When the wind blows conditions are ideal for surfing and windsurfing and there are several surfing clubs on the coast, although the waves can hardly ever be classed as rollers but some beaches make good practice grounds for beginners. The best place near the Costa del Sol for wind and kite surfing is undoubtedly Tarifa, classed as one of the world’s top windsurfing destinations and 108km from Marbella and 158km from Malaga, the journey takes from between 90 minutes and two hours.
Tarifa’s excellent sandy beaches and above all, almost permanent gale, make ideal conditions for windsurfing and kite surfing. The surfing season starts at Easter with the Toro Andaluz race and the Ballentines Championship held here. The surfing scene is huge in the town where there are numerous shops, clubs and meeting places.
Further information is available via the internet where information on accommodation and the town is also available.
There are numerous other Watersports on the Costa del Sol. Waterskiing, rides on banana boats and jet-ski rides are offered by beach bars, beach clubs and sports stands on beaches.
Parasailing can be done at Fuengirola port all year round. For more information telephone 630-131-234. For those who like to stay firmly on dry land or get seasick even in the calmest waters, watching Watersports or strolling round the marinas is a good substitute.