Sardinia Kitesurfing Season: the best months for kitesurfing in Sardinia

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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Sardinia Kitesurfing Season: the best months for kitesurfing in Sardinia
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