About Us

Gone Kiting Tarifa Kitesurfing Shool for the most personal kiting experience in Tarifa 

“Our mission is to provide the best quality teaching in the whole Tarifa

 

 

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My name is Kasia and I am the founder of Kitesurfing School – Gone Kiting Tarifa and qualified IKO level 2 kiteboarding instructor. I came to Tarifa a few years ago and is now a place I call my home and where my heart is. You can find me on the beach, kiting or teaching, therefore I am definitely the person to help you find the best conditions and spots for kiting.

I believe that more important than choosing the right school is to choose the right instructor, as he or she will be there with you to maximise all of the time during the lessons.

That’s why everyone in our team at Gone Kiting Tarifa Kitesurfing School shares the same life philosophy. Our instructors have a huge passion for kitesurfing but also are professional kitesurfing trainers.

 

 

 


 

Michał has been an IKO kitesurfing instructor for 3 years and a snowboarding instructor for 10 years, so teaching is in his blood.  As of now, Michał is travelling the world in search of wind and waves. When he’s not surfing or snowboarding, he spends time photographing interesting people and beautiful places. Right now he’s mainly focused on converting his red Volkswagen T3 “Willy” into a surf bus that will soon become his little house on wheels

Kiting expertise, patience, and lot of positive energy, that’s what you can expect from lessons with Michal.

Our Impact

Gone Kiting Tarifa would like to be socially responsible therefore a portion of our profit will be donated to FOUNDATION 22STARS, supporting over 60 children living in Uganda with school fees, food, clothes and medicine. 22 Stars is a handmade jewellery crafted from recycled paper by women in Uganda. We support their mission in empowering families in Uganda and believe that education can break the cycle of poverty.

By taking classes in Gone Kiting Tarifa you also will be part of this amazing project. Each client of Gone Kiting Tarifa will receive Gift of Happiness, beautiful bracelet made by women in Uganda, as a small gesture of our appreciation.

 

Our experience in teaching in numbers:

8

YEARS OF TEACHING

698

STUDENTS

3250

HOURS OF TEACHING

Why Kiting?

Kiteurfing  is a culture of addicts, praying for wind and the moment you get up on the board you are hooked! It will overtake your life!

Why kitesurfng? You learn to forget, be calm and relax while riding the ocean. You will smile more often and will be surrounded by happy people. Why not to to get kitesuring lessons now!?

Kitesurfing is very versatile and has no limits. You can choose to ride waves, do big jumps, cruise in the ocean or unhooked and pop tricks.

It is about adrenaline, even after years of kiting your heart will be pumping faster even when checking the wind conditions before going to the beach therefore it’s never boring.

Kitesurfing gives you opportunity to travel to the most amazing places in the world.


The fact that you can not practice this sport anytime, as you need the wind and the beach this makes kitesurfing special.


Kitesurfing is actually not that dangerous, you just need to learn all safety rules.

Kitesurfing is a lifestyle and it’s really for everyone, you are never too old for it.

It’s not difficult to learn. There is a joke amongst the windsurfing community: “What’s the difference between a kitesurf beginner and a pro?” The answer: “One week”

Kitesurfing keeps you fit. Research shows that you can burn up to 1100 calories doing 2hrs kiting, not to mention pumping up your kite in the beginning. You will be exhausted!

Kitesurfing is not that expensive, once you invest in your kite lessons and gear, afterwards the wind, beach and ocean is FREE!

 

Why Us

We will save your time, money and teach you kitesurfing

We specialise only in Private and Semiprivate Coaching

Private lessons are the best way of learning. The instructor can change or adapt the exercises as necessary depending on your level.
Most schools advertise small groups. What they don’t tell you is that they normally operate to the maximum ratios of 4 students to one instructor. We believe in keeping groups much smaller than this and that’s why the majority of our courses are run on a 2:1 basis. Faster progress!
You will learn in much a safer environment, especially in crowded beaches in Tarifa.

We use Radio Helmets

During the lesson, you often have to be far from your instructor. Therefore using the radio you will have one hour of real coaching. 
Many us find it difficult to remember more than three things at once & it may not always be that easy to hear your instructor. We give you instant instruction and coaching tips when it matters most.
You will feel much safer and confident on the water.  The highest value for money coaching and focused on you.

IKO certified, experienced instructors and quality kites from Liquid Force

We are team of passionate instructors but we take our work seriously and we run lessons in fun but professional way
International Kiteboarding Organisation is a worldwide network with more than 7000 instructors.The IKO evaluate their instructors with a quality control check that’s why the IKO kite-surf schools are the best place in the world to learn and improve kite-surf.
We work with the quality and not older then 2 years old kites from Liquid Force. Gisela Pulido, the world championship has also chosen this brand.

Money Back Guarantee

If you don’t feel safe on our lessons we will give you your money back
We will give you money back, no questions asked, If you are not satisfied with our lessons,
If the lesson needs to be cancelled due to bad conditions or no wind, we will give you money back as we care about your progress
If you for some reason are not satisfied after a completed lesson, do not hesitate to tell us. Safety and customer satisfaction is at an out most importance to us, and we will do our best to rectify the situation.


Become a kiteboarder and book your lessons with us!

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a kite

Lessons

1 kite – 1 person
The private lesson is designed especially for your needs and speed of progress. It is very personlised.
You will learn kitesurfing in just a few hours

1 kite – 2 people
Good option for those who want to learn with a friend
We spend 10-15 mins at a time with each of you, so while we are looking at the other student doing the exercises, you can see and take in valuable information from the outside

What is included?

  • Kites, board, harness, wetsuit, helmet, safety jacket
  • Radio Helmets,
  • IKO card which evaluate your level and will allow you hire equipment around the world
  • Transport to the beach
  • Loads of smiles and positive energy!
  • Insurance

How do we do lesson?

  • First lesson is always on the land, 2 hours private or 3 hours semiprivate
    Theory, setting up the kite, safety systems, learning to control the kite
  • Second and third lessons are in the water 2 hours private or 3 hours semiprivate
    Bodydrag with one hand and two hands (controlling the kite in the water), getting up on the board

If you have already had some lessons before, we can take you further and progress you faster

Prices

We sell lessons not the packs or group lessons, this way you pay for what you want!

Both private and semiprivate kitesurfing lessons are available from €80 – €100,00 only!

Personalise service and excellent instructors! We care about the quality of your lessons. If you have already some kitesurfing lessons, we can help you to progress further.

For all lessons we use radio helmets which will make you feel confident on the water and we are able to give you more tips when we are far away from you. 

 

Check also our SPECIAL OFFER on your first semiprivate lesson with our school!

 

PRIVATE

First day on the beach 2h – 100 EUR
Second day water 2h – 100 EUR
Third day water 2h – 100 EUR

After 4th booked lesson you get 10% discount on the next lessons!

SEMI PRIVATE LESSONS

First day on the beach 3h – 80 EUR
Second day water 3h – 80 EUR
Third day water 3h – 80 EUR

After 4th booked lesson you get 10% discount on the next lessons!

If you have your own equipment 10% discount on the lessons!

From our experience, it takes around 6-8 hours (private) or 9-12 hours (semiprivate) of kite lessons to handle the kite independently and learn first steps how to ride. Each student progress is individual and may be faster or slower.


We speak:

United Kingdom(Great Britain) Spain Poland rippled-german-flag-7201 

If you require classes in any other language, please let us know, we will try to accommodate your needs.

KITE AND STAY

KITESURFING LESSONS AND ROOM IN SHARED APARTMENT

Town Apartment is located in the centre of Tarifa, only 10 min walking to the Old Town.  The bathroom, living room and kitchen are to share. In the apartment, there is 1 single private room to rent. The apartment is on the third floor. In front of the premises, there is free public parking. There is no terrace or view. This accommodation is recommended for single travellers, kiters or couple of friends who wish to have private rooms.

Old Town Spanish style apartment, is located in the centre of Old Town where all the bars and restaurants are located. Therefore, especially in the summer months, it can be quite noisy. There is one double bedroom to rent. The apartment is on the first floor and it´s very bright. It has two small terraces overlooking the buildings as can be seen in the pictures. There is no parking in front of the building but of course, it is possible to park the car on the street, few minutes walking from the apartment. This place is recommended for couple and someone who doesn’t mind being in the busy town.

If only one person wishes to take kitesurfing lessons, it is possible to accommodate another person in the room for extra 15 EUR per night. Please note this offer applies only to a double bedroom staying in Old Town accommodation.

March – April & November – December

  Single Person Package both Apartments Couple Packages Old Town Apartment
3 night + 9h semiprivate lessons 345 EUR 645 EUR
5 nights + 9h semiprivate lessons 405 EUR 735 EUR
7 nights + 9h semiprivate lessons 465 EUR 825 EUR

6h Private lessons course surcharge of 45 EUR per person per any package

May – June & September – October

  Single Person Package both Apartments Couple Packages Old Town Apartment
3 night + 9h semiprivate lessons 375 EUR 690 EUR
5 nights + 9h semiprivate lessons 445 EUR 790 EUR
7 nights + 9h semiprivate lessons 515 EUR 890 EUR

6h Private lessons course extra surcharge of 60 EUR per person per any package

July – August

  Single Person Package both Apartments Couple Packages Old Town Apartment
3 night + 9h semiprivate kitesurfing  lessons 405 EUR 720 EUR
5 nights + 9h semiprivate kitesurfing  lessons 495 EUR 840 EUR
7 nights + 9h semiprivate kitesurfing  lessons 585 EUR 960 EUR

6h Private lessons course extra surcharge of 60 EUR per person per any package

 

KITESURF HOUSE

Kitesurf House. We work with Kite Surf House located in the centre of the Old Town, close to all bars and restaurants. The house consists three studios on the ground floor; one big living quarter with five double bedrooms and a common living room on the first floor; and on the second floor you can find a common kitchen and an enormous rooftop terrace. The kitchen is fully equipped inclusive microwave, oven, dishwasher, smoothie-maker etc. For the cold months in winter there is under floor heating in the entire house and to not die of heat in the summer you can turn on the air condition.

This house is extremely popular, so you please book it in advance, not to miss the opportunity. Prices start from 35EUR a night.

Please ask for availability and prices! 

 

Special Offers

SPECIAL LIMITED OFFER 2017 

We offer 20 EUR DISCOUNT per person on your first kitesurfing lesson with our school Gone Kiting Tarifa. This special offer applies for minimum 2 people and for semi-private lessons only. What are you waiting for? Bring your friend and try some kitesurfing, if you already haven’t! We are confident you would love this sport as much as we do!

 The offer has limited spaces and is valid only until the end of August 2017  therefore, reserve your space now!

 

 

We Offer Second Hand or Brand New Kitesurfing Gear

Are you looking for a kitesurfing gear? If you are not sure what is the best, we are her to help you and advise you. If you are new to the sport or already experienced rider, we can offer you second hand or brand new equipment. Greatly discounted prices of the top brands! Just drop us a message. Packages also available!

KITES AND BARS by Liquid Force and brand new wooden BOARDS by Fluid Kiteboarding. Come and test all gear before buying at our school! Great Prices!            

 

 

 

 

Tarifa

Why Tarifa?

Tarifa is definitely a kitesurfer’s paradise as the wind blows here all year round. It is the southern most tip of Europe where Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Tarifa is full of small bars and Spanish charming restaurants. It has definitely the kitesurfing vibe and atmosphere. There are almost 300 days of wind a year. Whoever comes to Tarifa says it is a magical place with amazing people. If you come here once you will definitely come back again and again or maybe one day you will quit your job and will live here. There are plenty things to do here.


Things to do?

The wild 10 km coastline attracts not only kite surfers but also nature and outdoor sports lovers. There are endless opportunities to fill your days if you are not always on the water:

  • trip to Morocco which is only 18km away from Tarifa
  • visit stunning Sevilla
  • trip to Ronda, the most romantic place in Spain
  • horse riding on the beach
  • boat trip and whale watching
  • picnic with waterfalls
  • rock climbing with Morocco views
  • scuba diving,
  • yoga
  • mountain biking,
  • visiting monkeys on Gibraltar rock
  • Granada and snowboarding in Sierra Nevada
  • exploring the amazing countryside
  • and more….

 

Nightlife

In the summer you can party in Tarifa every night until 8 am in the morning, so it is a great place for party animals with hundreds of little bars and restaurants. If however, you prefer a little bit more quiet time, visit here off season when you can enjoy amazing landscapes and nature.

 

How to get here

By Plane: The nearest airports are Gibraltar and Malaga.

By Bus: From Malaga airport to Malaga center and then take a bus to Tarifa or take a bus from Malaga airport to Algercias and then to Tarifa.

We suggest however to rent a car in Malaga. we recommend espana.fireflycarrental.com .This way you can explore all attractions around Tarifa.

 

Where to sleep in Tarifa?

You can choose from a range of different hostels or hotels. If you come with the group we suggest to rent an apartment. We are happy to help with your accommodation, just drop us an email!

If you want to find out more about Tarifa bars, activities, accommodation or lifestyle check our TARIFA GUIDE or check our SPECIAL OFFERS


Wind Conditions and Spots In Tarifa

Tarifa is the most famous kitesurfing spot in Europe, called kite surf paradise as the wind blows here all year round. In Tarifa you can find all sorts of conditions depending on the various wind directions during the year.

PONIENTE – westerly wind that blows from the sea, it usually wakes up in the afternoon from around 2 pm and blows between 10k-25k, even if the wind forecast in the summer shows 10kts, expect more due to thermal effects. This wind is side onshore at all spots in Tarifa and is normally cooler but very constant. It also brings more waves, especially in the winter.
LEVANTE – easterly wind which blows from the land, it usually blows all day and can be very strong from 15k-60k! (check spot options outside Tarifa for strong Levante). This wind in Tarifa city is offshore but in Valdavaqueros beachside shore and it can be very gusty, usually is warmer and less wavy.

All year round

Choppy in the summer, Waves in the winter, Flat – out of the season (only with full or non moon and high tide, see Rio Jara spot)

Sandy wide beaches. There is almost 10km of beaches in Tarifa.

From 15 June till 15 September you can only kite surf in Los Lances Norte and Valdavaqueros beach. At Los Lances beach with levante wind there is a rescue boat. You can buy your ticket at the beach bars.

From 12C in the winter to 38C in the summer.

Yes, all year round. 5.4mm in the winter, 3.2mm in the summer or shortly

From 7m to 12m

Tarifa is good for all levels

You can only kite surf here out of the season but there are restrictions from 15 June till 15 September

Bailneario

A popular spot for surfers. In front of very popular beach bar Bienestar which is open all year With levante wind is offshore, constant but very flat or with very clean waves, so only for very experienced kite surfers.

Campo de Futbol

A Spot very popular in the winter with the locals, parking, there is beach bar Club Siete but usually only open in the summer. Great with Poniente wind. Too dangerous with levante offshore wind.

Rio Jara

A Spot in front of the camping. It is very popular out of the season with Poniente wind when is with high tide we have got a lagoon there, great for freestyle. Here you can usually meet all pro riders. It is more difficult to get there but you can do upwind from Campo de Futbol. With levante wind is too offshore.

We are allowed to kite surf on these spots all year round.

Los Lances Norte Beach

There are 2 beach bars, parking also available. Very popular with Poniente wind. With levante there are rescue boats but in summer only from 15 June till 15 September.

Valdavaqueros Beach:

Good with poniente and levante all year, no boats and levante is side shore on at this beach. There are 2 beach bars. In the summer quite crowded.

Punta Paloma

The furthermost spot from Tarifa to kite (9km away from Tarifa), with beautiful sand dunes, good for beginners with levante wind, usually side shore and there is also a parking place.

Need to know!

Very important to remember that levante wind in Tarifa town is usually much stronger then in Valdavaquros or Punta Paloma, there can be a difference of 20kts sometimes. General rule is the further you go from Tarifa town the levante wind is weaker. When levante is too strong, which happens there are two other good spots to kite outside Tarifa zone. Remember there is only wind in these spots when levante in Tarifa or Valdavaqueros beach blows more than 40kts! In the warm months of the year, usully Poniente wind is stronger in Valdavaquros beach due to better thermal effects.

Palmones:

Located around 30 km from Tarifa towards Algercias. Good for beginners with parking and some bars. Choppy, flat or waves with side shore wind.

Canos de Meca

Located around 65km from Tarifa towards Cadiz. It is a good wave spot, better for more advanced riders. The wind here is side onshore.

Contact us

Kasia

kasia@gonekitingtarifa.com

+34 722-253-462

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