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.
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!
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 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!
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.
Punta Trettu Kite Beach, in the South West of Sardinia, is famous all over the world for its good weather and wind statistic, and perfect conditions for kitesurfing. If you like to know the weather and wind Statistics in Punta Trettu, in this page probably you could find useful information. In case you like to have a live view on Punta Trettu, you can have a look at this page.
Winds in Punta Trettu Sardinia
Punta Trettu is a tip (“Punta”) that faces straight ahead (“Trettu” in Sardinian, “Dritta” in Italian) to the island of Sant’Antioco, where the wind almost always blows during the year.
By adding the perfect wind conditions to the other great characteristic of this beach, the shallow and flat water, we can understand why Punta Trettu is considered a paradise for kitesurfing.
The position of Punta Trettu along the channel between Sardinia and the small Island of Sant’Antioco, guarantees great wind conditions for Kitesurfing.
In Punta Trettu are working the following winds:
Mistral, wind from North-West), that is the main wind during the year,
Ponente, wind from West,
Scirocco, wind from South-East,
Ostro, wind from South (works well if strong),
Levante, wind from South-East (it works well if strong),
Libeccio, wind from South-West (it works well if strong).
As said before, the above winds wind blow constantly during the year, and thanks to the “natural channel” between Sardinia and the island of Sant’Antioco, the winds are always constant and direct. In addition, during the summer and spring season, the peculiar morphology of Punta Trettu creates a local thermal wind which often boosts the wind of Mistral: for this reason this wind is often 5 or 10 knots stronger than what is forecast by Windguru and Windfinder.
Wind Statistics in Punta Trettu
Considering that the models to forecast the weather have an accuracy of approximately 50 km, they could not predict exactly the wind conditions in a exact place. In fact the wind conditions on a specific spot can be affected by local effects and the real wind conditions can be really different from what is forecasted. In Punta Trettu the local effects often increase the wind intensity.Considering that the weather and wind statistics of the various weather services (like windguru.cz) do not take into account the thermal winds generated by morphology of local territory, the following wind statistics have been calculated considering the useful days in which we have been kitesurfing and doing kite lessons, since 2011. Those weather and wind statistics refer to the overall kite spots of southern Sardinia. Statistics for Punta Trettu are very similar to these statistics.
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, 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: 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.
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 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.
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
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.
My Kite Course in Punta Trettu Sardinia: from Zero to Hero
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!
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.