Punta Trettu: the Perfect Kite Spot in Sardinia with Flat and Shallow Water

Punta Trettu Sardinia: The Perfect Kite Spot

In the South West of Sardinia, in front of Sant’Antioco, there is a part of sea almost completely closed by the land and considered a lagoon: Punta Trettu.
Thanks to the winds of Scirocco (South East) and Mistral (North West) that are blowing here and to the flat and shallow water, Punta Trettu is consdered a Kite Paradise.

Punta Trettu Sardinia: the perfect kite spot in Sardinia
The Kite Beach of Punta Trettu Sardinia

Punta Trettu: The Perfect Kite Spot with Flat and Shallow Water

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

Learning to Kitesurf in Punta Trettu Sardinia
Flat and Shallow Water in Punta Trettu Sardinia

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.

Here in the South of Sardinia, just hidden in the South-West 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, that means Straight Tip, offers exceptional flat and shallow water conditions ideal for kitesurfing. It is a real paradise for kitesurfers, one of the best kite spots in Europe, famous all over the world.

Punta Trettu Kitesurf Sardinia, the Best Kite Spot of Sardinia
Punta Trettu Kite Spot: Flat and Shallow Water in Sardinia

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 are coming  here. “In 2009 I heard about Punta Trettu as a kite surfing paradise. When I kitesurfed here in 2010 for the first time, it had the incredible feeling, and I from that moment I was sure that I was kiting in one of the best kite spot in the world. The spot is really big, the water is warm almost all year and the winds blow steady in great range, usually between 10 and more than 30 knots. The sandy bottoms are low, so perfect for beginners that can always walk on the ground when it is needed. 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 KiteGeneration and Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia, based in Punta Trettu.

Punta Trettu, the Paradise of Kitesurfing in Sardinia
Punta Trettu Kitesurf Sardinia

Go to Punta Trettu in Sardinia for Kitesurfing

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 of Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia was incredible, with great teachers and always a friendly atmosphere! Can’t wait to come back

Go to Punta Trettu in Sardinia for kitesurfing


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 in Sardinia, here I went! In Punta Trettu I decided for the super kite school of Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia, founded by KiteGeneration Sardinia.

Punta Trettu Kitesurf House
Punta Trettu Kitesurf House and Kite Center Sardinia

My Kite Course in Punta Trettu Sardinia: 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 Kite instructors in Punta Trettu

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.

The 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 Kite Center Sardinia: The Center of Kitesurf in Punta Trettu

Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia and Kitesurf House

The Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia is a fully renewed modern style two-floor building located just in front of the kite spot of Punta Trettu Kite Beach, considered one of the best Kite Spot in Europe! The concept of the Kite Center is based on a common area, where you can enjoy the lounge bar and café in its wooden sundeck, in front of the pool or in the garden around the center, and a private area at the first floor with four independent double rooms with private bathroom and terrace. On the top of the building, a rooftop terracce where you can relax and enjoy the sunset watching at the sea and nature.

Punta Trettu Kitesurf House Sardinia
Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia and Kitesurf House

Kite School, Lounge Bar, Camper Area, Accommodations at the Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia

The Kite Center and Kitesurf House of Punta Trettu Sardinia
Punta Trettu Kite Center and Kitesurf House

Kite School

Along with the relax area the center has the kite school area, an equipped area with kite board, kite and wetsuits, toilets and hot-water outdoor showers for kitesurfing, windsurfing and SUP activities.

the Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia is a North and Mystic kiteschool partner and an official VDWS kite center, including a shop with brands North / Mystic / Ion where you can buy t-shirts, sweatshirts, harness, kites, boards, and wetsuits

Lounge Bar and Cafè

The lounge bar of the Kite Center is open from early morning for a typical italian or international breakfast unti late night to enjoy our Sardinian happy hour and food and drinks.

Services for Campers and Vans at the Punta Trettu Kite Center

Additionally, a free parking for cars, campers and vans is available just at the side of the kite center. Here at the center, some services for the Campers and the Vans e.g. electricity, water, toilets and shouwers are offered.

Accomodations at the Punta Trettu Kitesurf House

At the  Punta Trettu Kitesurf House are available private and fully new rooms with private bathroom and terrace. All rooms are equipped with a double or two single beds, bedside tables, desk, wardrobe, air conditioning and tv.

The bed-rooms include a private bathroom with a comfortable shower and a private balcony with table and chairs, facing the kite spot area or / garden.

In the room a hot / cold independent air conditioning system is present along with a complementary wi-fi connection.

Requirements to Learn Kitesurfing: which are the requirements to attend a kite course

Requirement for Learning Kitesurf

Would you like to learn kitesurfing and are you wondering which are the requirements to attend a kite course for beginner? Kitesurfing is a great sport, easy to learn and suitable for all ages and all people that are healthy and able to swim.

Larn Kitesurfing in PUnta Trettu Sardinia
Kite Course in Punta Trettu

Requirements to Learn Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing, also called kiteboarding, kitesurf or simply kite, is a sailing sport not so hard to learn and nobody is too young or too old to learn it: everybody can learn kitesurfing. To learn kitesurfing it is not required a lot of strength on your arms or a well-trained body. In addition it is not required to have previous knowledge and experience on sail sport. The only 2 requirements to attend a kite course are:

  1. You must be in a good heath,
  2. You must be able to swim.

If you have this 2 requirements, you can attend a kite course. In this case, we can suggest to:

  • attend a kite course with a reputable and licensed kite school;
  • to choose a kite school that is givin kite lessons in a kite spot proper for beginners, like the kite spot of Punta Trettu, that, with shallow and flat water, is considered one of the best kite spots in Europe and and famous worldwilde.
Kite Lessons in Punta Trettu Sardinia
Kite Course in Punta Trettu Sardinia