In the South West of Sardinia island, in front of Sant’Antioco, is located Punta Trettu. Punta Trettu has became famous ad fantastic kite spot, perfect for all kitesurfing levels, considered one of the beast Kite Spot of Europe. Here in Punta Trettu, kitesurfing is allowed at Punta Trettu Kite Beach only.
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.
Be aware that kitesurfing is allowed at Punta Trettu Kite Beach only.
Main Characteristics of Punta Trettu Kite Beach
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: a 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, it 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.
In Punta Trettu, the wind blows constantly for a high percentage of days during the year with a wind constant and direct and never gusty whatever direction it blows from.
Wind in Punta Trettu Sardinia
The useful winds in Punta Trettu are:
The Mistral, wind blowing from North-west that predominates during April to September.
The Scirocco, wind blowing from South-East , that is useful when blowing strongly. It pass the channel of Sant’Antioco and enters clear into the bay of Punta Trettu.
The Levante, blowing from East, enters clear into the bay. Punta Trettu a part, Poetto beach of Cagliari and Chia are perhaps the only kite spots of south Sardinia where this wind works really well.
The Ponente, blowing from West, and the Libeccio, blowing from south West, work well if they are strong.
Weather and Windforecast in Punta Trettu
Now, for sure, you are wondering where you can check the weather and wind forecasts for Punta Trettu. Here below you can find the best weather and wind forecasts websites.
Anyway, you should keep in mind that often, thanks to the local thermal winds, not predicted by the weather forecasts, the wind can be even between 5 and 10 knots stronger than what is expected by Windguru and Windfinder forecasts.
The models of weather forecasts have approximatly 50 km resolution so they can’t predict wind conditions on exact spot. In a weather forecast website / model you can see a forecast “in that area” but real wind conditions on a specific spot can be determined by local effects. Locals effect are determined by many factors and just the locals know how are working the thermal winds.
So, our suggestion is to get a service from a local kiteschool in order don’t miss any day of Kitesurfing.
Keeping in mind what it has been claiified before, to check the weather forecast in Punta Trettu, you can have a look at the following Weather forecast services:
Like a small kite paradise, Punta Trettu is a tip of land just opposite the island of Sant ‘Antioco in the South of Sardinia. This fantastic kite spot offers perfect conditions for kitesurfing thanks to the good wind, shallow and flat water.
In the south-west of Sardinia, just opposite the island of Sant ‘Antioco, a small narrow land extends into the sea. It is made just for kitesurfing.
Love at first sight with Punta Trettu
This kite flat water 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 levels, even with a very strong wind. Love at first sight with this kite spot.
Description of Kite Spot
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.
Punta Trettu has a small kite beach
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 case be very careful in this area.
As said before, the kite spot of Punta Trettu has a wonderful shallow water. People that like to have a bit deeper water for practicing some tricks or jump can go downwind.
The wind in Punta Trettu
The best winda are north-west (Mistral) or South-East (Scirocco). Mistral is almost always supported by some thermal wind and for that reason, it is always stronger than what is foreseen in the forecast for Punta Trettu.
Best period for kitesurfing in Punta Trettu
The spot is a good choice throughout all the year round. During the winter season, the wind are usually stronger and the temperature of water and air is obviously 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? Kitesurfing Flat Water? Punta Trettu is the right kite beach for you!
Information on Punta Trettu kitesurfing Flat Water
General information about Punta Trettu
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.
Next Village: Matzaccara
Next Town: San Giovanni Suergiu
Next Big City: Cagliari
Next Airport: Cagliari-Elmas
The Kite Spot of Punta Trettu
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 a kitesurf paradise.
Although the Kite Spot of Punta Trettu is considered by many a lagoon, it is not so. It looks like 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
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 Centers in Punta Trettu in Sardinia
In punta Trettu you can find some Kite Centers that offer kite services like Kite lessons, Repair services, kite Rental and Rescue.
These Kite Centers 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 there, have a look at the below map.
After longtime we were planning to go in Morocco, at the last minute we changed idea and we decided to go to kitesurfing in Sardinia.
Kitesurfing in Sardinia in April: Kite Beaches of Punta Trettu, Porto Botte, Petrol Beach, Cagliari
Sardinia has been a destination for windsurfers for a long time, but you still don’t hear too much news about kitesurfing. After a research on internet, decided to go in the South of Sardinia to spend our kite week holiday.
We got a flight to Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, and rented a car.(in Sardinia is pretty recommended to have a car)).
Because the weather forecast services were prediction Mistral (wind from North-West), we decided to move to the West Coast of Sardinia. We drove to Sant’Antioco, which is the largest village in the area, in about one hour along almost empty roads.
Sant’Antioco is a nice village with many restaurants but not night life this period of the year. But we were in Sardinia to enjoy kitesurfing and not to enoy all the night!
The first 2 days we had kitesurf in Punta Trettu, that incredible place! Shallow and flat water almost everywere!
The third day, we moved to Porto Botte, at the south of Punta Trettu and of Sant’Antioco. Very good spot, beautiful nature, strong wind, water a little bit choppy.
The fourth day, the Mistral stopped. Asking information to the local kiters, we got advise that the thermal wind was blowing in Petrol Beach, close to Cagliari. Here we went! The wind was perfectly steady, around 16 knots.
The last 2 days, we went to kite at the fantastic Poetto Beach of Cagliari. In April, this beach is still empty and working well with the thermal wind and the Scirocco. Scirocco is wath we found the last 2 days of our fantastic trip in Sardinia. The first day at Poetto beach the wind was not so strong and the water was only a little bit choppy. The last day of our holiday the wind was strong and we got the chance to kite with our surf board! That incredible day!
Our kite Experience in the South of Sardinia
We had our trip in Sardinia at the beginning of April. Air temperature during the day was around 25˚C and the water temperature around 17˚C.
In our trip we found wind every day. We had kitesurf for 6 days out 6 with the winds of Mistral (north-West) and Sirocco (South-East). To find the wind we moved to different kite beaches with our car.
Generally wind pick up in the afternoon but the wind of Mistral and Sirocco can pick up even in the morning and can blow over 30 knots.
It is recommended to get service from some kite schools there in order to get the necessary support and advises on the winds.
Punta Trettu , in the South West of Sardinia, is becoming always more famous as perfect kite beach because its incredible features: shallow flat water, and steady winds of Mistral, Scirocco, Ponente and Levante make this place a paradise of Kitesurf.
Although Punta Trettu is attended almost exclusively by kitesurfers, there are some Notices that and Rules to be respected in Punta Trettu.
In this page you could find the Notices and Rules for kitesurfing in Punta Trettu, and some usefel Tips and Advises.
Notices and rules for kitesurfing in Punta Trettu
Kite Zones – Although Punta Trettu is a place where there are almost no bathers because kitesurfing is allowed just in certain zones. Have a look at the Kite zones maps showing the kite zones in Punta Trettu. People that will kitesurf out of the allowed kite zones could incur into a huge fine from the sea police and Coast Guard Coast.Important: it is not allowed to kitesurf in the boat channel neither in front of the beach next to the parking area .
The Kite Spot of Punta Trettu is free and everybody can use it. So, no fees are required for kitesurfing in this spot of Sardinia. Just respect the rules and kite zones. Riders that not respect the rules and kite zones could be reported to the coast guard that can make high fines.
Shallow Water – Shallow water may help the kitesurfers that can stand up and relax without loosing to many power. Anyway zones where the water is really shallow can be really dangerous because in the event of dropping in the shallow water, you can risk of serious injuries to your ankles, knees, and other parts of the body. Do Kitesurf only in the allowed kite zones and don’t do kitesurf in the zones with too shallow water.
Toilets – Actually there are not Toilets at the beach. Use the toilet at the Kite Centers! Do not urinate in the trees at the beach! It is forbidden and we do not like the smell of your urine! Respect for others.
Dogs and animals – Dogs and all kind of animals are not allowed at the beach during the summer bathing season. It is forbidden by the Sardinian regulations (have a look at the official low in the official website of Sardinia) even if they have Leash and muzzle. Police Dogs, Rescue Dogs and Guide Dogs (Guide dogs (for blind people) are excluded from the low.
Tips and Advises for kitesurfing in Punta Trettu
For non-kiters – Punta Trettu is a paradise for kitesurf. On the contrary, it is not the best place for the non-kiters because the small beach, the shallow water and the wind that is almost always blowing. Anyway, seeing people doing kitesurf is always a fantastic show!
Neoprene / rubber shoes: wear neoprene / rubber shoes because sometimes there are some shells, in the sandy backdrop of the spot, which can cut off the feet. Shoes are always provided by our Kiteschool and we are even selling them.
Sweatshirt / Jacket – In Punta Trettu, even In the spring and Autumn seasons, bring always a sweatshirt. You would need it after your kite session: with the wind you could be cold.
Wetsuit – even in the summer, it is better to wear a wetsuit. First becouse the wetsuit can protect you. Second because when you stay hours with the wind, even with 25-30 degrees you could be cold. Wetsuits are always included in our kite courses and we are even selling them.
Fishermen Nets and Mud – stay away from fishermen’s boats. In these areas there may be fisherman nets and mud.
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 tourists look at Sardinia as destination that allows relaxing, having fun and that has perfect conditions for sports like kitesurf: in fact, Sardinia, has a very high percentage of windy days in a perfect place for kitesurfing.
Come to Sardinia for Kitesurfing
Due to its positionin the center of the western Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia island is very windy, blown especially by Scirocco (wind from South East) and Mistral (wind from North west), can be considered a kitesurfing paradise.
If you 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 all the best kite spots of Southern Sardinia. These kitesurfing beaches are ideal in all the seasons of year. The only difference between the summer and the other seasons it that during the summer the sea water is warmer and the weather is more stable, while during the other seasons the weather is more variable and can also lead to really strong winds and huge waves.
In this post we will focus on kite spot (both for beginners and advances) of south of Sardinia because, unlike the north of the island, the south of this fantastic island is less crowded, less expensive, warmer and the wind is much more stable and constant than the north of Sardinia. In the most famous place for kitesurfing of the north Sardinia, Porto Pollo, the wind is very gusty and cold comparing to kite spots such as Cagliari, Giorgino and Punta Trettu, where the wind is much more regular. Seeing is believing 🙂
Sardinia attracts kiters from all over the Worlds with its various kite spots. We head to the South of the island that offers the best conditions both for kitesurfing and for learning how to kite.
The best Kite beaches of Southern Sardinia both for beginners and advanced kiters
Until recently. Kitesurf and Windsurf lovers associate Sardinia just 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 very good wind and weather conditions and good connections from the most of Europe’s capitals thanks especially to the airport and port of Cagliari. Kitesurfing beaches in southern 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.
All the kitesurf spots listed below are suitable both for beginners and for advanced riders and therefore are ideal for a family or a group of friends with different kite levels.
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 kitesurf spots: Villasimius, Poetto beach of Cagliari, Giorgino, 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.
Kitesurfing at Poetto Beach in Cagliari
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: there is plenty of space, as it stretches for almost 10 Km. Poetto beach is sandy and easily accessible, with plenty of parking and public transport. Best winds for kitesurfing are Libeccio (South West), Scirocco (South East), Levante (East). Mistral is blowing offshore, so it is possible to ride with this wind just with boat lift. During the summer season (June, July, August, September), due to the large number of people on the beach, it is not possible to start from the beach, and it’s always needed a school support for lunching from a boat. During the summer season good place for kitesurfing close to Cagliari are Giorgino beach and Maddalena spiaggia (Petrol Beach) in Capoterra.
Kitesurfing at Giorgino and Petrol Beach
Giorgino and Maddalena beach, in the district of Capoterra, better known as Petrol Beach, are summer spots. In these two kite beaches, 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 reach up to 20 knots, interrupted just in the Mistral’s days.
Kitesurfing in Villasimius
Villasimius is a popular tourist destination, with fantastic and beautiful beaches.
Here in Villasimius, there are two beaches for kitesurfing: 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 Liaeccio (wind from South-West).
During the summer season, due to the large number of bathers, a lift service is required.
Kitesurfing in Punta Trettu e Porto Botte
Punta trettu is a kite spotperfect for Kitesurfing with the winds of Mistral (north West) and strong Scirocco (South East). The Kite spot of Punta Trettu is very famous for its ideal conditions: constant wind, shallow water and flat water. What else?
During most of the trip, we’ll kite at Punta Trettu, one of the top 5 spots in Europe. Flat water and Shallow water makes it an ideal venue for a one-week kiteboarding course (for beginners) and kite clinic (for everyone who wants to improve their kiteboarding knowledge, quickly and efficiently).
Porto Botte bay
This bay is another great area for kitesurfing, suitable both for beginners and advanced kiters. In Porto Botte bay 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.