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Windsurfing | Conil de la Frontera
Information on courses, beaches, locations, repair services & schools in Conil de la Frontera
Windsurfing is one of the most popular sports in Conil de la Frontera and attracts water sports enthusiasts from all over the world to this beautiful region in Spain.
The close by village of Tarifa, 60km down the coast at the most southern point of the peninsula, is known to be the windsurfing epicenter of Europe. This is the windiest spot in Europe with more than 250 days per year over 5 Bft.
Tarifa can be quite crowded, especially in the summer months. The conditions at the beaches of Conil de la Frontera are similar to Tarifa, but without the crowds.
The Strait of Gibraltar is forcing the winds through the most narrow part between Africa and Europe creating this consistant power of winds. On its way along the Costa de la Luz the strong Levante wind will have lost 2Bft. of strength until it reaches the beaches of Conil de la Frontera.
Winds in Conil de la Frontera - Poniente & Levante
The winds Poniente and Levante guarantee variety on the waters around Conil de la Frontera. Days without any wind in Conil can be counted on two hands.
One of the two winds will certainly be blowing most of the days of the year.
Levante Wind in Conil
|Wind direction||Side-offshore from the east|
|Strength in beaufort||4-8 Bft.|
|Water||Flat water with wind waves outside|
|Sail sizes||Wave/Freestyle sails, 3,5m² - 4,2m² - 5,0m²|
|Board sizes||Wave/Freestyle/Speed boards, 65 - 85 liter volumen|
|Best Levante months||May to October|
|Best Levante spots||Caños de Meca, Conil de la Frontera|
Poniente Wind in Conil
|Wind direction||Sideshore from west|
|Strength in beaufort||3-6 Bft.|
|Sail sizes||Freestyle/Slalom sails, 4,7m² - 5,3m² - 6,0m²|
|Board sizes||Slalom/Freestyle boards, 80 - 120 liters volume|
|Best Poniente months||November until April|
|Best Poniente spots||Conil de la Frontera, Zahora, El Palmar|
The most comfortable solution for windsurf holidays in Tarifa is to book one of the offered holiday apartments right at the spot.
Here some recommendations for windsurf accommodations in the first line of the beach:
Windsurf spots and windsurf beaches in Conil and surroundings
Windsurf-Spot Conil de la Frontera
In the protected bay of Conil de la Frontera the water is mostly calm and the conditions are great to advance your windsurfing skills.
Most of the days you'll surf here almost alone. Make sure you bring a bigger sail size as well, so you can have fun on days with 4 Bft., too.
Windsurf-Spot El Palmar
The beach of El Palmar is situated 8km south of Conil and has a reputation to be the best surfing spot at the Costa de la Luz.
On days with good waves the surfers will most likely ask you to keep a distance to them, but the general rule is here: the more wind, the less surfers will sit in the waves.
The beach is 3km long, so there should be enough space for everybody.
Windsurf-Spot Caños de Meca
Caños de Meca is the name of this less known windsurf spot at the Costa de la Luz.
On days with 9-19 Bft. in Tarifa, it'll still be solid 7 Bft. in Caños de Meca. Extra flavour is being added by the outside reef that generates great waves.
If you prefer the water to be a bit more calm, then we recommend the other side of the bay, which is protected by the point and provides flat water.
Windsurf-Spot Playa Bolonia
On days with too much wind in Valdevaqueros, we recommend to drive to the next bay named Bolonia. Usually the wind looses 1-2 Bft. until it reaches Bolonia.
Kitesurfing is not allowed in Bolonia. A German windsurfing center has opened in Bolonia in 2006 offering quailfied lessons and rental equipment.
Windsurf-Spot Valdevaqueros, Tarifa
The city beach of Tarifa is not recommendable for Levante days, as there's wind holes created by the hosues of town.
The other end of the bay, the Valdevaqueros, is certainly the better choice for those days. It's easy to find, just dirve from Tarifa in direction Cadiz and look out for the sand dune at the bottom of the mountain of San Bartolomé.
This is where the most windsurfer can be seen. There is a windsurf zone and a kitesurf zone to handle the amount of people in the water.
The shape of the bay provides that the Levante reaches its strongest force at this spot. Further outside the Levante creates great waves for jumping.
Windsurf Video shot in Caños de Meca (Conil)
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