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

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

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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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

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.

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