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About Kite Local School
Kite Local School Tarifa is a kitesurf, windsurf and surf school that was founded by a local Tarifeno, Jesus Lara, in 2000. Not only is Jesus the owner of the school but he is also an instructor, and teaching classes is a genuine pleasure of his.
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Rachel T wrote a review Aug 2020
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I was a complete beginner and I had 10 hours of lessons with Pablo (2 hours a day) I had a great time with Pablo, he was very caring and tried to make sure my experience was as best as possible. We changed kites and adjusted the lines to match the wind conditions and the walkie talkie communication was great. Lara (the boss) is great too, he taught my friend and she loved her lessons as well. The organisation of the lessons were also great, Marta was very responsive on WhatsApp and communicated well. Overall, great vibes, excellent employees and would definitely recommend! Some advice for complete beginners, I would watch some videos prior to taking lessons as it saves time and gives you a better idea on what to expect. I did this before my lessons and it helped me a lot! If you are sporty/fit, I would also recommend 3 hours per day as 2 hours felt a little short for me. You spend about half of the time walking along the beach to go back in the water as you will drift a lot.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Łukasz S wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
great school with very good teachers. The guys really care about quality, details and safety. Fully recommend KLS and you will fly with them:) I will be back soon too:)
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Kite Local Scho... E, Propietario at Kite Local School
Responded Nov 27, 2019
Lukas thanks for the trust in our school, Kite Local School, Tarifa, Spain. The kite course with you was easy, since you arrived with an advanced level, I hope you spent the photos of your experience in kiteboarding. Greetings to all. I wait for you soon by Tarifa, and my recommendation to you, is to rent the kite material directly. Hugs
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Fix1111 wrote a review Aug 2019
New Smyrna Beach, Florida4 contributions7 helpful votes
We just returned from a Kiteboard trip in Tarifa and had an AMAZING experience with Kite Local School Tarifa. Was so good I wanted to share the experience here. My wife surprised me with a week trip to Tarifa. As an intermediate kiteboarder my plan was to find a good local shop, rent gear and pay them for a supervised session. I didn’t know a soul in Tarifa and despite making calls to a few friends who own kite shops in the States, no one had any recommendations. So, I did my research, and based on the online reviews and finding only ONE shop among more than 60, found there was only one shop that is locally owned: Kite Local School Tarifa. Kite Local School is owned by Jesus Lara, School a native Tarifian whose family roots go back dozens of generations in Tarifa. In a world where true local authenticity is hard to find, especially in places like Tarifa where tourists flock for the season, Lara is the real deal. Tarifa has more than 50 companies that give lessons or rent gear, many of which are owned by big brands or corporations. Lara started Kite Local School Tarifa more than 20 years ago and has been renting gear, helping visiting riders get dialed in, and teaching students who want to learn the sport ever since. He is essentially the ambassador of the beach helping students and non-students alike feel welcome. And he is CONNECTED. Trust me on this: if you go to Tarifa and need gear, supervision or lessons -- you want to get to know this guy. He is just plain awesome on many, many levels. The met me at the shop with smiles and hugs, made me feel like I was part of the family. They hooked me up with a brand new out-of-the box Nash kite, bar and board. Drove me to Playa de los Lances, which is the main beach where the schools teach. Helped me set up and launched, and rode with me throughout the session. Afterward my session and as the sun started to set, we all hung out and drank ice cold cervezas and had tapas at their local beach bar, Chiringuito Agua, which was incredibly fun. Cannot recommend these guys enough. I was intimidated by the sheer number of kites in the air. These guys assuaged my anxiety, kited with me during my session, and made me feel like a new friend. Had several more sessions with them during the week, each time seemingly more fun than the last. So thrilled I was able to hit the proverbial bullseye by finding Lara and his school. They are the real deal, and by far the best kite school in Tarifa. I very much look forward to returning soon and kiting again with the Kite Local School Tarifa crew!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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pedro otavio o wrote a review Aug 2019
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Friendliest instructors and good vibe in Tarifa. Awesome experience and friends for life. Highly recommended for all kiting and surfing levels. Looking forward to repeating the experience.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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IsabellSofia wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I took 2x semi-private and 2x private lessons with Lucho, which is a really good teacher! He explained the things in a good way, I understand and learned a lot. The difficulty is to get a feeling of the kite, but Lucho explained me with patience and serenity how to feel the kite and the wind and how to get control of the kite. I highly recommend the Kite Local School and Lucho! After though lessons, having a beer with the guys of Kite local school is the best. Hope to see you again and learn more about Kiting with KLS in Tarifa.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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