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.