- Locate: Punta Cires (Morocco)
- Date: To be confirmed
- Site: sea
- Distance: 15 km +/-
- Departure: Punta Cires (Morocco)
- Arrival: Isla Tarifa (Spain)
- Limited number of participants: 40
- Water temperature: 17ºC-21ºC
Must take into account…
Water temperature: It oscillates between 15 degrees in winter and 19 or 23 in summer.
Fog: In summer, especially in July and August, fog can form. The minimum visibility must be 5 miles.
Ship traffic: More than 300 ship across daily the Strait, in addition to ferries and others. The swimmer always has priority and the ships and other boats are diverted by the Maritime Rescue Centers of Tarifa and Tangier.
Currents: The swimmer will make the crossing with the current in favor and the course is modified depending on its direction to favor the swimmer. Even so, there may be stretches where it is necessary for the swimmer to increase his rhythm to get out of the “dangerous zone”. Otherwise, it runs the risk of drifting, being impossible to recover the course and reach the Moroccan coast.
Dizziness, vomiting, cramps: Ingestion of salt water, dehydration, fatigue, stress … can negatively influence the swimmer so you have to be well fed before and during the journey.