Just near Cadiz, in the southern most tip of Spain is the cool town of Tarifa. Known for its wind-surfing and chilled attitude, as well as cute shops and some unreal seafood. Reminiscent to Essaouria in Morocco, when it comes to ocean sports, the attitude remains the same, a beach haven and easy living.
DO. SURF THE WIND
As we were staying closer to Marbella then Tarifa, I researched beaches prior and found Bolonia Beach, a small cove with endless dunes and crystal waters. Bolonia Beach is not for wind surfing but the perfect hook of paradise with no crowds. Be sure to walk all the end to the end of the cove to the expansive dunes, as you see me in this picture, the sand texture is different and the water is heaven. Go for a run, lose yourself, thats what I did.
Bolonia Beach, 11391 Tarifa, Cádiz, Spain COORDINATES: 36.088768, -5.779664
Upon returning from the beach, we stumbled on Ion Surf Club where hundreds of kites loomed in the air of the contrasted afternoon light. We were driving back to Marbella and I quite promptly swerved the car around following the kites to the shore's edge. Following the bouncing figures, we arrived at the Ion Surf Club, with its drift wood tables covered in cold beers and idle chat we walked down the boardwalk to the beach which had people and kites of all shapes and sizes, a utopia to the highest height.
Ion Surf Club, Ctra. Nac. 340 km 76, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
Rebel Kitesurf School, Grupo Tingintera, 2, 11380 Tarifa, Cádiz, Spain
EAT. FRESH BAIT
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