7 travels between 1992 and 1996 - Tarifa is the European windsurfing capital where all windsurf poster professionals join their summer holiday. The wind blasted shores that fringe the Street of Gibraltar, will make you crazy. Get airborne near las Dunas and Canos or exceed your windsurfing (PBA) speed limits in 50+ knots near the footballstadion. Southern Spain Tarifa is a windsurfers Mecca, for sure more than 100% fun.
WINDSURFSPOTS TO REMEMBER
Las Dunas - Los Lances - Valdevaqueros - Punta paloma - Bolonia - Los Canos de Meca
Enjoy the quiet periode of may and June. Once the school summer holidays start, this place will be packed with windsurf dudes and chicks. During July and august you get spoiled with 40+ knots of winds more than often. Get ready for winter escape if you want to pick up some Atlantic swell.
Check the 1993 PBA speed crash compilation here.
The Levante and Poniente are the dominant winds in Tarifa. The Eastern Levante originates from Morocco and can be extremely strong in Tarifa, usually around 30 knots, but sometimes it blows for days at a time at 50 knots or more. It is an easterly wind that originates in North Africa and blows across the Mediterranean and out into the Atlantic ocean through the Strait of Gibraltar.
FOOD & TRAVELLING
Food and drinks are everywhere. Tarifa is/was a low-budget windsurf spot that offers all accommodation needed. During weekend, Spanish youngsters travel south to spend money on alcoholic drinks. Food nor overnight stay is a problem in Tarifa.