The First Day of Kite Lessons at Poetto Beach in Cagliari
I started my first lesson at Poetto beach in Cagliari. In this first day of lessons, I have learned the basics of security, how to set up a typical modern kite, and after I practiced how to control the kite.
The Second Day of Kite Lessons in Punta Trettu, Sardinia
After the first day if kite lessons, I moved to Punta Trettu for the lessons in the water.
Punta Trettu, that amazing place! Located in the west coast of Sardinia, Punta Trettu, with flat shallow water, constant wind, no swimmers, is a perfect beach for kitesurfing. We can say that is Kite Paradise!
Although May, it was always sunny and the water warm enough (anyway, I used the wetsuit provided by the kite school).
The Third Day of Kite Lessons in Punta Trettu, Sardinia
In the water, I continued practicing to control the kite. It was not so easy fot me because my windsurfing instincts were hard to shake, and I often was pulling the bar too much! My instructor instructed me to control the kite with one hand and after some practice I got a good control of the kite. To make the kite fly in in the correct way is something really incredible and satisfying!
Kiteboarding combines two distinct skill groups:
- flying the kite,
- controlling the board.
After I learned to make the kite fly in the correct way, and after I learned the body drag and the relaunch of the kite from the water, it was the moment for me to try the board. I was expecting that, given my experience as windsurfer, manage the board it was something really easy. After some failed attempts to water-start, I realize that I was mistaken 🙂
I really enjoyed the ride. The speed was effortless!
I will be back to Sardinia and Punta Trettu for Kitesurfing
Kiteboarding is something really exciting and fantastic, more than any other sport I’ve tried in my fife!
In three days, I accomplished what took me a lot of practice as a windsurfer. I’m not sure when my next kiteboarding adventure will take place, but I am sure I will back in Sardinia and Punta Trettu for kitesurfing again in this incredible place!