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 with clear skies (and wind!) in the day. 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.
Added to this is the fact that flights from all over Europe are dirt cheap at this time of year, meaning your holiday can cost even less!