La Maddalena Spiaggia, in the district of Capoterra near Cagliari, better known as Petrol Beach, is a kite-spot close to Cagliari.
The kitesurfing spot of Petrol Beach is the summer kite-spot of Cagliari and here our kitesurfing lessons and kite-courses take place when is blowing the thermal wind.
Kitesurfing Petrol Beach: kite-spot description
- Kite-spot name: Petrol Beach
- Location: Municipality of Capoterra (Cagliari), south Sardinia.
- Kite-spot type: sandy, flat-choppy water.
- Minimum required level: beginner.
- Best winds: thermal wind.
- Wind for waves: Levante (east).
- Water temperature 15 °C (winter) – 25 °C (summer).
- Wind range 10-20 knots.
- Facilities: parking, Kitezone, Kiosk.
- Distance from the centre of Cagliari: 15 Km.
- Distance from parking: 1 minute.
About 20 minutes from Cagliari, La Maddalena spiaggia spiaggia is better known by kitesurfers as Petrol Beach, due to the fact that is located in the middle between 2 oil&gas areas. Despite the name of Petrol Beach, the beach of La Maddalena Spiaggia is clean and the water of the sea is clear.
Even if the Scirocco could blow well when strong, the best wind at Petrol Beach is the thermal wind (sea breeze) coming side shore with an intensity of about 10-20 knots during the hot and sunny days (usually from May to September). the wind of Mistral (wind from North west) is off-shore and gusty, so not good in this kite-spot.
To the left and right of Petrol Beach, there are other beaches less crowded where the thermic wind works well at the same way: also these beaches are great kite-spots.
Sometimes can be on the water many seaweed (seaweed is synonymous with clean water) that can can be annoying especially for beginners.
At La Maddalena Spiaggia there is a parking, suitable also for campers and motorhomes, and during the summer season there are several several services and facilities like the kitezone and kiosks.
During the summer, in sthe sunny and hot days, when there are not other weather disturbances, Petrol Beach is the only kite-spot where kitesurfing is guarantee.
How to reach the kite-spot of Petrol Beach
From Cagliari, take the S.S. 195 towards Pula till Capoterra (approximately), where is located the kite.spot of Petrol Beach.
Kite-spots near Petrol Beach
Petrol Beach, one of the Sardinia kitesurfing spot, is the summer kite-spot of Cagliari.
The winter kite-spot of Cagliari is Poetto Beach.
A great kite-spot, both for beginner and advanced kitesurfers, is Punta Trettu that with flat-shallow water and steady winds, is considered one of the best kitesurfing spots of Europe.