It is a private camping place that has access to this beach, but you can also access walking from Agua or Campo Futbol. This kitespot is one of the widest in Tarifa, there are no stones and it is a great place for kitesurfing and learn new tricks because of the flat water and there are not many people.

The map of Rio Jara
Check out the individual posts about the kitespots in Tarifa for more info.

Distance from Tarifa
  • approx. 5 km
Best time to go
  • You can go kitesurfing all year around
  • The best months are between April until July and September
Beach
  • Fine and soft sand
  • Normally clean, depending of the season, you can find algae in the water
  • Length: 4.600 m
  • Width: 300 m
Water temperature
  • Summer: 22 to 25 °C
  • Winter: 16 to 18 °C
East wind (Levante)
  • Normally is side off shore
  • Can get gusty
West wind (Poniente)
  • Normally comes in side on shore
  • Perfect for all levels
Kite size
  • Levante: 4 to 8 m²
  • Poniente: 12 to 16 m²
Waves
  • With Levante and some swell you can get great waves of 3 meters
  • With Poniente you can get some waves  1 or 2 meters and with storm you can get 4 meters
Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
Dangers
  • No dangers
Infrastructure
  • No chiringuitos
  • No toilets
  • Showers are private
Additional infos
  • On Poniente days, you can do a downwinder to Campo Futbol or Balneario (except from 15th June to 15th September, Balneario is reserved for swimmers)
  • You can buy vouchers for rescue boats from the 1 of June to 31 of August and can navigate safely even with off shore wind (the voucher costs 30 € for 2 rescues to 50 € 5 rescues)
Rio Jara kitespot in Tarifa
Rio Jara kitespot in Tarifa

Wind forecast

Pros and cons in Rio Jara 

 High probability of wind
 Wide beach to launch and land your kite
 The farther away the summer, the waves are bigger
 On no wind days, lots of other activities
 It is not a crowded beach
 Almost no kiteschools teach here

 With Levante, the wind can be gusty
 No infrastructure
 If you are not guest at the camping, you have to walk around 50o m to get to this kitespot

Kitespots near Rio Jara 

  • Balneario – With Poniente for all levels, with Levante only experienced riders
  • La Charca or the lagoon – Perfect for beginners and those who want to practice their tricks on flat water
  • Dos Mares – Hotel with access to the beach and kitesurf school
  • Valdevaqueros – Safest beach with Levante, good thermal wind, lots of events like world championship
  • Bolonia –  There is less wind in days of heavy Levante in Tarifa

Here you can find a complete list of the kitespots in Tarifa.

More infos about Rio Jara in Tarifa

Visit the post about Tarifa, the town which is connecting several kitespots like this one. There you will find some additional information like how to get to Rio Jara easily without a car and a lot more:

  •  No wind on your favorite kitespot? Near Rio Jara you can go horse riding, sup, trekking and so much more. Find all the alternative activities here
  •  If you are looking for a cold beer after your kite session or looking for some action in the evening, check out the post about bars and nightclubs of Tarifa
  •  Ready to learn kitesurfing? Find out more about the kiteschools around Tarifa
  •  Do you need to buy some equipment? For sure you will find what you are looking for at the kitesurfshops in Tarifa
  •  For a nice lunch or dinner, you have lots of possibilities around Tarifa. Discover  the best restaurants, cafes and chiringuitos here
  •  A camping place have exit to this kitespot. But there are several more options in Tarifa. Find out in this post about the best accommodations and hotels

If you want to add some information about this kitespot, get in contact here 🙂