Tantrum Kitesurf

Learn, Improve or Perfect Your Kitesurfing 3 Times Faster

With the (No) Tantrum Method of Teaching

We’ve Chosen The Most Consistently Windy Kitesurf Spot On Earth Combined It With 1 on 1 World Class Kitesurfing Instruction & Our Revolutionary (No) Tantrum Method Of Teaching To GUARANTEE That You Kitesurf In Hours (Not Months)

Backed by the Tantrum Guarantee

We’re so confident you will love this course that if, once you’ve finished your first day you’re not happy with us, let us know and we’ll give you your money back, no questions, no stress, no problems.

And If There’s No Wind…You Don’t Pay…Simple!

What Makes Us Different:

Tarifa is a better location for learning to kitesurf in the winter than it is in the summer.

The beaches are empty and the weathers great.

So you’ve got as much space as you could want to make mistakes and learn without worrying about tangling lines with other people.

At this time of year we also have unbridled access to all the possible spots up and down the coast (as there are no sunbathers or beach restrictions in place) so the chances of you getting out on any given day increase dramatically. As if there’s no wind (or more often too much wind!) we simply drive to where it’s better.

What about the temperature and wind?

We’re blessed in Tarifa with a great climate and even in the depths if winter it doesn’t drop much below 18-23 degrees in the day, with clear skies (and most importantly wind!). Last new years day we were at a BBQ on the beach in just boardies and bikini’s.

We also do not rely on traditional weather systems for our wind (instead the Straits of Gibraltar create our very own wind tunnel) and so Tarifa is one of the few places worldwide to truly get wind all year, what’s more in the winter the prevailing wind is the much more pleasant Poniente wind, which generally blows about a force 4, cross onshore and is as constant as it comes.

Our Private Kitesurf Coaching Include:

  • 1 Instructor booked for you ALL day – As long as you’ve got the energy, we’ll be at the beach and you’ll be on the board.
  • GET YOUR OWN KITE, and your own Instructor this alone effectively triples your learning speed.
  • No Wind…No Pay
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  • All our coaches are experts in The (No) Tantrum Method of teaching, we have hacked kitesurfing to ensure you progress faster, safer and with a hell of a lot of fun.
  • Full Kit Hire
  • Rescue boat service in the summer months allowing us to teach you on glass flat water whenever the levante wind blows.
  • IKO Certification allowing you to hire kit at other centres upon completion of your course.
  • Full Liability & Accident Insurance
  • Full Kit Insurance

Also Available

Beach Transfers – Available at booking

Plus These Additional FREE Bonuses

When You Book Your Lessons With Us You Also Get…

  • A MASSIVE discount (20% of the total value of your course) to spend buying kit in our online store
  • FREE Pre Kitesurf Theory Package, Arrive pre armed with all the essential theory (47 € value)
  • FREE How to Save 1000’s € Buying Your First Set of Kitesurfing Equipment Online Course (97 € value)
  • 10% Discount on Your Accommodation at Hostel Gravina.

Riding Level:

All Levels

Stay with Us


Stay in the heart of the old town of Tarifa with your fellow kiters.

10% Discount on Your Accommodation at Hostel Gravina.

Just Book Through This Page: Hostal Gravina* & Show Your Kitesurf Course Receipt at Reception When You Arrive.

*Note: Bookings must be done through this website and not through a partner site ie Booking.com (the price is the same anyway!)

Our Guarantee

1 ) We’re that confident that you’ll LOVE this course that if, once you’ve finished your first day, you’re not happy with us, let us know and we’ll give you your money back, no questions, no stress, no problems.

Wondering Why We Only Offer Private Lessons?
Check out This Podcast to find out why this is the fastest (and cheapest) way to learn:

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  • Just wanted to say thank you so much to the Tantrum Team for an amazing week.

    Paige Moore, Airush Team Rider
  • Fantastic active holiday, great instruction and fun atmosphere, anyone with a sense for adventure of any age will LOVE!

    Brigitte Sumner, Director of Turnaround Coaching
  • The instructors were absolutely awesome, they supported me when I needed some reassurance on my own ability and taught at a very high level.

    Athon Selmes
  • One of the best holidays of my life..what more can I say? Can't recommend Tantrum highly enough!

    Sherry Carlisle, Veterinary Surgeon

1 Instructor booked for you ALL day

In The Most Consistently Windy Kite Spot On Earth


The wind is a fickle mistress and to improve as fast as possible you need to be learning in the absolute best conditions every single day of your course. Its obviously no good for you if when your lessons are set to be the wind isn't blowing, yet this is something we see every single day.


Most schools have several classes each day, all booked at pre arranged times. This works great from an organisational point of view but unfortunately the wind doesn't follow schedules.

So you can often find that someone forgot to tell the wind what time your class was which consequently means you are learning in conditions that are totally inappropriate to what it is you are trying to learn (too much wind, too little wind, too gusty wind).

Unfortunately it's impossible for the school to change the time as that instructor has another class of students arriving exactly when your class finishes. (and obviously just as you're walking off the beach the wind comes in perfectly!)

With us you have 1 instructor booked for you, for the entire day meaning we can get you out in the absolute best window of wind for the day. If it's a particularly good day of wind we can do a few more hours and if it's not so great we can save up the hours for the next day, ensuring that you make the absolute most of your time here in the absolute best wind.

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Make The Most of Every Breath of Wind


Once you have managed to get out on the water the other major problem that people suffer from is that they may be sharing the kite with another person or have to work around the school's schedule.

The school most likely has many other lessons to give that day and so have just assigned a time slot to you, often days before, which may be the time when the wind and conditions are best for you but…

All too often is just a time that works for them so they can get through their backlog of students.

Now we’ve already said that the major problem most people suffer from in learning to kite is aligning their free time with the wind so when you actually manage to do this you HAVE to…

Make the absolute MOST of every precious breath of wind.

The major problem most learners face is that they are forced to share the kite with another person.

Straight away this means if they have a 3 hour lesson (the average for most schools…not for us, we offer UNLIMITED HOURS LESSONS!) they are only getting 1 1/2 hours actually flying the kite...


When you add in waiting around for your partner, sorting out line tangles and swapping the kite back and forth this can be more like 1 hour.

What’s more your instructor generally has another pair of learners to look after at the same time so during the hour you are flying the kite your instructor is watching you for around half of it (as the rest of it he’s looking after the other pair).

And the worst part…

For that 1 hour of actually flying the kite and 30 mins of instruction you’ve wasted 3 hours of precious wind.

Wind that may not align with your free time for another month, if you’re lucky…

This is why 75% of people that start learning to kitesurf never actually ride.

To solve this we give your own kite so you are actually under a kite getting better every minute we're at the beach.

This combined with our revolutionary (No) Tantrum Method of teaching and having chosen the most consistently windy kite spot on earth we can absolutely GUARANTEE that you kitesurf in one week.

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So You Have The Perfect Setup For Whatever You're Practicing


The other major problem we see all the time is people paired up in group lessons with someone who is either at a completely different level to them or is a totally different size to them or more normally…both.

Or that the school simply doesn't have enough kites in each size for all the people they are teaching on one day.

So what?

Let's take the example of group lessons but you can easily see how the same theory would apply to simply not having enough kites available.

In group lessons you are sharing a kite.

So let's say you (for example’s sake) are a 85 kg man who is practicing water start sharing the kite with a 60 kg woman who is practicing body dragging.

Common sense and safety here dictates the the school is going to choose a kite size that fits the woman.

If they give her a kite that is powerful enough to get you up and riding they are placing her in a fair amount of danger (though we have seen it the other way around as well!).

However by choosing a kite that suits her size they have ensured that you have absolutely no chance of EVER succeeding in actually getting up and riding because you are hugely underpowered.

We see cases just like this every day.

For this reason we not only give you your OWN KITE and your own coach booked for you ALL day but also ensure that we have a choice of 6 different kite sizes for you (4m, 6m, 8m, 10m, 12m, 14m) every single day.

So you’ll always be on the right kite for you.

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If there's no wind you don't pay...simple.

This also means if you're at the beach and the wind drops to a point where we can't do anything you won't pay for that time either.

Most schools actually carry on teaching in these conditions pretending that it's good for you to fly kites in these conditions...

it's not.

While the wind doesn't have to be perfect, if we can't fly the kite there's no chance you can, so we'll wait until the wind is right for you, and you won't pay for waiting!


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So You Don't Have To Hire A Car


If you want to we'll take you to and from the beach every day. So all you have to worry about is kiting!

This also means you don't have to hire a car saving you hundreds on your holiday. Available at booking for an extra fee.




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We'll Have You On The Board On Day 1


Using the teachings of some of the greatest skill hackers of our time, adding in the principles of peak performance, zone state technology, the findings of the Flow Genome Project and the results of the 15 years and 10, 000 + hours of teaching time we've racked up…

We've come up with a system of teaching that will get you on the board MUCH faster...

How does in 1 day sound?

We call this The (No) Tantrum Method.

The (No) Tantrum Method is guaranteed to get you where you want to be faster, safer and with less frustration and is revolutionising the way kitesurfing is taught worldwide.

In a typical learn to kitesurf lesson our methods knock 2 - 3 days off your time to ride, when teaching more advanced tricks they cut your time to execution in half.

Likewise we've found the key to learning at record speeds is to make it fun, thus making it effortless. For that reason we structure our coaching very differently to most other training centres & make the entire process a hell of a lot of fun.

This incredibly rapid rate of learning is made possible by 2 factors, which separate us from every other kite school on the planet, our highly advanced teaching methodologies (utilising cutting edge NLP, the very latest developments in skill hacking methodology and deep learning practices) and our (No) Tantrum Method of teaching, which absolutely maximises every second of wind.

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When You Book Your Lessons With Us You Also Get...

  • A MASSIVE discount (20% of the total value of your course) to spend buying kit in our online store
  • FREE Pre Kitesurf Course Training, Knock Days Off Your Learning Time & Save Thousands On Your Course Costs (47 € value)
  • FREE How to Save € 1000's Buying Your First Set of Kitesurfing Equipment Online Course (97 € value)
  • 10% Discount on Your Accommodation at Hostel Gravina.


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We are a small business...

And really want to stay that way

We enjoy making friends with our clients and really want to make sure we give a highly personal service.

We deliberately only take a few people on any of our kitesurfing holidays at a time (despite all the business consultants I meet telling me I need to expand, expand, expand!), so you can be assured loads of time on the kite and a LOT of attention from our instructors.

We do this for 2 reasons...

We really like getting to know you guys, you really make this job what it is and we want to say “Thank You” by ensuring that you have the best time possible out here with us.

There is of course another slightly more selfish reason...

You see, I want to be running this business when I’m 95 and the best way I can think of ensuring that I am, is if you go back home and tell all your friends how amazing we are!

We limit numbers on this course very carefully so you can be assured a personal service and loads of time on the kite as our coaches will be able to give you a LOT of attention. However...

This also means that this course books out quickly so please book early to avoid missing out.



We choose instructors based not on how good a kitesurfer they are (as we are confident we can quickly make them very good at this) we choose them instead based on...

Their ability to teach

Their ability to communicate effectively

And most important their ability to make learning and your holiday fun for you.

This really shines through, and we are well known in Tarifa as being the friendliest school on the beach.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Tantrum family.



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