Kitespots in 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!
But Where to Kitesurf in Sardinia? 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 (the most frequent winds are Mistral and Scirocco) and rich in solitary beaches, away from the bustle of the crowds of swimmers: it can be considered a paradise for kitesurfing.
In Sardinia, you can find many places that have the ideal characteristics for kiteboarding and windsurfing.
The south of Sardinia is probably one of the windiest coast of the Mediterranean and therefore rich in many spots for kite surfing: Poetto of Cagliari, Capoterra (Petrol Beach), Quartu Sant’Elena, Chia, Villasimius, Santa Margherita, 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 and, besides being famous for its nightlife, it is also a great place for kitesurfing: there is a lot of space, since it is long approximatly 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. Poetto beach has been also the spot where has been held several kite world championships.
La Maddalena Spiaggia better knows as Petrol Beach in Capoterra, fought in the summer months by Scirocco, Ostro and Thermic wind. On the hot days of summer it is an ideal spot for kite surfing, even for beginners.
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.
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.
Which is the best Spot for 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 sSrocco (south east, the best spots with Sirocco are Poetto, Petrol Beach, Chia) 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).
So what to do? The suggestion is to contact a school as KiteGeneration, based in Cagliari and that every day follow the wind in different spots in fact making a real Kite Safari.
In all other cases, it is strongly recommended to have a car to move in the different spots when wind change 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, a kiteschool founded by people that have turned their passion into a profession. KiteGeneration is the ideal group to start to learn kite in Sardinia: a well-organized school, ideal even for children, with highly experienced and professional instructors who will drive you step by step in learning this exciting and fun sport. All in breathtaking beaches and landscape of Sardinia.