If you are planning to come for your holidays in Sardinia, do not underestimate the idea to attend a course of kitesurfing: a healthy sport, in a direct contact with the sea, nature and … terribly adrenaline! On 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 Sea 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.
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 winter spot for kitesurfing (in the summer is too crowded and there are no kite areas / lanes).
At Poetto beach, during the winter times 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, South Wind and Thermal Winds. On the hot days of summer it is an ideal spot for kitesurfing, 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 usually a winter kite spot (in the summer is usually really crowded) and a Kite spot for expert. For there reasons, kite lessons and courses are hardly to manage, especially for beginners.
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, that 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?
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.
In all cases, it is strongly recommended to have a car to move in the different spots, if needed.
NB: If you are not an expert on weather forecast / conditions of Sardinia, to find the wind in Sardinia can be not easy.
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.
KiteGeneration Kitesurf Center is based in Sardinia, both in Cagliari and Punta Trettu.
Usually we teach Kitesurf in the spot around Cagliari and in Punta Trettu, by choosing the spot depending on weather forecast and wind direction. Between these two kite spots, most of the times, we can find the best conditions for kite lessons). Sometimes we could give kite lessons also in other kite spots of Southern Sardinia (e.g. Villasimius and Porto Botte), but only in particular cases and favorable weather conditions. So, definitely, we can guarantee our services only in Cagliari and in Punta Trettu.. In fact, even if Sardinia is a very windy island (for more info on weather conditions in Sardinia have a look at this article), it is impossible guarantee the availability of wind always in the same kite spot. But, moving between Cagliari and Punta Trettu and sometimes other kite spots, we can almost always reach a windy kite beach with proper windy conditions for Kite Lessons! Moving to different kite beaches, obviously, we cannot be 100% sure there will be wind all days, but we have a really high chance to offer kite lessons everyday.