We are stoked to introduce their first clinic in the iconic kitesurfing mecca of Tarifa. Coming a week after the GKA Big Air event in Tarifa, this clinic is geared towards freestyle and Big Air riders who are looking to up their game. We are incredibly stoked to introduce a coach who has been lighting up the Big Air scene over the last 12 months, Giel Vlegt… Giel will share his knowledge and his passion with you and will take you to some of Tarifa’s famous kiting spots where you can mix it up with some of the best riders in the world and come back with some new tricks (and a new WOO record!) locked in.
When you’re not on the water, Giel will run some cross-training fitness sessions and will be on hand to talk to you about your technique and answer any questions. This clinic is geared towards anyone looking to improve their freestyle riding, so whether you are working on your first boosts or looking to master the Megaloop, it’s for you! Then, 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 has burst onto the Big Air scene and is now one of the big players in the Big Air Kite League and was on fire for the KOTA earlier this year. Since then he has claimed the first ever Double Megaloop – one of the biggest steps forward in the world of kiteboarding in the last decade, and he continues to drive the Big Air side of the sport forwards at a blistering pace.
Giel has been coaching for 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. Giel and Tarifa are truly the ultimate combination for any aspiring twin tip rider!
This day is the official arrival day and you can kite freely in on the spots. In the evening we get together and have a BBQ at the tropical kite villa and will meet Giel and the hosts. There we will set your goals for the week and explain any further details.
Each day, Breakfast will be served from 9-11h and you can choose if you join some yoga or physical preparation. After this we make a plan for the day according to the conditions and hit the beach. Mostly we have lunch at the beach and kite as long as the sun is up. Or, we have a sunset drink at one of the beach bars. For the evenings, beside some video analysis, we will get to go together to some Tarifa’s incredbible restaurants.
Departure day. After a awesome week, this day is depending on your departure time, a free kite day or you make your way home.
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.
One of Tarifa’s most famous spots where you are likely to see the pro’s riding with the iconic Tarifa backdrop. Definitely the spot to get a few epic shots from your trip…
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..
Places are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment!