The original home of the Tarifa Strapless Pro, now in its fifth year for 2018 this will be a huge combined event, with both the GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle and GKA Kiteboarding World Tour competitions running at the same spot in Valdevaqueros! For the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2018 Tarifa is round four, whereas for the GKA Kiteboarding World Tour, it’s round two.

Formidably strong winds mix with a vibrant and energetic Andalucian crowd, all frothing at the next level tricks that are regularly stomped close in to shore. If it’s an electric ‘football stadium’ style atmosphere and huge levels of fun you’re after, come join us for this one!

Spot
Valdevaqueros
Location
Valdevaqueros, Spain
Contest dates
27th June - 1st July
Prevailing winds
The kitesurfing capital of Europe has grown in immense popularity after it became a popular windsurfing hub in the 1980s. Having retained its old world charm, it's the infamous Levante and Poniente winds that really entertain all the wind seekers. The Levante blown from the land, cross offshore from the left and can be strong, up to 40 knots and often blows for five days straight. The Poniente is the more mellow wind, cross onshore from the right. It's cooler and more frequent in summer and can blow between 15 - 25 knots for a two or three days in a row. This event has often seen both winds create intense competition conditions!
Water conditions
Although Tarifa can get good wave conditions in the winter months, in the summer, expect wind chop that provides superb ramps to boost off. Landings can be tricky in the gustier, stronger Levante winds and choppy waters, but it's all part of the game in separating the best from the rest!
Competition history
This is the first time the GKA Kiteboarding World Tour 'Air Games' have landed in Tarifa. In the previous three years that the Tarifa Pro has staged the strapless event, Airton Cozzolino has won three from three!