Why do it?
If you aren’t a surfing purist but always dreamed of riding a board across the water, a Jetsurf might be just the thing you’re looking for. Although motorized, riding a JetSurf is a great core workout! It’s a good balance between active living and technology. Furthermore is a cool way of getting out on the water and still enjoy the day while riding the surfboard, when there are no waves or wind. Watch your mates stuck on the beach while show off the latest extreme watersport in Tarifa, fun for beginners or experts alike.
Jetsurf is a motorized surfboard, handmade with ultra-light carbon and powered by a 2 stroke 100cc engine, with a miniature water jet which can reach up to 50km/h, depending on conditions. It is equipped with an exhaust system that works with backpressure of sound waves, unlike any engine in the market today.
It’s really easy to use – you mount the board as you would with a normal surfboard. An electric leash attached to the riders wrists acts as a throttle and kill-cord. First few meters you are riding on your knees, maintaining constant speed to be able to go on your feet. Once standing, accelerate with the hand trigger, steering with your body weight – twit like on a surf/snowboard. Forget about a lot of paddling, waiting and being in the right position to catch that special wave. That’s where Jetsurf comes in.
Where do we do it?
During the summer months Jetsurf lessons are available on Balneario beach – where Mediterranean see and Atlantic ocean are coming together. During the rest of the year it depends on the wave and wind condition.
When can I do it?
All year round – always depending on weather condition. Lessons are not available with too strong wind (more than 20 knots) and too big waves – because for the beginners we recommend more flat and calm water.
In renting it’s included short lessons before usage, safety instructions, insurance. All needed equipment (wetsuit, helmet, life jacket) is provided.