Kite Spot of Southern Sardinia

The South of Sardinia hosts some among the best kite spots for kitesurfing in Europe. From the south-east coast to the south-west coast you could find kite spot that allow to kitesurf all year round, especially in the period from March to November Spot like Punta Trettu and Cagliari have constant wind and perfect conditions for kitesurfing in Sardinia. Let see here below the best kite spots of Southern Sardinia, with their main characteristics and tips.

Kite Spot of Punta Trettu

Punta Trettu is located in the municipality of San Giovanni Sergiù, near the district of Matzaccara, just in front of the island of Sant’Antioco. Punta Trettu is a strip of sand that stretches for 700 meters from the pine forest of Punta Trettu dividing the sea from the lagoon of Sant’Antioco.

The kite spot of Punta Trettu is very famous among the kitesurfers due to its perfect conditions for kitesurfing: shallow and flat water, steady winds, great environment which makes Punta Trettu a perfect place to learn to kitesurf. The big spoces inside the bay can guest many kiters in total safety, the sand-tongue of Punta Trettu kite beach gives the feeling of “a beach to rely on”.

Punta Trettu is a great spot all year round, but the best months, thanks to the thermal wind that increase the wind intensity of the expected wind, are from March to October. In particular the North-West and South-East winds, with sun or little cloudiness, blows from 5 to 10 knots stronger than expected.

Characteristics of the kite spot

  • Water: flat
  • Level: all
  • Wind direction: NW, SE, E, W, SW

Main Winds of Punta Trettu

  • The North-West wind (Mistral) that predominates in Sardinia, blows strong and direct into the bay increasing in intensity due to “Venturi effect” and thermal wind.
  • The South-East wind (Scirocco) blows perfectly from the opposite direction, benefiting from the “Venturi effect” and the thermal wind.
  • The East wind (Levante) enters the bay and Punta Trettu is perhaps the only kite spot of the South-West coast of Sardinia where you can kite even with this wind direction.
  • The West wind (Ponente) and South-West (Libeccio) blow quite well from spring to autumn if the sky is not too cloudy.
  • The North wind (Tramontana) often blows strong and cold in the bay during the entire winter season (even over 50 knots).

Kite Spot of Porto Botte

Porto Botte, not too far from Punta Trettu, has two kite spots. Once arrived at the sea you can continue:

  • on the right there is “il Fortino”, kite spot with flat water where it is located a local kite school that manages the place.
  • on the left, you could reach the other kite spot of Porto Botte, where the water is a bit more choppy and shallow.

Porto Botte is a kite spot really appreciated and it is good both for learning and for improving.

The best winds in Porto Botte blow during the good season: it is more stable and stronger than expected do to the thermal wind (the North-West wind, in the sunny days could blow from 5 to 10 knots stronger than expected).

Characteristics of the kite spot

  • Water: flat/chop
  • Level: all
  • Wind direction: NW, W, SW, SE

Main Winds of Porto Botte

  • The North-West wind (Mistral) that predominates in Sardinia, blows strong and direct into the Gulf of Palmas increasing in intensity due to thermal wind and “Venturi effect”.
  • The South-East wind (Scirocco) coming from the opposite direction, is a bit gusty and side-off.
  • The West wind (Ponente) and South-West (Libeccio) blow well from spring to autumn if the sky is not too cloudy.
  • The North wind (Tramontana) often blows strong and cold in the bay during the entire winter season (even more than 50 knots).

Kite Spot of Is Solinas

Is Solinas beach, located in the same bay of Porto Botte, is part of the municipality of Masainas.

Is Solinas is a really good kite spot, appreciated for its characteristics really good (flat/choppy and shallow water and steady winds) that make it great kite spot both for beginners and advanced riders. The beach of Is Solinas is long and the spot is safe as the winds are side-on and on-shore. The dunes and the Mediterranean bushes offer wind protection” for people that do not wanna kitesurf.

Like in Porto Botte, the best winds are blowind in the good season increasing in intensity thanks to the thermal wind.

During the summer season, kitesurfing is allowed in a defined zone on the beach.

Main Winds of Is Solinas

  • The North-West wind (Mistral) that predominates in Sardinia, blows strong and direct into the bay, increasing intensity due to thermal effect during the summer months.
  • The West wind (Ponente) and South-West (Libeccio) blow quite well from spring to autumn if the sky is not too cloudy.

Kite Spot of Porto Pino

Porto Pino, located in the municipality of Sant’Anna Arresi, is a long white beach with sand dunes and pink flamingos.

The kite spot of Porto Pino is unique for its crystal clear water and long shore but is not suitable for beginners. The wind is usually gusty and the water is choppy or has small waves.

Porto Pino is considered a winter kite spot, appreciated for its waves. In the summer season, due to the crowded beach and the absence of kite areas kitesurfing is not allowed.

Characteristics of the kite spot of Porto Pino

  • Water: chop/waves
  • Level: intermediate, advanced
  • Wind direction: SW, W, NW, SE

Main Winds of Porto Pino

  • The West wind (Ponente) and South-West (Libeccio) blow quite well throughout the year.
  • The North-West wind (Mistral) that predominates in Sardinia, blows from the main land into the bay and is side off and usually very gusty.
  • The South-East wind (Scirocco) blows from the main land into the bay and is side off and usually gusty.
  • The North wind (Tramontana) blows very strong, gusty and cold in the bay throughout the winter season (even over 50 knots).

Kite Spot of Funtanamare

Funtanamare Beach, in the south west of Sardinia, in the municipality of Gonnesa, together with Porto Paglia (great surf spot), Plage Mesu and Punta S’Arena is part of the long beach of Gonnesa.

The kite spot of Funtanamare is appreciated for its waves when strong wind from Mistral is blowing. In the summer season kitesurfing is tolerated.

The wide and long beach make Funtanamare a safe kite spot, but it should pay attention to the sea currents that can be really strong. The suitable wind is the Mistral that blows throughout the year in on-shore / side-on direction.

Characteristics of the kite spot of Funtanamare

  • Water: chop, waves
  • Level: intermediate, advanced
  • Wind direction: NW, W

Main Winds of Funtanamare

  • The North-West wind (Mistral) that predominates in Sardinia, blows rather strong and directly into the whole gulf and in particular to Funtanamare.
  • The West wind (Ponente) blows quite well from spring to autumn if the sky is not too cloudy.

Kite spot of Chia

Chia, located in the municipality of Domus di Maria, is a wave kite spot with the winds blowing from East and South-East.

Chia is considered a winter kite spot as in the summer, from June to September, the beach is really crownded and there not kite areas.

Characteristics of the kite spot of Chia

  • Water: waves
  • Level: intermediate, advanced
  • Wind direction: E, SE, NE, SW

Main Winds in Chia

  • The East wind (Levante) and the South-East wind (Scirocco) blow well into the bay (side, side-on) creating beautiful waves.
  • The West wind (Ponente) and South-West (Libeccio) blow quite well from spring to autumn if the sky is not too cloudy.
  • The North-East wind (Grecale) rare and more gusty, can blow here.

Cagliari: Kite spot of Poetto beach, Petrol Beach and Coppertone beach

The area of Cagliari has different kite spots: Poetto Beach, la Maddalena spiaggia and Comppertone.

The Poetto beach is a winter kite spot and works with the wind from East, South East, South West. During the summer season, winds are lighter, the big number of people at the beach and the lack of kite areas, do not allow the kitesurfing.

La Maddalena Spiaggia, better known as Petrol Beach, and Coppertone are located in the municipality of Capoterra, approximately 20 minutes from Cagliari. These two kite spots are summer kite spots when, in the high pressure ays (sunny and “no forecasted wind days”), it is blowing a thermal wind from south-east, that can blow between 12 and 18 knots.

Characteristics of the kite spot

  • Water: chop
  • Level: all
  • Wind direction: Cagliari: Thermal wind, S, SE, SW; La Maddalena Spiaggia and Coppertone: Thermal wind, S, SE.

Main Winds in Cagliari, Petrol Beach and Coppertone

  • Poetto beach of Cagliari: East, South East and South West winds.
  • La Maddalena Spiaggia and Coppertone: The thermal wind that blows during high pressure (sunny and “no forecasted wind” days in the summer, when it can reach also 12 – 18 knots.

Kite spot of Punta S’Aliga

Punta S’Aliga, located in the municipality of Porto Scuso, is a wild kite spot. The Punta S’Aliga kite spot has 2 parts: the open sea and the lagoon. In the lagoon the water is flat and shallow (pay attention because sometimes the water can be very low). In the open sea the water is clear and choppy. Punta S’Aliga kite spot is not crowded also in the summer season!

Characteristics of the kite spot of Punta S’Aliga

  • Water: flat/chop
  • Level: all
  • Wind direction: NW, SE

Main winds in the kite spot of Punta S’Aliga

  • The North-West wind (Mistral) that predominates in Sardinia, blows direct into the bay, it’s a bit gusty in the lagoon side of Punta S’Aliga.
  • The South-East wind (Scirocco) arrives from the opposite direction and blows well good if in other spots of the area it is too strong.

Kite Spot of Costa Rei

Costa Rei, in the South East of Sardinia, part of the Municipality of Muravera, is a popular tourist destination well known for its beautiful beaches. It is also a winter kite spot.

Costa Rei and the whole east coast of Sardinia is not a really windy. But when the wind blows well, the kite sessions here are often fantastic. The best winds for kitesurfing in Costa Rei are the Grecale (NE) and the Tramontana (N), that give waves.

During the summer season, the beaches are very crowded and there are not kitesurf zones. Therefore, in the summer, kitesurf in Costa Rei is not easy and we can say that this kite spot is a winter kite spot (from October to April).

Characteristics of the kite spot of Costa Rei

  • Kite Spot Type: Sandy, Wave.
  • Level: intermediate / advanced.
  • Best winds: Tramontana (N) – Grecale (NE).
  • Water temperature 15 °C (winter) – 25 °C (summer).

Kite spot of Villasimius

Villasimìus, famous touristic places in Sardinia, and two kite spots: Porto Giunco and Campulongu.

In Porto Giunco, winds from East or North East are needed. Winds from West are off-shore. Winds from North-Est usually create waves.

In Campulongu, winds from West or South West are needed. These winds create almost always waves. The bach of Campulongu is not so wide and therefore it is not easy to launch and land the kites.

The minimum level for kitesurfing in Villasimius is medium / advanced.

The best season for Kitesurfing in Villasimius is the winter season, from October to May. During the summer season, from June to September, Villasimius is very crowded an the winds are not blowing often. For this reason, Villasimius can be considered a winter kite spot.

Characteristics of the kite spot of Villasimius

  • Kite Spot Type: Sandy, Wave.
  • Level: intermediate / advanced.
  • Best winds: in Porto Giunco, the Grecale (NE); in Campulongu, the Libeccio (SW).
  • Water temperature 15 °C (winter) – 25 °C (summer).

Kite Spot of Geremeas

Geremeas, approximately 20 km from Cagliari, is a good kite spot when the wind id blowing from South-West. Kitesurfing is possible also with the winds from West and North-West, but these winds are gusty and could be really strong.

Characteristics of the kite spot of Geremeas

  • Kite Spot Type: Sandy, Wave.
  • Level: intermediate / advanced.
  • Best winds: Libeccio (SW).
  • Water temperature 15 °C (winter) – 25 °C (summer).
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Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf: Flat and Shallow Water in the Paradise of Kitesurfing

Punta Trettu in Sardinia is considered the Best Sardinia Kite Spot and one of the Best Kite Spots in Europe, famous all over the world. Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf, four words always conncted. In fact, when people think about Punta Trettu in Sardinia or about Kitesurf in Sardinia, immediately connect Punta Trettu with kitesurfing in Sardinia: Kite Punta Trettu, Punta Trettu Sardinia, Punta Trettu Kitesurf, Punta Trettu Kite, Punta Trettu Sardegna are practically synonymous to identify the fantastic Kite Spot of Punta Trettu. Popularity of Punta Trettu is due to its perfect conditions for kitesurfingshallow water, flat water, steady winds, no swimmers, good environment.

Let’s now see more about the kite spot of Punta Trettu.

Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf, flat and shallow water like in a lagoon
Kitesurf in Punta Trettu Sardinia

Where is Punta Trettu

Punta Trettu is a tongue of land surrounded by the sea that “point straight” to the island of Sant’Antioco, located in the south-west of Sardinia, in Italy, in the municipality of San Giovanni Suergiu, near the Village of Matzaccara. The here below maps shows the exact location of Punta Trettu.

Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, is about 85 kilometers far from Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf.

The Kite Spot of Punta Trettu, Shallow and Flat water for all levels

Punta Trettu is considered the best Sardinia kitesurfing Spot and one of the best kite spots in Europe. This Kite Spot is so famous because its perfect shallow water and flat water, the same conditions that you can find in a lagoon.

Riders can kite and when needed, they can stand up, walk and relax. Especially the beginners can learn easly without waves standing up and relax when necessary. Advanced riders, thanks to the shallow water have the perfect conditions to try new tricks and jumps.

Shallow and Flat Water in the Kite Spot of Punta Trettu Sardinia
Flat Water in Punta Trettu Sardinia

Due to the shallow water and the winds that are almost always blowing here, in Punta Trettu there are pratically no swimmers. Anyway, launch of kites is allowed only at Punta Trettu Kite Beach and Kitesurfing is only allowed in the following two kite zones:

  • one kite zone reserved to the official kite schools of Punta Trettu.
  • one kite zone reserved to the independent riders (intermediate or advanced) that are independent and do not need kite lessons.

Kitesurfing is not allowed in other areas of Punta Trettu, included the beach in front of the harbor.

Kite Zones of Punta Trettu are showed in this video.

Winds in Punta Trettu Sardinia

The best winds to enjoy kitesurfing in Punta Trettu are the North-West (called Mistral) and the South-East (called Sirocco). Winds blowing from other directions can be good if they are strong. The only wind that is not working in Punta Trettu is the Noth-East (called Grecale).

In Punta Trettu, the wind of Mistral can be till 5-10 knots stronger than what is expected by Windguru and Windfinder, due to local thermal winds blowing here.

The best websites to check the wind forecast in Punta Trettu are:

Kite Schools in Punta Trettu Sardinia

In the kite paradise of Punta Trettu there are some kite schools that offer services as kitesurfing lessons, kite courses and kite rental. There are also kite centers, like the Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia where, a part learning kitesurf, you can relax and spend great moments with other people while enjoying drinks, snacks and foods, and find services as:

  • Kite school services,
  • B&B, for people that like to stay overnight in Punta Trettu,
  • Lounge Bar and Café (Food and Drink services),
  • Free parking,
  • Camper and Van area,
  • Kitesurf Shop, for people that need kite equipment and wetsuits,
  • Info point,
  • Relax area,
  • Free Internet Wi-Fi,
  • Hot showers,
  • Toilets and changing room,
  • Kite Repair,
  • Stone barbecue (BBQ)

KiteGeneration Punta Trettu Kitesurf House
Punta Trettu Kite Center and Kitesurf House

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Punta Trettu Kitesurf Sardinia: The famous Kite Spot in Sardinia

Punta Trettu, in the south west of Sardinia, if famous for the the thin strip of sand of Punta Trettu Kite Beach where thousands of people are going each year for kitesurfing. Punta Trettu, called also Punt’e Trettu, has become a famous kite spot all over the world due to the flat and shallow wter, sandy bottom and steady winds: perfect conditions for kitesurfing that make Punta Trettu a Kitesurf Paradise.  That is why when people talk about Punta Trettu, it is automatic and implied to associate the world Punta Trettu with the worlds Kitesurf and Sardinia (“Punta Trettu Kitesurf Sardinia”). In this post we will talk about the Punta Trettu Kitesurf Spot in order to give information to the everyone that is planning to discover this fantastic place.

Flat and Shallow water in Punta Trettu Sardinia
Punta Trettu Kite Beach: Flat and Shallow Water

Where is Punta Trettu and How to get it

Punta Trettu, in the south west of Sardinia, is located near the village of Matzaccara, in the municipality of San Giovanni Suergiu.

Punta Trettu is away approximately 85 km from Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia. To reach Punta Trettu from Cagliari, get the S.S. 130 to Carbonia, then continue to the village of Matzaccara and finally to Punta Trettu. When you are on the last road to Punta Trettu, long approximately 2 kilometers, you will arrive to Punta Trettu, first kite school you will find, on the left is the Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia, located in its white Kitesurf House in front of the sea.

The Kite Spot: Punta Trettu Kite Beach

As said previously, Punta Trettu is a perfect kite spot for kitesurfing, known as one of the best kitesurfing spots in Sardinia, Italy and Europe. Many expert kiters say that Punta Trettu has the same level of the Brazilian lagoons, due to the great winds that are blowing here and to the flat water! The Punta Trettu Kite Spot is in fact really popular for the flat water and the shallow sandy bottoms that make it an ideal spot to learn kitesurfing and to do kitesurfing.

Punta Trettu Kite Beach in Sardiinia
Punta Trettu Sardinia

Kite Zones at Punta Trettu Sardinia

Once at the Punta Trettu Kite Beach, the first thing you can admire is the view, that allows to see at the same time the bridge that connects the island of Sant’Antioco to Sardinia, the town and the island of Sant’Antioco, Calasetta, the island of Carloforte, the Isola Piana and Portoscuso.

Anyway, in Punta Trettu, kitesurfing is allowed only at the Punta Trettu Kite Beach, that is far more or less 700 m by walk from the small harbor.

In the big space on the water, that can accommodate many kites in safety, there are two kite zones: one kite zone for teaching reserved to the official kiteschool of Punta Trettu and one kite zone for independent riders. The two kite zones are ideally divided by a strip of really stallow water. Near the kite spot there is a navigation channel where kitesurfing is absolutely forbidden as it is reserved to the boats going to or coming from the port of Sant’Antioco. This boat channel is identified by some signal poles.

On the beach the area defined for launching and landing the kites is near some trees that can cause some problem . Pay attention!

From October to March there is a particular local fishing and therefore it is necessary to respect the fishing areas, which are identified by buoys with flags.

The Kite Spot of Punta Trettu in Sardinia
Punta Trettu Kitesurf Beach in Sardinia

Winds in Punta Trettu Sardinia

The conformation of the Kite Spot of Punta Trettu makes it a very safe spot in all wind conditions: Mistral (North-West), Scirocco (South-East) are the best winds in Punta Trettu, but also but also Ponente (west) and Levate (east) are fine. The thermal winds of Punta Trettu, can make the Mistral up to 10 knots stronger that what is expected from the weather forecasts. To know which are the best websites besides windguru and windfinder, to check the forecast and statistics for the Punta Trettu Kitesurf Spot, have a look here.

Temperatures in Punta Trettu Sardinia

In Punta Trettu, the water temperature is generally between 15 degrees (winter) and 25 degrees (summer).

Air tempertaure is between 10 degrees (January) and 30 degrees (August).

Anyway, due to the windchill effect, the perceived temperature can be much lower. For this reason, it is suggeste to wear always a wetsuits for kiting in Punta Trettu: 5-4 mm wetsuit in the colder seasron, 3-2 mm / 2 mm wetsuits in the warmer season.

For more information about Punta Trettu Kitesurf Sardinia, you can go here and to the Punta Trettu Kite Beach website.


Accomodations in Punta Trettu: The KiteGeneration Punta Trettu Kitesurf House

Would  you like to learn to kitesurf in Punta Trettu and are you looking for accommodations near the famous Kite Beach of Punta Trettu? In this post we will give you information about the KiteGeneration Punta Trettu Kitesurf House, that offer nice accommodations exactly in Punta Trettu.

KiteGeneration Punta Trettu Kitesurf House

KiteGeneration Punta Trettu Kitesurf House, located near the famous kite beach of Punta Trettu in the south of Sardinia, provides private rooms with private barhroom, private terrace, and are equiped with all services as internet wi-fi, air conditioning, tv, free parking, etc.

The environment of the KiteGeneration Punta Trettu Kitesurf House

The environment where the KiteGeneration Punta Trettu Kitesurf House is located is quiet, immersed in the nature. In the same building there is a small Bar-Cafè, where you can enjoy breakfast, drinks and foods and the solarium and swimming pool with friends and other people and kiters. At the KiteGeneration Punta Trettu Kitesurf House it is available also a BBq to enjoy nice evenings all togheter.

Kite services at the Punta Trettu Kite House

The KiteGeneration Punta Trettu Kitesurf House has deep partneship with the best kite schools in the area, KiteGenertation and Punta Trettu Kite Center, located in the same area.

Guest of the Punta Trettu Kite House have the possibility to have the rental of a kiteboard for free, if you are an independent rider. If you are a beginner, you can get a kite course directly at the Kite House and reach the Kite Spot by walk in few minutes. In case you are not a kiter, they are available several other sport / realx activities as SUP rental and tours, surf rental, windsurf lessons, horse riding, boat tours and much more!

If you like to have more info regarding the KiteGeneration Punta Trettu Kitesurf House, please refer to it official website.


Punta Trettu, The Best Kite Spot in Sardinia and Europe, and one of the best in the World

Are you looking for the perfect best kite spot? In this post we will talk about Punta Trettu, the best kite spot in Sardinia and Europe, and probably one of the best Kite Spot in the World. Let see the reasons why Punta Trettu is considered a Kitesurf Paradise.

Perfect Conditions for Kitesurfing in Punta Trettu: Flat and Shallow water and High percentage of winds

The kite beach of Punta Trettu is located in south-west Sardinia, opposite the island of Sant’Antioco, in the municipality of San Giovanni Suergiu. It is certainly the most popular kite spot of Sardinia, and one of of the most popular in Europe and all over the World. In fact, its flat and shallow water, its sandy bottom and its incredible percentage of windy days make Punta Trettu a fantastic Kite Spot.

The wind statistics in Punta Trettu are really high also thanks to the fact that the thermal winds could increadethe intensity of the wind up to 10 knots on sunny days. So even when the meteo forecast seems not favorable and shows 5-6 knots fron North West, in Punta Trettu it could most likely be possible to kitesurf.

Anyway, all the south west of Sardinia and Punta Trettu have perfect conditions for kitesurfing thanks to the mild temperatures all year round, and to the  high percentage of windy days, much more than other well known kite spots as Porto Pollo, in the north of Sardinia.

Weather and Windforecast in Punta Trettu

To check the weather forecast in Punta Trettu you can refer to this post and have a look a the the here below listed weather and wind forecasts websites.

Anyway, you should keep in mind that often, thanks to the local effects and thermal winds, not predicted by the weather forecasts, the wind can be even between 5 and 10 knots stronger than what is expected by Windguru and Windfinder. Local effects are due by many factors and just local people know how the meteo is working. So, our suggestion is to get a service from Kite Schools in Punta Trettu as the Punta Trettu Kite Center in order you can well enjoy kitesurfing.

Keeping in mind what it has been claiified before, to check the weather forecast in Punta Trettu, you can have a look at the most used Weather forecast services:

Where to Kitesurf in Punta Trettu: the Kite Zones

In Punta Trettu, there are Two (2) Kite Zones where kitesurfing is allowed, as showed by the map here below.

Kite Zones in the Kite Spot of Punta Trettu
Punta Trettu Kite Zones

Although the kite spot of Punta Trettu is a place just for kitesurfing and there are almost no swimmers because of the shallow water and blowing winds, in Punta Trettu Kitesurfing is allowed only in some areas. For more info refer to this post about Punta Trettu.

Kite School in Punta Trettu

If you are an independent rider, please respect the kite zones and the most common safety rules (safety first!), in order to avoid any kind of issue, also with the local police and guard coast.

if you are new on this fantastic sport and you like to learn to kitesurf in Punta Trettu, please contact one of the official kite school in the area, as the Punta Trettu Kite Center, in order to learn to kitesurf in the proper way, as fast as possible and in total safety (safety first!).


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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 fantastic Sardinia 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 to Kitesurf 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 Beach 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).


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,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 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.
  24. 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.
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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

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…