 15 - 25 knots for a two or three days in a row. This event
has often seen both winds create intense competition conditions!
Tarifa can get good wave conditions in the winter months, in the summer,
expect wind chop that provides superb ramps to boost off. Landings can
be tricky in the gustier, stronger Levante winds and choppy waters, but
it's all part of the game in separating the best from the rest!
This is the
first time the GKA Kiteboarding World Tour 'Air Games' have landed in
Tarifa. In the previous three years that the Tarifa Pro has staged the
strapless event, Airton Cozzolino has won three from three!