Valdevaqueros is one of the popular beaches for kitesurfing where you can get started or practice your tricks. Thanks to its location, it is one of the safest beaches of Tarifa for this sport.

You could also say that it is one of those beaches where you go and it is impossible not to take a picture. The sunsets are spectacular and it has a great natural landscape. The wind drags the sand and forms a huge sand dune at the end of the beach. After your session or when the wind drops, you can chill at the beach bars (chiringuitos), grab a beer with good company, listen to nice music and enjoy the great atmosphere until the sun goes down.

Valdevaqueros map

This kitespot, Valdevaqueros Tangana or Spin Out is actually at the same beach for Valdevaqueros beach, Punta Paloma & Los Porros. But there are some differences and differents entrys. Check out the individual posts about the kitespots in Tarifa for more info.

Distance from Tarifa
  • approx. 8 km
Best time to go
  • You can go kitesurfing all year around
  • The best months are between May and November
Beach
  • Fine sand and some small rocks
  • Length: 4.050 m
  • Width: 100 m
Water temperature
  • Summer: 22 to 25 °C
  • Winter: 16 to 18 °C
East wind (Levante)
  • Usually gusty
  • You end up at the dune at the end of the beach if you have any problems with your kite or can’t relaunch it
West wind (Poniente)
  • Normally gusty because of the dune of Punta Paloma
  • Better stay close to Tarifa town when the wind blows from the west
Kite size
  • Levante: 4 to 8 m²
  • Poniente: 9 to 15 m²
Waves
  • It is not known for its waves
  • On some minor Levante days you will get a nice, clean wave
  • With Poniente you can get some swell of 1 to 2 meters
Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
Dangers
  • There are some rocks in the water at the south of the spot (closer to Tarifa)
  • Respect the windsurfers area to avoid collisions (Marked with flags, at chirinquito Tangana)
Infrastructure
  • Chiringuitos and restaurants with toilets
  • Parking close to the beach (in summer you have to pay for parking, but you will get a voucher for a drink)
  • Showers are private, but you can always ask
  • Kiteschools are directly at the beach (they rent out equitment aswell)
Additional infos
  • Although you don’t find post signs, there are seperate areas for schools, kiteboarders and windsurfers
  • On Poniente days, you can do a downwinder to Los Lances or Balneario (approx. 8 km)
  • In Summer, Thermal wind is quite nice and strong (up to 15 knots, no waves)
View for Valdevaqueros and the dune
View for Valdevaqueros and the dune

Wind forecast  

Pros and cons in Valdevaqueros  

  High probability of wind
  Wide beach to launch and land your kite
  On no wind days, lots of other activities
  Webcams with view of the beach

  The wind can be very gusty
  In the high season (July – August), this spot gets very overcrowded

Webcam  

Picture of the beach and kitespot Valdevaqueros, Tangana
Webcam Valdevaqueros, Tangana

Kitespots near Valdevaqueros  

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

More infos about Valdevaqueros 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 Valdevaqueros easily without a car and a lot more.

  •   No wind at your favorite kitespot? Near Valdevaqueros you can go horse riding, sup, trekking and so much more. Find all the alternative activities here
  •   You have some bars and even DJ’s at this beach to relax after your kite session. But if you want some more 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 need 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
  •   Next to this beach you can find a camping place and some bungalows. 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 🙂

Videos of Valdevaqueros

Tarifa Strapless Kitesurfing Pro 2016 in Valdevaqueros
Tarifa Strapless Kitesurfing Pro 2016 in Valdevaqueros