What about coming back to Sardinia for a new kite adventure with KiteGeneration? :)

Kite Friends in Punta Trettu Sardinia, the best kite Spot in Europe with Flat and Shallow Water

Hi guys :),

How are you? do you remember the team of KiteGeneration? ūüôā

Hope all is going well in this crazy covid period ..

We are writing this words to a selection of our old students-friends that joined KiteGeneration in the past years ūüôā

We further developed the beautiful kite spot of  Punta Trettu, creating a new multi-functional kite center  with double-rooms for guests and a lounge café where you can enjoy time relaxing in front of the swimming pool with new friends with a drink, Italian food or with a bbq.

Punta Trettu Kitesurf Center Sardinia
Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia

Covid situation in Sardinia and kitesurfing

Sardinia has the minimum cumulative infected in Europe (CoViD-19 Currently Inceted (europa.eu), there is a massive vaccination campaign and everyone entering in Sardinia ¬†is subjected to a CoVid-19 swab check and kitesurfing is allowed. People have to wear the mask when waling or entering in shops, but the situation is always going better and the trend is similar to the past year, when Sardinia was a safe place to spend holidays, with old and new friends ūüôā . Anyway, we will keep you updated with all the available info about CoViD-19 situation at this page.

The Kite Beach of Punta Trettu in Sardinia
Punta Trettu Kite Beach, the best kite-spot in Sardinia

It will be amazing to see you again in Sardinia for a new adventure!

We are here in Sardinia and it will be amazing if you will join us again for a new new and fun kite (and more) adventure!

We have services and offers for all kind of tastes (e.g the offer “buy a new kite and get a kite course for free“) and special discounts for you! ūüôā

We hope that Sardinia and KiteGeneration will be the right place for your next post-covid holiday! for any info, do not hesitate to contact us, we are available also on whatsapp to the +39 327 5376016 and in telegram @puntatrettu or @kitegeneration.

Ciao and hope¬† to see you soon! ūüôā

The KiteGeneration team

Kitegeneration in Punta Trettu, the best kite spot of Sardinia
Lucas, Riccardo, Matias, Adrian in Punta Trettu
ite Friends relaxing at Punta Trettu in Sardinia, the best Kite spot with Shallow and Flat Water
Enjoying moments at the Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia

Kitesurfing in Sardinia and Covid

Kitesurfing in Safety with no Corona Virus - Kitesurf is sardinia Covd Free

4th May 2021

Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Draghi, declared that Italy is anticipating the European Green Pass, with the “Italian Green Pass”. That means that tourists are welcome in Italy in case they are in possession of one of the following requirements:

  1. have received both doses of the anti-Covid vaccine,
  2. have a negative Covid test (rapid or molecular) carried out max 48 hours before the trip,
  3. have contracted the virus and are now healed.

3rd May 2021

Sardinia in orange zone even if all numbers and statistics related to Covid are meeting the requirements of the yellow zone. But to be yellow zone from red zone, Sardinia has to stay 2 weeks in orange zone, as per regulations decided by the Italian health minister.

12th April 2021

Sardinia come back in the red zone (only a month ago Sardinia was in the white zone). Markets, pharmacies and other shops for basic necessities are open. Restaurants and pubs can be only work in take away, most of shops are closed. Individual sport activities (running, bike, kitesurf, surf, etc) are allowed.

22nd march 2021

the only white color between the regions of Italy, the Sardinia island, disappears from Monday 22 March. Sardinia turns orange, according to the new ordinance of the Minister of Health. Markets, pharmacies and other shops for basic necessities are open. Restaurants and pubs can be only work in take away, most of shops are closed. Individual sport activities (running, bike, kitesurf, surf, etc) are allowed.

1st March 2021

Sardinia “white zone”: it is the first region in all of Italy be be declared white zone!

Sardinia in the white zone thanks to positive epidemiological data: Health Minister has given the green light. The only obligation is to use the mask and to keep social distance from other people. The ¬ęfree all¬Ľ will start from Monday 1st March: all activities will be allowed, restaurants, pubs, cinemas will be open!

Where to Kitesurf in Sardinia: the Best Sardinia Kite Beaches

Kitesurfing Punta Trettu, Sardinia. Punta Trettu is one of the Beast Spot to Kitesurf Sardinia

If you are planning to come for your holidays in Sardinia, do not underestimate the idea to attend¬†a course of kitesurfing: a healthy sport, in a direct contact with the sea, nature and … terribly adrenaline! On this page you could understand the best kitesurfing spots where to Kitesurf in Sardinia and where to learn to Kitesurf in Sardinia. In short, where to Kitesurf Sardinia.

Kite Lessons at Punta Trettu Kite Beach Sardinia
Kite Lessons in Punta Trettu Sardinia

Kite-Spots where to Kitesurf in Sardinia

Now the questions are: Where to Kitesurf in Sardinia? In which kitesurf spots of Sardinia can I learn to kitesurf? Which is the best kite-spot of Sardinia?

Sardinia, as well as being a beautiful country, rich in natural, cultural, culinary traditions and landscapes, has also several windy kite-spots where kitesurfers can enjoy their passion. In fact, thanks to its location, in the center of the Mediterranean, in the beaches of Sardinia, many of which are  away from the bustle of the crowds of swimmers, winds are blowing often (the most frequent winds are Mistral (NW) and Scirocco (SE)) creating the perfect conditions for kitesurfing. Winds and great beaches, conditions that make Sardinia a kitesurfing paradise!

Where to kitesurf in Sardinia: go to southern Sardinia

In Sardinia there are several kitesufing spots, both in the north and in the south of the island.

The south of Sardinia is probably one of the windiest coast of the Mediterranean Sea and therefore rich of kite-spots: Punta Trettu, Poetto of Cagliari, Petrol Beach¬†in Capoterra near Cagliari, Quartu Sant’Elena, Chia, Villasimius, Santa Margherita di Pula, Funtanamare, Porto Botte.

Among others, Punta Trettu is considered one of the best kite-spot in Sardinia and one of the best in Europe and in the world. In fact, with shallow and flat water, Punta Trettu is a perfect kite beach especially for beginners, that can stand up and walk in case of need. In a nutshell Punta Trettu is a kitesurfing paradise. Here in Punta Trettu, we offer kite-courses and other kite services in almost all conditions. In addition, thanks to our Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia, here in Punta Trettu we can offer also accommodation, Kite-Cafè and Lounge bar, hot shower, camping services, etc.

Kitesurfing in Punta Trettu Sardinia
Kitesurf in Punta Trettu Sardinia

The main beach of Cagliari, Poetto, between the Sella del Diavolo and the beach of Quartu Sant’Elena, besides being famous for its nightlife, it is also a great winter kitesurfing spot (in the summer is too crowded and there are no kite-zones).¬†At Poetto beach, long approximately 10 km, in the winter season, there is a lot of space. The best winds for kitesurfing at Poetto Beach are the Scirocco and Levante. At Poetto beach every year take place some kite events, like the Kite Foil World Championships. To understand which kitesurfing lessons and kite-courses are proposed in this kite-spot of Sardinia, you can have a look at this page: Sardinia Kitesurfing Lessons.

La Maddalena Spiaggia, better knows by kitesurfers as Petrol Beach, 20 minutes from the center of Cagliari, is the summer kite-spot of Cagliari, perfect with the thermal wind blowing in the hot and synny days of the summer. To understand in which weather conditions and which kitesurfing lessons and kite-courses are proposed in this kite-spot of Sardinia, you can have a look at this page: Sardinia Kitesurfing Lessons.

Another beach for kitesurfing, always in the south-west of Sardinia, is certainly Chia: white beach and crystal clear waters exposed to the winds blowing from south and east. Chia is usually a winter kite-spot (in the summer is usually really crowded) and a kite-spot for expert due to the waves created often present here. For these reasons, kitesurfing lessons and kite-courses in Chia are hardly to manage, especially for beginners, and not recommended.

The bay of Porto Botte is another ideal place for kitesurfing, suitable both for beginners and experts. It is a long bay about 2 km where there are 3  kite spots: Il Fortino, Porto Botte, Is Solinas.

Kitesurf Sardinia: Which is the best kite-spot for kitesurfing in Sardinia?

Kitesurfing Punta Trettu, Sardinia. Punta Trettu is one of the Beast Spot to Kitesurf Sardinia
Kitesurfing Punta Trettu, Sardinia

As seen above, in Sardinia there are many kite-spots for kitesurfing. Now for sure many people wonder: “Ok. But which is the best spot for kite surfing in Sardinia, the most beautiful, the one where the wind always blows?”.

In Sardinia the wind direction changes very often. It may be that Mistral wind (north west, the best kite-spot with mistral is Punta Trettu) or Scirocco (south east, the best spots with Sirocco are Poetto, Chia and Punta Trettu) for a whole week. Or it may be that the Mistral blows for a day, the day after will blow the thermic wind and then scirocco, Grecale (the best kite-spot with Grecale are Villasimius and Chia) or Libeccio (the best place with Libeccio are Geremeas and Villasimius).

As example of what has been written above, you can have look at the following image: it shows the weather / wind forecast for the days of 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 January 2018. As you can see, in this forecast the wind changes direction and intensity every day.

Example of Wind Forecast in Sardinia: the wind Change direction and Intensity every day
Example of Wind Forecast in Sardinia

In case the wind will change direction, you should change kite-spot.

Anyway, we can say that the best Sardinia kitesurfing spot, considered among the best kite-spot in Wurope and in the world is Punta Trettu Kite Beach, the perfect kite-spot with flat and shallow water.

In any case, people that are in Sardinia in holiday and / or for kitesurfing are strongly recommended to have a car to move in the different kite-spots, if and when needed.

NB: If you are not an expert on weather forecast / conditions of Sardinia, to find the wind in Sardinia can be not easy.

Enjoying Kite Lessons in Punta Trettu, the Best Kite Spot of Sardinia
Kite Lessons in Punta Trettu

Learn to kitesurf in Sardinia: go to the best kiteschool

If you are thinking about starting to kitesurf, it is advisable to join a Kiteschool.

In fact, when people start to learn a new sport, which also has a discrete component of risk as the kitesurf, it is really recommended to learn with experienced teachers and avoid the DIY (do it yourself).

Moreover, even if you are already familiar with this great sail sport, it is important to know the kite-spots where to do it.

To choose a kiteschool, you can use word of mouth, perhaps thanks to some of your friends or acquaintances who have already join to some kiteschool in the past. Or, you can take a look at the reviews on google and tripadvisor: from the reviews you can quickly realize if a kitesurf school is good and offers quality services.

Looking at the reviews you can see that one of the best kite schools in Sardinia is KiteGeneration. Founded by people that have turned their passion into a profession, KiteGeneration is the great group to join in for kitesurfing and for learning kitesurf in Sardinia.

KiteGeneration is based Cagliari and Punta Trettu where it is located the Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia, in the southern Sardinia. Kitesurfing lessons and kite-courses take place in the kite-spots around Cagliari and in Punta Trettu, by choosing the best kite-spot depending on weather forecast and wind direction. Between these two kite-spots, most of the times, it is possible to find the best conditions to carry out the kitesurfing lessons. Sometimes kitesurfing lessons can be held also in other kite-spots of Southern Sardinia (e.g. Villasimius and Porto Botte), but only in particular cases and favorable weather conditions.

Kite Lessons in Sardinia

Safety in kitesurf: kitesurfing rules

Punta Trettu Kitesurf

Kiteboarding row rules

In crowded conditions the possibility to collide with other kiters exists. It is important to know how to react in order to avoid accidents. The following are the most common right of way rules for kiteboarders.

Avoid collisions at all costs.

Follow the rules but not to the point of having a collision, even if you have right of way, you must act prudently to avoid an accident. Some sailors don‚Äôt know the rules. This is part of the ‚Äúprudential rule‚ÄĚ.

The Prudential Rule

There is no rule that excuses you, for not knowing the weather, having the correct gear, keeping a proper lookout, and avoiding accidents (Acting Prudently).

The incoming Kiter gives way to the outgoing kiter who is launching.

  • Situation: one kite is launching and ready to leave the beach, and another kiter wants to come in and land at the same time.Definition: The launching kiter is standing with their lines tensioned obviously ready to launch.
  • What to do: The incoming kiter should turn around and go back out for another tack, while the launching kiter gets off the beach.

The upwind kiteboarder gives way to the downwind kiteboarder.

  • Situation: when two kiters are on the same tack but their paths will cross. Usually the upwind kiter is not pointing as high as the downwind kiter.Definitions: the upwind kiter is sailing closer to the wind than the downwind kiter.
  • What to do:¬†The downwind kiter has right of way, so they should continue to ride in the same direction and speed, the upwind kiter must give way, by altering direction or speed, usually slowing and going behind the other kiter.

The kiteboarder on port tack gives way to the kiteboarder on starboard tack.

  • Situation: When you meet another Kiter head on, and you are both on opposite tacks, the port tack rider gives way to the Starboard tack rider.
  • Definitions: When you have your kite on the right hand side of the wind window, between 12 and 3 oclock. you are riding on ‚ÄúStarboard tack‚ÄĚ and have right of way. When you are riding with the kite between 9 o‚Äôclock and 12 o‚Äôclock. you are said to be on ‚ÄúPort Tack‚ÄĚ you must give way.
  • How to give way: To give way to the Starboard tack rider, you should slow down or alter course (usually downwind keeping your kite low). The kiter of Starboard tack should maintain his direction and speed.

When crossing close to another kiter, the upwind kiter keeps his kite high, and the downwind kiter keeps his kite low.

  • Situation: You are riding on the opposite tack from another rider, you are close but but you will miss each other.
  • Definition: If it is obvious that you do not have to alter course or speed to miss the other rider, you should position your kite to keep it away from the other kite.
  • What to do: The kiter passing upwind raises their kite, and the downwind kite lowers their kite. Do not move your kite to the point where you will change speed or alter course significantly.

Do not jump when you are upwind of another kiter.

  • Situation: When you are preparing to jump, close to other kiters.Definition: If any part of your jump will take you over near to, or into the path of another kiter or their gear.
  • What to do: Keep a clear area ahead behind, and downwind of you before you jump. Keep in mind your jump may not go as planned, you go wipeout, or go higher and further than you planned. Also the other kiter could change course or act unexpectedly.

Look in all directions (including up) before you jump.

  • Keep a proper lookout at all times. Do not ride close to other riders, they could turn unexpectedly. Look in all directions ahead, behind, upwind, downwind, and straight up! There could be another kiter or someone‚Äôs kite above you!

Kiteboarding in waves

In addition to the rules above, there is a special set of Waveriding Rules that help clarify what to do in the waves. these rules are applied in order, example, ‚ÄúFirst to catch the wave‚ÄĚ rule, has priority over ‚Äúrider closest to the peak‚ÄĚ rule, or, ‚Äúupwind rider rule‚ÄĚ. So the kiter who catches the wave first has priority over a kiter who catches the wave after, but is upwind or closer to the peak.

The outgoing Kiteboarder gives way to the incoming kiteboarder.

  • Situation: When riding out through the surf you are going to cross paths with the incoming kiter on the wave.Definition: In a wave area, the rules apply. The kiter coming in is riding the wave. and collision is imminent. The outgoing Kiter must give way,and not ruin the incoming kiters ride (or put him in jeopardy).
  • What to do:¬† The outgoing kiter should avoid riding out through the peak (waveriding zone). If you cannot go around the zone, then you must either stop, steer around, or go the other way to avoid the kiter riding the wave. It depends which way the kiter is riding the wave.

The first kiteboarder to catch a wave, has the wave.

  • Situation: two kites are trying to catch the same wave.
  • Definition: The kiter who is up and riding in on the face of wave. The first kiter to ride the wave has the wave. Usually the one who went¬† farther out to catch the wave.
  • What to do: The kiter on the wave first continues to ride the wave, the other kiter can go back out, or kick out ahead of the wave to let the other kiter ride through. keep an eye o the other kiter so you can anticipate his intentions. the kilter on the wave may ride upwind or downwind, it is their choice.

Where two kiteboarders catch the wave at the same time, the kiteboarder closest to the peak has the wave.

  • Situation: When two kiters catch the same wave at the same time.
  • Definition: The peak of the wave is the part of the crest the breaks first. Then as the wave progresses it is the tallest and steepest part of the wave between the open face of the wave and the whitewater.
  • What to do: The kiter riding closest to the peak should ride the rave. The other kiter that is farther out on the shoulder should keep clear, or get off the wave.

When there is no distinct peak, the upwind kiteboarder has the wave.

  • Situation: Two kiters turn onto a wave at the same time.Definition, when two kiters catch the wave at exactly the same time, the upwind rider has the wave.
  • What to do: When you have caught the wave with another rider the downwind kiter yields the wave to the upwind kiter. By either turning off the wave, or kicking out ahead of the wave. Keep eye contact with the other guy so you know their intention.

Kiteboarding Priority Rules

Kitesurfers have to cooperate with other water users, and there is a system of priority the helps establish hierarchy for right of way.

Bystanders:

  • Situation: Launching and landing on crowded beaches.Definition: Anyone not involved in kiteboarding, including, onlookers, sunbathers, picnickers, walkers, and joggers. Even fishermen, cyclists. etc.
  • What to do: Give way to bystanders, and never fly your kite over a non-participant. Do not ask an inexperienced person to launch or land your kite. Keep a safe distance from all bystanders.

Give way to Swimmers:

  • Situation: Never get close enough to come in contact with swimmers of put the at risk.
  • Definition: Anyone in the water under their own propulsion. including swimmers, and skin divers, and scuba divers. There are also special rules for Scuba divers displaying a ‚ÄúDive Flag‚ÄĚ.
  • What to do: When close to swimmers, go slow or go the other way.

Surfers, Standup Paddlers, and Rowers.

  • Situation: Any time you get close to one of these.
  • Definition: Surfers, Bodyboarders, Standup paddlers, and Rowers, kayakers, wave-ski riders, and outrigger canoes. This group are more mobile and better able to avoid a kitesurfer. But a kitesurfer must give way to all these too. This group must give way to bystanders & swimmers.

Windsurfers, and Other Sailing Craft.

  • Situation: When you encounter another sailing craft, you should give way.
  • Definition: A kite is technically a sailing vessel, BUT the lines, large window, and unpredictability, generally make them incompatible with operating close to other sailboats.
  • What to do: give way to other sailing craft, keep large buffers between you and other sailing craft. Moderate you speed when close to other sailing vessels, and ride in a predictable pattern. Never fly your kite over a windsurfer or sailing boat. you could clip their mast or worse. Otherwise you should observe normal sailing rules.

Powerboats, Jetskis.

  • Situation: when operating close to powered vessels.
  • Definition: Power boats give way to sailboats. Power is more maneuverable, and can change direction to avoid collisions. However you should exercise caution around powerboats.
  • What to do: when navigating with powerboats maintain course and speed so that their drivers can anticipate your movements, and avoid you. moderate your speed, and do your best to keep well clear of them. Boats creates wakes that can cause you to wipeout, and boats are hard objects that you could impact with, not¬† to mention their propellers etc. Never jump boat wakes with your kiteboard.

Commercial vessels

  • Situation: When you get close to any commercial vessel.
  • Definition: Ant vessel engaged in a commercial activity, ferries, sea planes, fishing boats. Recreation boats give way to commercial vessels.
  • What to do: Stay clear of all commercial vessels, ferries, barges, tankers, tour boats, fishing boats.

Moored boats and Capsized Boats.

  • Situation: maneuvering, navigating amongst moored or capsized vessels.
  • Definition: Any boat attached to a mooring or at anchor, or otherwise similarly restricted in is ability to maneuver.
  • What to Do: Stay Clear of all moored vessels, and capsized vessels, including windsurfers water-starting, unmanned boats, Stay clear of other kiters whose kites are down in the water or who are body-dragging.

Racing Boats

  • Situation: You are free-riding, and come across a sailing race or competition.
  • Definition: Any organized sailing event especially course or speed racing etc.
  • What to do: Stay clear of sailboat races or other organized events. If there is a kite contest, you should go ride somewhere else for the day. If you are the one in the race, you can shout aloud ‚ÄúRacing‚ÄĚ to let the other sailor that you are in the middle of a race.

SAFE KITEBOARDING RULES

  • Know your own kiteboarding ability and stay with your limits.
  • Know the limits of your gear.
  • Know the weather forecast and the wind conditions
  • Know the sailing rules, local rules and riding areas.
  • Make a float and fly plan (tell someone where you are going and when to expect you back).
  • Never Kite alone
  • Do not kite between sunset and sunrise.
  • Never ride further than you can swim
  • If in doubt, don‚Äôt go out!
  • Do not tailgate other riders
  • Check your gear thoroughly before launching.
  • Do not kite between sunset and sunrise.
  • Do not launch or fly over non-kiteboarders.
  • Maintain a 2 x Kiteline length clear zone around all; Divers, Swimmers, Canoes.
  • Always use a ‚ÄúKite Leash‚ÄĚ & ‚ÄúDepowering Safety Device‚ÄĚ.
  • Always use a ‚ÄúQuick Release‚ÄĚ device.
  • Select a safe launching site.
  • Do not launch close to rocks or other hazards.
  • Do not launch or land at crowded areas.
  • Always announce you are launching a kite.
  • Stay clear of power lines and overhead obstructions.
  • Always maintain a downwind safety buffer zone.
  • Keep windsurfers outside the kite‚Äôs power-zone.
  • Observe all mapped kitesurfing boundaries.
  • Do not lay kite lines across anyone‚Äôs path.
  • Give way to all other water users.
  • Landing kitesurfer gives way to the Launching kiter.
  • When consideration has been given to the above, normal sailing rules apply.
  • Prevent kites from re-launching with sand.
  • Disable unattended kites.

Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf: the Best Sardinia Kite Spot

Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf

Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf, four words that say it all: Punta Trettu, the kitesurfing paradise in Sardinia. Punta Trettu, in the south of Sardinia is a tip of land, just opposite the island of Sant ‚ÄėAntioco, famous all over the world as a perfect place for kitesurfing: flat water, shallow water and steady winds.

Shallow Water and Flat Water in Punta Trettu like in a lagoon

A part  the steady winds blowing in Punta Trettu, this kite spot owes his popularity to the shallow water and to the flat water similar to a lagoon. These characteristics make Punta Trettu perfect for all levels, even with strong winds: Punta Trettu is a perfect kite spot for beginenrs that can stand up and relax while learning kitesurf, and great for intermediate and advanced kitesurfers that can practice and learn new tricks. The shallow and flat waters, and the wide open spaces are the best to learn kitesurfing and to build new kite technique.

Kite Lessons at Punta Trettu Kite Beach Sardinia
Kite Lessons in Punta Trettu Sardinia

Love at first sight with Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf

Punta Trettu is a “straight tip” of land that “connects” Sardinia with the Kite Spot of Punta Trettu Kite Beach . There is a small beach to set-up the kites. Better to launch the Kites at the south of this beach, far from trees and other obstacles, where the water is very shallow and sometimes, depending on the tide, the sand of the bottom can be also out of the water. For this reason, avoid to kitesurf in this area: in fact, the fantastic shallow water of the kite spot of Punta Trettu can be dangerous if too shallow, for exemple when jumping ot trying water starts or some tricks.

Punta Trettu Kitesurf Sardinia
Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf

The winds in Punta Trettu Sardinia

The best winds in Punta Trettu are the Mistral, blowing from north-west, and the Scirocco, blowing from South-East. The Mistral is almost always stronger than what is expected by the wind forecasts being often supported by local thermal winds: it not unsual to find the wind in Punta Trettu 5-10 knots stronger than what is expected by the weather forecasts.

The Levante, that blows from East, enters rather clean in Punta Trettu. Punta Trettu, Cagliari and Chia are the only kite spots of Southern Sardinia where this wind blows well.

The Ponente, that blows from West, and Libeccio, that blows from South West, also work well if they are strong.

Also the Tramontana, blowing from North, works well even if can be gusty and very strong.

When to Kitesurf in Punta Trettu Kitesurf Beach

Obviously, during the winter season, the winds are usually stronger and the temperatures colder than the summer, but the kite spot of Punta Trettu is a good kite destination all the year round.

Where to Stay in Punta Trettu Sardinia

Punta Trettu is still a wild area and the services and facilities available here are not so many. Let’s see which Bars, Restaurants, Accommodations, Kite Centers are available in Punta Trettu Sardinia.

Camping, Camper and Vans areas in Punta Trettu

There are not official campings in Punta Trettu (italian laws do not allow to create this kind of facilities in Punta Trettu at the moment) and free camping, as in whole Sardinia, is strictly forbidden.

In the area of Punta Trettu you can instead find companies, as the Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia, that are offering services (water and electricity supply, showers, toilets, bbq,internet wi-fi, etc) for people that love to travel with their Campers and Vans,

Camping Punta Trettu, Camper Van area in Punta Trettu Sardinia
Camper and Van Area in Punta Trettu

Punta Trettu Accommodation

If you are looking for Punta Trettu Accommodation to stay directly at the Kite Spot of Punta Trettu, there are few accommodations: few holiday homes and private rooms, like the ones offered by the Punta Trettu Kitesurf House..

Kite Center in Punta Trettu Sardinia

At Punta Trettu there are some Kite Schools and Kite Centers that offer kite services as kite courses, kite camps, kitesurf rental, rescue, Kite storage, and more. One of these Kite Centers is our Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia, just renewed, where we can offer:

  • Kite School services;
  • Food and Drink Services;
  • Accommodations;
  • Relax area, swimming pool, solarium available for guests;
  • free Wi-fi for guest;
  • Free Parking for Guests;
  • Toilette facilities;
  • Hot Showers for guests;
  • Shop with brands¬†North¬†/¬†Mystic¬†: at The Punta Trettu Kite Center you can buy t-shirts, sweatshirts, harness, kite. boards and wetsuits by North and Mystic, both new and used;
  • and¬†more!
Punta Trettu Kitesurf Center Sardinia
Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia

Kitessurfing is Corona Virus – Covid-19 Free: info & safety and hygiene measures for Kitesurfing in Sardinia

Kitesurfing in Safety with no Corona Virus - Kitesurf is sardinia Covd Free

With the italian government decree of 26 April 2020, from 4 May 2020 it will be possible to carry out outdoor sports activities. Kitesurfing is therefore allowed, by respecting the measures to contain the covid-19 – Corona Virus, and in compliance with local ordinances. In this page are explained:

  • the decrees and the legislative ordinances that allow to kitesurf in Sardinia;
  • the safety and hygiene measures taken by KiteGeneration to learn to kitesurf and to access to its facilities in Safety.

Kitesurfing is allowed in Sardinia

As per the italian government decree of 26 April 2020 , all individial sporting activities are allowed. To do Kitesurf is therefore allowed in Italy if done individually.

Regarding the Kite school, we are waiting for the government’s green light for teaching Kitesurf. We are ready, we have implemented a series of “covid free measures” to guarantee the safety and that are explained below.
Currently (May 2020), flights to the sa

In addition, the Government of Sardinia has clarified, with ordinance n.20 of 02.05.2020 and with the clarifications of 09.02.2020,  that sea sporting activities are allowed. In those official documents it has been clarified also that to carry out all sporting activities people can move throughout all Sardinia.

As you can see in the below local newspaper of Sardinia, people is allowe to kitesurf in Sardinia:

Stay tuned on this page! It will be updated whenever there are news.

Why Kitesurfing in Sardinia is Coravirus free – Covid Free?

Since March 2020 and till now (May 2020), in order to avoid the spread of the corona virus / covid-19, people not resident in Sardinia can enter in Sardinia only in the case of a really valid reason and only after the approval of the Sardinia goverment. People who have been/are allowed to enter in Sardinia for a really valid reason had to remain in isolation / quarantine for a period of two weeks. Flights and ships to Sardinia should be available again for everybody starting from¬† 15 June 2020, as you can read in this post of L’Unione Sarda, the most important newspaper of Sardinia.

Currently, in Sardinia, serological tests are being started (e.g in Villasimius, see this post of La Nuova Sardegna) in order to isolate positive people and make the region free from corona virus / covid-19 free.

For the next period, flights and ships to and from Sardinia would be reallowed to People / Tourists that undergo a serological test in order to keep Sardinia a corona virus / covid free island.

In this context, shops, markets, pharmacies, etc and people are respecting the rules imposed by government decrees and local ordinances.

Finally, individual sports such as kitesurfing are allowed being corona virus / covid free (kitesurfing and other nautical sports even more sure, given that the spread of the corona corona in the open water is practically zero).

Stay tuned on this page! It will be updated whenever there are news.

How KiteGeneration operates during Covid-19 – Corona Virus period

The operation of KiteGeneration during the Corona Virus / covid-19 pandemic is carried in compliance with safety and hygiene measures required by authorities and necessary to ensure high safety standards for customers and guests as well as employees and collaborators.

As water sports center, all actictivities of kitesurfing, windsurfing and SUP, rental, etc take place outdoors on an open water and are likely safer than others due to the absence of spread of the virus in water environment. Anyway, those activities have to be carefully managed due to the inter-personal contacts and air transpiration. For this reason,  a series of measures have been implemented to mitigate the potential Corona Virus РCovid 19 risk for customers, employees and collaborators.

Measures applied during kitesurfing, Windsurfing, SUP and other activities

Specifically, the following general measures are applied at KiteGeneration during the teaching of Kisturfing / Windsurfing / SUP / etc to contain the potential spread of Corona Virus – Covid-19:

  1. Personal hygiene and safety
  2. Workplace hygiene and safety
  3. Customers and guests hygiene and safety
  4. Employees and collaborators hygiene and safety

1. Personal hygiene and safety

  • hands: hand washing (at least 30 seconds) with soap products and not shaking hands in greeting;
  • sneezing and coughing “indoor”: sneezing and coughing in indoor places only in disposable paper handkerchiefs and immediate disposal in a waste basket with cover;
  • avoid touching mouth, nose, eyes with your hands;
  • masks: wear (fancy) respiratory masks and gloves when inter-personal distances are lower than 2 meters.

2. Workplace hygiene and safety

  • interpersonal contacts. avoid close contact among people, both employees and customers, respecting the minimum safety distance of 2 meters, wearing masks and gloves when distances are lower than 2 meters;
  • floor markings that provide the necessary safety distance in the indoor places
  • signs and walking routes: sign and walking routes are showed in order that people have as little contact as possible with each other when boarding the boats, when handing out material, etc;
  • use of common facilities only individually;
  • availability of disinfectant dispensers where needed;
  • workplaces regularly cleaned and ventilated;
  • packed food and drinks are available in order to avoid food contamination;
  • pictograms for hand washing, spacing and other hygiene in the toilet and changing room;
  • large and organized parking spaces for customers.

3. Customers and guests hygiene and safety

Additionally to the personal and general workplace hygiene and safety rules and measures described above, some other measures, related to guest and customers, to contain the spead of Covid-19 – Corona Virus are:

  • customers who have to fill out the documents should disinfect their hands on the dispenser beforehand pens or tablets
  • when registering, customers should confirm in writing that they have had no contact with infected persons up to this point and do not suffer from typical corona symptoms;
  • each customer receives a small gift in the form of a disinfectant bottle and respiratory mask, which he/she should always have with him/her.

4. Employees and collaborators hygiene and safety

Other additional measures for the working team of KiteGeneration are:

  • respiratory masks: training on correct wearing, replace masks after prolonged use, use only when necessary
  • daily health check of employees and collaborators (COVID 19 symptoms)
  • use of private trasportation by employees/collaborators to avoid the use of public transport;
  • limited number of employees/collaborators (key personnel).

VDWS, IKO, FIV Kitesurf Association

VDWS IKO FIV

Would you like to learn kitesurfing and you would like to know which is the right kiteschool / kitecenter? We suggest you to choose a school that is affiliated with one of the kitesurf Associations / organizations / federations and that has certified instructors.

Or would you like to become a kite instructor and you would like to know the right federation to become instructor with?

Here below we will explain the difference between the two most known International Kite organization / association, VDWS and IKO, and the FIV, the Italian Sail Federation.

VDWS, IKO or FIV?

Here below you could understand the differences between  FIV, IKO and VDWS and make your choice.

 

IKO and VDWS

The VDWS (Verband Deutscher Wassersport Schulen) and IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) are international groups that have developped their own teaching methodology for all wind and water sports including kitesurfing (VDWS), and for kiteboarding (IKO). Their purpose is to teach spread kitesurfing safely.

While VDWS is recognized by national sail federation (e.g. Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and is getting stronger internationally, IKO is actually not recognized by national sail federations or by the World Sailing, the international sailing federation and and in recent times it has lost visibility internationally (that is also the reason why they are currently making incredible offers to become their partners, offers that they did not once offer).

IKO and VDWS teaching methologies

IKO and VDWS have created their own didactic methodology generally divided into skill levels.

The seven teaching levels of VDWS are:

  1. Kite Level 1: Safety Basics, Getting Ready, Start Kite Flying, Take Off
  2. Kite Level 2: Kite Flying, Kite Relaunch, Bodydrag
  3. Kite Level 3: Waterstart, Going Downwind for a short distance
  4. Kite Level 4: Going Downwind, Changing direction, Keep Position to Wind, Basic Jibe
  5. Kite Level 5: Going Upwind
  6. Kite Level 6: Basic Jumps and Carved Jibes, or Transition Jumps
  7. Kite Level 7: Rotation or Kiteloop, Grabs, One Foot, Board Off or Railey.

The three teaching levels of IKO are:

  1. IKO Level 1, Discovery: The basic principles of kitesurfing are taught at the Discovery level. In addition to kitesurfing theory, kite assembly procedures and some kite control exercises are taught.
  2. IKO Level 2, Intermediate: At the intermediate level, kite control is practiced and body-drag and water starts are learned.
  3. IKO Level 3, Independent: At the independent level you learn the maneuvers for proper navigation as well as the direction change maneuvers.

Become VDWS and IKO instructor

To become a first level IKO or VDWS instructor you must enroll in a course organized by them. To participate to the course to become instructor, you must have an appropriate kite level. By paying a registration fee (price of the course can go from approximately 600 to around 1300 euros), you can join to the kite instructor course and, after a course of some days that include a practical phase, a theoretical phase, by passing an internship, you will be IKO / VDWS Kitesurf Instructor.

FIV

The FIV (Italian Sailing Federation) is a  non-profit sailing federation, recognized by the World Sailing (International Sailing Federation). Born in 1927 in Italy, the FIV has the purpose of spreading sailing (including kitesurfing). FIV has its own teaching methodology aimed mainly at competitive activity.

Become FIV instructor

To become a first level FIV instructor you have to first pass an admission test which consists of:

  • A test on theory on sea, wind and kitesurf knowledge;
  • A practical test with a boat;
  • A practical test with Kitesurf.

Once you have passed the admission test, you could join to the kite course for instructors that consist in:

  • 50-hour theory course
  • 120-hour internship
  • final 60-hour theory course
  • final exam before a commission of federal technicians.

FIV, IKO or VDWS: conclusions

  • FIV is recognized by World Sailing.
  • The FIV instructors follow a longer kite course for instructors than the VDWS and IKO instructors.
  • The diffusion in the world of VDWS and IKO kite schools is higher than FIV kiteschoolss, based only in Italy.

KiteGeneration uses both the VDWS and FIV teaching methodologies.

 

How to get to Sardinia and Cagliari

Would you like to know how to get to Sardinia and Cagliari?

Here below a list of the best search engines for low cost flights, a list of the airline companies providing direct flights to Cagliari (Sardinia) from many Italian and European cities and a list with the shipping companies to Sardinia.

Have a nice trip!

Search engines for low-cost flights

Airlines Companies to/from Cagliari

  • RYANAIR¬†– Flights from/to:¬†Charleroi (FR) – Marseille (FR) – Baden-Baden (GER) –¬†Dusseldorf (GER) –¬†Frankfurt (GER) –¬†Karlsruhe (GER) –¬†Nuremberg (GER) –¬†Cracow (POL) – Barcellona (SPA) – Girona (SPA) – Ibiza (SPA) – Madrid (SPA) – Seville (SPA) – Valencia (SPA) – Bari (IT) – Cuneo (IT) – Bergamo (IT) – Genova (IT) – Parma (IT) – Perugia (IT) – Perscara (IT) – Pisa (IT) – Roma (IT) – Trapani (IT) – Trieste (IT) – Verona (IT)
  • TUI Airways¬†– Flights from London (UK) to Olbia and Alghero
  • EASYJET¬†– Flights¬†from/to:¬†London (UK) – Mulhouse (GER) – Berlin (GER) – Paris (FR) – Friburgo (GER) – Basilea (CH) – Milano (IT)
  • MERIDIANA FLY¬†– Flights¬†from/to:¬†Chisinau (MOL) – Moscow (RU) – Bologna (IT) – Milano (IT) – Firenze (IT) – Napoli (IT) – Olbia (IT) – Palermo (IT) – Roma (IT) – Torino (IT)
  • AIRBERLIN¬†– Flights¬†from/to:¬†Munich (GER) –¬†Cologne – Bonn (GER) –¬†Dusseldorf (GER)
  • AIR ONE¬†– Flights¬†from/to:¬†Milano (IT) ¬†– Roma (IT) – Venezia (IT)
  • ALITALIA¬†– Flights from/to: Milano (IT) – Venezia (IT) – Roma (IT)
  • AIR DOLOMITI¬†– Flights from/to: Munich (GER)
  • BRITISH AIRWAYS¬†– Fligths from/to: London (UK)
  • DARWIN AIRLINES¬†– Flights¬†from/to: Geneve (CH)
  • GERMAN WINGS¬†– Flights from/to: Cologne – Bonn (GER) – Hannover (GER) – Stuggart (GER)
  • LUFTHANSA¬†– Flights from: Munich (GER)
  • NIKI LAUDA Airlines¬†– Flights from/to: Vienna (AUT)
  • SMART WINGS¬†– Flights from/to: Praga (CZ)
  • SWISS Airlines¬†– Flights from/to:¬†Zurich (CH)
  • VOLOTEA¬†– Fly from/to: Venezia (IT) – Ancona (IT)
Shipping Companies from/to Sardinia

Looking for a Job as Kiteboarding instructor or Kitesurf assistant?

Job Applicant for Kiteboarding instructor Kitesurf assistant

Season 2016 –¬†KiteGeneration,¬†kiteschool in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy), is looking for¬†kite instructors and kite assistants (both male and female), fitting the description below, to start working for the 2016 season.

We are looking for serious applicants, motivated, outgoing, extremely patient with students, with skills and experience in teaching and with good adaptation skills.

 

Job position as Kite Instructor / Kitesurf Assistant

What we offer

  • Fix Salary per month – fix salary (different for kite intructor or kite assistant) will be get by the kitesurf instructor / kite assistant at the end of the working month.
  • Fix bonus per month in case of good performances – fix bonus (different for kite intructor or kite assistant) will be get by the kite instructor at the end of the working period.
  • Fix Fee for accomodation / room in the historic center of Cagliari¬† – fix fee for accomodation¬†will be get by the kitesurf instructor / kite assistant at the end of the working month.
  • Car¬†to bring the students to the kite spots.
  • Perfect conditions for teaching.
  • A friendly working environment with like-minded people.
  • An amazing working place: Sardinia.

 

Required skills to the kite instructor / kite assistant

  • Previous¬†experience in teaching kitesurfing. VDWS or any other national certification are welcome.
  • Fluent in English.¬†Other languages (French, German, Russian, Italian) are a plus.
  • Good adaptation qualities: kite instructors / Kite assistants should be ready to answer to the phone, get the payments from clients, store/clean the equipment.
  • Outgoing personality, social, respectful, polite, open-mind ‚Ķ
  • Pro-active.
  • Patient.
  • Ready¬†to teach according to KiteGeneration¬†best practices and Sardinia rules.
  • Car driving License
  • Other skills that can be a plus:
    • Can drive a boat, or willing to learn.
    • SUP and Surf skills is a plus.

 

Kite Instructor Assignments

  • ‚Äč‚ÄčStudent Management:¬†the instructor¬†is in charge of greeting students, explaining course conditions, communicate lessons planning during the course, get payment from them if necessary and advising for equipment and additional services.
  • Spot: the collaborator is in charge of reach selected spot for the class, ¬†driving the car with equipment and students.
  • Teaching: the collaborator is in charge of teaching in all offered kite courses (Beginner, Advanced/Intermediate, and Renting) following National Certification/KiteGeneration standards and to teach SUP basics.
  • Equipment:¬†the collaborator is responsible for the selection of the equipment to be used during the lessons, maintenance (cleaning, checking for any damage‚Ķ) and store to the school after use.

Note: When wind is not blowing or when the clients ask for a different services, we offer different activities like SUP, Snorkeling, Boat tours (see: www.visitoursardinia.com). 

 

Work Conditions: in which conditions would work a kite instructor in Southern Sardinia

In Sardinia the prevalent winds are Mistral (North-West) and Sirocco (South-East).

In general the wind conditions are variable and wind could change direction everyday: one day the wind can blow from North-West, the day after from South-East, the next day could be Thermic wind. For this reason, spots for kitesurfing / kite lessons can change everyday. Usually the wind is blowing from 12:00 / 13:00 till 17:00 / 18:00.

Founded in 2009, our kiteschool is located in Cagliari, in the middle between the west and the east coast of Sardinia island in Italy. From Cagliari can easily reach all the most famous kite spots in southern Sardinia:

More info on kite spots on Southern Sardinia can be found here: Kite Spots Sardinia.

 

Living in Cagliari

Cagliari is really a beautiful city.

There are all the services of a big city (shops, supermarkets, pubs, post, train station, airport, harbor, etc) but in the meantime is comfortable and livable (expecially the historical center of Cagliari that is like a village).

The easiest and cheapest way to reach Cagliari is a low cost flight. Cagliari has is own airport, Cagliari-Elmas airport, but in Sardinia there are also 2 more airports, Olbia and Alghero, To find a low cost flight with RyanAir, Easyjet, Volotea or Alitalia, from the most important cities of Europe, is not so complicated.

 

How to apply

All applicants should sent an email to job@kitegeneration.com as follow:

  • Objet of the email: Applicant for Kite Instructor / Kite Assistant
  • Body of the email:
    • Name and surname: ¬†……..
    • Date of birth:¬† ……..
    • Nationality:¬† ……..
    • Portrait photo:¬† ……..
    • CV with past experience /¬†certifications.
    • Presentation about you.¬† ……..
    • Why are you applicant for this job and what make you the ideal candidate for this job?¬† ……..
    • What makes you a good instructor?¬† ……..
  • Attachement: CV with previous experiences / certifications.

Become Kitesurf and Windsurf Instructor in Punta Trettu, Sardinia

Punta Trettu in Sardinia

Our Kite Centre in Punta Trettu is looking for Kite and Windsurf Instructors, possibly with long term commitment. The environment is dynamic, fun and friendly!

Required skills to the Kite and Windsurf instructor

We are looking for serious applicants, motivated, outgoing, extremely patient with students, with skills and experience in teaching and with good adaptation skills. Here under the list of the main required skills:

  • Previous¬†experience in teaching kitesurfing. VDWS or any other national certification are welcome.
  • Fluent in¬†English. German and/or¬†French are appreciated.
  • Good adaptation qualities: instructors should be client-friendly, should be ready¬† to get payments, store/clean the equipment, etc.
  • Outgoing personality, social, respectful, polite, open-mind ‚Ķ
  • Pro-active.
  • Patient.
  • Ready¬†to teach according to KiteGeneration¬†best practices and Sardinia rules.
  • Car driving License
  • Other skills that can be a plus:
    • Can drive a boat, or willing to learn.

Instructor Assignments

  • ‚Äč‚ÄčStudent Management: the instructor is in charge of greeting students, explaining course conditions, communicate lessons planning during the course, get payment from clients if necessary and advising them for equipment and additional services.
  • Teaching: the collaborator is in charge of teaching in all offered kite courses (Beginner, Advanced/Intermediate, and Renting) following National Certification/KiteGeneration standards and to teach SUP basics.
  • Equipment:¬†the collaborator is responsible for the selection of the equipment to be used during the lessons, maintenance (cleaning, checking for any damage‚Ķ) and store to the school after use.

Where

We are looking for instructors for our Centre in Punta Trettu in the south West of Sardinia, Italy. Punta Trettu has became famous because is great wind conditions and because shallow and flat water.

Instrructor have to perform its activities here. In case of no wind, he could be asked to reach othe spots (driving the car with equipment and students) or perform different activities

How to Apply

People that like to apply as instructor have to send an email to job@kitegeneration.com with the following information:

  • Objet of the email: Applicant for Kite and/or Windsurf Instructor
  • Body of the email:
    • Name and surname: ¬†‚Ķ‚Ķ..
    • Date of birth:¬† ‚Ķ‚Ķ..
    • Nationality:¬† ‚Ķ‚Ķ..
    • Spoken Languages: ¬† ‚Ķ‚Ķ..
    • Short presentation about you, indicating:
    • Why are you applicant for this job and what make you the ideal candidate for this job?
    • What makes you a good instructor?
  • Attachments to the email:
    • CV with previous experiences / certifications
    • Portrait Photo.