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.