Stand-up paddle in Tarifa, an all year round sport
Known as the windy city, Tarifa welcomes thousands of surfers every year to the coast. Whether they are professionals or amateurs, many gather there to dive into this unforgettable experience.
Over the years many companies have emerged offering classes and equipment hire services so we can practise the many surf related sports ranging from traditional windsurf consisting of a light sail attached to a shorter board, bodyboarding whereby the surfer wears flippers to achieve greater speed and finally kitesurf using a board with a trapeze and a kite.
Passion knows no time or season. And for many, surf is an all year round vocation. To confront the sea, skim the ocean backwash and stand on the crest of the waves, a dream come true with a board beneath your feet. This sport has found its natural habitat in the surrounding areas on the coast of Cadiz.
In short, these water sports have never been so fashionable, and amongst the many kind of disciplines there is one in particular that is sailing ahead in popularity. We are referring to SUP, more familiarly known as Stand-up Paddle, a technique which combines the classic longboard with a paddle allowing you to stand whilst you paddle the waves helping you to go even faster.
After having enchanted beaches across the world and bewitched California and Hawaii, this Polynesian specialty is starting to take over Europe, and Tarifa is no exception.
Many flock to challenge the sea and become one with the board. The reason for such success probably has something to do with the impact with the waves, which isn’t necessary at the beginning. Surfers start by becoming more familiar with the board and learning to row upstream. Only when you break the ice and overcome your fears can you move on to practising with the waves. Stand-up Paddle is an old tradition that embraces more and more new disciplines, not only because they are easy to learn but also because no special weather conditions are required. Fun is guaranteed even in winter time and a calm sea.
If you’re looking for a good time to ride the waves then don’t hesitate. Come and discover the mild climate in Cadiz, the beautiful beaches in Tarifa and allow yourself to be bewitched by the magic of the surf. Your dream wave awaits you.