Punta Trettu Kite Spot Regulations

In this page you can find the main regulations of the Punta Trettu Kite Spot.

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Punta Trettu Kite Spot main FAQs

I´m an not yet independent kiter. Could I rent or could I do kitesurfing in Punta Trettu with my equipment?

For the safety of everybody, it is highly recommended to take a kite course till when you are an independent rider (see here the learing scale on kitesurfing). Only independent riders could rent. If you are not independent and you wanna kite on your own risk, you have to kite outside the kite school area.

Do I need to pay any fee for use the spot and for the rescue in case of need?

The kite spot of Punta Trettu is allowed to all independent riders. The kite schools that manages the kite spot do not ask any fee to the independent riders to do kitesurfing in Punta Trettu. In case you need or your material need to be rescued, a fee is asked (see here below for more information). In additions, the Italian law foreseen that all kiters have a Kite RC insurance (see here below for more info). Plese respect the kite spot rugulations.

Could I teach kitesurfing to my girfriend, child, friend, etc?

Only authorized kite school with certified instructiors could teach kitesurf in Punta Trettu.

Kite Spot Management

Kitesurfing in Punta Trettu is managed by the consortium formed by the following kitesurf schools:

The consortium manages the ite spot in order to ensure the safety.

The teaching activities can only be carried out by recognized instructors that must be registered in a list provided by the consortium to the Port Authority of Sant’Antioco.

Allowed areas for kitesurfing

Kitesurfing in Punta Trettu is not allowed everywhere.

  • The water space where kitesurf is allowed can be divided in 2 areas :
  • Riding area

Teaching area, dedicated to the kitesurf lessons taught by authorized instructors only

The two areas are easily identifiable thanks to a natural barrier consisting of a sand bank with shallow water, which at low tide emerges out of the water and represents the division between the two areas.
The areas can be identified by standing with the back to the North-West and the eye on South-East, as:

  • Left side of the aforementioned sand bank (Riding area)
  • Right side of the aforementioned sand bank (Teaching area)

On the ground there is a specific area for the launch and landing of kitesurfing, also indicated by artificial limitations.

Prohibited areas for kitesurfing

It is not allowed to launch and land kitesurfing in areas outside the land authorized and duly indicated by the consortium.
The shore in front of the harbour (pier) and in front of the municipal car park is a prohibited area.
Similarly, kitesurfing is not allowed near the pier for mooring boats, in front of the municipal parking lot and the historic navigation channel, used by boats to leave and reach the port of Sant’Antioco.
The navigation channel can be identified by green and red buoys, by signal poles, as well as by signs placed on the beach. Kitesurfing in these areas is strictly prohibited by the current ordinances of the Port Authority of Sant’Antioco.

For these reasons, it is recommended that when the rider arrives in Punta Trettu is already informed about the areas where kitesurfing is allowed.
Furthermore, the rider must read the rules outlined in this document.

Civil liability insurance (RC insurance)

Kitesurfing, in Italy, is practicable where permitted by current ordinances and laws.
However, the Italian law requires that every person who practices kitesurfing is protected by an RC insurance (civil liability), covering for any damage to things and third parties.
If not in possession of the aforementioned insurance, the rider can contact one of the schools of the consortium to request one.
Respect the law and other people!

Allowed Kite Schools regulations

Following rules apply:

  • Instructors of the authorized kite schoold have a license among those accepted by the ordinance of the Port Authority (FIV, IKO, VDWS), and must have been registered in the appropriate list, provided to the Port Authority of Sant’ Antioco by the consortium (see 1. Kite area management).
  • Instructors and riders must follow all the rules listed above
  • Instructors are required to respect the precedence rules (right rules), and to enforce them to their students in order to avoid damage to equipment and injuries to people
  • School area is exclusively for courses, and the student-instructor contact must be close and visible
  • Renters must be independent riders and kitesurf in the rider area. Riders that rented from the allowed kiteschools, cannot ride in the school area.

Within the school area the following rules apply for every wind condition, i.e. winds blowing from South East (Scirocco) or North West (Mistral):

  • The area close to the beach (North-West of the reference buoy)  is reserved for beginner courses, i.e. before departures phase (kite control, body drag)
  • The area South-East of the reference buoy is reserved for the departures phase.

Rescue

Do kitesurf safely. Take a kite course if you are not independent. Avoid any danger situation or unsafe condition. Avoid the need of rescue.

Rescue could be provided in the lifeguard working hours.

If you need a rescue and you do not have the rescue voucher, cost of the rescue is 50 euro.

What is the Rescue Voucher? 

The Rescue Voucher allow the owner to the voucher to have one (1) rescue (for himself and the material, if recovered together), in the kite spot of Punta Trettu (wind should be not stronger than 35 knots, in this case could be not rescue service available), at a reduced price

When can I use the voucher? 

You can use the voucher when the ite spot is official season (April 2022 – October 2022) during the lifeguard’s working hours.

Can I give/ transfer my voucher to another person?

No. The voucher is nominative and cannot be given/transferred to another person.

How much is the Rescue Voucher?

What happens if I don’t have the rescue voucher? 

In the event that you or your material need to be rescued, you will be charged between 50 euro and 75 euro depending on the conditions of the rescue.

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