The Best Places to Paddleboard in Tarifa, Spain: 5 Top Spots To Book Now

Posted by François de Pfyffer on August 18, 2021 · 7 mins read

It’s no secret that Tarifa is an amazing place to spend the day. The stunning shoreline, the delicious food, and the vibrant nightlife all add up to make this destination a must-visit for anyone who loves being in the sun. But are you interested in spending your time here outside of just going out? Then look no further than renting a paddleboard and having an adventure on the water! This article will give you everything you need to know about what it’s like to go paddleboarding in Tarifa. From where to rent equipment, to what type of board is best for you, and even some safety tips. Read on t

Things to Consider When Paddleboarding

This is something you’ll want to do before you head out: do your research. When you do decide to get a paddleboard for the day, make sure you get a board that is safe for the conditions. You want to be able to enjoy the water without worrying about your safety. There are only three major factors to consider: Length of board Size of water Weight of board Size of water Not every paddleboard is appropriate for the whole country. Tarifa is a huge place, and the water is completely different throughout the year. While some months you can paddleboard in the ocean, some months it might be just too shallow or you might need to consider renting a kayak. A good rule of thumb is to buy a board that is at least 14 feet long and has a wide wheel base so that you can move on the water with ease.

What Type of Board Is Best For You

If you have never rented a paddleboard before, then you will want to know what type of board is best for you. There are a ton of different options out there, and it’s important to research what board is best for your needs. The ideal paddleboard for you will depend on your experience and how much you want to spend. For first time renters, most likely, a rental shop should have your paddleboard already stocked. But if you’re looking for a slightly less touristy paddleboard experience, you may want to make your own. If you have a lot of the skills, and you want to try a more challenging board, then you might be interested in a paddleboard that is two feet long or less. They will be cheaper, but they might not have the control that you’re looking for.

Where to Rent Equipment

With just three main rental companies, you’ll be able to do all of your purchasing from one place, no hassle, and with prices that will allow you to affordably enjoy a day paddleboarding. Depending on where you’re staying in Tarifa, the shops in charge of renting boards will vary. If you want to rent an inflatable board or a board that you can use in the sand, you’ll have to go to Aragón SUP Tours. If you want a board that is suitable for beginners, you’ll want to visit YAS SUP. If you’re in the market for something a bit larger, such as the design pictured above, then opt for Individal Surf Shop. You can also rent from clubs or resorts, such as the Velorama Club. All of the boards I was sent are suitable for beginners and offer comfort and stability on the water.

How to Choose Your Spot

The biggest reason to go paddleboarding in Tarifa is because of the superb water conditions. Tarifa is part of the Mediterranean Sea, making it a natural spot for surfers and paddleboarders alike. But if you’re not the type of person who’s interested in a spot where the waves come in strong, you’ll be in luck. Tarifa boasts some of the best tides in all of Europe, meaning the water is never too choppy. In fact, it’s pretty rare to get in the water without something in your hand! But there is one downside to Tarifa’s water conditions. Because the beaches are so rocky and smooth, they can be super rocky and rough, which can get really annoying if you’re a beginner. You don’t have to go crazy with the rocks, but you should use them as much as possible to avoid sinking.

Safety Tips for Paddleboarders

While paddling is a great way to burn some calories, it’s important to remember that it’s also a pretty big safety risk. If you want to give it a try, it’s best to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a good hat, sunglasses, and a bathing suit or bikini. (Most places in Tarifa allow you to wear your bathing suit underneath a regular clothing item.) Another thing to consider is that paddling can be a very fast activity so it’s best to make sure you take it easy so you don’t get yourself into a dangerous situation. As a little tip before you get started: Make sure you’re well within your physical abilities, and be sure you have the correct information about paddleboards. Do you have good balance? Are you fit? Do you understand how to paddle correctly?

Where To Buy Your Gear

On Paddleboarding Tarifa Tarifa is home to some of the best spots in Spain to get your paddleboarding on. You have several different options for renting boards, gear, and instructors here. Check out the following resources for more information: Our Top Board Rentals We’ve personally tried a number of different boards when we’ve rented equipment for paddleboarding. And the board we decided on for our trip to Tarifa was the Sugar Ice Board 2, made out of interspersed plastic with a deck and no tip. Here’s why we picked it: The interior is just 7.4-square-feet, but what’s really great about it is that it comes with a kickstand and a stand so you can use it anywhere, anytime. We also liked that it had a cork bottom, so it can take some harsh waves without taking a beating.


There you have it! From where to rent equipment, to what type of board is best for you, and even some safety tips, this guide is designed to help you create a very memorable paddleboard adventure in Tarifa. Ready to paddleboard in Tarifa? If so, click here to check out the 5 best places to paddleboard in Tarifa!