Kitesurf Lessons

Kitesurf Lessons
Starting at 130€/person

Kitesurf Lessons ION CLUB TARIFA

The kitesurfing spots around Tarifa are the most famous in the whole of Europe. Our beach in front of ION CLUB Tarifa is the perfect area to make the most of both of the main wind directions in Tarifa – LEVANTE and PONIENTE. With levante the wind blows side shore to side off-shore, and we have the safest part of the beach for us with poniente, as it blows in the opposite direction. During the year we have at least 300 days with wind, making kitesurfing lessons possible almost every day. There is also the opportunity to book lessons from our boat, finding the best wind conditions and maximum space. Whether you are a complete beginner, an intermediate rider or an expert wanting to learn some special tricks or how to foil, Tarifa is the perfect playground for you.
All of our kitesurfing lessons are given by professional and certified instructors with internationally recognised licenses, such as FAV or VDWS, and we offer lessons in several languages.
In order to help you to find the appropriate course for your level, we created the ION CLUB Product Finder. Check which skills you already have and the lesson finder will show you which course is best for you

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Kitesurf BOAT Lessons Tarifa

We also offer kitesurfing with a boat for a more progressive experience and to allow you to have more space in the water. Indeed, far from the beach and the world, the ocean is yours! No need to walk to get upwind!

First of all, we start from the beach for an easy and quick set up and then we let ourselves drift in complete safety.

The boat allows us to avoid the small waves near the beach when we are on the beach and to avoid staying too close to the coast when we are on the beach. You have the possibility to make longer tacks, you will have more private spaces.

The instructor follows you in the boat to ensure teaching and safety. The boat will bring you upwind and accompany you on your downwind descent.

You will be equipped with a radio to be in constant contact with the instructor.

The return is done by boat with a debriefing on board and an individualized return.

For the more experienced, the “down wind” are also proposed thanks to the boat services.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information!

 See you soon on the spot 😊

KITESURF LESSONS ION CLUB TARIFA

The kitesurfing spots around Tarifa are the most famous in the whole of Europe. Our beach in front of ION CLUB Tarifa is the perfect area to make the most of both of the main wind directions in Tarifa – LEVANTE and PONIENTE. With levante the wind blows side shore to side off-shore, and we have the safest part of the beach for us with poniente, as it blows in the opposite direction. During the year we have at least 300 days with wind, making kitesurfing lessons possible almost every day. There is also the opportunity to book lessons from our boat, finding the best wind conditions and maximum space. Whether you are a complete beginner, an intermediate rider or an expert wanting to learn some special tricks or how to foil, Tarifa is the perfect playground for you.
All of our kitesurfing lessons are given by professional and certified instructors with internationally recognised licenses, such as FAV or VDWS, and we offer lessons in several languages.
In order to help you to find the appropriate course for your level, we created the ION CLUB Product Finder. Check which skills you already have and the lesson finder will show you which course is best for you

KITESURF LESSONS BOAT TARIFA

We also offer kitesurfing with a boat for a more progressive experience and to allow you to have more space in the water. Indeed, far from the beach and the world, the ocean is yours! No need to walk to get upwind!

First of all, we start from the beach for an easy and quick set up and then we let ourselves drift in complete safety.

The boat allows us to avoid the small waves near the beach when we are on the beach and to avoid staying too close to the coast when we are on the beach. You have the possibility to make longer tacks, you will have more private spaces.

The instructor follows you in the boat to ensure teaching and safety. The boat will bring you upwind and accompany you on your downwind descent.

You will be equipped with a radio to be in constant contact with the instructor.

The return is done by boat with a debriefing on board and an individualized return.

For the more experienced, the “down wind” are also proposed thanks to the boat services.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information!

 See you soon on the spot 😊

COURSE ORGANISATION AND SAFETY

We understand that aside from professional tuition, the most important thing when it comes to learning how to kite is time to practice. This is why we organise all of our lessons in a way to maximize your time with the kite, without sacrificing your safety of course.
Here at ION CLUB Tarifa, we focus on a more personal approach rather than on big groups. Most of our lessons are organised in semi-private groups, so that you always have your own kite to practice with, and you don’t have to share it with others.

In order to provide you with instant feedback especially during our advanced lesson program, our instructors use radio headsets enabling them to communicate with you while riding. The BB Talking radio system is in use by our center.

FLEXIBILITY

We understand that deciding on the correct kitesurf package from the comfort of your home might be challenging. Don’t you worry! Even if you chose a package, that turns out to be under or over your limits or expectations, we are more than happy to assist you with the choice. You will never have to join a lesson, which actually does not suit your expectations or level.

After every session your instructor will give you detailed feedback and recommendation on how to continue – no matter which course you initially booked. Your success, progress and happiness is all that matter to us!

Our offers

Beginner

360.0000

Kitesurf Discovery Course

Duration: 6 hours

Duration: 6 hours

Objectives

During this course, you will learn the very basics of kitesurfing

Book
from 360 € / Person

Objectives

During this course, you will learn the very basics of kitesurfing

Duration: 6 hours

Included/Excluded

  • Board
  • Kite
  • Bar
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Wetsuit
  • Life Jacket
  • Insurance

    Don't forget

    • Swimming costume/shorts
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Towel

    Information

    Having fun while learning the very basics up to your first water starts. These are the 3 steps to get there :

    1. Flying a kite on land: launching, landing and kite control
    2. Flying a kite in the water: body dragging, control and re-launching
    3. Getting up and riding on a board

    You don’t need to be super-fit to kitesurf. And the kit is lightweight, so you don’t need lots of muscle strength either. But of course, a decent level of fitness will help you to progress faster.
    Your instructor will be there to support you, coach you, and more importantly, keep you safe through the learning process.
    We will provide a range of different DUOTONE KITEBOARDING  kites, boards, bars suiting the wind conditions.
    Usually, you will do 2 hours/day for the 6 hours course but if there are availability and wind conditions you might be able to squeeze in 2 sessions in a day. Please make sure you contact the center prior your arrival date to check the time of your lesson. Minimum of 24 hours before booking online.

    Requirements

    For all of you who never tried kitesurfing before

    360.0000

    Kitesurf Discover / Progression Combo

    Duration: 12 hours

    Duration: 12 hours

    Objectives

    Riding in both directions

    Book
    from 660 € / Person

    Objectives

    Riding in both directions

    Duration: 12 hours

    Included/Excluded

    • Board
    • Kite
    • Bar
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    • Wetsuit
    • Life Jacket
    • Insurance
    • Assistance from a rescue boat
    • Certificate

    Don't forget

    • Swimming costume/shorts
    • Sunscreen
    • Towel

    Information

    For all of you who are serious about learning how to kitesurf.
    This combination of 6 hours beginner course and 6 hours progression course will teach you all the necessary basics to safely ride in both directions.

    Requirements

    You can swim comfortably in open sea

    360.0000

    Kitesurf Progression Course

    Duration: 6 hours / 3x 2 hours

    Duration: 6 hours / 3x 2 hours

    Objectives

    Waterstart and riding in both directions

    Book
    from 360 € / Person

    Objectives

    Waterstart and riding in both directions

    Duration: 6 hours / 3x 2 hours

    Included/Excluded

    • Board
    • Kite
    • Bar
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    • Wetsuit
    • Life Jacket
    • Insurance

      Don't forget

      • Swimming costume/shorts
      • Sunscreen
      • Towel

      Information

      Learn how to ride! – During this course you will learn how to do the Waterstart, ride Downwind, and control your speed!

      • repeat a water - relaunch of the kite
      • repeat quickly the theory of waterstart
      • waterstart in both directions 
      • using the edge of the board 
      • you will get taught the rules of right of way in order to avoid accidents 
      • learn how to change riding direction by foot steering (edging) 
      • make transitions
      • learn how to ride fast and stop speed by edging 
      • Get orientation on the water
      • try to come back to the beach to the same point where you started.

      Requirements

      This course is for you if you already know how to control the kite, bodydrag without any problem and tried a first waterstart.

      Intermediate

      360.0000

      Kitesurf Independant Course

      Duration: 6 hours/ 3x 2 hours

      Duration: 6 hours/ 3x 2 hours

      Objectives

      Become an independant and safe kitesurfer

      Book
      from 360 € / Person

      Objectives

      Become an independant and safe kitesurfer

      Duration: 6 hours/ 3x 2 hours

      Included/Excluded

      • Board
      • Kite
      • Bar
      • Harness
      • Helmet
      • Wetsuit
      • Life Jacket
      • Insurance

        Don't forget

        • Swimming costume/shorts
        • Sunscreen
        • Towel

        Information

        You have got you kite basics dialled in, but still struggle with going upwind and don't feel quite ready to go entirely on your own yet.
        During this course, we will teach you on how to become an independent and safe kitesurfer.

        Requirements

        You can swim comfortably in open sea

        130.0000

        Kitesurf Refresher Course

        Duration: 2 hours

        Duration: 2 hours

        Objectives

        Refresh your level

        Book
        from 130 € / Person

        Objectives

        Refresh your level

        Duration: 2 hours

        Included/Excluded

        • Board
        • Kite
        • Bar
        • Harness
        • Helmet
        • Wetsuit
        • Life Jacket
        • Insurance
        • Certificate

        Don't forget

        • Swimming costume/shorts
        • Sunscreen
        • Towel

        Information

        You have done some Kitesurfing before but you are not sure of how much you remember? 
        During this 2 hours semi-private course, we will pick up on the things you still are able to do and make sure you feel safe and comfortable on the water.

        Requirements

        You can swim comfortably in open sea

        Advanced

        130.0000

        Kitesurf Trick Time Course

        Duration: 2hours

        Duration: 2hours

        Objectives

        Learn a new trick

        Book
        from 190 € / Person

        Objectives

        Learn a new trick

        Duration: 2hours

        Included/Excluded

        • Board
        • Kite
        • Bar
        • Harness
        • Wetsuit
        • Life Jacket
        • Insurance
        • Certificate

        Don't forget

        • Swimming costume/shorts
        • Sunscreen
        • Towel

        Information

        Once you are not struggling anymore with going upwind the doors are wide open to start with jumping or any other 'Move or Trick' kitesurfing has to offer.

        Requirements

        You can swim comfortably in open sea

        130.0000

        Kitesurf Foil Intro

        Duration: 2 hours

        Duration: 2 hours

        Objectives

        Learn how to fly with a Foil

        Book
        from 130 € / Person

        Objectives

        Learn how to fly with a Foil

        Duration: 2 hours

        Included/Excluded

        • Board
        • Kite
        • Bar
        • Harness
        • Helmet
        • Wetsuit
        • Life Jacket
        • Insurance
        • Assistance from a rescue boat
        • Certificate

        Don't forget

        • Swimming costume/shorts
        • Sunscreen
        • Towel

        Information

        Our specially trained instructors will help you to safely manage your first flights. The only risk will be that you get hooked and never want anything else after that lesson!

        Requirements

        You can swim comfortably in open sea

        Kitesurf Foil Progression

        Objectives

        Book
        from 190 € / Person

        Objectives

        Included/Excluded

            Don't forget

              Information

              Requirements

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              COURSE ORGANISATION AND SAFETY

              We understand that aside from professional tuition, the most important thing when it comes to learning how to kite is time to practice. This is why we organise all of our lessons in a way to maximize your time with the kite, without sacrificing your safety of course.
              Here at ION CLUB Tarifa, we focus on a more personal approach rather than on big groups. Most of our lessons are organised in semi-private groups, so that you always have your own kite to practice with, and you don’t have to share it with others.

              In order to provide you with instant feedback especially during our advanced lesson program, our instructors use radio headsets enabling them to communicate with you while riding. The BB Talking radio system is in use by our center.

              Flexibility

              We understand that deciding on the correct kitesurf package from the comfort of your home might be challenging. Don’t you worry! Even if you chose a package, that turns out to be under or over your limits or expectations, we are more than happy to assist you with the choice. You will never have to join a lesson, which actually does not suit your expectations or level.

              After every session your instructor will give you detailed feedback and recommendation on how to continue – no matter which course you initially booked. Your success, progress and happiness is all that matter to us!

              A word about

              ION CLUB Tarifa

              Tarifa is the wind capital of Europe and is well known amongst water sports enthusiasts. The Andalusian town is located in the heart of the Costa de la Luz, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean sea meet, and where Europe and Africa meet through the Strait of Gibraltar. Tarifa became known to european windsurfers in the early 90s. Thanks to its location, it offers wind and sun for almost 300 days a year, making it the best destination in the world for kitesurfing, wingfoil and windsurfing. It is a mecca for all water sports enthusiasts.

              There are two prevailing winds in Tarifa, the Levante and the Poniente. The Levante is a warm, dry and strong wind from the east that can reach 30 to 40 knots. The Poniente, on the other hand, blows in the opposite direction, i.e. from the west and is a weaker, cooler, wetter wind that comes from the ocean, i.e. side-onshore wind. The combination of these two winds makes the city and its surroundings an ideal playground for those who want to enjoy wind and waves. As you can see, Tarifa is a paradise for kitesurfing, windsurfing and wingfoiling.

              BEST PERIODS

              April, May, June, July, August, September, October

              WIND

              During the spring and summer months the prevailing wind is the Levante which comes from the east. It is an onshore/side-offshore wind blowing from the left when looking at the ocean. In autumn and winter the Poniente shows up a little more, and this wind comes from the west, so it is a side-onshore wind blowing from the right, and it increases the height and power of the waves.

              WAVES

              Small swell, chop and also flat water in summer, and a good swell in fall - winter thanks to the Poniente.

              HOW TO GET TO ION CLUB TARIFA?

              From Tarifa to ION CLUB

              Leave the town of Tarifa at the roundabout near the Mercadona and Dia supermarkets. To reach the N340, take the left turn, in the direction of Cadiz.

              Stay on this road for about 10-12 minutes. You will pass a gas station on your right, and a little further on the Hurricane Hotel on your left. The mountains are still on your right and the ocean on your left.

              Continue driving almost to the end of the coast, and just before the dune, just after the yellow restaurant and the black house "ZERO 9", turn left before the next bend. Continue to the beach parking lot of the ION CLUB Tarifa center and the BiBo Beach House in front of you.

              From Jerez to Tarifa

              Follow the A-381 towards the A-390 for about 24 km and take exit 24, then leave the A-381. Then take the A-396 towards the N-340/E5 for about 22 km, then finally turn left onto the N-340/E5 (follow the signs for "Tarifa/Algeciras") and continue driving for about 40 km. Once you have passed the village of Facinas, just before Tarifa, you will see signs for "Punta Paloma" on the right. Continue driving for another kilometer and just before the restaurant ZERO 9, turn right and continue to the beach parking. Our center is located right next to the BiBo Beach House bar and restaurant.

              From Malaga to Tarifa

              A rental car is highly recommended to get from the airport to Tarifa, and will come in handy during your trip.

              Leaving the airport in Malaga, take the AP-7 highway to Algeciras/Cadiz as the fastest route. It shortens the trip considerably compared to the national road, which takes about 35 minutes longer.

              After passing Algeciras, continue towards Cádiz on the N-340, passing through the village of Pelayo, in the mountains. After about 20 km you will see Tarifa.

              To get to the center, pass the town of Tarifa, then a gas station 1 km further on your right hand side on the mountain side, a little further the Hurricane hotel on your left hand side on the ocean side, and finally, about 3 more km, you will see the Camping Valdevaqueros. Continue driving for 200 meters and just after the restaurant "ZERO 9", turn left and continue to the beach parking lot. Our center is located right next to the BiBo Beach House.

              It is also possible to land in Seville, but it takes ½ hour longer to get to Tarifa, i.e. 2h15 instead of 1h45 from Malaga airport to Tarifa.

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              The story of the ION CLUB tells of people who have turned their passion for windsurfing and kitesurfing into a profession. Since its founding in 1985, customer orientation, team spirit, innovation and professionalism have been the top priorities of our corporate philosophy.
              The ION CLUB / Club Mistral has gained a lot of experience in the 30 years of its existence and has developed more and more into a company that focuses on communicating with guests and fulfilling their needs and wishes.
              With 18 water sports schools worldwide, we are one of the leading companies in this field. ION CLUB has a network of international partners in different countries. We strive to be international and multicultural and express this through the selection of our employees, who currently come from 24 different countries.