Kitesurfing Holiday in Sardinia For Solo Travelers

Kitesurf Holiday for Single and Solo Travelers in Punta Trettu Sardinia

Are you wondering on a Travel Solo Adventure to some great destinations? Are you solo and do you like traveling and exploring? In this case, you can evaluate a Solo Traveler Kitesurfing Holiday in Punta Trettu, Sardinia!

Kitesurfing Holiday in Sardinia for Solo Travelers, not for Alone travelers

Kitesurf Holiday for Solo Travelers in Punta Trettu Sardinia
Kitesurf Holiday for Solo Travelers in Sardinia

When we talk about Solo Travelers, we mean Solo, not Alone. What’s the difference? Why we talk about “Solo travelers” and not “Alone travelers”?

Solo Travelers are people that likes to meet new people and friends while travelling, are people that like to share experiences and get involved with other people that would not normally meet. That is why we don’t talk about “alone travelers” but we talk about “solo travelers”.

So, if you are ready to enjoy a Solo Adventure, why do not consider a Kitesurfing Holiday For Solo Travelers in Sardinia?

Why choose a Kitesurfing Holiday for Solo Travelers

Kite Friends and Kite Best Friends: Kitesurf Holiday in Sardinia For Solo Travelers and Singles
Kite Friends and Kite Best Friends

The great thing about kitesurfing is that the people that are into this sport are super friendly and helpful. There are many reasons for that: kitesurfing is really funny, launching and landing a kite is always easier with a friend, and all kiters share the same passion for sea, sun, water and sport.

Whether your friends don’t do kitesurf, whether are not able to kitesurf but you wanna learn it, whether you can never find a date that fits all your friends needs, you can consider a travel a on your own for kitesurfing!

Where to go for a Kitesurfing Solo Holiday?

So, after wondering about a Solo Kitesurfing Holiday, now you are wondering “Where to go for a Solo Travel Kitesurfing holiday“?

To find the worlds best kite destinations you could have a look on internet, you could post a message on a Kitesurf Facebook Page or to some Kite Forum. For sure you will receive a lot of answers and everybody will suggest a place around the world. Now…. which kite destination to go? You can evaluate to come at Punta Trettu Kite Club Paradise in Sardinia!

Punta Trettu Best Kitesurfing Spot in Sardinia
Punta Trettu Kite Spot in Sardinia

Punta Trettu Kite Club Paradise is known for its relaxing atmosphere. It is seen by many travelers as a home away from home. The best proofs of this are the many guests that are retourning Punta Trettu in Sardinia every year and the several reviews that you can see on internet.

Kitesurfing is a passion to be shared with other people. At Punta Trettu Kite Beach and at Punta Trettu Kite Club Paradise , one of the best destination for kitesurfing in Europe, people, riders, singles meet each other. While drinking a beer or a cocktail, while having dinner together, while kitesurfing, you can meet new people and friends. Even if you are not a kitesurfer, you will get excited about this amazing sport and environment, just by listening stories and watching the kitesurfers.

At Punta Terttu Kite Club Paradise you will stay in a dedicated Kite & Surf centre with onsite sports facilities, a fun environment that offers great kitesurfing conditions and where you can meet new friends, a great atmosphere, nice instructors, and an array of additional activities to enjoy when you are not out for kitesurfing.

Punta Trettu Kite Club Paradise has four bedrooms, so it’s cosy and friendly – it’s your home from home. From a wind perspective the season is long: best period is going from March toNovember. When the wind doesn’t blow there are always something else to do: SUP, windsurf, bike, etc!

Punta Trettu is a Paradise for kitesurfing where people make easily contacts: also solo travelers will never feel alone!

Kitesurfing at Punta Trettu Kite Club Paradise is also for female solo travelers

Kitesurf Holiday for Solo Travelers in Punta Trettu Sardinia
Kitesurf Holiday for Solo Travelers in Sardinia

If you are a female traveler, a girl, and would you like to learn to kitesurf or enjoy kitesurfing and your holiday together with a bunch of people, in Punta Trettu you will be at the right place! In fact, every year, Punta Trettu hosts also many girls that like to learn to kitesurf or to improve their kite tricks or just relax and enjoy the holiday with new friends!

 

Finally, Punta Trettu Kite Club Paradise is a fantastic destination  for everyone, whether you want to kick back and relax or party and meet new people. If you would like a holiday that allows you to get away from the routine of a normal day and to meet new people, then Punta Trettu in Sardinia is where you should go!

So, what are you waiting for? Just Book a ticket and come to Punta Trettu in Sardinia! Let the Solo Kite Adventure begin!

 

Kitesurfing Holiday in Sardinia For Solo Travelers
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Gift Voucher for a Fantastic Experience of Kitesurfing in Sardinia

Kitesurfing Gift Voucher Sardinia: Give A Kite Gift Voucher for a Fantastic Event and a Great Experience in Sardinia

Would you like to give an original and fantastic present for Christmas, a Birthday or any kind of Anniversary, Wedding or Event? The Kitesurfing Gift Voucher by KiteGeneration is the original, fantastic and ideal present you are looking for!

Give a unique emotion, with nature, made of adrenaline, happiness, freedom, accomplishment, challenge, fun, healthy.

This is what kitesurfing brings to the people: give the best mood ever.

Give a Kite Gift Voucher, one of the healthiest thing that can be done. Let felt your child, wife, brother or friend as happy and alive!

What is the Kitesurfing Gift Voucher?

Sardinia Kitesurfing Gift Voucher: Kite Gift Voucher for a Fantastic Event and a Great Experience in Sardinia
Kitesurfing Gift Voucher

The Kitesurf Gift Voucher by KiteGeneration is a card / coupon to give to someone in order to entitle him to get a Kitesurfing Lesson or Course in Sardinia. The person that will receive the Give Voucher could enjoy a fantastic experience of Kitesurfing in Sardinia!

The Kitesurfing Gift Vouchers, a great Christmas, birthday, wedding or anniversary present, can be the full price or a contribution on price of kitesurfing Lessons or Course.

The Kitesurf Gift Vouchers are perfect for all occasions and can be purchased for any of our kitesurfing courses and lessons.

How to buy and how to receive the Kitesurfing Gift Voucher?

Kitesurfing Gift Vouchers can be purchased by contacting us via contact form, email, whatsapp or phone.

To create the Kite Gift Voucher we need the following information:

  • Name of Buyer / Sender,
  • Name of the person to who the gift voucher is addressed,
  • The king of Kitesurfing Course / Lessons to be included in the gift voucher,
  • The message to insert in the voucher.

The Kitesurfing Gift Voucher will be sent by email or whatsapp to the buyer or directly to the person(s) tto whom the gift is intended.

The Kitesurf Gift Voucher can be exchanged? How long are they valid?

If the person(s) you have purchased the Kitesurfing Gift Voucher would prefer a different course or a SUP tour in Cagliari or Villasimius, we can exchange it for free. The Gift Voucher can be also transferable to other people.

Kitesurfing Gift Vouchers are valid one year after purchase date.

Kitesurfing Gift Voucher:for a Fantastic Event, Christmas, Birthday, Wedding and a Great Experience in Sardinia
Kite Gift Voucher in Sardinia
Gift Voucher for a Fantastic Experience of Kitesurfing in Sardinia
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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 spend 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 thhis page you could understand where to Kitesurf in Sardinia and where to Learn to Kitesurfin Sardinia. In short, where to enjoy Kitesurf Sardinia.

Spots to Kitesurf in Sardinia

Now the questions are: Where to Kitesurf in Sardinia? In which kitesurf Sardinia spots where I can learn to Kitesurf?

Sardinia, as well as being a beautiful country, rich in natural, cultural, culinary traditions and landscapes, has 1,897 km of coastline and is one of the windiest regions in Europe. Because of its location, in the center of the western Mediterranean, Sardinia is a very wind island where the most frequent winds are Mistral (NW) and Scirocco (SE). it is rich in great beaches, of which many are  away from the bustle of the crowds of swimmers. With this conditions, Sardinia can be considered a paradise for kitesurfing: Kitesurf Sardinia, one word!

In Sardinia, you can therefore find many places that have the ideal characteristics for kiteboarding.

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

Magdalena Abert Kitesurfing Funtanamare, Sardinia, 2014
Kitesurfing Funtanamare, Sardinia

The main beach of Cagliari, Poetto, is perhaps the best known by tourists. It is between the Sella del Diavolo (Devil’s Saddle) and Quartu Sant’Elena. Besides being famous for its nightlife, it is also a great spot for kitesurfing: there is a lot of space, since Poetto is long approximately 10 km where Mistral, Scirocco and Levante blow almost every day. The beach is sandy and is easily accessible both by car and by public transport. At Poetto beach every year take place some kite events, as the Kite Foil World Championships 2017. To understand in which weather conditions and which kite lessons and courses are proposed in this Kite Spot of Sardinia, you can have a look at the Sardinia Kitesurfing Lessons page.

La Maddalena Spiaggia better knows as Petrol Beach in Capoterra, blown in the summer months by Scirocco, Ostro and Thermic winds. On the hot days of summer it is an ideal spot for kite surfing, even for beginners. To understand in which weather conditions and which kite lessons and courses are proposed in this Kite Spot of Sardinia, you can have a look at the Sardinia Kitesurfing Lessons page.

Another beach for kitesurfing, always in the south-west of Sardinia, is certainly the beach of Chia: white beach and crystal clear waters exposed to the Mistral and the south winds. Chia is a Kite spot for expert and for this reason kite lessons and courses are proposed just in some cases.

Also 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 sensational kite spots: Il Fortino, Porto Botte, Is Solinas.

Among others, Punta Trettu, considered one of the best Kite spots in Sardinia. In fact, with shallow and flat water, Punta Trettu is a perfect Kite Beach especially for beginners: they can stand up and walk in case of need. A Kite Paradise! To understand in which weather conditions and which kite lessons and courses are proposed in this Kite Spot of Sardinia, you can have a look at the Sardinia Kitesurfing Lessons page.

Kitesurf Sardinia: Which is the best Spot to kitesurf 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 spots for kitesurfing. Many people will wonder: but which is the best spot for kite surfing in Sardinia, the most beautiful, the one where the wind always blows?

Well, there is not!

In Sardinia the wind direction changes very often. It may be that Mistral wind (north west, the best with Mistral are spots Porto Botte and Punta Trettu) or Scirocco (south east, the best spots with Sirocco are Poetto, Petrol Beach, Chia, 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 or Libeccio (the best place with Libeccio are Geremeas and Villasimius).

As example of what has been said 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 those forecasts 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

So what to do? The suggestion is to contact a school as KiteGeneration, based in Cagliari and Punta Trettu that every day follow the wind in different Kite Spots.

In all cases, it is strongly recommended to have a car to move in the different spots when wind changes direction. However, eye that, if you are not an expert on weather conditions of Sardinia, find the wind often can not be so simple.

Kitesurf in Sardinia: join a Kite School

If you’re thinking about starting to practice kitesurfing, it is advisable to join a Kiteschool.

In fact, when we start to learn a new sport, which also has a discrete component of risk as the kitesurf, it is really reccommended to rely on experienced teachers and avoid DIY.

Moreover, even if you are already familiar with this great sport, it is important to know the right kitespots to practice it.

For all these reasons, KiteGeneration, kite school founded by people that have turned their passion into a profession, is the ideal group for learning kitesurf in Sardinia: a well-organized kiteschool, ideal even for children, with highly experienced and professional instructors. KiteGeneration’s Instructors will drive you step by step in learning this exciting and fun sport. All in breathtaking beaches and landscape of Sardinia. Don’t miss it, Enjoy Kitesurf Sardinia!

Kite Lessons in Sardinia
Where to Kitesurf in Sardinia: the Best Sardinia Kite Beaches
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Sardinia Kitesurfing Season: the best months for kitesurfing in Sardinia

Sardinia Kitesurfing Seasona Kitesurfing Sardinia in October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March

It is time to plan your kitesurfing holidays? Are you wondering which is the best Kitesurfing Season in Sardinia? If you are looking for a long week or even months of strong winds, Sardinia, and in particular the south of the island, can offer among the best spots for kitesurfing in Europe. On this page you could understand which is the Sardinia Kitesurfing Season, which are the winds of Sardinia, which are the best Kite Spots of Sardinia and where to have Kite Lessons in Sardinia.

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Kitesurf in Sardinia

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The coast of Sardinia (approximately 1900 kilometers) has a lot of beaches perfect for kitesurfing: great kite spots with great winds. 

Sardinia can be divided in the four (4) zones: North coast, East coast, South coast, West coast.

With reference to the weather conditions for kitesurfing, we can say that the east coast of Sardinia is the less windy (for this reason it is also the greenest). The west coast, apart the zone of Oristano (and the famous spot of Capu Mannu, anyway not for beginners) has a morphology (many cliffs on the sea) that does not make it perfect for kitesurfing.

For the above reasons, the two best kitesurfing zones of Sardinia are the South and North of the island.

The main differences between the Sardinia Kitesurfing Spots of South and of North are mainly related to the quality of the wind, the air and sea temperatures, and the number of kite spots.

Best Sardinia Kitesurfing Spots: Review of the best Kite Spot of Sardinia
Best Sardinia Kitesurfing Spots

Best Sardinia Kitesurfing Spots

No long ago. Kitesurf in Sardinia was associate with Porto Pollo, famous for the glorious past.

In the recent past instead, Souther Sardinia has had an exponential growth as a destination chosen by people who like to practice and to learn to kitesurf. The reasons for this choice are:

  • the high number and diversity of southern Sardinia kite spots, beaches and landscapes;
  • high percentage of windy days;
  • good travel connections from the most of Europe’s capital and the airport and the harbor of Cagliari.

In addition, the kite spots of Southern Sardinia are more variables and less crowded than the kite spots of the Northern Sardinia. Considering all the kite spots between the south east, the south and and the south west of the island, the probability of finding wind every day is really high.

Cagliari with its Poetto Beach and Giorgino Kite Beach, Petrol Beach in Capoterra, Villasimius, Chia, Pula, Funtanamare, Porto Botte, Punta Trettu are ones between the the best known kite spots of Sardinia.

To get detailed information on each kite spot, go to the related page.

 

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

 

Winds of Sardinia

The most frequent winds in Sardinia

In North of Sardinia, the most frequent winds are Mistral (NW), Tramontana (N) and Grecale (NE). In the North, those wind are usually gusty because the nearby Corsica.

In South of Sardinia, the most frequent winds are Mistral (NW), Sirocco (SE) and, in some kite spots, the thermal wind. In the South, those winds are usually steady.

With regard to the thermal wind, this wind  born from the difference in temperature between the masses of air above the sea and those above the earth. From April to September, in the hottest and clearest days, the warm air above the earth is moving up and and the vacuum generated by this movement is filled by the the cold air above the sea. This air movement is called Thermal wind. In some beaches (e.g. Poetto Beach of Cagliari, Petrol Beach, Giorgino), this thermal wind, in some conditions, can blow even more than 20 knots.

Wind statistics in Sardinia: kitesurfing in Sardinia throughout the year

Now that we have understood the most frequent winds in Sardinia, we will have a look at the wind statistics of Sardinia.

In any case, we need to underline that:

  • In Sardinia the wind is changing often in direction so the kite spot for kitesurfing could change even everyday:
  • wind statistics have been radically upset by the sudden changes in climate, not making very predictable a prediction that is only mathematical. For this reason, the experience of local is really important to make great satistics and to find the proper wind in the proper kite spot everyday.

Wind Statistics in the North of Sardinia

In the north of Sardinia, the most famous kite spot is certainly Porto Pollo.

Its strong winds from North West (intensified by a Venturi effect created in the mouths of Bonifacio) have made Porto, since the ’80s, a paradise for windsurfers. Now Porto Pollo has became even a beach for kitesurfing.

The percentage of days with wind stronger than 4 bft (11-16 knots) is more than 60% in July and September, the months, statistically, more favorable.

All the north coast of Sardinia has kite spots (e.g. Porto Pollo, Badesi, San Teodoro) with excellent wind statistics from April to October.

Wind Statistics in the South of Sardinia

In the south of Sardinia, there are several famous kite spots e.g. Funtanamare, Punta Trettu, Porto Botte, Chia, Cagliari, Villasimius.

Punta Trettu and Porto Botte have similar wind statistics. Even thanks to the thermal winds, those kite spots have excellent wind statistics throughout the year, with peaks 90% of month windy days more than 4 bft. This is the reason why, Porto Botte and especially Punta Trettu are always in the first positions of the chosen destinations for kitesurfing.

Kitesurfing Lessons Sardinia
Kitesurfing Lessons Sardinia

Going to the south of the Island, there is the Kite Spot of Chia, a heavenly location where kitesurfing is practiced in every season, with optimal conditions in autumn and winter with the winds blowing from East. in Chia, statistics say 50% of windy days above 4 bft / 11-16 knots, all over the year.

The area of Cagliari, from Poetto Beach to Giorgino and Petrol Beach, offers for sure perfect conditions for teaching and practicing kitesurfing: perfect winds and beaches allow you to kitesurf safety. The beast winds in the area of Cagliari are Scirocco (SE), Levante (E) and the Thermal Wind. in the area of Cagliari, statistics say 80% of windy days above 4 bft / 11-16 knots, all over the year.

Going further to the south-east of Sardinia, there are the kite spots of Villasimius, where the best winds is the Grecale (NE), blowing especially during the autumn season. In Villasimius, the percentage of days good for kitesurfing is approximately 40%.

Air and Sea Temperatures in Sardinia

The air temperatures in the North Sardinia could be even several degrees lower than the temperature in the South Sardinia, in all seasons.

Even the water temperatures are higher in the South Sardinia than the North. Temperatures of the sea in Sardinia are approximately 23-25°C during the Summer, between 21 and 15 °C during the Winter.

Here under you can find a comparative table with the average of temperatures in Souther Sardinia.

Month of year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Air temperature(°C) 12 13 17 18 21 26 29 29 26 22 18 15
Sea Temperature(°C) 16 15 17 18 19 21 23 25 23 21 19

Sardinia Kitesurfing Season: which are the best months for Kitesurfing Sardinia

In addition to the above, we can add something more to understand the Kitesurf Season Sardinia.

We can say that in Sardinia the mildest period with the highest percentage of sunny days, goes from March to October. November and December are months still good from the climate point of view, but the percentages of windy days are lower than in the other months.
January and February are months with pretty good percentage of windy days  but the temperatures are lower than in the other months and the percentage of rainy days are a bit higher.

The percentages of Windy and Sunny days in Sardinia, can be summarized in the following graph and table:

Sardinia Kitesurfing Season % of Windy Days (> 11 knots) in Southern Sardinia % of Sunny Days in Southern Sardinia
January 60 65
February 60 65
March 70 75
April 70 80
May 80 85
June 85 90
July 90 95
August 90 95
September 70 85
October 70 85
November 50 80
December 50 80
Weather and Wind Conditions in Sardinia: Percentage of Windy and Sunny Days in South Sardinia
Weather and Wind Conditions in Sardinia

By combining the experience with the above data (percentages of windy days, percentages of sunny days, temperatures), we can draw the following conclusions on Kitesurfing in Sardinia for each month of the year:

  • Kitesurfing Sardinia January and February: January and February can be or no (it depend on the day) a good months for Kitesurfing Sardinia: percentage of very strong days are quite high but temperatures and sunny days are the lower in respect of the other months; beaches are not crowded and so kitesurfing is allowed in all the kite spots; use of a long wet-suit is needed.
  • Kitesurfing Sardinia March: March is a good month for kitesurfing in Sardinia (high percentage of windy days and warm temperatures); beaches are not crowded and so kitesurfing is allowed in almost all kite spots; use of a long wet-suit is recommended.
  • Kitesurfing Sardinia April: April is a good month for kitesurfing in Sardinia (high percentage of windy days and warm temperatures); beaches are not crowded and so kitesurfing is allowed in almost all kite spots; use of a long wet-suit is recommended.
  • Kitesurfing Sardinia May: May is a very good month for kitesurfing in Sardinia (very high percentage of windy days and warm temperatures); sometimes beaches are quite crowded and for this reason kitesurfing it is not always possible in all the kite spots; use of a shorty wet-suit is always recommended.
  • Kitesurfing Sardinia June: June is a very good month for kitesurfing in Sardinia (very high percentage of windy days and warm temperatures); because the beaches are very crowded, kitesurfing is only possible in some kite spots with dedicated kite zones / areas; use of a shorty wet-suit is always recommended.
  • Kitesurfing Sardinia July: July is a very good month for kitesurfing in Sardinia (very high percentage of windy days and warm temperatures); because the beaches are very crowded, kitesurfing is only possible in some kite spots with dedicated kite zones / areas; use of a shorty wet-suit is always recommended.
  • Kitesurfing Sardinia August: August is a very good month for kitesurfing in Sardinia (very high percentage of windy days and warm temperatures); because the beaches are very crowded, kitesurfing is only possible in some kite spots with dedicated kite zones / areas; use of a shorty wet-suit is always recommended.
  • Kitesurfing Sardinia September: September is a good month for kitesurfing in Sardinia (quite high percentage of windy days and very warm temperatures); sometimes beaches are quite crowded and for this reason kitesurfing it is not always possible in all the kite spots; use of at least a shorty wet-suit is always recommended.
  • Kitesurfing Sardinia October: October is a pretty good month for kitesurfing in Sardinia (quite high percentage of windy days and warm temperatures); beaches are not crowded and so kitesurfing is allowed in almost all kite spots; use of a long wet-suit is recommended.
  •  Kitesurfing Sardinia November: November is a pretty good month for kitesurfing in Sardinia (quite satisfactory percentage percentage of windy days and of temperatures); beaches are not crowded and so kitesurfing is allowed in all kite spots; use of a long wet-suit is needed.
  • Kitesurfing Sardinia December: December is a pretty good month for kitesurfing in Sardinia (quite satisfactory percentage percentage of windy days and of temperatures); beaches are not crowded and so kitesurfing is allowed in all kite spots; use of a long wet-suit is needed.

Which is the Top one of the Best Sardinia Kitesurfing Spot?

In Sardinia the wind direction could change even everyday. Mistral (NW), Scirocco (SE), Libeccio (SW), Levante (E),  Thermal Wind, etc, can blow from a day to another one.

As example of what has been said above, you can have look at the following image. It shows the wind forecast for the days of 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 January 2018: those forecasts show winds that change 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
Example of Wind Forecast in Sardinia

So what to do? The suggestion is to contact a Kite School e.g. KiteGeneration, that change the kite spot even daily depending on blowing wind. In any cases, it is strongly recommended to have a car to move to the different kite spots.

Kite Lessons in Sardinia

Would you like Learn to Kitesurf in Sardinia? Take Kitesurfing Lessons from KiteGeneration, Kite School in Sardinia.

This professional kite school, has qualified and experienced Instructors., follows the professional methodology of IKO, FIV and VDWS for teaching kitesurf, and uses Radio helmets for a perfect communication Student-Instructor.

KiteGeneration proposes different kite services i.e. :

Sardinia Kitesurfing Spots: Kitesurfing Petrol Beach, kite spot close to Cagliari perfect with the thermal wind
Sardinia Kitesurfing Spots: Kitesurfing Lessons in Sardinia, Petrol Beach Kite Spot

To guarantee the safety and to have the best conditions for Kite Lessons / Courses, KiteGeneration Kite School could move daily to different South Sardinia kitesurfing spots. In fact, the availability of wind always in the same kite spot cannot be guarantee. Instead, it can be almost always reached a windy kite spot with onshore wind and perfect conditions for kitesurfing. Depending on the blowing wind, Kite spots where the Kite Lessons / Courses take place could be:

You can find more information on Kitesurfing Lessons by KiteGeneration on this page.

 

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Hope to see you soon while Kitesurfing Sardinia!

 

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Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Australia 8-12/11/2017

Nico Parlier & Oliver Bridge 12/11/17

Nico Parlier wins the hydrofoil Pro tour! Second time in a row!

Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia

Hydrofoil Pro Tour moved to Australia, in the flat water and great wind of Botany Bay beach.

Kite Regatta, Australia
Ph. Hydrofoil Pro Tour Australia

Competition has been held from 8th to 12th November 2017 and it included the Australian Nationals from 11th to 12th November 2017

Some of  kite foilers talents from around the world took part to the competion. Four days of perfect conditions allowed the organizing committee to start 6 races everyday (24 races totally); for races replays go to: www.tractrac.com

A big news comes from Olly Bridge, that took part to the competition with the new Mike’s Lab Hydrofoil, showing its qualities. Olly already used Mike’s fin in the Extreme San Diego Foil  Invitational (19-22/10/2017) but this was the first time in the tour. It looked like he felt comfortable with new material, as he was able to shot some bullets, and as he was always extremly close to Nico.

Overall and Final results

Nation Name Points R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 R19 R20 R21 R22 R23 R24
1 FRA Nico Parlier 21 1 1 1 1 (2) 1 1 (OCS-35) 1 1 1 1 1 1 (2) 1 (4) 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
2 GBR Olly bridge 36 2 2 2 2 1 2 (3) 1 2 2 2 2 (3) 2 (10) 2 1 2 2 (3) 2 2 1 2
3 USA Riley Gibbs 54 3 3 3 3 3 (5) 2 2 4 3 3 3 2 3 1 (5) 2 3 3 2 3 3 (DNF-36) (DNS-36)
4 MRI Jean de Falbaire 76 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 3 (5) 4 4 4 4 3 (10) 3 (5) 5 4 4 4 4 (DNF-36)
5 FRA Titouan Galea 98 (9) 6 5 5 5 4 7 4 6 4 (8) 5 5 (RCT-36) 4 3 5 4 7 (8) 6 5 3 5
6 GER Florian Gruber 115 5 7 7 6 (8) (7) 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 5 5 (RCT-36) 6 6 4 7 (9) 6 5 6
7 AUS Mani Bisschops 126 7 5 6 (9) 6 (9) 5 7 8 9 5 8 8 6 7 4 8 (12) (12) 5 5 7 7 3
8 NZL Sam Bullock 144 (12) 8 (11) (10) 7 8 (13) 6 7 7 7 7 9 RDG-8 8 7 7 7 6 10 7 8 6 4
9 USA Daniela Moroz 161 6 9 8 7 9 6 8 8 9 8 9 (10) 7 8 (13) 8 10 9 9 6 -15 9 -12 8
10 AUS Jordan Girdis 213 11 11 10 11 10 11 9 11 (DNF-35) 12 10 (13) 12 11 (14) 9 (17) 11 11 11 11 11 8 12
11 AUS Andrew Cooksey 219 8 12 13 8 11 10 10 9 11 11 12 11 (13) (13) 11 (15) 11 13 13 13 12 (21) 10 10
12 AUS Drew Malcolm 235.8 10 10 12 12 12 (17) 14 (18) 10 14 RDG-12.9 RDG-12.9 11 7 9 11 12 14 14 15 8 (19) 15 (16)
13 AUS Alty Frisby 237 16 13 9 (16) 13 (19) 12 13 (17) 13 13 12 14 10 15 (16) 9 10 10 12 10 15 9 9
14 GER Marvin Baumeister Schoenian 278 13 (DNF-35) 24 15 18 OCS-35 11 10 12 10 11 9 18 9 12 6 (DNF-36) (DNF-36) 15 (DNF-36) 14 10 13 13
15 AUS Scott Whitehead 289 17 16 15 14 15 13 (20) 12 13 16 14 (17) (23) 14 (20) 12 14 15 16 14 17 14 14 14
16 AUS Philip Rowlands 320 14 14 14 13 14 12 15 21 15 21 17 14 17 (DNF-36) 17 13 15 (23) 20 17 18 (DNF-36) (DNF-36) 19
17 AUS Jalen Andreatta 336 15 15 16 18 16 14 16 19 20 (DNF-35) (DNF-35) 29 16 12 21 17 16 17 17 16 13 13 (DNF-36) (DNF-36)
18 AUS Craig Rawson 371 (DNS-35) 22 17 21 (DNF-35) (27) 17 14 16 (30) 22 21 21 16 19 14 22 18 21 19 20 16 20 15
19 NZL Richard Bates 376 18 18 21 19 22 15 19 15 19 19 20 19 (25) 18 (25) 20 21 20 -23 20 -23 18 17 18
20 AUS Jeremy Watson 380 26 (DNF-35) 22 (DNF-35) 23 18 (DNF-35) 16 18 15 23 (DNF-35) 20 15 22 23 18 19 19 23 16 17 16 11
21 NZL Bradley Nixon 393 21 20 20 22 17 21 18 17 21 20 18 18 (24) 19 (24) 19 (DNF-36) 22 18 (24) 24 20 18 20
22 NZL Michael Pepper 399 19 19 18 20 21 (DNF-35) DNF-35 DNF-35 14 17 15 15 19 17 16 22 20 16 24 18 19 (DNF-36) (DNS-36) (DNF-36)
23 AUS Graeme Simpson 402 20 17 19 17 19 20 22 DNF-35 25 18 16 16 15 (OCS-36) 18 21 (DNS-36) (DNF-36) 22 22 22 (DNS-36) 21 17
24 HKG fung yang 418 22 21 23 -23 20 16 21 (DNF-35) 22 23 21 22 22 20 23 18 19 (28) (DNF-36) 21 21 22 19 22
25 AUS Andy Hansen 448.7 (DNS-35) (DNC-35) DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 10 RDG-14.7 6 (RCT-36) 13 8 8 9 (RET-36) 12 11 7
26 AUS Natalie Flintrop-Clarke 504 27 23 25 25 26 25 25 24 24 24 24 27 (32) 23 (29) 27 27 29 (30) 25 28 (30) 22 24
27 AUS Troy Bower 507 23 DNF-35 DNF-35 24 25 23 23 20 23 22 19 24 27 (DNF-36) 28 (DNF-36) (DNF-36) 21 25 30 27 23 (DNF-36) 30
28 AUS Gareth Collins 526 24 DNF-35 DNF-35 26 24 24 24 25 DNF-35 26 25 20 26 22 26 (DNS-36) 23 26 (DNF-36) (DNF-36) (DNF-36) 28 26 26
29 AUS Tim Forbes-Smith 530 25 (DNF-35) 27 27 27 22 26 22 27 27 27 26 (31) 24 (30) 26 28 (30) 26 29 30 29 28 27
30 AUS Max Taylor 549 28 24 26 28 28 28 27 23 26 28 28 28 30 25 (32) (DNF-36) (DNF-36) (DNF-36) 27 27 31 31 27 29
31 AUS Julian Thomson 582 (DNS-35) DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 25 26 23 (DNF-36) (DNS-36) (DNS-36) 24 26 25 28 26 26 26 24 23
32 AUS Hamish Leighton 585 (DNC-36) (DNC-35) (DNC-35) DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNF-35 DNS-35 25 28 21 27 25 24 24 (DNF-36) 31 25 25 29 21
33 AUS Breiana Whitehead 612 (DNS-35) (DNC-35) (DNC-35) (DNC-35) DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 29 26 31 28 25 27 29 28 29 27 25 28
34 AUS Simon Savage 648 29 25 DNF-35 DNS-35 DNF-35 26 DNF-35 DNF-35 28 29 DNF-35 DNF-35 (DNS-36) (DNF-36) (DNS-36) 30 29 31 (DNS-36) DNF-36 DNF-36 32 DNF-36 DNF-36
35 AUS Chris deLange 664 DNF-36 DNC-36 DNC-36 (DNC-36) DNC-36 (DNC-36) (DNC-36) (DNC-36) DNC-36 DNC-36 DNC-36 DNC-36 DNS-36 DNF-36 33 29 30 32 DNS-36 DNF-36 DNF-36 24 23 25

Day 4

Olly Bridge: ”Yesterday we had a really good day again, 10 to 12 knots and athlets on 15 square meters kite, so pretty perfect condition out in the water. Today it looks pretty similar, sun is out and we are going to have a good day of racing!”

Day 3

Riley Gibbs, top rider from USA: ”Wind looking pretty pumping, similar to the first days. We are going to ride on 15 square meters kite again, probably with 13 meters line! Glad to be here in Sidney!”

At the end of the day Australian team was performing really good with 5 riders in the top 15, and 2 riders on the top 10.

Day 2

On course side”  in the second race of the day was the only mistake for Nico, as he won 5 races out of 6.

Day 1

Warm sea-breezes up around 12 knots created perfect conditions for 15 square meters kite. Nico Parlier, after five bullets: ”Wind consistent all day, a little bit shifty sometime; but that’s what makes it interesting”

For the Australian guys, day finished with Mani Bisschops sitting 7th, Andrew Cooksey 10th, Drew Malcolm 12th, Philip Rawlands 13th and Alty Frisby 14th!

 

Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Australia 8-12/11/2017
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Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia

Sardinia Kitesurfing Spots: Cagliari, Punta Trettu< Villasimius, Chia, Porto Botte, Porto Pollo, San teodoro, Badesi: Discover the best kite beaches in Sardinia

 

Cagliari, Poetto Beach, 8 october 2017 – Parlier Takes KiteFoil World Title While Mazella Grabs GoldCup Crown

France’s Nico Parlier put on an imperious display to seize the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoil World Championship on the final day of racing on the Italian resort island of Sardinia.

Even before the last race of the Sardinia Kiteboard Grand Slam, Parlier’s haul of bullets during the four days of competition meant he had the championship in the bag because of his vastly superior score.

But after adding two more bullets to his tally in the opening two races on the flat waters of the Gulf of Angels of Cagliari’s Poetto Beach, Parlier looked like he would make it a perfect hat-trick in the day’s final race after rounding the first top mark in the lead once again.

Uncharacteristically, he fell when he missed a gybe in the light, shifty breezes and had to watch much of head of the fleet ride past as he tried to restart. Yet by the bottom mark Parlier was back up to sixth position and with his raw pace and finesse he managed to claw his way back to finish second, just behind countryman Axel Mazella.

“I could have stayed on the beach for that last race because I knew I had it won already,” said Parlier. “Still, I had to stay concentrated for the whole regatta. As I expected, the level of competition was very high. So I’m really delighted to  win.”

Mazella’s stellar performance earned him the second spot on the podium for the World title, but as the regatta doubled as the fourth stop of the 2017 IKA KiteFoil GoldCup series it was also enough to secure him the overall tour title.
The 20-year-old Frenchman had been peerless at the GoldCup’s previous back-to-back stops at Weifang and Pingtan, China, last month, when he won race after race in light conditions that left rivals awed by his speed and precision.

“I’m really, really happy to win the tour title,” said a beaming Mazella. “But it’s slightly bitter-sweet. I’d loved to have taken the World Championship title too. We’ve had all the top guys here, so it was very tight and very interesting. I hope it will be the same at the Formula Kite Worlds in Oman next month.”
The intense competition at the top of the fleet left reigning IKA Formula Kite world champion and KiteFoil GoldCup title holder, Maxime Nocher (MON), in an unfamiliar third spot on the podium. But after a four-month layoff and little training for the event, Nocher was pleased with his showing after a consistent series of top place finishes in the regatta’s 12 races that have left him hungry to get back on top in the increasingly competitive environment.

“It was very tight and I’m quite happy for my comeback,” said Nocher. “For sure I will go to Oman now. The level in foiling is really going up. Before, I was just leading. Now there’s very little between the top 10 guys. The technology is advancing like crazy and I’m working on my own foil. So let’s see.”

With virtually all the leading men among the 39-strong fleet from 14 nations at the Sardinia Kiteboard Grand Slam—sponsored by the City of Cagliari and Tourism Sardinia, supported by Yacht Club Cagliari—the five-day event produced some of the fastest, tightest racing of the year.
But straight out of the gate, Team Enata’s Mazella racked up two bullets on the first day of racing in light conditions that upset the form books that saw Parlier as the firm favourite after he had won nearly race this year.
True to form, though, the wheels of the Parlier machine began to grind on the second day when the gusty Mistral winds hit 40kts. On his Mike’s Lab foil and board, and Ozone R1V2 kites, he began racking up bullets and continued to do so right to close of racing, only faltering occasionally when he placed second, a record that made him untouchable.
For a time Britain’s Guy Bridge, 18, on his Levitaz Bionic foil and Flysurfer Sonic Race kites, looked as if he could challenge for a podium spot. But despite his searing pace, a chequered last two days left him in fourth spot overall.
His mother, multiple world champion, Steph Bridge, among the three women racing in the competitive mixed fleet, won the women’s title, but was nonetheless dismayed with her final day’s outing that took the gloss of things a little.

“I had a bit of a disaster,” said Bridge. “I don’t think I’ve ever in my life been out in such tricky, gusty conditions. But it’s the same for everyone. It’s just that it’s just not good to end a great event on sad note. I felt I should have done better.”
French 16-year-old Anaïs Mai Desjardins, undoubtedly a rising star, took the second podium spot behind Bridge. But her win at the KiteFoil GoldCup in Korea and a third in Weifang, China, were enough for her to take the overall tour crown.

 

Cagliari, Poetto Beach, 7 october 2017 – 

 

 

Cagliari, Poetto Beach, 6 october 2017 – Second day of races at the Kite Foil World Champioship 2017 at the Poetto Beach of Cagliari, Sardinia.

The day was signed by a really strong mistral wind, that reached over 40 knots.

These conditions enhance the technical and physical skills of the 39 international top riders here at Poetto.

French Nico Parlier has been the absolut dominator of the day with three consecutive first place. This allowed him to pass French country man Axel Mazella on the lead.

Another great comeback was from the world champion Maxime Nocher that jumped in third place after the three third places today.

British Guy Bridge is now in 4th  Overall, whil Italian Mario Calbucci is in sixth.

Tomorrow morning skippers meeting at 10.00 h. with first possible start at 11.00.

The wind is expected from NE rotating to east in the second part of the day.

 

Cagliari, poetto Beach, 5 october 2017 – None of the favourites to take the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoil World Championship title had it all their own in the opening exchanges on sparkling blue Mediterranean waters off the Italian island of Sardinia.

In a surprise upset to the form books, France’s Axel Mazella scored bullets in the first two races, holding countryman Nico Parlier at bay and pushing him into unfamiliar second spots on each occasion as the shifty breezes vexed the entire fleet.

Yet in the opening day’s third and final race both Frenchmen—arguably the fastest racers in the fleet—came unstuck. Each separately tangled with other riders and had to fight their back way into contention but finished slightly down the order. That left the door open for reigning IKA KiteFoil GoldCup title holder and Formula Kite World Champion Maxime Nocher (MON) to take the win on his comeback at the Sardinia Kiteboarding Grand Slam after a four-month layoff.

Only Britain’s increasingly quick teenager, Guy Bridge, could split the order with three consistent finishes in the thermal breezes that built to around 12kts and left him third on the leaderboard. His mother, multiple world champion Steph Bridge (GBR), had a slightly chequered outing missing one start by several minutes after suffering a tangle launching her foil kite on the beach. But racing in the mixed fleet, she managed to keep her nose in front of 16-year-old Anaïs Mai Desjardins (FRA) to give her the edge on the leaderboard.

Still, for all the drama of mixed fortunes on the water, the opening day of the IKA KiteFoil World Championship, which is also the concluding contest of the four-stop KiteFoil GoldCup series that began in May in Korea before proceeding to China for back-to-back events last month, lived up to the hype. With virtually all the world’s top men on the startline for the first time this year on the first day of the four-day regatta, sponsored by Cagliari city and the Sardinia region, the showdown was bound to produce fireworks.

That Mazella opened his account taking two comfortable victories, leaving Parlier in his wake, was slightly unexpected. On the two laps of the windward-leeward track Mazella took early leads from where he barley looked back using his favoured 15m Enata foil kite. “I got good starts just in front of Nico Parlier,” said Mazella. “But I needed to control the races all the time. I was just in front of him, so when he took a slightly higher angle, I did the same. If he went deeper, I followed suit. I’m really confident on my 15m kite.”

Parlier had also started the day on a 15m Ozone R1V2 kite that had been big enough for the early winds. But for the racer who favours heavier conditions, the tricky breezes proved slightly troublesome. “It was pretty light wind,” said Parlier. “But the biggest problem was that I had no idea which part of the course was favoured. In the last race I had a crash into another rider and that really didn’t help, though I managed to get back into it at the end.”

With the two Frenchmen fighting to get back on terms in the final race Nocher, who had switched to a second prototype foil, found another gear that gave him his first cherished victory, just ahead of Théo L’hostis (FRA), Italy’s Mario Calbucci and Guy Bridge, who were hot on his heels. “After the first two races I changed the foil,” said Nocher. “It had been giving me a lot of trouble, and the third race was way better and I managed to win, so I’m happy. It’s my comeback after four months off, and I’ve only been training for two weeks, so it’s a good start.”

Top five men after three races (no discards)

  1. Axel Mazella (FRA) 9pts
  2. Nico Parlier (FRA) 10pts
  3. Guy Bridge (GBR) 10pts
  4. Maxime Nocher (MON) 12pts
  5. Mario Calbucci (ITA) 21pts

Top three women after three races (no discards)

  1. Steph Bridge (GBR) 77pts
  2. Anaïs Mai Desjardins (FRA) 85pts
  3. Sabrina Schlossnikel (GER) 111pts.

 

Cagliari, poetto Beach, 4 october 2017 – Today 4 October 2017 is the registration Day. At 18:00 h there will be the Open Ceremony.  

The Sardinia Grand Slam, final stage of Kite Foil Gold Cup have been presented yesterday at Sardinian Tourist board in Cagliari  and will under go from tomorrow at the suggestive location of Poetto Beach of Cagliari (Fidth Bus Stop, Italian Army Bathhouse). 

  

The event is organized by GLE (Good Looking Entertainment) with technical support from Yacht Club Cagliari and the sanctioning body being IKA (International Kiteboarding Association). 

 The press conference was opened by event organizer  Gian Domenico Nieddu with interventions by Alberto Floris president of Yacht Club Cagliari, Barbara Argiolas Sardinia Turism minister , Yuri Marcialis Sport minister for the city of Cagliari, Mirco Babini President of the International Kiteboarding, Association and  General Giovanni Domenico Pintus, Commander in chief  for   Esercito Italiano –  Sardinian Army. 

Events like the Sardinia Grand Slam – say Tourist Minister Barbara Argiolas- are included in our strategy plan to promote tourism throught sport in contact with nature. We are opening new seasons, after summer is over,  thanks to events like this. We will continue to invest in events that will focus on our environmental quality and substanibility giving at the same time an economical value . Sailing events  and other sports events in contact with nature find in Sardinia their ideal location” 

At the Press conference was present also the Kite foil World Champion Maxine Nocher from Montecarlo: “ I’m really happy to be herein Cagliari. It’s the fourth time that I come in this wonderful island of Sardinia and I’m becoming really affectionated because I won here my very first international title. I’m sure this will be a great event.” 

The IKA event will take place in the location called ‘Esercito’, managed by the Army and is organized by Gian Domenico Nieddu of GLE Good Looking Entertainment in cooperation with Yacht Club Cagliari. 

The City Hall of Cagliari and the Sardinia Region are the sponsors of the event through their Tourism office. Sixty riders are registered from all over the world and this evening at 6 pm there will be the ‘opening cerimony’. 

Total prize money will reach € 20.000. 

The reigning world champion MAXINE NOCHER (from Montecarlo) will have to match the strong French team including the vice world champion NICO PARLIER and AXEL MAZELLA. 

Good chances also for THEO LHOSTIS from France and the British brothers GUY and OLIVER BRIGHT, all on top of the ranking separated by few points. 

For the Italian fans the cheering will go to best ranked RICKY LECCESE but also hopes are placed on a good performance of veterans MARIO CALBUCCI and ANDREA BEVERINO. 

In the ladies fleet UK Steph Bridge. 

EVENT PROGRAM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3:
Conference

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4:
Riders Arrivals
15,00-17,00 Rider’s Registrations.
18,00 Opening Ceremony in Cagliari – Poetto Beach –
Welcome Ceremony for Riders and Officials

DAY 2 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5:
Qualification series
Guided tour of museums

DAY 3 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6:
Qualification series
Sport Courses at sea
Party

DAY 4 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7:
Qualification series

DAY 5 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8:
Finals
19,30 Prize giving and awards closing ceremony with free dinner for all riders and organization in Cagliari End Party

 

Cagliari 31 August 2017 – Even in this 2017, Cagliari in Sardinia will host the fantastic show of Kitesurfing: In fact, between the  4 and the 8 of October 2017, at Poetto Beach f Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia island, it will take place the Kite Foil World Championship 2017.

After the Kite Worlds 2002, after the Kiteboard Racing World Championships in 2012, after the Youth and Master Kite World Championships 2014 and after the Kite Foil European Championships 2016, Cagliari once again became the world’s kite center.

International Kiteboarding comes back to beautiful Poetto Beach -Cagliari after the World Championship Racing in 2012 and in leading Italian resort island of Sardinia after the IKA World Kite League of last year in Porto Pollo.

This time Cagliari will host the IKA Kite Foil Gold Cup World Championships FINAL. It is the final event, the one that will assign the world title, in a tour that touched already this year Korea, France and China two times.

The IKA event will take place in the location called ‘Esercito’, managed by the Army.

Sixty riders are expected from all over the world but the biggest contingent will come from France where kite foil exploded.

Total prize money will reach €20.000.

The reigning world champion MAXINE NOCHER (from Montecarlo) will have to match the strong French team including the vice world champion NICO PARLIER and AXEL MAZELLA.

Good chances also for THEO LHOSTIS from France and the British brothers GUY and OLIVER BRIGHT, all on top of the ranking separated by few points.

For the Italian fans the cheering will go to best ranked RICKY LECCESE (based in South America) but also hopes are placed on a good performance of veterans SIMONE VANNUCCI, MARIO CALBUCCI and ANDREA BEVERINO.

In the ladies fleet USA leader DANIELA MOROZ will try to retake the world title but has to watch out from Russian ELENA KALININA.

 

Here below some useful information on kitesurfing and Kite Foil and on the KiteFoil World Championship 2017.

  1. Kitesurfing and Kite Foil: what are they?
  2. Format of the Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia
  3. The location of the Kite Foil World Championship2017: The Poetto Beach of Cagliari
  4. Schedule of the Kite Foil World Championship 2017
  5. Details of Kite Foil World Championship 2017
  6. Streaming of the Kite Foil World Champioship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia

1. Kitesurfing and Kite Foil: what are they?

Let us now explain to the less experienced, what are the kitesurfing and the kitefoil.

Kitesurfing

Barack Obama Kitesurfing
Barack Obama Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing is a surface water sport that consists of gliding on the water suface  with a board thanks to the power transmitted by a kite used as a sail. It is an adrenaline and beautiful sport, which is becoming always more popular even among famous people, including Barak Obama.

KiteFoil

Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia
Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia

Kite foil is a special kitesurfing discipline in which a particular board is used: this board, Hydro Foil board, has a long fin with wings that allow the rider to escape completely from the water and reach incredible speeds (even over 60 km / h ) thanks to the very little resistance that this fin reaches in the water. Kite Foil is the Formula One of Kitesurf, a show not to be missed!

2. Format of the Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia

The format of the World Championship of Kite Foil 2017 will be Fleet Racing.

Fleet Racing is a series of races where the riders challenge each other. At the end of each racing, the first ranked rider gets a point, the second ranked gets two points, the third ranked gets 3 points and so on.

At the end of all races, the rider who has scored the smallest total of points will be the 2017 Kite Foil World Champion.

The rankings can change up to the last race for two reasons:

  1. because each race is different from the others and any result is always possible;
  2. because every 5 races , the riders could discard the worst result obtained in the previous races.

Separate rankings will be drawn for women, men, Youth and Masters (over 35) and Grand Master (over 45).

Stay tuned! Do not miss the Kite Foil World Champioship 2017!

3. The location of the Kite Foil World Championship2017: The Poetto Beach of Cagliari

The Village of Sardinia Grand Slam – IKA Kite Foil World Championship 2017, that will be held in Cagliari, Sardinia, is located at the Army Facility (Stabilimento dell’Esercito) to the fifth bus stop of Poetto beach, the beach of Cagliari.

Event Coordinates

  • 39.207015, 9.166432
  • Google Maps Link: Click here
FACILITIES OF ARMY FACILITY (STABILIMENTO DELL’ESERCITO)

It includes a large area that comes alive throughout the day:

  • Area athletes
  • Stage Speaker & Music
  • Exhibition area
  • Paddock storage equipment
  • medical Area
  • Technical Area / jury / race committee
  • secretary
  • dining area
  • Services
  • show program area
  • play area
  • The Marina (means)
  • Info point
  • Media / TV area
  • Press room

4. Schedule of the Kite Foil World Championship 2017

Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia
Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia

The Sardinia Grand Slam – IKA Kite Foil World Championship 2017 will start on 4 October 2017 at Poetto Beach of Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy!

Here under the schedule of the event.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3:
Conference

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4:
Riders Arrivals
15,00-17,00 Rider’s Registrations.
18,00 Opening Ceremony in Cagliari – Poetto Beach –
Welcome Ceremony for Riders and Officials

DAY 2 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5:
Qualification series
Guided tour of museums

DAY 3 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6:
Qualification series
Sport Courses at sea
Party

DAY 4 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7:
Qualification series

DAY 5 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8:
Finals
19,30 Prize giving and awards closing ceremony with free dinner for all riders and organization in Cagliari End Party

5. Details of the Kite Foil World Championship 2017

Event Start Date 04. Oct 2017
Event End Date 08. Oct 2017
Max Participation Quota 60
Registration and Early Bird Deadline 03. Oct 2017
Full Entry Fee 250.00 EUR
Early Bird Entry Fee 200.00 EUR
Class KiteFoil
Discipline Fleet Racing
Event Website CLICK HERE</
Points 200
Prizemoney 20000 EUR
Event Status confirmed
Notice of Race CLICK HERE
Sailing Instructions CLICK HERE
Location Poetto Beach
Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia
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Streaming of the Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia

Streaming of the KiteFoil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy).

Even in this 2017, Cagliari in Sardinia will host the fantastic show of Kitesurfing: In fact, between the  4 and the 8 of October 2017, at Poetto Beach f Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia island, it will take place the Kite Foil World Championship 2017.

After the Kite Worlds 2002, after the Kiteboard Racing World Championships in 2012, after the Youth and Master Kite World Championships 2014 and after the Kite Foil European Championships 2016, Cagliari once again became the world’s kite center.

International Kiteboarding comes back to beautiful Poetto Beach -Cagliari after the World Championship Racing in 2012 and in leading Italian resort island of Sardinia after the IKA World Kite League of last year in Porto Pollo.

This time Cagliari will host the IKA Kite Foil Gold Cup World Championships FINAL. It is the final event, the one that will assign the world title, in a tour that touched already this year Korea, France and China two times.

The IKA event will take place in the location called ‘Esercito’, managed by the Army.

Sixty riders are expected from all over the world but the biggest contingent will come from France where kite foil exploded.

Total prize money will reach €20.000.

The reigning world champion MAXINE NOCHER (from Montecarlo) will have to match the strong French team including the vice world champion NICO PARLIER and AXEL MAZELLA.

Good chances also for THEO LHOSTIS from France and the British brothers GUY and OLIVER BRIGHT, all on top of the ranking separated by few points.

For the Italian fans the cheering will go to best ranked RICKY LECCESE (based in South America) but also hopes are placed on a good performance of veterans SIMONE VANNUCCI, MARIO CALBUCCI and ANDREA BEVERINO.

In the ladies fleet USA leader DANIELA MOROZ will try to retake the world title but has to watch out from Russian ELENA KALININA.

Streaming of the Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia
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Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia

Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia
Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia
Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia
Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia
Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia

Registration is open now for the Sardinia Grand Slam – IKA Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia.

The 2017 World Champions of the IKA KiteFoil Class will be crowned from 04 to 08 October 2017 at Poetto Beach, Cagliari, Sardinia.

Cagliari has already hosted many events of kitesurfing in Sardinia and has always provided excellent weather conditions and organization.
Here under the kite events hold in Cagliari in the past years:

 

 

 

The Sardinia Grand Slam marks the final of this years 4-stop KiteFoil GoldCup which has awarded a total of 125.000 EUR prize money.

Earlier plans to host the final in France or in the UAE unfortunately had to be postponed till the 2018 season due to reasons beyond our control. However, both of these events will make fantastic additions to the 2018 tour !

Starting with Korea back in May, the top 15 riders of each 2017 KiteFoil GoldCup (Korea, Weifang, Pingtan) qualify directly for the final event, with the remaining competitors being able to enter in the order of the world ranking up to a maximum of 60 entries. The winner of the Sardinia event will be crowned 2017 KiteFoil World Champion, while the KiteFoil GoldCup trophy will be awarded to the best rider of the tour.

Riders can register in the official IKA webpage by clicking here.

The Notice of Race can be found here.

Format of Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia

The format of Kite Foil World Championship 2017 is Fleet Racing.

Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia
Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia

The Kitefoil GoldCup is the World Championship series of the IKA KiteFoil Class.

Separate Rankings will be produced for Female, Youth/Junior and Masters/Grandmasters depending on entry numbers.

Sardinia Grand Slam – IKA Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia is Open For All Equipment

The Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia is KiteFoil class equipment (open class for unregistered foils, prototypes).

The event starts with registration on 4 October 2017, racing will start from 5 October 2017.

 

EVENT DETAILS

Event Start Date 04. Oct 2017
Event End Date 08. Oct 2017
Max Participation Quota 60
Registration and Early Bird Deadline 03. Oct 2017
Full Entry Fee 250.00 EUR
Early Bird Entry Fee 200.00 EUR
Class KiteFoil
Discipline Fleet Racing
Event Website CLICK HERE
Points 200
Prizemoney 20000 EUR
Event Status confirmed
Notice of Race CLICK HERE
Sailing Instructions CLICK HERE
Location Poetto Beach

 

Kite Foil World Championship 2017 in Cagliari, Sardinia
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Strapless Kitesurf Course in Sardinia

Strapless Kite Surf Course Sardinia
Kitesurfing in Sardinia with KiteGeneration, Lucas Rey Capu Mannu, Sardinia
Kitesurfing in Sardinia

Are you coming to Sardinia and would you like one of the ultimate way to have fun while kitesurfing? so, Learn Strapless KiteSurf in Sardinia with our Strapless Kite Course!

Strapless Kitesurf Course: description and tips

Thinking about to start with riding strapless kite Surf board? We can teach you how to strapless Surf riding with our Strapless Kite Surf Course!

With our strapless kite course you will learn all you need to know to go riding safely on a surf board and having fun from the beginning.

Strapless Kite Surf Course in Sardinia
Strapless Kite Surf Course in Sardinia

You would learn to water-start, riding and turning with a surf-board.  As you progress, or if you are not beginner, we can add some more elaborated turns, little jumps, wave riding.

We will fit the Strapless Kite Course to your level, so don’t worry!

Strapless Kite Surf Course: Details

Who can attend the Strapless Kite Course?

Strapless Kite Course is designed to people who already know how to kitesurf up-wind and confidently with a twin-tip (a standard kite board). Strapless Kite Surf Course is best suited to those who can already kitesurf confidently with a normal board, because in strapless kitesurfing you won’t be attached to the board, being harder to stay on, keep balanced and control the kite at the same time.

Instead, if you are a surfer who wants to enjoy more days in the waves, you should start with a regular kite course to learn how to maneuver the kite.

What you will learn in the Strapless Kite Surf Course?

Strapless KiteSurf Course in Sardinia
Strapless KiteSurf Course in Sardinia

We will fit the Strapless Kite Course to your level, so don’t worry!

Depending on your level and your goals, you would learn:

  • strapless water-start,
  • strapless kite surf riding ;
  • turning with a strapless surf-board.
  • little jumps,
  • wave riding.

What is included in the Strapless Kite Surf Course?

Everything you need for the strapless kite course:

  • Qualified instructors,
  • RC / accidents insurance,
  • Kite Surf Equipment (Kite, Bar, Surf Board, Wetsuit, Helmet),
  • fun,
  • Transportation (If necessary)

How Long Takes to Learn Strapless Kite Surf Course?

It will depend on your previous kite skills and what your strapless goals are. An intermediate kiteboarder can learn to ride a strapless surf board with just 1 or 2 lessons. But if you are looking to turns, to master the wave riding or some strapless tricks, more lessons and a lot of practice on your own would be needed.

Are Strapless Kite Surf Lessons Private Or Group?

Our Kite School does not offer Group lessons.We Just offer:

  • Private Kite Lessons (1 instructor/1 kite dedicated to the student )
  • Semi-private courses/lessons (1 instructor/1 kite dedicated every 2 or maximum 3 students). Semi-Private Courses can be offered just to 2 or 3 friends that come togheter and do the course/lessons in the same days.

How the Strapless Kite Surf Lessons can be booked?

Would like to enjoy the Strapless Kite Course in Sardinia with us?

Well! 🙂

So now you should follow the instructions at the kite Courses/Camps registration page, by clicking here..

In case you have some doubts or you need more information, you can read the notes at our services/prices page and our FAQs. Then, if you still need further clarifications, please contact us by using our contact form.

Thanks and …. anyway, have a good stay and a good wind in Sardinia 🙂

Strapless Kitesurf Course in Sardinia
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What is the Kitesurfing

Kiteboarding is a sailing sport and consists in harnessing the power of the wind with a controllable kite while propelling across the water on a board, usually simmetric and similar to a wakeboard and called twin-tip board. Depending on used board, kiteboarding is called in different ways:

  • if the board is a surf board, kiteboarding becomes Kitesurfing;
  • if the board is a Hydro Foil board, kiteboarding becomes Kite Foil;

Anyway, it is common to call kitesurf or simply kite all kind of Kiteboarding.

On snow or ice, using a Kite a kite plus a snowboard or ski, this sport is called Snowkiting or Kite skiing or simply Snowkite.

Different styles on Kiteboarding

There are different kiteboarding styles that can be summarized as follow:

  • Freestyle: a “free-format” that consists in using the board and the kite to get height enabling the kiter to do big jumps, rotations, board offs and other tricks;
  • Surf Freestyle: a discipline which consists in realizing tricks with a kite and a surf-board without straps. Tricks include rotations, big airs and 360;
  • Freeride: it is about having fun and learning new techniques;
  • Speed: speed events and records using a special directional board longer and with bigger fins than a normal board;
  • Formula Kite (Course racing): races along a course involving both speed and tactics;
  • Kite Foil: doing kite with a hydro foil board;
  • Slalom: it includes reaching starts, reaching courses, and obstacles to jump.
  • Kite waves: surfing the waves with a directional board;
  • Jumping / Big Air: it consists in boosting as high as possibile in the air;
  • Wake-Style: it consist in doing tricks and aerials using a twin-tip board with bindings;
  • Park riding: Park riding is very similar to wakestyle. Riders use wakeboarding obstacles to perform tricks on them.

Kiteboarding Classes (disciplines)

The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) is the Kite Class Association of the World Sailing , recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the governing body of windsurfing, kiteboarding up to the America’s Cup.

IKA responsibility is to manage the global administration of kiteboarding and combining world events into one united ranking.

Kite Classes recognized by IKA are:

Kite equipment

The basic equipment for kitesurfing consists of:

  • Kite;
  • Lines and Bar;
  • Harness;
  • Board.
Kites

Kites can be of different sizes (common sizes go from 5 to 18 m2). Size to be used depends on the wind strength and on rider size of the rider. Anyway, the principle is: if the wind intensity increases, the size of the kite to be used should decrease.

Kites are available in two major forms: inflatable kites and foil kites.

The inflatable parts of inflatable kites , that need to be inflated with a pump, help to hold the shape and also allow the kite to float on the water and therefore be re-launched. For this reason they are usually used on the water. The inflable kites can have different: from C kites, named C kites due to their very curved shape forming a letter C, to bow kites, named box due to their flatter shape similar to an archers bow. Most of the kite manufacturers produce different kite shapes: bow kites are usually for freeride / all round, C kites are for freestyle / wakestyle (C kites have quick reactive turning and powerful turns however they have harder water re-launch and less depower than Bow).

Foil kites, similar to the paraglides , have air cells that inflate with the wind (they don’t need to be inflates with a pump). Foil kites are usually used on the land (for kite buggy)  and on Snow (for Snow Kiting) and on the water by rders participating on races due to their hight performances.

Boards

The boards used are predominately symmetrical being the same whichever direction you are travelling in, similar to a wake board: these are called twin tips.

Even directional boards are used for kitesurfing:

  • boards similar to surf are used, usually, when riding waves;
  • Kite Foil board (or Hydrofoil Kiteboard or simply Foil ), a surfboard with a hydrofoil that lifts the board above the water surface. The Hydrofoil is something like a mini aeroplane, which is connected to a very long fin (called mast) under your kiteboard that once you get up to speed, lift you off the water and keep riding only on the submerged foil.

A large surface area of a board means less power needed to get it up and planning on the water. Usually, big boards are used in light winds or by beginners so they do not need so much power in the kite keeping it safer.

Bar and lines, Harness and other equipment

Lines , usually 4 or 5 and with a length between 15 and 30 m, are made of a very strong material. They connect the rider’s control bar to the kite.

The control bar is a solid metal or composite bar which attaches to the kite via the lines. The rider holds on to this bar and controls the kite by pulling at its ends, causing the kite to rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise like a bicycle.

The harness attaches the rider to the kite through the lines.

Other accessories that are or can be required for kitesurfing are the pump (for inflatable kites), helmet, impact vest and wetsuit.

Learn to kitesurf

Kitesurfing takes its ideas from a whole range of other sports e.g wakeboarding and power kiting that give the main influences, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing and paragliding.

People that pratice one of the before mentioned sports can pick up kitesurfing quickly improving, in the meantime, in the their other sport(s). Even people that never done any of the above mentioned sports can learn to kitesurf quickly: kitesurfing may look hard and complicated but is instead one of the easiest water sport to learn and has a very quick progression curve with many people being up and riding after just few hours of kite lessons.

Kitesurfing  is an adrenaline sport, fun and not too hard to learn, and has a lot of health benefits health as we use our whole body: our legs are used to control the board and push against the power of the kite whereas our torso and arms are used to hold onto the kite and keep the balance.

If you like to learn to kitesurf, the best advice that KiteGeneration Kiteschool would like to give you is to attend a kitesurf course and to avoid the “do it yourself”. The reasons are:

  • Kiteboarding can be a dangerous sport: Even that modern kites are equipped with many safety systems and are much more manageable than their ancestors, just an wrong weather evaluation or a wrong setting on kite can cause serious accidents to yourself and to the other people around you.
  • Learn kiteboarding with the right gear is easier than to learn with a wrong one: In order to learn kiteboarding quickly is better to start to practice with a small kite and, only after becoming familiar with it, start with bigger kites. With the “do it yourself” is unthinkable to have kites of all sizes (they are very expensive), so you are forced to try immediately with a big kite without having a good understaing of it (dangerous!). Moreover, when you are learning, the kite often goes down and may break easily. Attending a kite course with a kiteschool you could discover, without buying all the necessary gear, if you really want to invest the time and the money that kiteboarding requires.
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