Kitesurfing Lessons in Tarifa for beginners

In 3Sixty Kite School Tarifa we offer a large variety of kite courses for beginners and advanced.

The courses can be divided in five groups with different levels and modalities: group courses, small group courses, semiprivate courses and private courses, among which you can choose the one that suits your needs. Every day the course follows a program, established by IKO, which helps you progress safely and easily to the next level. If you already have some knowledge you can move straight to the level that you belong without having to repeat all the course from the beginning.

The kite school is open all year round and we organize kite lessons every day. Usually the lessons start between 11:00am and 3:00pm depending on the direction, quality and intensity of the wind and of course your schedule. The exact hour of starting will be determined one or two days before the beginning of the course, this way we can choose the best condition of wind in order for you to learn and progress in the best way possible.

All of our instructors are certified with IKO level 3, the highest level in IKO ranking, and they also have first aid training which needs to be renewed every two years. The courses can be organized in Spanish, Italian, English, German and French.

In the following you will find course details and modalities.

  • 1 day Kitesurfing lessons Level 1
  • 2 days Kitesurfing lessons Level 2
  • 3 days Kitesurfing lessons Level 3
  • 4 Days Kitesurfing lessons Level 4
  • 5 Days Kitesurfing lessons Level 5

1 Day Kitesurfing lessons for Beginners

Course description:
The first day of the kite course is dedicated to preparation of the material, knowledge and evaluation of the practice zone and you will learn to fly the kite with perfect control through a series of exercises. These exercises teach you the right handling of the kite in order for you to able to enter the water smoothly and with confidence.

Level 1:
-Theory of wind and suitability of the beach
-How to use the safety system
-Set up and pack the kite
-Get to know and determine the flying zone
-Control the kite in the wind window
-Launch and land the kite with assistance
-Fly a large kite
-Perfect control of the kite
-Control the kite with one hand to both directions
-Simuate the water start
-Theory and simulation of self rescue

Duration of the course:
The duration of the course is 2, 3 or 4 hours, depending on the form chosen.

FAQ - What's included?
The course includes all the material needed: Kite, bar, harness, wetsuit, life jacket, helmet, insurance and IKO certificate.

We offer this course in following forms

Prices of kitesurfing lessons in Tarifa

number of personsCourse typeCourse daysCourse hoursPrice x Person
1 Group 1 3 60 euro
1 Group 1 4 80 euro
min.2 Semiprivate 1 3 90 euro
min.2 Semiprivate 1 4 120 euro
1 Private 1 2 100 euro
1 Private 1 3 150 euro

2 Days Kitesurfing lessons for Beginners

Course description:
On the second day you will enter the water directly to practice Body Dragging, where you are pulled by the traction of the kite. Body Dragging consists several exercises during which you will learn to move in the water and the possible directions of riding. The most important goals are to learn to create power and acceleration with the movement of the kite, go away and come back to the beach while controling the kite with one hand, learn to retrieve the board and launch the kite from water.

Level 2:
-Move in the water with kite
-Recognize a safe practice zone in the water
-Body Dragging
-Launch the kite from water
-Control the kite with one hand while body dragging upwind
-Go far from the beach and return by using the kite
-Practice self rescue
-Put feet to the straps of the board while handling the kite with one hand

Duration of the course:
The duration of the course is 2,3 or 4 hours, depending on the form chosen.

FAQ - What's included?
The course includes all the material needed: Kite, bar, harness, wetsuit, life jacket, helmet, insurance and IKO certificate.

We offer this course in following forms

Prices of kitesurfing lessons in Tarifa

number of personsCourse typeCourse daysCourse hoursPrice x Person
1 Group 2 6 (3 x per day) 120 euro
1 Group 2 8 (4 x per day) 160 euro
min.2 Semiprivate 2 6 (3 x per day) 180 euro
min.2 Semiprivate 2 8 (4 x per day) 240 euro
1 Private 2 4 (2 x per day) 200 euro
1 Private 2 6 (3 x per day) 300 euro

3 Days Kitesurfing lessons for Beginners

Course description:
On the third course day you will practice water start. The water start is the most difficult part for a beginner but with our method you can slide above the water with the board with only three easy steps. After this you can really start enjoying this sport. During the exercises you will learn to coordinate the correct movement of the kite, create speed, position of your body and maintain the balance on the board while riding.

Level 3:
-Water start
-Maintaining the kite in both quadrants with the board on the feet
-Maintaining the traction of the kite while moving in both quadrants
-Beginning to ride on the water to both sides
-Rights of way
-Fast movements of the kite
-Obtain speed with the board

Duration of the course:
The duration of the kitesurfing lesson is 2, 3 or 4 hours, depending on the form chosen.

FAQ - What's included?
The course includes all the material needed: Kite, bar, wetsuit, life jacket, helmet, insurance and IKO certificate.

We offer this course in following forms

Prices of kitesurfing lessons in Tarifa

number of personsCourse typeCourse daysCourse hoursPrice x Person
1 Group 3 9 (3 x per day) 180 euro
1 Group 3 12 (4 x per day) 240 euro
min.2 Semiprivate 3 9 (3 x per day) 270 euro
min.2 Semiprivate 3 12 (4 x per day) 360 euro
1 Private 3 6 (2 x per day) 300 euro
1 Private 3 9 (3 x per day) 450 euro

4 Days Kitesurfing lessons for Beginners

Course description:
The 4th day is all about bringing all you have learned so far together. Once you're up and riding at a basic level, you'll need to learn how to stop, how to ride in with both your left and right foot forward, how to keep a sold body position and finally, how to keep the speed under control. You'll learn how to retrieve a board and become an independent kitesurfer. At this point you'll be able to rent the equipment and keep practicing on your own or under our supervision. Also it is possible to add a fifth course day when we will teach you more advanced techniques.

Level 4:
-Come to a halt with the board
-Maintain the correct position of your body
-Retrieve a missing board
-Correct the position while riding
-Riding down wind
-Practice both sides
-Riding upwind to both sides

Duration of the course:
The duration of the course is 2, 3 or 4 hours, depending on the form chosen

FAQ - What's included?
The course includes all the material needed: Kite, bar, harness, wetsuit, life jacket, helmet, insurance and IKO certificate.

We offer this course in following forms

Prices of kitesurfing lessons in Tarifa

number of personsCourse typeCourse daysCourse hoursPrice x Person
1 Group 4 12 (3 x per day) 240 euro
1 Group 4 16 (4 x per day) 320 euro
min.2 Semiprivate 4 12 (3 x per day) 360 euro
min.2 Semiprivate 4 16 (4 x per day) 480 euro
1 Private 4 8 (2 x per day) 400 euro
1 Private 4 12 (3 x per day) 600 euro

5 Days Kitesurfing lessons for Beginners

Course description:
On the fifth day you will get to know more advanced techniques of riding: How to go upwind, change direction, ride on toe side and first basic jumps. You will develop security and control and learn the rights of way when riding among other kitesurfers.

Level 5:
-Position of the body when riding upwind
-Change direction without stopping
-Ride on Toe Side
-Change direction from Heel Side to Toe Side
-Theory about jumps and landing
-Practicing a basic jump
-Rights of way

Duration of the course:
The duration of the course is 2, 3 or 4 hours, depending on the form chosen.

FAQ - What's included?
The coure includes all the material needed: Kite, bar, harness, wetsuit, life jacket, helmet, insurance and IKO certificate.

We offer this course in following forms

Prices of kitesurfing lessons in Tarifa

number of personsCourse typeCourse daysCourse hoursPrice x Person
1 Group 5 15 (3 x per day) 300 euro
1 Group 5 20 (4 x per day) 400 euro
min.2 Semiprivate 5 15 (3 x per day) 450 euro
min.2 Semiprivate 5 20 (4 x per day) 600 euro
1 Private 5 10 (2 x per day) 500 euro
1 Private 5 15 (3 x per day) 750 euro

365 days a year

Kitesurfing Lessons all 365 days a year! We give courses all seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter.

7/7 days per week

Kite School Open 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday. Hours vary by season, from 10.30 to 21.30

IKO Center Tarifa

All instructors are qualified professionals. We offer training courses for instructors.