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Kitesurfing in Spain - A Complete Guide

Spain is a popular destination for kitesurfing enthusiasts, offering a wide range of kitesurfing spots throughout the country. From the southernmost tip of Tarifa to the picturesque coastline of Costa Brava, Spain has something to offer for everyone, regardless of your skill level. In this guide, we will explore some of the best kitesurfing spots in Spain and provide you with all the information you need to plan your next kitesurfing adventure.

Wind Conditions in Spain

Spain offers some excellent kiteboarding locations due to its favorable wind conditions. The strong Levante wind that blows from the east is common in Tarifa, which is known as the kitesurfing capital of Europe. The Poniente wind, on the other hand, is milder and blows from the west. These 2 winds makes kitesurfing in Tarifa possible year round.

If you're looking for a kitesurfing location that's a little off the beaten track, head to the Canary Islands. The islands are located off the coast of West Africa and benefit from year-round sunshine and warm temperatures. The trade winds, that blow across the islands provide consistent wind conditions that are perfect for kiteboarding. These tradewinds are known as the "Alisios," which come from the northeast and are influenced by the Azores high-pressure system. The best winds are present from January to September where June to September is the best of best.

While Levante, Poniente and the trade winds, are the most favorable wind conditions for kitesufing in Spain, there is another notable wind - the mistral wind. This wind blows from the northwest and is known for its strong, cold and dry nature. The mistral wind is most commonly associated with the region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain. In fact, the name "Mistral" comes from the Catalan word "Mestral." The wind is created by a high-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean that forces air to flow down the eastern side of the Pyrenees Mountains and into the Catalonia region.

Kitesurfing Spots in Spain


Tarifa, located in the southernmost tip of Spain, is a small town with a big reputation among kitesurfers. Known as the "Wind Capital of Europe," Tarifa boasts consistent winds year-round and is home to some of the best kitesurfing conditions in the world. The town's beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and stunning natural scenery make it a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the thrill of kitesurfing.

Los Lances North

Kitespot Los Lances North, just above Tarifa town, has best winds from March through October and choppy water to medium waves.

March - October Choppy - Medium waves

Los Lances South

Kitespot Los Lances South, at Tarifa beach, has best winds from March through October and choppy water to medium waves and a lagoon with Poniente.

March - October Choppy - Medium waves


Kitespot Balneario, at the most southern point of Spain in Tarifa is notorious for its big air conditions and riders which do freestyle and megaloops.

March - October Choppy - Medium waves Big Air


After a 30 min drive from Tarifa Centre you’ll find flatwater kitespot Palmones with a view on the Bay of Gibraltar and sandy beach. If the wind is to strong with Levante (E) in Tarifa, Palmones is your spot.

April - October Flatwater


Kitespot Valdevaqueros, a 10 minute drive from Tarifa, has best winds from March through October and choppy water to small waves.

April - October Choppy - Medium waves


Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands located off the coast of Africa, is a true paradise for kitesurfing enthusiasts. With over 300 days of wind per year, Fuerteventura boasts ideal kitesurfing conditions, making it a top destination for kitesurfers from all over the world. Some of the best kitesurfing spots in Fuerteventura include Flag Beach and Sotavento, which offer a combination of shallow water, large waves, and consistent wind.

Flag Beach

Kitespot Flag Beach, a 30 min drive from Fuerteventura airport at the North point of the islans is the most popular beach, with choppy water to small waves, 20-25 knots in summer, 15-20 knots in winter.

January - August Little waves


Kitespot Sotavento, to the South, can have a flatwater lagoon and thermal wind. Best time to visit is from February to September.

February - September Flatwater

Risco del Paso

Located South of Sotavento and entrance to the huge lagoon of Sotavento.

January - December Flatwater

Piedra Playa

Famous for wave surfing, kitespot Piedra Playa can be found at the upper West-side.

January - December Little waves

Los Charcos de Cotillo

Next to Piedra Playa, kitespot Los Charcos de Cotillo has best of both worlds with shallow flatwater and waves at the reef.

January - December Flatwater - Little waves


Tenerife, also one of the Canary Islands, is another popular destination for kitesurfing enthusiasts. The island's warm climate, beautiful beaches, and ideal wind conditions make it a top destination for kitesurfers. Some of the best kitesurfing spots in Tenerife include El Medano.

El Médano

Wave kitespot El Médano has 1.5-3m waves at hight tide and almost no waves at low tide. The spot is just a 20 minute drive from Tenerife Airport South and has a sandy beach with small stones. Best time to visit is in July & August.

July - August Little waves

Costa Brava

Costa Brava, located in the northeastern region of Catalonia, is known for its beautiful coastline, crystal-clear waters, and excellent wind conditions, making it perfect for kitesurfing. Some of the best beaches for kitesurfing in Costa Brava include Sant Pere Pescador. Additionally, Costa Brava is known for its rich history, culture, and delicious cuisine, making it an excellent destination for a kitesurfing holiday.

Sant Pere Pescador

Kitespot Sant Pere Pescador has choppy water to small waves, is surrounded by coastal campings and just a 2 hour drive from Barcelona airport. It's best to visit the spot from end-March through mid-September.

March - September Choppy water


Lanzarote, another Canary Island, offers a range of kitesurfing spots, including Famara. Lanzarote is known for its unique volcanic landscape and offers a range of cultural and recreational activities, making it an excellent destination for a kitesurfing holiday.


Kitespot Famara can get waves up to 4m high! The spot has a thermal wind around April to August.

April - August Little waves - Huge Waves

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria, the third-largest Canary Island, offers a range of kitesurfing spots, including wavespot Playa de Vargas. Gran Canaria itself offers a range of cultural and recreational activities, making it an excellent destination for a kitesurfing holiday.


Kitespot Vargas has medium waves and more than 300 windy days. In Summer the wind is around 25-45 knots.

April - August Choppy Water - Huge Waves

Less Known Kitespots Spain


Near Barcelona, kitespot Castelldefels has choppy water to small waves and best winds from March to May (12 to 18 knots).

March - May Choppy Water - Little Waves


Kitespot Riumar, is perfect spot for Mistral wind from end-March through May. Mistral is a northwesterly wind that blows from southern France into the Gulf of Lion in the northern Mediterranean.

October - March Choppy Water - Little Waves


Kitespot Trabucador has a beautiful lagoon and thermal wind (Garbi) between April and July (12-20 knots).

April - July Flatwater

Isla del Ciervo

Kitespot Isla del Ciervo located at a touristic area has a shallow flatwater lagoon with 10-20 knots (thermal) wind between April and July.

April - July Flatwater

Ses Illetes (Formentera)

Kitespot Ses Illetes at Formentera has a paradisiac beach with super flat turquoise water and 8-18 knots (thermal) wind between March and May.

March - May Flatwater

Nearby countries

If you didn't find a good spot, check Morocco and Portugal, since they have great kitespots to kitesurf.