The Bay of Cadiz is sheltered and enclosed and the coastline is made up of sandy beaches, marshes and saltpans as well as a complex network of inlets. Sailing areas are spread over three venues, the bay of Cadiz, Rota in the extreme north, Puerto Sherry and Sancti Petri further south. With a prevailing south-westerly wind during the summer, but with the potential for the strong south-easterly Levante to blow out of the straits of Gibraltar, and the hottest surface temperature in Spain, most courses will see challenging yet satisfying conditions. Spains Mediterranean climate is modified here by westerly North Atlantic winds and occasional warm dry air from the Sahara desert. We can arrange for you to hire a 10 -15m sailboat with experienced skipper and will provide a picnic if required.
The Atlantic and Mediterranean shorelines are ideal for fishing. Trolling or game fishing is possibly the most exciting type of fishing to be enjoyed in this area with Bass, Bonito, Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish) and Swordfish available for the catching. Blue fin Tuna are also frequent in these waters. There is a spring run of small Tuna about 60 lb then during August, September and October the larger tuna (150lb plus) frequent local waters. Shark fishing is also popular with plenty of blue shark and the odd Mako being caught. Half day fishing and full day deep-sea fishing excursions can be arranged with boat, skipper and a crew member.
Kite surfing classes can be arranged with one of the best schools in the area. The instructors are Danny, Lucas and Fran who are experts in the sport and place enormous importance on your enjoyment and progression. Their school is mobile which means they can teach anywhere along the cost whenever the wind conditions are favourable. The classes normally take place in Tarifa or Conil. We can arrange four hour private classes. These are recommended for enthusiasts who already have some kite surfing experience as complete beginners would benefit more from a minimum two day course.
With hundreds of kilometres of Atlantic coastline, the Costa de la Luz is becoming a renowned surfing destination. We can arrange private surfing classes with an instructor on the beaches of Conil de la Frontera or El Palmar.