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Kite trip in a campervan in Tarifa – Erti’s testimony

Kite trip in a campervan in Tarifa – Erti’s testimony 1200 1600 VanBreak - Campervan and MotorHome Hire in Spain

Discover the experience of Erti and her adventurous kite trip in Tarifa in a campervan. Our Vanbreaker has gone for 2 weeks in a VW California T6 – Ocean. From our agency in Malaga, she headed towards the direction of the province of Cadiz: destination Tarifa! There, she did her kite surfing courses with our partner FreeRide Tarifa. The young lady tells us about her adventure!

 

PRESENTATION

Can you introduce yourself?

My name is Erti, I am originally from Taiwan. For the past 3 years I have been living and working in Paris, France.

 

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KITE TRIP IN A CAMPERVAN IN TARIFA: THE ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELLING IN A CAMPERVAN & ENJOYING KITESURF

Why did you choose to make a kite trip to Tarifa in a campervan? What are the main advantages?

Hopping on a van for a great adventure has always been something at the back of my mind. This desire was reinforced by the positive feedback from friends and colleagues and I have been eager to find the occasion to try it myself. The Campervan rental company Vanbreak and Freeride kite surfing school is the perfect match of the two worlds for me.

There are many advantages of going on a kite camp getaway. It is simple in terms of booking and organizing the trip, moreover it is very reliable in terms of quality of the van as well as the kite surfing courses. Both Vanbreak and Freeride teams are great, they have been very helpful to me throughout my trip. Their availability has made a huge difference, especially as a solo female traveler, or for any type of travelers for that matter.

 

Could you describe your kite trip experience to Tarifa in the VW California Ocean Campervan? What did you learn during this experience?

The Volkswagen California is one of the best campervans in my opinion. It is designed to offer a very functional use and maximum comfort. I really loved the experience.

 

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TARIFA: THE PARADISE OF KITE SURFING

How were the lessons of kitesurf with Freeride Tarifa?

My lessons with Freeride were wonderful. I would say, Freeride instructors like wind wizards. They are very attentive and precise in their explanations, to ensure that you get the best understanding of kitesurfing, theoretically, technically, and practically. I felt greatly confident with them and I am already planning my next trip to go back!

 

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WHERE TO SLEEP IN A CAMPERVAN IN TARIFA

Is it easy to find spots to spend the night in a Campervan around Tarifa?

Yes, it’s it is very easy to find spots a place around Tarifa. The Park4night  app is an extremely useful to find locations. In addition, Tarifa is a paradise for campervans, you get to meet a lot of nice people along the way, who often provide you with particularly useful advices.

 

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Would you like to try the kite trip in a camper van? Discover the kite surfing courses and book with our partner FreeRide Tarifa!

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We are a VanBreaker

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We are Van Breakers!

To truly get the Van Break spirit, you have to know about its founders! Discover who they are and why they want to spread the ride & road trip spirit from their Malaga haven!

Life is a ride… with friends!

Before they became business partners and co-founders of Van Break, Aurélien and Olivier aka Aurel & Oliv, were first colleagues and became good friends. The French duet has met in Malaga five years ago. When Olivier arrived for his first day at work, he was welcomed by Aurélien. “I’ll never forget our first encounter. Aurélien was the first person I met from our company when I joined. He welcomed me and we soon became close mates!”, comments Olivier.

Olivier and his Family

They immediately spent a lot of time together and shared their leisurely time with a group of sportive colleagues and friends.  Olivier, who knew Morocco and had family there organized a road trip from Malaga to Essaouira to go surfing. “This trip really brought us together! remembers Aurélien. “I had surfed in Ireland before, but we shared something really special that was to inspire us in the future: the ride spirit. We were five in a car and were crazy about surfing! Man, that was epic!”

Aurélien with his wife

In love with Andalusia

There’s something else that the Van Break entrepreneurs share: a sheer passion for their living place, Andalusia. Aurélien had discovered Cordoba when he was 23 during a student exchange. “That’s when I fell in love with this region… Years later, when I had a job opportunity in Andalusia as an expatriate, it perfectly made sense to me to settle there and explore that strong connection with the culture, people, language…”

Olivier complements: “For five years now, we’ve been delving into this incredibly rich andalusian culture ; it’s the cradle of Spain. It offers its riches and opportunities to everyone who’s a bit curious. Together with Aurélien, we’ve been roaming through it and we love it every day: whether it’s for kite surf, food, music or breath-taking natural sceneries!”

From leisure to business

That love for the region coupled with an entrepreneurial mindset was bound to be fruitful…  August 5, 2016. The two mates are lounging in a wooden cabin with a breathtaking view over the Tarifa bay. Olivier tells this story with a spark in the eye: “I was looking at Airbnb, bumped into that van rental offer. Awesome! I had no idea these guys offered it!  For those who don’t know: Tarifa is the spanish birthplace of surfer vans!”

One thing leading to another, Olivier enquires about local van rentals and shares his conclusion with his friend: there’s an untapped business potential, right here in Andalusia.  The idea soon came about to create a digital platform allowing riders to easily book a campervan and live a memorable road trip!

But an idea is not concrete before it has a name… Jessica, Olivier’s wife and third behind the scene Van Breaker, found the name of the start-up: “It is was late in the evening during a never-ending and boozy brainstorming session just the three of us. We shared huge lists of names. I had recently started to ride and thought: the ride spirit, Point Break, vans… Why not Van Break?” The guys loved it! Van Break, it would be!

I’ll conclude this post with the three mottos that best describe Van Breakers according to the founders:

– Life is a ride!

– Meet, discover & share

– Go back to basics

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