Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf: the fantastic Kite Spot with Flat and Shallow Water

Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurf: The Best Kite Spot with Flat and Shallow Water

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
Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurfing
Punta Trettu Kitesurf Spot in Sardinia

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. 

Punta Trettu Sardinia Kitesurfing
Punta Trettu Kitesurf in Sardinia

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 the official kite schools for their kite courses and kitesurfing lessons,
  • 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.

Punta Trettu Webcam: Live Webcam in Punta Trettu Sardinia

Webcam Punta Trettu Sardinia

Are you looking for a Webcam in Punta Trettu Sardinia (Punta Trettu Webcam Sardinia)? With our webcam you can see live what happens in the famous kite spot of Punta Trettu! Watch at the Punta Trettu live!

Live Webcam on the Kite Spot of Punta Trettu
Punta Trettu Live >Webcam

The webcam on the Kite Spot of Punta Trettu

The lagoon of Punta Trettu in Sardinia, the largest in Sardinia, is a spectacular kite spot in Sardinia, among the most known in the world! Famous for its spectacular condition, with shallowwater, the flat water, the constant winds, and for its friendly and pleasant environment, Punta Trettu is now also Live: with the Punta Trettu Webcam you can watch live what happens in this fantastic kite spot of Sardinia!

Here in Punta Trettu, every year many people gather to “fly on the water” and share the same passion and the same emotions. In the waters of this kitesurfing paradise, considered a lagoon but which is actually a mirror of the sea in which the sea water flows smoothly, there are kitters from all walks of life and from all levels: from beginners to their first experience , to experienced riders.

Weather and Webcam in Punta Trettu Sardinia

Sardinia is one of the best places for kitesurfing in all of Europe. The kitesurfing season lasts all year, although some months are more suitable for those who already kite than for the beginners, especially because the winds can be very strong.

One of the best kite spots in Sardinia is Punta Trettu now known all over the world. Paradise of kitesurfing, with shallow and flat water, in Punta Trettu is possible to kitesurf with lots of winds that blow from different directions: Mistral, sirocco, east, west, north wind blow well and allow everyone to do kitesurfing safely in the lagoon of Punta Trettu .

Below we give you some tips on how to read the weather forecast for Punta Trettu. However, you can always access the webcam of Punta Trettu in order to see in real time the weather of the spot and what happens in the waters of this fantastic kite spot.

The first thing to know regarding the wind forecasts in Punta Trettu is that even when the weather forecast does not predict wind, if there is a minimum of wind direction, the wind could blowstrong enough to allow you to kitesurf thanks to the thermal wind.

Punta Trettu Sardinia Webcam
Punta Trettu Live

Punta Trettu Windguru, Windfinder and other websites for the weather forecasts

If you want to know what the weather is like in Punta Trettu, as well as take a look at our webcam, you can see the forecasts on Punta Trettu Windguru, Punta Trettu Windfinder and on other weather forecast websites. Here below they are listed the most common sites to look for the forecasts of Punta Trettu:

And when the wind is light, you can always use large kites, large boards, surfboards, which can also be rented at a kite school in Punta Trettu.

Weather and Winds for kitesurfing in Punta Trettu

Assuming that the most frequent wind in Punta Trettu is the Mistral, we can generally say, for each month of the year, that:

March and April: in the months of March and April, apart from the mistral, the sirocco and the east also blow with a fair frequency. With these two winds, in Sardinia, there is no other kite spot that has flat water like Punta Trettu.

May, June, July, August: in these months, the mistral wind is often helped by the thermal wind. So, even if the forecasts give little wind, the mistral could blow with a moderate intensity.

September: in September, the predominant wind in Punta Trettu is always the mistral but you can also find days with the sirocco.

October: this is a month in which the sirocco also plays its part. Mestrale and sirocco a few years share the statistics equally.

November: in November the weather is still beautiful and almost every year there are warm weeks thanks to the “San Martino summer”, ie weeks of beautiful weather with high temperatures.

December, January and February: in these months the temperatures drop and the winds are often cold and north or north-east wind, which do not blow well in Punta Trettu. However when the conditions are right, especially with the sun, Punta Trettu is truly a fabulous kitesurfing spot, even in what is considered the coldest period.

If you want to see the conditions in real time, you can always take a look at the live webcam on Punta Trettu, in order to help you decide to go to this fantastic kite spot .. we are sure that by taking a look at the webcam you will convince yourself to choose Punta Trettu as your next destination for a kitesurfing holiday!

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!

Wind Statistics, Weather Forecast and Wind Forecast in Punta Trettu Sardinia

Punta Trettu Wind and Weather Forecast

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.

Kite Course in Punta Trettu Sardnia
Kite Friends in Punta Trettu 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.

Wind Statistincs in Punta Trettu Sardinia the best Kite Spot
Wind Statistincs (in Beaufort scale) in Punta Trettu Sardinia

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:

In addition, if you like to have a look in real time at the kite spot of Punta Trettu, you can use the Punta Trettu Live Webcam.

Wind and Weather in Punta Trettu Sardinia
Wind and Weather in Punta Trettu, Sardinia

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