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Sardinia kitesurfing Spot: the 5 Best Kite Spots in Sardinia

The island of Sardinia is renowned for its beauty. Beautiful Sardinia is also known by Kiters for its beautiful Kite Spots, many of which offer some of the best conditions for kitesurfing in the Mediterranean. All this makes a kitesurfing holiday in Sardinia extremely attractive. But where can you go kiting in Sardinia? Which are the best Kite spots in Sardinia? Let’s see them below.

Kitesurfing in Sardinia: the 5 best kite spots in Sardinia

Below we will see some of the 5 best kite beaches in Sardinia where to kitesurf.

In Sardinia there are several spots for kitesurfing in which to find great wind. good air and water temperatures, quiet and uncrowded beaches for most of the year. All this makes Sardinia one of the best kitesurfing destinations in Europe.

Kitesurfing in Sardinia: the wind and the temperatures

The Wind in Sardinia

Although the wind is not always easy to predict, Sardinia offers ideal conditions for kitesurfing. Normally the wind is more reliable and more stable in the south than in the north of the island.

In the south of Sardinia you can kite with the wind of sirocco, which blows from the south-east, with the thermal winds whose direction changes according to the kite spot and with the Mistral winds, which blow from the north-east. In the south of Sardinia, these winds are more constant than in the north and make this part of the island more suitable for kitesurfing than in the north. Indeed, the southeast coast from Villasimius to Funtanamare is one of the most windy places in Europe. Good music for the kitesurfers!

The kite beaches of the Northern Sardinia are better with Mistral and generally with the winds that blow from the North. Here in the north Sardinia, because of nearby Corsica, the winds are often very gusty.

The temperatures in Sardinia

During the summer months the water temperatures are pleasant and hover around 20 to 25 degrees. The water temperature in the winter season is about 15 degrees. Air temperatures are slightly colder in the north than in the South of Sardinia.

The boom of Kitesurfing in Sardinia

Thanks to the various competitions that took place in the famous Porto Pollo over the past decades, Sardinia was already starting with a good sailing pedigree. But in recent years kitesurfing has really taken off, especially in the south of the island thanks, above all, to the stability of the winds and mild temperatures. This is why more and more kiters are choosing the south of the island for their kitesurfing holidays in Sardinia.

Even the warmer water and air temperatures of the south make more attractive this part of the island. And the fact that the cost of accommodations and living are also generally lower in the south than in the north, make it definitely a very popular choice for kitesurfing in Sardinia. In any case, we would like to underline how, in the right conditions, even some of the kite spots of northern Sardinia can be superb.

The 5 best kite spots in Southern Sardinia

Punta Trettu

 

Punta Trettu, The Beast Kite Spot in Sardinia and Europe
Punta Trettu Kite Spot in Sardinia

Punta Trettu is considered by many to be the best kite spot in Sardinia, and one of the main destinations for kitesurfing in Europe.

The kite spot of Punta Tretu, considered as a lagoon, is located in the south-west of Sardinia, has flat waters and shallow waters, and steady winds. In short, it is a paradise for kitesurfing, with perfect conditions for kitesurfing, especially when the sirocco and mistral winds blow.

Punta Trettu is perfect for beginners, with shallow waters perfect for learning the kite basics, in particular because there are very few swimmers. In Punta Trettu there are two zones dedicated to kitesurfing, one dedicated to kite schools and one dedicated to free-riders. There are also some areas that are prohibited to kitesurf, so you need to inquire and pay attention to areas where kitesurfing is not possible (if you do kite in the forbidden zones, you can incur a fine).

Punta Trettu is a must for all kitesurfers, to be visited absolutely during a kitesurfing holiday in Sardinia, especially for those who want to quickly learn kitesurfing.

In Punta Trettu there are several kite schools. One of the most equipped and pleasant centres is the Punta Trettu Kite Centre of KiteGeneration.

Porto Botte

Porto Botte is a bay of about 2 kilometers in southern Sardinia. With winds blowing from the north-west it is one of the best Kite spots in Sardinia. It is a good choice for both beginners and free-riders.

Cagliari and Poetto beach

Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, is a fantastic city to visit. Combining historic buildings and avenues, lined with cafés and restaurants, with a lively nightlife and Poetto beach, what more can you ask for?
The Poetto beach, located few kilometres from the city, is one of the meeting places for people, especially with the good weather. Poetto beach is a Winter Kite Spot, since in the summer it is too crowded and not possible to kitesurf.
With strong sirocco, Levante and thermal winds, Poetto beach can create spectacular conditions for kitesurfing. The sandy bottom makes it safe for also beginners, when the wind isn’t too strong.

Petrol Beach (La Maddalena Beach)

In the period from April to September, on the La Maddalena Spiaggia, better known as Petrol beach, on sunny days with no global winds, a beautiful thermal wind blows, warm and constant. With three kilometers of sand, with clear and clean waters, this beach is a perfect place for kitesurfing.
On the best days, the thermal wind at Petrol Beach can blow between 15 and 20 knots.

Porto Pollo

Until recently, Porto Pollo was perhaps the best known spot for kitesurfing. Although now Punta Trettu is the most popular destination for kitesurfing, Porto Pollo always has its charm. Punta Trettu has taken over Porto Pollo as the wind is often gusty here and is less reliable. In Porto Pollo, being in the North of Sardinia, the air and water temperatures are a bit colder than the south of the island (in Porto Pollo wearing a wetsuit is practically always required).

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Learn to Kitesurf: Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

  1. Why take Kite Lessons?
    1. A good coach will save you from possible injury and probable embarrassement.Besides saving face and your butt,here are five other reasons to take lessons=
    2. Demolish the learning Curve>Sure you’re a wakeboarder/ballerina,but that doesn`t mean you can fly a kite.Agood intructor will hel you use what you`ve learnedfrom other sports,drastically reducing the learning curve
    3. Lessons save time and money
    4. Guidance.Instructors know about all the latest gear and will share tips that would have taken you months to discover.plus,most have been on the scene since day one,so they can also introduce you to all the local kiters.
    5. A good instructor will know the perfect kite and board for your weight,size style,saving you hours of frustation.And they might even be able to cut you a deal on jour first purchasse.
    6. It`s Fun Lessons get you outside in the water for a great ,actice day without the worrying about not knowing what to do,plus you get to become part of a culture that`s a lot of fun to be around
  2. How much time do I need to stand on the board?
    Everyone learns at different rhythm according to physical abilities and sport skill level. On 1st course you need to learn how to pilot, safety procedures, piloting with power, manage your body in the water. This takes approximately 8 to 12 hours to make sure that you will become an independent kiteboarder.
  3. What do I have to bring with me?
    Sun glasses, sun cream, board short, and cap are optional, and a short jonh between May to October is also welcome too.
  4. Is there any danger to practice it?
    Kitesurfing is a radical sport, therefore there is danger. Taking the course with a recognized kite school and knowing how to respect your limits, is a safe way to practice it.
  5. Why do I need to make the basic course?
    The main objective is to allow students to practice the sport without an instructor’s help, with all the safety knowledge.
  6. Which languages are going to be used in the classes?
    Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.
  7. How many students are per class?
    The best group size for kitesurfing lessons is two (2) students per instructor.
  8. At what time do the kite lessons start?
    The kite lessons start when the wind is starting to blow. In most of the kite spots in the world, wind start to blow at around noon.
  9. If there is no wind, will I lose the day?
    Find for a school that can propose other activities if the wind is not enough for kitesurfing.
  10. Which is the best Kite Spot for learning? 
    This is an hard question to answer because the best kite spot depends on the place where you are. Anyway, the best kite spot for learning should have flat and shallow water and possibily steady winds. In Europe, a spot that have all those characteristic is Punta Trettu, in the South West of Sardinia, Italy. Punta Trettu has became really famous among kitersa and you can find several information on internet.
  11. What’s the best season for winds?
    Like the previous question, that depends on the place you are, you are going. In Europe, the best period for Kitesurfin go from March to November.
  12. What is the minimum wind for kitesurfing?
    Wind for kitesurf depends on your weight and on the kite size you have. If you are beginner, please refer to a kite schol that hae many kite size in order you can start also with really light wind. If you are beginner from zero and you need stat piloting your kite, 5 knots of wind can be enough. If you have already got a good level and you like to ride, if your weight is between 70 and 85 kilos and you will use a big board and big kite, 10 knots can be enough.
  13. How can I book a course?
    You only need to send an e-mail with the student’s name, dates and kinds of courses and a telephone to contact.
    We will confirm via e-mail or telephone in 24 hours.
  14. Is kitesurfing easy to learn?
    Yes, it’s quite easy to learn and practice. It’s easier than surfing and windsurfing, because your balance is partly assisted by the kite which keeps you standing upright.
  15. For kitesurfing do I need to practice other sports?
    No, but some knowledge of windsurfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, skating or paragliding can help you to learn quicker. But anybody who is in a good shape can make it with good advice in a proper school.
  16. Is it possible to go upwind?
    Yes, you can tack the wind with your kitesurfing equipment easily.
  17. What are the different kinds of kites?
    Inflatable kites: they are the most used. Those single skin kites represent a vast majority of the kites used on water. They have been specifically developed for water use.
    Foil kites: those wings are built like paraglider’s. They have cells intrados and extrados parts. The profile is obtained thanks to a bridling system.
    Hibridos: it’s a combination of inflatable and foil kites.
  18. Do I need a car?
    No, Araruama city is very calm. It has restaurants which satisfy every taste, ciber café, small shoppings and etc. You can easily go from the club to downtown by microbuses and “van” which come and go during all the day in the city. Of course, if you have a car there is no waste of time and more facility.
  19. How much does the kite equipment cost?
    It’s hard to answer this question because it depends on a lot of factors such as your level, skill etc.
    But here are some prices just for you to have an idea:
    Complete equipment (kite, bar, lines, pump, board):
    new one: around U$1300.
    used one (in perfect condition): U$800.
  20. What are the different kinds of boards?
    Directionals or Mono directionals: they look like surf boards. It’s necessary to make a trick called “JYBE” to change direction.
    Bi directional or twin type – they look like wakeboards. You don’t need to make a “JYBE” to change the direction. They don’t have front or back.
    Mutant – it’s a combination of mono and bi directional.
    Wakeboard – it’s a board which has little flotation and it needs a lot of power to practice. It’s generally used with binders or a foot-strap.
  21. What’s the difference between 2 and 4 lines?
    In 4 lines you have one more tool to get more or less power. The back lines are attached to the bar, and front lines pass through the bar. So, when you put the bar down, you get more power (accelerate) and up, less power (break).
    It’s easier to get up wind and you also win control , so it’s safer.
  22. What’s the difference between Moderate and High Aspect Ratio?
    Moderate Aspect Ratio. It means that the kite doesn’t have much length and it has a lot of width. It seems like a circle. It’s slower safer and is easier to relaunch.
    High Aspect Ration. It means that the kite has much length and little width. It looks like a knife. The kite is faster, it is powerful to get up the wind but harder to relaunch.
  23. What’s the difference between the Real and the Projected Area?
    The real area is the total surface of the open kite on the floor and not inflatable.
    The projected area is the surface of the kite projected to the wind. The projected area is more or less 30% smaller then the real area.
  24. How can I pay for the course?
    Cash (reais and U.S.A. dollars) and checks.
  25. How can I get to the club from Rio by a car?
    drive by the bridge Rio Niteroi
    on the pike bridge turn to the left following the direction Region -Dos Lagos- Manilha- Rio Bonito
    take the road Rio Manilha Rio Bonito with BR101
    follow the road Via Lagos from Rio Bonito to Cabo-Frio
    after -Go to the Road Estrada-of Figueira-Monte Alto-Number 3-Pousada Ninho das Gaivoitas-Center of KiteSurfing-JerryKite
  26. How can I get to the club from Rio by a bus?
    If you are in the airport or in Rio, take a taxi or a bus to Rio bus station “Rodoviaria”.
    There are 2 companies who travel from Rio to Cabo-Frio or Arraial de cabo each 30 minutes, Macaense and 1001.
    Just buy your ticket ( $ 5 ) , you will spend +- 1 hour and 30minutes to arrive in Cabo-Frio or Arrarial de cabo
    When you arrive-The Bus Station Cabo-Frio, just call the club, and we will send you a car to pick up you from the Monte Alto-Estrada of Figueira Number 3- bus station and take you to the club.JerryKiteSurf-
  27. How can I get to the club from buzios by car ?
    Take the main raod to Rio.
    When you arrive in\ Cabo-Frio -You go to the Road /Arraial of cabo-In front of of the Police Road -you see one the left Road-Monte-Alto-/Figueira-Stop the City-Monte-Alto-You have the Club-Pousada Ninho das Gaivotas-JerryKitesurf-
  28. How can I get to the club from buzios by bus ?
    Take a taxi or a bus to Buzios bus station.
    Buy a ticket to Cabo frio ( 30 minutes ).Or Ararrial de Cabo
    In Cabo Frio you will have to take another bus For -Figueira/ Monte-Alto-Pousada-Ninho das Gaivotas-Center JerryKiteSurf-
    Buy a ticket to-Monte-Alto/Figueira( 30 minutes ).
  29. What’s the meaning of up wind, down wind and cross wind?
    If you stay back to the wind and open your arms in the wind perpendicular
    all the directions in your front, you will go down wind (to the advantage of the wind);
    all the directions in your back, you will go up wind;
    on your arms direction, on the left and right, you will go cross wind.
  30. Why is it good to rent equipement after the basic course?
    Kitesurfing is like any other sports, you need, after learning, to practice a lot.Generally , after basic course, it is too early to give you more informations, but it is the right time for you to practice, to get more fealings about the kite.Then you will be ready for intermediate course.For a good and safe teatching, you have to learn step by step, without trying to go too quick.
  31. How do I get to the Kite School?
    The school is located at the Araruama Lagoon -Monte-Alto- Brazil.
    Road-Of Figueira Number-3-Pousada Ninho das Gaivotas-Center of KiteSurfing-JerryKiteSurf
    Between the cities of Cabo Frio – RJ and Arraial do Cabo
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Wakeboarding School

We offer to our client a wakeboard basic course.

We use a power boat and board with binders.

The course has 30 minutes theorie and 30 minutes practice.

It is also a good option if there is no wind, and you can pratice with kite board with foot straps who will help you for the next kite day.

You also have the possibility to only practice wakeboard without taking the course.

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Kite course: best lessons with us only :)

You can ride, jump, make nice trics on light winds using small kites.
Riding all-terrain skate brings you amazing feeling of kite-safary 🙂

We launched new courses which are adapted for persons who can kite already.

But if you are completely new to the sport – do not worry!

We will bring you to it with fun and safety.

Why kitesurf is a success all over the world?

  • Easy: 3 to 6 hours
  • Compact: the equipment fits in a small backpack
  • Safe: small sizes of kites and lines
  • Economic: the kites which are used are the foiler type, the price is much lower than the water (inflatable) ones

For those who already has kitesurf skills

If you already control the kite we offer 1 day course with the kite.

For those who already has kite skills:

If you already control the skate we offer 1 day course with the kite.

For those who does not practice neither kitesurf:

If you are new to the sports we offer 2 day course.
One days for controlling the kite and second day for controlling the kite with the board.
Course is for 6 hours and includes all equipment.
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Safety in Kitesurfing

Safety is the most important thing in our school.

The school offers the safety kit for everyone who goes with us. This safety kit contains helmet, life jacket and harness.
We support our students and clients with at least one rescue boat equiped with first aids kit.

Each student has to respect the safety rules provided by the instructors.

There are some of safety tips we hold on in our school:

  • Make sure you have the current weather report, so as not to find youself in difficulty if the wind changes
  • Choose an appropriate spot: approved by the local authorities, without obstacles (electricity lines, trees, rocks, buildings, people on the beach, etc.)
  • Check your equipment before each take-off (preflight check)
  • Connect yourself to the bar by the leash before take-off and remain so untill landing
  • Wear a helmet, life jacket, harness, wet suit and correct shoes
  • Make sure you do not stay on land after your kite has taken-off
  • Put the leash on the board just before entering the water
  • Never hold two lines at the same time
  • Preferably, use an assistant or safety systems for landing
  • Never pass between a kite and its kiteboarder
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Kite Lessons with Radio

The student with RAL (Radio Assisted Lessons ) system, is in permanent connection with his instructor!

No long moments without feed-backs and without instructions to wade without knowing what to do!

Your instructor gives you the information in real time even during your sailing!

Before the RAL link, kitesurf learning was the prehistory of teaching.
The improvement of 1 hour lesson with RAL is more than the double without using it.

The instructor hampered by the noise of the boat engine or by the distance could pass on you information only during the first 5 or 10 seconds of your presence next to him.

Maybe your helmet would bother you also and kept you from hearing his instructions.

From now on, you can receive instructions in any scenario, that you are close or taken away from the instructor, in bodydraging or during your sailing, even during the jumps…

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Kite Courses

Discovering the kite

Discovering the kite is a one day couse. It takes about 3-4 hours.
We spend one hour and a half learning theory of setting up the equipment, managing the kite in the neutral and the power zone, wind theory and all the safety.

In fact it is the first day of our regular Basic course. So, if you enjoy the day you could take Basic course starting from second day later.

The objective of the course is to make the student dominate the kite in all situations, landing and relaunching hucked and unhucked from the harness.

Basic kite course

Basic course is for two days. It takes aproximately 8 hours. We use two lines and monodirectional boards with the safer equipment for the begginers.
On the first day we spend one hour and a half learning theory of setting up the equipment, managing the kite in the neutral and the power zone, wind theory and all the safety. Then we spent two hours and a half doing kite piloting and bodydragging.

The objective of the fisrt day is to make the student dominate the kite in all situations, landing and relaunching hucked and unhucked from the harness.

On the second day we start with one directional bodydraggings doing it up to one one hour. Then we spent 30 minutes learning the waterstart theory. This will teach you how to manage your body and kite in the water before you will stand up on it. Then we put it to practice doing the waterstarts with directional boards.

The objective of the second day is to stand up on the board and dominating the kite.

Intermediate kite course

Intermediate course is the prolongation of the bacic course. So first we have to train to get power to the kite. Then we offer you to switch for four lines kite models – they are easier and safer for intermediate riders.

If you prefer to stay with directional board we will teach how to make jibes – change direction without getting to the water. We also offer you to practice with bi-directional which are easier for changing direction.

We will teach you how to recover the lost board without leash doing bodydragging special way.

The next and the most important step is practicing to go up-wind.

The objectve of the intermediate course is to be able go up-wind and change direction than turns you into independent kitesurfer and prepares you to take the advanced course.

Advanced kite course

Advanced course is only for independent riders who manage power kite up-wind easily.

We will teach you to use wakeboard with binders or footstraps.

You are going to learn different tricks like riding switched stands, fun ways to change direction, several kinds of jumping.

The objectve of the advanced course is to bring you all advantages and fun of kitesurfing.

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Kite Rental

We only rent equipment for people who made basic course and have all safety knowledge.

We offer all our equipment for 4 hours per day. In addition we will bring you to the kite spot on our boat and you will have one person from our team who will help you to setup, launch and land the equipment. This person will keep attention on your safety and will rescue you with a boat if nessesary.

We also offer you renting equipment for 1 or 2 hours only.
And, of course, you can switch the equipment during the rented period without paying extra money.

Actually, you can rent only the kite or only the board or any other equipment.

We have special offers for people who will rent for a long time.

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Kitesurfing school overview

From the begining the main idea was to offer our clients the best possiblities to learn the kitesurfing.

Since that time more than thousand students took at least basic kite course.

We offer three kind of classes: basic, intermediate and advanced
The objective of the Basic course is to teach a student to stand up on the board and dominate the kite in all situations.
The objective of the Intermediate course is to make a student able to go up-wind and change direction than turns him into real independent kitesurfer.
The objective of the Advanced course is to bring a student all advantages and fun of kitesurfing – riding on different kinds of boards, doing tricks and jumps.

We work with inflatable kites
We have 32 kites from 2 to 20 m2 (flat area) 4 or 5 lines, C-type, Hybrids, Bow with moderate and high aspect ratio, 12 boards (mono, twintype and wake), different bars, lines and harnesses, safety kits and all stuff you will need for safe kitesurfing.

We offer all our equipement fo rent (only for persons certified IKO or CTIK)
In addition we will bring you to the kite spot on our boat and you will have one person from our team who will help you to setup, launch and land the equipment. This person will keep attention on your safety and will rescue you with a boat if necessary.