Tarifa Max Kitesurf School
Tarifa Max Kitesurf School
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Tarifa Max Kitesurfing School has been giving kite lessons in Tarifa, Spain since 1998, making us the kite school with the most of experience in the area, with proven techniques to ensure you learn to kitesurf quickly, safely and with a lot of fun. Our experience makes the difference. We are a hands on owner run business looking to give you the best service and value for money and will be on the beach to instruct and ensure the quality of your course. Our commitment: in our school the teacher will be with you in the water, to help you out and give you the best chances to get up on the board from the first go. Your course will be tailor made with detailed step by step instructions. You will be taught all the techniques of kitesurfing through step by step instructions which will provide you with all you need to know to improve your level quickly. We offer reduced group courses with 2 to 4 persons per instructor, semi-private lessons and private tuition, from 18€/h with all material, insurance, assistance boat and IKO license included. At the end of your Tarifa Max kitesurfing course you'll get your own official IKO card (International Kitesurfing Organisation) allowing you to go forth into the world as an independent kiter, and rent your equipment wordwide. We sell new and second hand material at the best price and you will be able to get one day for free to try the equipment. We are always happy to advise you and answer any queries. Tarifa Max has some new and exciting developments with the partnership of B3 Tarifa who will be providing our kite school with the newest and best 2017 Slingshot kites and boards. We also offer accommodation package in our kite House, 2 minutes walk from the town beach and the town center where you will find bars and restaurants. The house also offers gear storage for those who come with their own material, free pick to the beach and an ideal place to share great times in Tarifa. There is a great ambience in this newly renovated town house, with amazing views overlooking the old town and Moroccan cost. Come and enjoy kitesurfing with us in the midst of the amazing scenery and beauty of Tarifa, the southern point of Europe. We will take you to the best spots every day depending on the wind direction. Let the Tarifa Max Kitesurfing team take care of the details, our experience does make the difference. See you soon for some great days kitesurfing !
Tarifa, Costa de la Luz, Spain

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2023

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Lior S
3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Giulia was an incredible instructor!!!
Tarifa is a fun place, with a lot of things to do.
Highly recommended!
Written 17 October 2023
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Thank you so much Lior! I hope to see you soon again!
Written 13 February 2024
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Denis
Canada3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
I spent 9 days in Tarifa with Max school for a second year. This time for Wingfoil lessons.
Even though the conditions where sometimes intimidating (some days near 40 knots), Mathieu, Giulia and their team were awesome. Always felt safe and well cared for.
I went from being barely able to sit on the wingfoil board to foiling upwind and being autonomous. Nearly nailed a gybe☺️.
My son went for kiteboarding courses and is now fully autonomous.
I fully recommend Max school - these guys are world class instructors.
Written 10 October 2023
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Thank you Denis, it was so amazing to see your son and your progression! Your smiles said it all! Looking forward to seeing you again!
Written 15 October 2023
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Marco A
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Sept 2023 • Friends
It's true when people say that the first time will be never forgotten... especially when you are talking about kitesurfing in Tarifa. Even more when Giulia and Roberto, our instructors, are next to you.

My friend and I selected the semi-prive course, 4h per day, 5 days. A full immersion into this sport to feel adrenaline, power and freedom. Season - end Sept.

Brilliant organization before, during and after the experience. Instructors cover several languages such as English, Spanish, German and Italian. Always smiling and with a positive attitude, willing to share their passion for this sport despite the tough job .

Prices of the classes are very competitive compared against the local landscape. Actually the best in town.

I will come back to Tarifa soon and no doubts about who I will contact...

5 stars truly deserved, very good job guys! :)
Written 2 October 2023
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Thank you Marco! It was so nice to teach you and seeing you going from 0 to hero! Hope to see you soon again and send us some videos of your kite progression!
Written 15 October 2023
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Frederic B
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Friends
We were a group of 4 people with different level and Mathieu and Giulia adapted instructors and lessons to our different level and also to the wind.
And always in the most friendly way and a big smile :)
I recommend this school
Written 27 September 2023
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Merci Fred! Au plaisir de vous voir bientôt
Written 15 October 2023
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lotte
Rijkevorsel, Belgium3 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
I had the best experience with Max! I decided to take a private lesson. Very friendly professional guidance and very driven. It is really a whole team that wants to teach you all the skills to learn kiting and become independent with this. I have had great support from Giulia and my instructor Kirian who patiently showed me the ropes of kiting. Everything is always well communicated both the lessons on the beach/water with a radio so they can guide you through all the steps in the water, but also after the lessons you are well informed about the expectations and when the next lesson will take place. I learned a lot but also had a lot of fun and that is why I recommend them 100% to anyone who wants to learn kiting in Tarifa! If I need more lessons later on or want to fine tune my skills I will definitely come back!
Written 21 September 2023
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Thank you so much Lotte! It was a pleasure to have you and to see your nice progression! We hope to see you soon again in Tarifa
Written 27 September 2023
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Ali S
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Friends
Cool people, nice vibes, learned a lot. They make you feel comfortable controlling the kite and being in the water. I definitely would recommend!
Written 31 August 2023
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Thank you a ton Ali! We hope to see you soon again!
Written 27 September 2023
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Ben B
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Jul 2023 • Solo
The coaching is the best and everyone is so friendly and helpful. If you want to kitesurf, Tarifa Max Kitesurf School is the one to go to. I learnt so much and saw improvement with every lesson. My experience with Tarifa Max has made me realise how much I love kitesurfing.
Written 1 August 2023
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Thank you Ben! It was so much fun to teach you!
Written 27 September 2023
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Alessandro A
4 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Wonderful experience, the school is provided of cool instructors and good technical equipment! Special mention for Giulia who was Super: capable and patient!
Written 1 August 2023
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Thank you Alessandro!
Written 27 September 2023
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Lily R
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
I can’t recommend this kitesurfing school highly enough! I was lucky enough to have Guilia as my teacher and she was so patient, kind, and fun, and I had such a great time learning to kiteboard. I was actually really scared before learning but she made it way less intimidating. If you’re in Tarifa, you definitely have to go to this school.

PS she also has a cute dog :’)
Written 18 June 2023
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Thank you Lily! It was a pleasure to have you with us guys!
Written 3 July 2023
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Claire H
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Such a cool experience with the team at Tarifa Max.
My boyfriend and I learned with Ale and Guilia, both were able to see what we needed to learn and were really able to give us very personalized teaching and techniques to help us progress as quickly as possible.
Guilia does an amazing job of keeping you up to date, making sure everything is organized and finding the best/windiest spots so that you get the most from your lessons.
A really lovely school with huge amounts of energy, empathy and good vibes.

Thank you Team Tarifa Max 🙏
Written 16 June 2023
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Thank you Claire and Jordi! We're looking forward to seeing you soon again guys! Giulia
Written 3 July 2023
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