Best windsurfing in Andalucia

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Spain is definitely the best country in Europe for windsurfing. Thousands of kilometres of coastline, warm climate almost all year round and excellent winds statistics.  Have a look at our ranking of the best beaches for windsurfing in Spanish Andalucia.

Top windsurfing spots on Costa de La Luz

1. Tarifa windsurfingPlaya de los Lances is one of the favourite spots for windsurfing in the Andalusian capital of water sports. You will find here lots of kitesurfers and windsurfers all year round. Another very busy spot, bordering Los Lances beach, is Playa de Valdevaqueros. In Tarifa, you will find lots of windsurfing schools and renting shops. Recommended to everyone.surf_sport_320x200

2. El Palmar near Conil de la Frontera windsurfing – very long beach, nearly 5 kilometre long, with good surfing schools. It is directly exposed to the wind what makes it absolutely excellent for windsurfers and surfers.

3. Ayamonte windsurfing – located at the border between Spain and Portugal, the tranquil and peaceful Ayamonte offers excellent conditions for windsurfers. The sandy beaches of Isla Canela provide a beautiful backdrop for windsurfing. Because of the proximity of Atlantic Ocean the currents and winds tend to be much stronger here. Recommended to experienced windsurfers.

4. Valdelagrana windsurfing – in Puerto de Santa Maria, near Cadiz – large beach, nearly 2 kilometre long, very popular among windsurfers from Cadiz. There are some good chiringuitos and restaurants near the beach. There is a big parking available there as well.

5. Chiclana de la Frontera windsurfing – nearly 6 kilometre long Playa de la Barrosa is another great windsurfing spot. The winds are moderate here, so it might be a good sport for beginners.

6. Embalse de Bornos windsurfing – big reservoir near Arcos de la Frontera might be a good choice for beginners.

Top windsurfing spots on Costa Tropical

1. La Herradura windsurfing  – near Almuñécar on the Costa Tropical  – tropical vegetation, beautiful virgin landscape all around you, wide beaches and the blue Mediterranean sea. All this has helped La Herradura become the capital of water sports on Costa Tropical. You will find here windsurfing schools, shops with equipment quality chiringuitos and great atmosphere for windsurfers.

2. Roquetas de Mar windsurfing, near Almeria – this popular resort, boasting more than 10 kilometres of beaches, has become increasingly popular among windsurfers in the recent years. Recommended for beginners.

Best kitesurfing in Andalucia

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Kitesurfing is a high adrenaline sport that is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. More and more young people take up kitesurfing because it’s actually quite simple to learn, much easier than windsurfing for example, and does not require a great level of fitness.

Spanish Costa de la Luz is a top destination for kitesurfers from all over the Europe, all year round. The best kitesurfing season on Costa de la Luz is June, July, August, September and October.

The amazing beaches of Tarifa, which look as if custom-made for kitesurfing, have become the most popular spot for kitesurfers. With around 30 kitesurfing schools, plenty of sports shops where you can buy all the equipment and outfits for kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing, Tarifa has recently turned into a real international water sports centre.

Best kitesurfing destinations on Costa de la Luz

DSCF2144_630x4001. TARIFA – the Surfing Capital of Europe or the Wind Capital of Europe as it is called, provides some of the best conditions for kitesurfing in the world, best beaches: Los Lances and the Valdevaqeuros beach

2. BARBATE – Los Canos de Meca west of Barbate is the most popular beach there

3. CHICLANA south of Cadiz – two recommended spots: Playa De Sancti-Petri, Playa de la Barrosa

4. PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA north of Cadiz – Fuentebravia beach

5. EL PALMAR, small village between Conil de la Frontera and Barbate – local beach

6. BOLONIA – Ensenada de Bolonia

Costa del Sol tends to be underestimated when it comes to kitesurfing, because the conditions are not as reliable as on the Atlantic coast between Tarifa and Cadiz, but there are some really good spots there as well.

Popular kitesurfing spots on Costa del Sol

1. MALAGA – the best conditions can be found at Malagueta beach

2. TORREMOLINOS – Playamar and Los Alamos, which is the official kite zone, are the best sports there

3. CABO PINO located between Malaga and Marbella – local beach

4. ELVIRIA near Marbella – local beach

5. ESTEPONA – La Rada beach is quite popular among kitesurfers

6. MARBELLA – Los Monteros is the best kite beach

In general, there are three very popular kitesurfing regions in Europe: the Spanish-Portuguese coast starting in Tarifa and ending in Lisbon, the Atlantic coast in French Aquitaine and the Basque Country and, thirdly, Cornwall, the westernmost part of Great Britain. Have a look at our ranking of the best kitesurfing destinations in Europe.

Best kitesurfing spots in Europe

1. VALDERVAQUEROS BEACH & LOS LANCES BEACH, TARIFA IN SPAIN

2. THE BUBBLE SURF REEF, FUERTEVENTURA IN CANARY ISLANDS

3. FISTRAL BEACH, NEWQUAY, CORNWALL IN ENGLAND

4. WATERGATE BAY, NEAR NEWQUAY, CORNWALL IN ENGLAND

5. HOSSGOR IN SOUTH-WEST FRANCE

6. CARRAPATEIRA, SOUTH PORTUGAL COAST

7. PEDRA BRANCA ERICEIRA, WEST PORTUGAL COAST

8. LES CAVALIERS BEACH, ANGLET IN SOUTH WEST FRANCE

9. BIARRITZ IN SOUTH WEST FRANCE