Winds and best seasons

The Strait of Gibraltar is ruled by East and West winds. The East Wind, known as “Levante”, occurs when the anticyclone is installed on the Peninsula. This happens especially in summer, but can be at any time of the year. Then easterly wind is channeled into the Strait of Gibraltar and driving strong winds. The “Levante” can blow for one month with great intensity, reaching on numerous occasions F 9 and more. But usually, it reaches 7/8 F for a few days and then decreases its intensity.

“Levante” wind alternates with his brother the west, also known as “Poniente”. This blows from the west and is caused by the passage of a storm crossing the peninsula. Then waves an generally bad weather come to our shores. Depending on the path the storm takes and its intensity it will cause more or less windy days, and more or less rain. The time of “Poniente” winds is from the fall and throughout the winter when it starts to bring its swell to the coast. Used to blow up F 6 and is veering north by the day.

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This spot is located east of the port of Tarifa. It goes into the water on the rocks. It sails here when the east wind is beginning to fall. La Caleta is better oriented and always blows up a bit more than on the beaches of the west of Tarifa.…

In this tiny beach next to the port entrance is not allowed to sail in the summer season. But the rest of the year when there are no swimmers, the windsurfers enjoy the orientation east wind with a couple of points more wind and good waves in winter…

Balneario´s beach is separated from Playa Chica on the road linking the island with the town of Tarifa. In Balneario you can surf the waves that are produced here on the beach. East wind surfing. This is a surf spot, and you can only navigate when…

Located next to the football field, the Lances beach was for some time a stage of the world championship speed. A great beach just off Tarifa. In these waters they have broken several records windsurfing. The east wind comes from, although very…

Following the beach of Los Lances we find Rio Jara. Here you can sail when the east wind comes strong ground and waves come together at the mouth of the river at high tide. These are days of sailing off the coast, trying to surf the waves that rise…

On the beach where the hotel, you can sail with east and west wind. With east, the wind is a little softer and gusty than in other spots, and less breaking on the shore, so it is a good place for beginners in the strong wind. With west, they rise…

Beach Arte Vida is one of the spots to the west. Here good waves and sand bottom rise, although some areas of rocks at high tide hides, makes it a busy place west. With east wind, it is a bit desventado, but if the wind is easterly, it may work with…

It is the wave spot of Tarifa. The meeting place of the local in winter. With west, it is where they meet those who go in search of waves. To access the parking spot is located a little before reaching the hotel. The spot is a small beach where they…

Beach camping allowed to enter the water and surf, but the bottom is rocky and very small beach. Ideal only for those staying there. You have to be staying at the campsite to park.

It is a surf spot. It is located opposite the hotel, walking between fields. Access to the table and sailing is very complicated, so it is better to go sailing from the neighboring spot (Torre de la Peña or Valdevaqueros). People come here just…

On the beach in front of the stall with this name, you are this spot. The east wind comes clean and there is less crowding than the nearby spots (Los Porros and Punta Paloma). It is reached by a road passable by car. It is the spot to escape the…

Porros Beach is one of the landmarks of Tarifa. Located next to the dune, the east wind comes here sometimes cleaner as it passes through the mountain. It is next to Punta Paloma , where several windsurfing schools are concentrated. The orientation…

The beach at the foot of the large sand dune is the last town of Tarifa spot. A large sandy beach that is lost in the dune. There the east wind comes hard and dune protects us in case of lead. A spot for all audiences where the summer heat also…

At the very tip of the beach is this old watchtower that names the spot. You can only get sailing from the Porros in a good beat. There, the west wind and the heat coming harder and some wave rises. It is a less saturated place in summer when there…

Behind Punta Paloma, there is a hidden secret spot. To get there, pass the junction of Punta Paloma and the road that divides part of the dune in two. There is a small road to the left leading to the beach, it’s best to go with someone local,…

Bolonia Cove is a wonderful place to sail with east wind. The wind always comes a little softer than in Tarifa, but better waves rise in the bank. Coming to town, we go to the beach located farther east, is the meeting point for being better where…

In this small seaside village you can sail with east wind.. The wind is a little gusty and the sea is completely flat. A beach easily accessible for slalom and a half table candle.

In the village beach you can put the board in the water, but it is a beach with lots of bathers. The wind is a little gusty and the sea is completely flat with east wind.

This is the reference waves west of Tarifa. Sewers conditions have made it a very popular place to go for great surfing waves. Caños Beach, east of the lighthouse of Trafalgar, in front of the beach built apartments is the place of concentration. On…

Across the lighthouse of Trafalgar is this eminently surf spot. But someday becomes good spot for windsurfing. South wind in winter and autumn west, this spot raises big waves, only to experts, because the wind is not very strong and there is much…