Punta Trettu, on the South West of Sardinia, not far from Sant’Antioco, is considered one of the best kite spots in Europe. Punta Trettu has grown in popularity all over the world due to its perfect characteristics for kitesurfing: flat water, shallow water, great steady winds.
Characteristics of the Kite Spot of Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf
Minimum level required: Beginner
Type of spot: Sandy
Type of seabed: Sandy
Useful wind: Mistral, Scirocco
Water quality: Flat / Rippled
Waves with wind of: No waves are formed
Distance from Cagliari center: 85 km
Distance from the car park: 10 min
Water temperature: 15 ° C (winter) – 25 ° C (summer)
Wind range: 12-40 knots
Description of the Kite Spot of Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf
Punta Trettu is located near the Village of Matzaccara in the Municipality of San Giovanni Suergiu), in the southwest coast of Sardinia. Punta Trettu is condidered a Paradise for Kitesurfing, an excellent kite spot to learn kitesurfing as beginners who take courses or lessons with the instructors can benefit from a very shallow and flat water, and advanded riders can try new tricks in a perfect shallow water.
Although Punta Trettu is a place where there are no swimmers due to the shallow water, to the small available beach and to the winds that are almost always blowing here, kitesurf can be launched only at the Punta Trettu Kite Beach and kitesurfing is allowed only in some kite zones:
in the kite zone dedicated to people that already know how to kitesurf (independent riders that have at least the kite level 5).
Kitesurfing is not allowed:
in the route used by boat to reach and leave the harbor of Sant’Antioco,
in front of beach near the small harbor of Punta Trettu.
In fact, for local and italian laws, kitesurfing and other water sports are allowed 500 m far from the harbors and the boat channels, and 200 m far from the beaches.
People that will kitesurf out of the allowed kite zones can get a very high fine from the Guard Coast and Police.
To understand where kitesurfing is allowed in Punta Trettu, have a look at this video.
Where is our Kite Center based in Punta Trettu Sardinia
In our Kite Center in Punta Trettu you will find everything you need to practice Kitesurfing and other sports such as Windsurf, SUP and Surf, you can relax sipping a drink and eating foods in our Lounge Bar and Cafè, get services for Campers (electricity, water, showers, ect), accommodations at the Punta Trettu Kitesurf House Sardinia and much more.
Our Kite Center is located in the positions showed in the here below map.
How to Get to Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf
From Cagliari, take the S.S. 130 towards Carbonia. Arrived in the vicinity of Carbonia, continue in the direction of Portoscuso towards Matzaccara. Once you arrive in Matzaccara, continue to Punta Trettu.
Sardinia offers many kite spotsfor kitesurfing: kite spots for wave lovers as well kite spots for foilers, forfreestylers and also for beginners. Among all kite spots of Sardinia, one of the best kite spots, considered one of the best spot for kitesurfing, is Punta Trettu, in the south west of Sardinia. In this page we will describe the kite spot of Punta Trettu.
The Kite Spot of Punta Trettu in Sardinia
Punta Trettu is a fantasti kite spot 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 easy and funny, specially for beginners;
constantly blowing winds of Mistral, Scirocco, Ponente and Levante.
Characteristics of the kite spot of Punta Trettu
Minimun level required: Beginner
Sea bed: Sandy
The best wind: Mistral
Water shape: Flat
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 paradise for Kitesurfing
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.
The characteristics that make Punta Trettu a kite paradise are:
For the above reasons, Punta Trettu is a perfect spot to learn to kitesurf for beginners, intermediate and advanced.
Kite Zones in Punta Trettu
Although in Punta Trettu there are no swimmers, because of the shallow water, the small beach, the constantly blowing wind, there are kite zones where kitesurfing is allowed and zone where kitesurfing is absolutely forbidden.
The kite zones where kitesurfing is allowed and the areas where kitesurfing is not possible are:
Kite zones of Punta Trettu where is possible to kitesurf
Kite Zone dedicated to the official kite schools of Punta Trettu,
Kite Zone dedicated to the independent kiters that are independent as they have at least the Kite Level 5). This Kite Zone is always shallow and perfect for freestyle.
Zones of Punta Trettu where kitesurfing is not allowed
The part of the spot close to the boat navigation channel. For the sea law, kiters should stay 500 meters far from the boat routes and the harbors.
Who will kitesurf in the kite zones where kitesurfing is not allowed could incur into a fine from the sea police and Guard Coast.
This video can give an idea of the zones of Punta Trettu where is possible to kitesurf.
After longtime planning to go in Morocco, we changed idea and decided to go to kitesurfing in Sardinia.
Kitesurfing in Sardinia in April: Kite Beaches of Punta Trettu, Petrol Beach, Cagliari
Sardinia has been a destination for windsurfers for a long time, but you still don’t hear too much news about kitesurfing. After a research on internet, decided to go in the South of Sardinia to spend our kite week holiday.
We got a flight to Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, and rented a car.(in Sardinia is pretty recommended to have a car)).
Because the weather forecast services were prediction Mistral (wind from North-West), we decided to move to the West Coast of Sardinia. We drove to Sant’Antioco, which is the largest village in the area, in about one hour along almost empty roads.
Sant’Antioco is a nice village with many restaurants but not night life this period of the year. But we were in Sardinia to enjoy kitesurfing and not to enoy all the night!
The first 2 days we had kitesurf in Punta Trettu, that incredible place! Shallow and flat water almost everywere! Punta Trettu … we felt in love with this fantastic kite Spot.
The third day, we moved to Porto Botte, at the south of Punta Trettu and of Sant’Antioco. Very good spot, beautiful nature, strong wind, water a little bit choppy.
The fourth day, the Mistral stopped. Asking information to the local kiters, we got advise that the thermal wind was blowing in Petrol Beach, close to Cagliari. Here we went! The wind was perfectly steady, around 16 knots.
The last 2 days, we went to kite at the fantastic Poetto Beach of Cagliari. In April, this beach is still empty and working well with the thermal wind and the Scirocco. Scirocco is wath we found the last 2 days of our fantastic trip in Sardinia. The first day at Poetto beach the wind was not so strong and the water was only a little bit choppy. The last day of our holiday the wind was strong and we got the chance to kite with our surf board! That incredible day!
Our kite Experience in the South of Sardinia
We had our trip in Sardinia at the beginning of April. Air temperature during the day was around 25˚C and the water temperature around 17˚C.
In our trip we found wind every day. We had kitesurf for 6 days out 6 with the winds of Mistral (north-West) and Sirocco (South-East). To find the wind we moved to different kite beaches with our car.
Generally wind pick up in the afternoon but the wind of Mistral and Sirocco can pick up even in the morning and can blow over 30 knots.
It is recommended to get service from some kite schools there in order to get the necessary support and advises on the winds.
Sardinia is one of the most famous and stunning Mediterranean islands rich of natural environment, culture and traditions. Most of the people come to Sardinia to enjoy the beautiful beaches along its varied coastline. Anyway, an ever increasing number of people look at Sardinia as destination for a fantastic kitesurf holiday: beautiful beaches, great winds and nice environment make of Sardinia a Paradise for Kitesurfing. If you are one of the people coming from all over the Worlds that would like to enjoy kitesurf in Sardinia during your holidays, or if you just like to get close to this fantastic sport, in this page you can find information on the best Sardinia Kitesurfing Spots.
Sardinia, the Paradise of Kitesurfing
Due to its positionin the center of the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is a very windy place, blown especially by Scirocco (wind from South East) and Mistral (wind from North west). This beautiful island is condired by many people also a Kitesurfing Paradise. Here in Sardinia, there are many kite spots where to Kitesurf, This post will focus on the kite spot, both for beginners and advanced, of the south of Sardinia because, unlike the north of the island, the south is warmer than the north, is less crowded, less expensive, the wind is much more stable than the north, and the number of the kite spots is higher than the north of the island. In the famous Porto Pollo, in the north of Sardinia, the wind is very gusty and colder than the wind blowing in the kite spots in the South of the island as Cagliari, Petrol Beach and Punta Trettu, where the wind is much more regular. Seeing is believing! 🙂
Best Kite Spots in Southern Sardinia
Until recently. Kitesurf and Windsurf lovers associate Sardinia with Porto Pollo, famous for its glorious past. In the last years, the South Sardinia has had a boom between the kitesurfing enthusiasts: fantastic kite beaches, almost always good wind and weather conditions, and good connections from the most of Europe’s capitals thanks especially to the airport and port of Cagliari.
Kite Spots in the South of Sardinia are more varied and less crowded than the kite spots of the North of the island. By moving all around the South of the Island, the chance to find a good wind for kitesurfing every day is very high. The south coast of Sardinia, from Villasimius to Funtanamare (this spot is just for expert) is probably one of the most windy coasts of Mediterranean sea and for this reason rich in many kite spots: Villasimius, Poetto beach of Cagliari, Petrol Beach in Capoterra, Chia (spot not for beginners), Porto Pino (Spot not easy for beginners), Porto Botte and Punta Trettu, to name only the best known.
All the kitesurfing spots describet below are suitable both for beginners and for advanced riders and therefore are good also for a family or a group of friends with different kite levels.
Kitesurfing in Punta Trettu Sardinia – The Best Kite Spots of Sardinia
Punta Trettu is considered a paradise for kitesurfing, the best kite spot of Sardinia and one of the best kite spots in Europe. The Kite spot of Punta Trettu is very famous for the constant wind, the shallow water and the flat water. The Kite Spot of Punta Trettu is perfect with the with the winds of Mistral (North West) and strong Scirocco (South East).
Punta Trettu Kite Beach is considered one of the top 5 kite spots in Europe. probably the best one. Flat water and Shallow water make of Punta Trettu an ideal place for learning kitesurf or simply for everyone who likes enjoy kitesurfing and improve quickly his kite level and knowledge.
Kitesurfing at Porto Botte – The Best Kite Spots of Sardinia
Porto Botte is another great place for kitesurfing, suitable both for beginners and advanced kiters. In Porto Botte there are three different spots for kitesurfing:
Il Fortino (the fort) with stronger winds than the other two places, but more complicated for beginners as the bottom is muddy and the wind is virtually offshore;
Porto Botte center bay, where the wind is less strong than the fort but where there is a sandy sea bottom;
Is Solinas, a bit choppy and with a bit less strong wind than the other two places. Compared with the other two spots of the bay is the most beautiful beach.
Kitesurfing at Poetto Beach in Cagliari – The Best Kite Spots of Sardinia
Poetto, the main beach in Cagliari, besides being famous for for its beauty, for its services and for its nightlife, it is also an ideal place for kite surfing. Poetto beach, that stretches for almost 10 Km, is sandy and easily accessible, with plenty of parking and public transport. Best winds for kitesurfing are Libeccio (South West), Scirocco (South East), and Levante (East). Mistral is blowing offshore, so it is possible to ride with this wind just with boat lift.
The Kite Spot of Poetto beach is a winter kite spot. During the summer season (June, July, August, September), due to the big number of people on the beach, it is not possible to launch and start kitesurfing from the beach (there are not kite zones), and a boat lift is needed. During the summer season, the kite spots of Cagliari are La Maddalena spiaggia (Petrol Beach) in Capoterra and the other kite spots in thia area.
Kitesurfing at Petrol Beach – The Best Kite Spots of Sardinia
La Maddalena Spiaggia, better known as Petrol Beach, in the district of Capoterra, is a summer spots. In this kite spot and in the other beaches in the this area, during the summer season, in the sunny days and in case of light winds of Libeccio (South-West) and Ostro (South), Scirocco (South-East), it blows a perfect thermal wind that can blow up to 20 knots.
Kitesurfing in Villasimius – The Best Kite Spots of Sardinia
In Villasimius, the popular tourist destination with fantastic and beautiful beaches, there are twoKitesurfing Spots: Campulongu and Porto Giunco. These beaches, surrounded by a beautiful Mediterranean scrub, have a white sand bottom and crystal water. Depending on the wind, you should change kite spots: Porto Giunco works with the Grecale (wind from North-East) and Campulongu works with the Libeccio (wind from South-West).
The kite spots of Villasimius are winter kite spots. During the summer season, due to the large number of people on the beach and on the water, a lift service is required.
Like a small kite paradise, Punta Trettu is a tip of land in front of the island of Sant ‘Antioco in the South of Sardinia. This fantastic kite spot offers perfect conditions for kitesurfing thanks to the good wind s blowing here, to the shallow and to the flat water.
Love at first sight with Punta Trettu
This flat water kite spot has a sandy bottom with sand and seagrass. Super with the winds of Mistral and Scirocco, has a really flat water that makes the spot super for all kite levels, even with a very strong wind. Love at first sight with the Kite Spot of Punta Trettu.
Description of Kite Spot of Punta Trettu Sardinia
The tip land of Punta Tretti is like a “footbridge” that leads to the kite spot.
The spot is perfect both for beginners and advanced that progress their kite even in total safety.
The Kite Beach of Punta Trettu
Here in Punta Trettu there is a small beach to set-up the kites. Looking at the south of this beach, depending on the tide, the water level can be very shallow. In this case, please be very careful in this area.
As said before, the kite spot of Punta Trettu has a wonderful shallow water: it is perfect in many situations, but when it becomes too small, can be also dangerous.. be carefull! People that like to have a bit deeper water for practicing some tricks or jump can go downwind.
The wind in Punta TrettuSardinia
The best wind are the North-West (Mistral) and the South-East (Scirocco). Mistral is almost always supported by some thermal wind and for this reason it is always stronger than what is foreseen in the forecast for Punta Trettu.
Best period for kitesurfing in Punta Trettu Sardinia
The spot is a good choice all the year round. During the winter season, the winds are usually stronger but the weather is less stable and the water and air temperature of water and air is colder than in the summer season.
Are you coming to Sardinia to learn kitesurfing and to improve your kite skills and you are looking for a great kite spot? Would you need a suitable kite spot for all your family or friends with different kitesurf levels? Are you looking for Kitesurfing Flat Water? Punta Trettu is the right kite beach for you!
Punta Trettu kitesurfing Flat Water
Location of Punta Trettu Sardinia
Located in the south west of the famous island of Sardinia, in Italy, Punta Trettu is exactly opposite to the Town of San’Antioco located on the homonymous island. Part of the district of San Giovanni Suergiu, the next big City is Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, an hour away by car from Punta Trettu. Punta Trettu is a tip (“Punta”) that faces straight ahead (“Trettu”in Sardinian, “Dritta” in Italian) to the island of Sant’Antioco.
Nearest Village: Matzaccara
NearestTown: San Giovanni Suergiu
Nearest Big City: Cagliari
Nearest Airport: Cagliari-Elmas
The Kite Spot of Punta Trettu Sardinia
Punta Trettu is considered one of the best kitesurf spot of whole Europe! In fact, with shallow and flat water and steady winds, Punta Trettu is considered a kitesurf paradise.
Although the Kite Spot of Punta Trettu is considered by many a lagoon because it’s almost closed on all sides, but sea water is current. Suffice it to think that marine currents have created a deep natural channel to allow boats to navigate (important: in boat channel is not allowed to kitesurf! Respect the kite zones, have a look at the Punta Trettu Maps here).
Time from the parking to the kite spot: 5 minutes by walk
Rules, advice, Notices: Learn and respect the few simple rules, advice, notices present in Punta Trettu. Click here to know them.
Winds in Punta Trettu Sardinia
In Punta Trettu, the wind blows steadily along the bay all year round.
The predominant wind is the Mistral, wind blowing from North-West. Thanks to the favorable geographical situation of Punta Trettu, expecially during the spring and summer season, the thermal wind can accelerated the Mistral even 5 – 10 knows more than what is expected by the windguru forecasts.
The Scirocco, wind blowing from South East, and the Levante, wind from Est enter clear in Punta Trettu.
The Ponente, wind from West, and the Libeccio work as well from Spring to Autumn.
Wind Type: Thermal, atmospheric perturbation
Best Direction: NW, W, SE, E
Predominant Direction: NW
Best Months for kitesurfing: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Kite Surf Scools in Punta Trettu Sardinia
In Punta Trettu you can find some Kite Schools that offer kite services like Kite lessons, Kite Repair services, kite Rental and Rescue.
These Kite Schools, as the Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia, offer you the possibility relax and grab a snack, a coffee or a beer, and get to know each other. There are outdoor showers, bathrooms, and wireless.
How to Get in Punta Trettu
Only if you are in Matzaccare you can go by walk or by bike. In all the other cases, to get in Punta Trettu you need a car. in fact, at the moment, there is not Pubblic transportation to get there.
To check to exact way to get in Punta Trettu Sardinia, have a look at the below map.
In the South West of Sardinia island, in front of Sant’Antioco, is located the famous and fantastic kite spot of Punta Trettu Kite Beach, the Paradise of Kitesurfing, considered one of the best Kite Spot in the world. In this post we will try to give you the information about Punta Trettu.
What does mean Punta Trettu?
Punta Trettu is a tip (Punta) that faces straight ahead (“Trettu” in Sardinian, “Dritta” in Italian) to the island of Sant’Antioco.
Why Punta Trettu is considered one of the best Kite Spot?
Punta Trettu is a Kite Spot, famous for its perfect characteristics that make kitesurfing very easy, allowing the kite beginners to learn fastly and the advanced kiters to improve their level.
Flat Water, Shallow Water and Steady WInds in Punta Trettu
The main characteristic of the Punta Trettu Kite Beach are:
constantly blowing winds.
The sandy bottom and the transparent waters complete this magic kite spot that, also in case of strong winds, has always flat water like in a lagoon.
Punta Trettu Kite Beach: the Paradise for Kitesurfing
First kiters discovered Punta Trettu in 2008 and from 2010 several kite schools started to use Punta Trettu Kite Beach for kitesurfing lessons.
“In 2009, I heard that Punta Trettu was a paradise for kitesurfing. When I went there in 2010 for the first time, I felt in love with Punta Trettu: warm, shallow and flat water, steady winds, sandy bottom. It was really a Kite Paradise”, says Lucas one of founders of KiteGeneration, now based in Punta Trettu.
Definitely Punta Trettu is a Paradise for Kitesurfing, with exceptional flat and shallow water conditions, perfect for all kite levels. Punta Trettu Kite Beach, one of the best kite spots in the World.
Punta Trettu, in the South of Sardinia, is a famous Kite Spot, perfect for Kitesurfing because the flat water, the stallow water and the steady wind that are blowing in this Kite Paradise. Let’s see see which are the wind statistics and how to check the wind and weather forecast in this great Kite Spot of Sardinia.
Wind Statistics in Punta Trettu, Sardinia
In Punta Trettu, the wind blows constantly for a high percentage of days during the year with a steady wind, almost always never gusty, whatever direction it blows from.
The best winds in Punta Trettu are:
The Mistral, wind blowing from North-west that predominates during April to September.
The Scirocco, wind blowing from South-East , that is useful when blowing strongly. It pass the channel of Sant’Antioco and enters clear into the bay of Punta Trettu.
Regarding the other winds we can say that:
The Levante, blowing from East, works well in Punta Trettu if it is strong. Punta Trettu, Poetto beach (Cagliari) and Chia are perhaps the only kite spots of south Sardinia where Levante works well for kitesurfing.
The Ponente, blowing from West, and the Libeccio, blowing from south West, work well only if they are strong.
Weather forecast and Wind forecast in Punta Trettu, Sardinia
Now, for sure, you are wondering where you can check the weather and wind forecasts for the kite spot of Punta Trettu in Sardinia. Here below you can find the best weather and wind forecasts websites.
Anyway, you should keep in mind that often, especially with the wind of Mistral, thanks to the local thermal winds, not predicted by the weather forecasts, the wind can be even between 5 and 10 knots stronger than what is expected by Windguru and Windfinder forecasts. In fact, the models of wind and weather forecasts have approximatly 50 km of resolution, so for this reason they can’t predict the real wind conditions in a spot. In a weather forecast website / model you can see the forecast “in a spot” but the real wind and weather conditions can be determined by local effects (not forecasted / predicted by the model). Those local effects (e.g. thermal winds) are determined by many factors and, usually, just the local people know how are working.
So, our suggestion is to refer to the local kiteschools in order don’t miss any day of Kitesurfing.
Keeping in mind what it has been claiified before, to check the weather forecast in Punta Trettu, you can have a look at the following Weather forecast services: