After two epic sell-outs clinics, the double looping master Giel Vlugt is joining us again this summer in his home spot – the kitesurfing mecca of Tarifa!
Giel is an incredible coach and he will share with you his knowledge, passion and experience and push you super hard to help you take your riding to a whole new level.
The clinic is geared towards anyone looking to improve their freeride and Big Air riding, so whether you are working on your first WOO record or looking to master the Megaloop, this is the clinic for you… During our last clinic with Giel in Cape Town we saw incredible progression from his students, with three of them holding the top positions on the WOO leaderboard for the week. Perhaps you could be next?
During the week, we will be led by the wind conditions and Giel will take you to the best spots Tarifa has to offer. Off the water, he will run through your technique to help you improve your riding. We will also take you to a padel tennis session too, so expect a week packed with action.
If you’ve got any energy left at the end of the day, Tarifa in July has plenty of enticing options after-hours… And the wind doesn’t come in until a bit later in the day, so maybe you can manage a couple of nights out in one of Spain’s most famous party towns.
Giel burst onto the Big Air scene and is now one of the top players in the Big Air Kite League and was on fire for the KOTA last year. Since then he has claimed the first ever Double Megaloop – one of the biggest steps forward in the history of the sport – and he continues to drive the Big Air side of the sport forwards at blistering pace. Giel was also awarded “2022 GKA Rider of the Year” and also won “2022 GKA Move of the Year” award for performing an incredibly stylish S-loop.
Giel has been coaching for over 7 years, he has taught all levels of riding and his incredible passion for the sport shines through whoever he is working with. He loves seeing riders progress and believes that with commitment and hard work anything is achievable!
This day is the official arrival day and you can kite freely in one of the spots. In the evening we will get together for dinner and meet Giel and the other participants. There we will set your goals for the week and explain any further details.
We will start the day with a delicious breakfast and once the wind has started picking up, we will head to one of the many beaches Tarifa has to offer. We will be led by the wind conditions during the week, so you can expect a short journey to find the perfect spot for the day (renting a car for the duration of the clinic is essential, we can help you coordinate with other riders if you would like to team up).. Each day you will have four hours of coaching with Giel, where he will work with your personally on the goals you want to achieve.
You can continue kiting while the sun is up, or perhaps prefer to finish off the day with a cocktail at one of Tarifa’s beach bars. And for dinner, Tarifa has plenty of incredible restaurants to suit every taste.
On Friday, after breakfast you are free to head to the beach and work on the new moves you’ve picked up over the week, or you can take it easy and relax after the days packed with action.
Departure day. After an awesome week, it’s time to head home. Depending on your departure time, you might be able to squeeze in a last kite session…
Mid-way along Tarifa’s legendary beaches, Los Lances is a classic, with a wide sandy beach with plenty of space for launching and with plenty of space on the water to work on your Big Air game.
The heart of Tarifa’s kite scene, Valdevaqueros is where you will find ideal conditions for honing your skills and for taking your riding to the next level..
One of Tarifa’s most famous spots where you are likely to see the pro’s riding with the iconic Tarifa backdrop.
Places are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment!