This is a magnificent experience paddling between the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, Africa and Europe, Spain, Morocco and Gibraltar. A truly unique experience you will always remember.
Even on a windless day you could enjoy amazing downwind-like conditions approximately 3 km out at sea. The tidal water in the Strait of Gibraltar funnels into the narrow opening between Europe and Africa. This accelerates the current and when it finally hits the shallow waters of Bajeta de la Tierra, the result is beautiful steep waves waiting for you to surf them.
When Levante is blowing at 25-30 knots you could experience a thrilling downwind run from Tarifa to the beach of Bolonia. It is approximately 15 - 16 km of pure downwind fun. Alternatively, if the wind is too strong or the current too fast against the wind, you could enjoy the shorter version from Tarifa to Punta Paloma. This is approximately 9 km of downwind fun.
Surfing the shore break is a great practice for you to hone in your bracing and wave catching skills. This is directly related to your downwind abilities. We usually practice how to get past the surf and get back to the beach safely and in the process you get to do some remounts, surfing and fast paddling sprinting for the waves. All in all 100% fun!
The Strait of Gibraltar is rich in wild life. From whales, dolphins, orcas, tuna fish to flying fish, sun fish, turtles and many more.