Have you ever wanted to try kitesurfing, or maybe take it to a new level, without having to travel far? Enter Spain and its famous windy beaches, which attract both beginners and professional kitesurfers.
Thanks to its geographical location, Spain is windy all year round. There are thermal winds during the hot summer months and strong storm winds during the winter.
If you want to learn kitesurfing in Spain, Tarifa and the Canary Islands are among the best places in the world to make the jump, all close to the main European cities.
In southern Andalusia, Tarifa is one of the most famous kitesurfing spots in Europe. It is also the busiest in the world. On the other hand, there are so many open beaches that there is enough space for everyone to enjoy this sport.
The southernmost point of continental Europe is the Mecca of kitesurfing in Europe; there are kitesurfing schools everywhere you look. The friendly climate and strong winds that blow through the Strait of Gibraltar guarantee kitesurfing conditions all year round. You can expect more than 300 days of wind and sunshine per year.
Off the coast of Africa, the Canary Islands are renowned for their friendly climate – they have the warmest weather in Europe and sunshine all year round. In addition, they are easily accessible from most major cities on the old continent.
The Canary Islands have another impressive feature to boast about: their extremely reliable wind. It is not surprising that they are home to some of the best kitesurfing spots in Europe.
Around Corralejo, on the northeast coast of Fuerteventura, Flag Beach is one of the best beginner kitesurfing spots in the Canary Islands. The long sandy beach is characterized by crosswinds that blow mainly from the shore and you will find flat water and waves. The spot works on all tides and entering the water is very easy. However, beginners must be careful of rocks that can emerge at low tide.