Punta Trettu: the perfect kite spot hidden in the South of Sardinia

Kite Spot Punta Trettu Sardinia

Kite Spot Punta Trettu in Sardinia: The best spot for Kitesurfing
Kite Spot Punta Trettu in Sardinia

In the South West of Sardinia island, in front of Sant’Antioco, there is a part of sea almost completely closed by the land mistakenly considered a lagoon: Punta Trettu.
Exposed to the winds of Scirocco (South East) and Mistral (North West), Punta Trettu, that means Straight Tip, offers exceptional flat and shallow water conditions ideal for kitesurfing. It is a real paradise for kitesurfers, one of the beast spot for kitesurfing in the World.

Punta Trettu: the kite spot hidden in the South of Sardinia

Sardinia, an island universally recognized as the “Maui of the Mediterranean” thanks to the constant winds, common waves, crystal clear sea and wild coasts, offers spectacular weather conditions all year round.

Kite Spot of Punta Trettu, Sardinia Island
Kite Spot of Punta Trettu, Sardinia Island

In Sardinia there are many kite and windsurf spots such as Porto Pollo, San Teodoro, Stintino, Capo Mannu famous all over the world. In fact , from North to South of Sardinia there are very different atmospheres as well as various coasts characterized by spectacular nature and different meteorologc conditions.
The northern Sardinia has more jagged shores, mostly rocky beaches and only a few and long sandy beaches. It is mostly mountainous with the typical elegant granitic areas shaded by myrrh and juniper.
The southern coast of Sardinia is more heterogeneous, the coasts are less jagged, less crowded than the North even during the high season and breathe a more peaceful and genuine atmosphere. On the beach, for example, it is much easier to find sardinian people, fishermen, and families on a daily trip.
Kite Spot of Punta Trettu in Sardinia
Kite Spot of Punta Trettu in Sardinia

Just hidden in this stretch of coast, more precisely in the district of San Giovanni Suergiu, close to the small Village of Matzaccara, in front of Sant’Antioco, there is the kite spot of Punta Trettu, that in past years has become the favorite destination of many kiters. Punta Trettu is a 600 meters tongue of earth that dives into a beautiful kite spot that offers perfect conditions for kitesurfing:
a huge bay of transparent water that comes almost always to the knees, protected by three sides and exposed to winds of Mistral and Scirocco.
The barren sandy bottom completes this magic kite spot that even in case of ”photonic” winds has flat water just like in the Brazilian lagoons of Cauipe, Tabuba, Jericoacoara or Barra Grande. From beginner to pro rider, everyone can enjoy this wonderful kitesurf spot.
First kiters discovered Punt Trettu in 2008 and since 2010 several kite schools have are coming.
Punta Trettu Kitesurf Kiteschool
Punta Trettu Kitesurf Kiteschool

“In 2009 I heard of Punta Trettu was a kite surfing paradise. When I kitesurfed here in 2010 for the first time, it have been an incredible feeling the sensation of having a kite spot in Sardinia that just few kiters in world knew. The spot is immense, the water is hot almost all year and the winds blow steady, depending on the day,  in a range between 10 and 30 knots. The sand bottoms are low, so ideals for beginners that can always walk on the ground when they fall. Then the location is wild, totally immersed in nature even if it is just one step away from all the services”, says Matias one of the founders of KiteGeration (KG), one of the biggest Kite School in Sardinia that has a headquarter even in Punta Trettu.

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Kitesurfing in Punta Trettu, My experience

I took a Zero to Hero kite course last summer in Punta Trettu, in the South West of Sardinia! It was an incredible experience! Gorgeous, flat and Shallow water, safe kite spot. The experience with the kite school was incredible, with great teachers and always a friendly atmosphere! Can’t wait to come back

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Kitesurfing Punta Trettu Sardinia, my Zero to Hero Kite Course
Kitesurfing Punta Trettu Sardinia, my Zero to Hero Kite Course

First of all, after I have learned to kitesurf, I can say that Learning to kitesurf is not so hard how it seems.
After long time I would like to start with kitesurfing,  I have attended a Kite Course just this year. As I was a completely beginner, I had a look on internet to find a easy and good spot for kitesurfing in one beautiful place in order to learn to kitesurf during my holidays. Punta Trettu Kite Center & Cafè in Sardinia, here I went! In Punta Trettu I decided for the super Kite Center Punta Trettu Kite Center & Cafè, part of KiteGeneration.

My Course in Punta Trettu: from Zero to Hero

After having a look at the proposed Beginner Kitesurfing Courses  I decided for the Zero to Hero Kite Course.
To be an independent kitesurfer it takes, for most of people, between 12 and 20 hours of kite lessons. But, a motivated person could go from zero to hero in less time.
The kite lessons I had in Punta Trettu were always great and easy, and I go up on the board in a very short time. I had lessons every day, the wind was blowing all the time (Punta Trettu have super wind statistics) and the sun shining every day.

The instructors

I changed instructor every day of lesson: Lucas, Mauro, Giorgio, Riccardo and Matias brought me to be an individual kitesurfer through the following steps learning to kitesurf.

My kite course


First I had to learn the proper kite theory and terminology so that your instructor could give me clear instructions. I learned how to set up the kite (it  is used to harness the power of the wind to glide on the water) and how to make it fly on the space. While kitesurfing, we always stand with our back to the wind facing the same direction as the wind and we stay in the center of the space where the kite can fly and get power : this space is called wind window.  Position of the kite in the wind window determines the power of the kite. The most powered position is when the kite is at 12:00 (directly in front of you), while the less powered positions are at 9 o’clock and 15 o’clock, exactly on our left or right.
The understanding of the wind window is the most important to know before to start to learn and practicing to control the kite, that takes more or less 5 hours.
After I got a good kite control, I moved up to the simulation of the water starts that means moving the kite through wind window to get the required power to let the kite lift us. This exercise were so important to understand where the power really is and how ito get the power, required for the water start.
After the simulation of the water start, I learned the Body Dragging, required in the water for safety reason and, when kite surfing,  to recover the board in case we lost it.
I completed all the above steps in more or less 7 hours. After that I started the real water start on the water with the board: sitting in the water with the board on, keeping the board near the water surface, moving the kite in the correct position into the power zone, I tried and tried until I was gliding on the water.

All was great: The spot of Punta Trettu, The instructors, the services and obviously the fabulous sport of kitesurfing!
 
 

Punta Trettu in Sardinia, one of the best Kitesurf Spot in Europe

Sardinia Kitesurfing Flat Water Kite Beach of Punta Trettu
Punta Trettu in Sardinia, spot for kitesurf
Punta Trettu in Sardinia, spot for kitesurf
Sardinia offers many spots for various  kite disciplines. It will astonish the wave lovers as well as foilers  and freestylers.

Punta Trettu is a place in the South West of Sardinia. It is a tip (Punta) that faces straight ahead (“Trettu” in Sardinian, “Dritta” in Italian) to the island of Sant’Antioco.

Punta Trettu is a famous Kitesurfing spot due to:

  • shallow and flat water, that makes kitesurfing very easy
  • constantly blowing winds of Mistral, Scirocco, Ponente and Levante

Kite Spot Details

Minimun level required Beginner
Sea bed Sandy
The best wind Mistral
Water shape Flat/Choppy
Wind for waves
Distance from the center of Cagliari 85 km
Distance from parking 10 min by walk
Water temperature  15 °C (winter) – 25 °C (summer)
Wind range 10-40 Knots

Punta Trettu in Sardinia: the perfect spot for Kitesurfing

Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf Spot
Punta Trettu in Sardinia: one of the best kite spot

Many famous kiters consider the kite spot of Punta Trettu in Sardinia the best flat and shallow water kite spot in Europe.
Punta Trettu works perfectly with:

  • north-west (Mistral) wind
  • south-east (Scirocco) wind

That are the predominant winds in Sardinia. Punta Trettu works even well with East (Levante) and West (Ponente) winds.
What makes this kite-spot so special is:

  • shallow and flat water
  • enough space for everyone.

For the above reasons, Punta Trettu is a perfect spot to learn to kitesurf for beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Areas for kitesurfing in Punta Trettu

Punta Trettu Kitesurf spot in Sardinia
Punta Trettu Kitesurf spot in Sardinia

Although in Punta Trettu there are no swimmers, because of:

  • shallow water
  • small beach
  • constantly blowing wind

there are areas where kitesurfing is absolutely forbidden.
The areas where is allowed to kitesurf and the areas where is not possible, are shown in the underlying image and are listed here below:

not allowed areas for kitesurfing in Punta Trettu
  1. The part of the spot close to the boat navigation channel. For the national sea law, kiters should stay 500 meters far from that channel.
  2. The north-eastern part of the spot where fishermen’s nets are often installed.

Who will do kite in those areas, could incur into a huge fine from the sea police.

allowed areas for kitesurfing in Punta Trettu

Areas of Punta Trettu Kitesurf spot where is possible to kitesurf:

  • Areas dedicated to the kite schools for their kite courses / lessons,
  • Areas dedicated to the independent kiters that don’t need lessons with an instructor. This areas is always extremely shallow and perfect for freestyle.

Go to the video to check it out:
Kiting areas – Punta Trettu