Kitesurf Courses in Tarifa

Our philosophy: Train autonomous kitesurfers

Our goal is to offer you kitesurfing lessons with the best progression curve, thanks to a fast, safety-oriented teaching method adapted to everyone.
Choose your kitesurf courses in Tarifa according to your current level and join the Matos Family.

Step 1 – Your current level in kitesurfing

Define your level in kitesurfing, and choose the ideal lesson module for your progress.

Step 2 – the Price

The price of kitesurfing lessons is simple and without surprises with Matos Tarifa.

Step 3 – Book your lesson

Book your kitesurf course by completing the booking form.

Choose your kite course

Select the kitesurf course module based on your current knowledge and define your kitesurfing progression goals.

école de kitesurf à Tarifa

Course Lv.1

The basics, the mastery of the kite and knowing the safety in kitesurfing.

école de kitesurf Tarifa


Entry into the water, body-drags and first navigations.

Stage de kitesurf à Tarifa

Course Lv.3

Become an independent and autonomous kitesurfer.

Learn to Jump in Kitesurf

Course Lv.4 ADVANCED

How to jump in kitesurf, develop your style and your knowledge.

Strapless kitesurfing lessons Tarifa


Strapless kitesurfing lessons, in pursuit of freedom and waves.

Apprendre le Tiki Kitesurf

TIKI Kitesurfing Course

Back to the roots of sliding, the tiki is inspired by the first surfs.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions.

We find that the average number of hours needed to become an autonomous kitesurfer is between 12 and 15 hours.

Of course, this can vary according to different parameters such as:

  • The type of course chosen (private or semi-private).
  • Your previous experiences with other board sports.
  • Your fitness level.

It is more the weight and personal motivation that determine the entry age to learn kitesurfing. Thanks to suitable equipment and more sustained attention, it is possible to learn kitesurfing from the age of 7 and a minimum weight of +/- 45Kg.

On your side everything you need to have a good time: swimsuit, sunscreen, glasses, water and above all lots of good humor.

On our side, we provide all the technical and educational material for the practice of kitesurfing. (Harnesses, neoprene suits, 50N life jackets, helmets, Radio, Kite leash, kites, bars & boards)

Kitesurfing all year round in Tarifa!

With wind statistics exceeding 300 days a year, one can easily understand the reasons that make Tarifa a world class spot. If you are already an experienced kitesurfer I would say “All year round”.

The best times to take lessons are from March to November because the wind blows mainly Levante (coming from the East) and thus makes the body of water flat with a sustained wind. This is the ideal.

From November to March during the winter period, the wind is more often Poniente (from the West). In these periods there are more waves, but if you are a confirmed strapless practitioner then, Welcome to the kite paradise

This is one of the big advantages of Tarifa, even if the wind is present more than 300 days a year.
The custom here is to say “A mal tiempo buena cara” which can be translated as “Against bad luck, good heart”.

In fact, a windless day is the perfect opportunity to discover the region, go hiking, climbing, scuba diving, horseback riding 
In short, go on an adventure or simply take the opportunity to relax.

Here is a list of activities to do and discover in Tarifa.


Logo Iko Federation
Cours kitesurf Discovery LEVEL 1IKO Discovery Kiteboarder
ASEA (Spot, Environment, Activity) assessment
Hold, carry, and secure a kite on land
Kite setup
BSafety systems use
Pre-flight check
Launch and land as an assistant
CFirst piloting and explore the wind window’s edge
Let go of the bar
Twist and untwist the lines
DFly one-handed
Trim introduction
Walk while flying the kite
Launch and land as a pilot
Wind window theory
EInflight quick release activation
Equipment packing
To the IKO LEVEL 1 DISCOVERY Kitesurf course
Cours de kitesurf à TARIFA IKO LEVEL 2IKO Intermediate Kiteboarder
FEnter and exit the water while controlling the kite
Water relaunch
GBody-drag with 2 hands, kite stable
Body-drag with power stroke
HBody-drag upwind

Body-drag with the board
Self-rescue and pack down introduction
IROW (Right Of Way) rules introduction
Controlled stop
To the IKO LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE Kitesurf course
Cours de kitesurf à Tarifa Iko LEVEL 3IKO Independent Kiteboarder
JControl of speed by edging
KRide upwind
LSliding transition
MRide toeside
Self-rescue and pack down in deep water
To the IKO LEVEL 3 INDEPENDENT Kitesurf course
Stage de Kitesurf IKO federation LEVEL 4IKO Advanced Kiteboarder
OBasic jump
PPower jibe
QJump with a grab
RJump transition
SRider recovery
TBoard recovery
UInternational kiteboarding signs
VROW (Right Of Way) rules
XWeather and tides
To the IKO LEVEL 4 ADVANCED Kitesurf course
cours de kite Tarifa strapless LEVEL 5IKO Strapless & Wave Riding
1Wave and current analysis
2Pass the shore break
3Exit the water with shore break strapless
4S-turns strapless
5Jibe strapless
6Ride on waves over 1m (all previous skills) strapless
7Floater strapless
8Snap back strapless
9Tack strapless
10Ride on waves over 2m (all previous skills) strapless
11Downwinder on waves strapless

12Jump on a wave strapless
To the IKO LEVEL 5 STRAPLESS & WAVE RIDING Kitesurf course

Duration of Kitesurfing Lessons

In general, a kitesurfing lesson lasts between 2 to 3 hours depending on your level, your motivation, the weather, and the type of lesson. (private or semi-private).
You set with your instructor the pace to follow during your kitesurfing lesson.

école de kitesurf affiliée Iko

Certification with the IKO federation

At the end of each module, your instructor will certify you with the International Kitesurfing Organization (IKO).
This allows you to have a follow-up of your progress as well as the possibility of renting your equipment in any Iko affiliated center in the world once the independent level has been reached.

Communication by radio headset

Thanks to the radio helmet, you will never be alone in the water!
Your instructor guides you in real time on your progress in the water, saving you precious time on your learning allowing you to have instant feedback.

Price of kitesurf Courses

Private Course

1 student / 1 Kite / 1 Instructor
60 / h 2 - 3h / day
  • 1 IKO - FAV Instructor
  • 1 Kite / 1 student
  • Complete gear
  • R.C / ACC insurance
  • Radio Headsets

Semi-Private Course

2 students / 2 Kite / 1 Instructor
40 / h 3 - 4h / day
  • 1 IKO - FAV Instructor
  • 2 Kites / 2 students
  • Complete gear
  • R.C / ACC insurance
  • Radio Headsets

Semi-Private Course

2 students / 1 Kite / 1 Instructor
30 / h 3 - 4h / day
  • 1 IKO - FAV Instructor
  • 1 Kite / 2 students
  • Complete gear
  • R.C / ACC insurance
  • Radio Headsets
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