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.
Punta Trettu is a really fantastic and remote kite spot in Sardinia! Perfect for all levels of Kitesurf, i can say: “Punta Trettu Kitesurf Paradise”.
The kite Spot of Punta Trettu
I went to Punta Trettu Sardinia last summer with all my family (all of us we are now kitesurfing) and we were amazed about this kite beach: Flat and shallow water, and incredible wind statistics with steady wind almost every day. The spot has a high exposure to the winds and you can kitesurf with the mistral, the sirocco and other winds. The thermal wind works very well during the spring and the summer: you should always consider 5 or 8 knots more as stated by windguru.
The Kite spot of Punta Trettu is perfect for all levels, the water is flat everywhere and you can find a space with hundred meters of mirror-flat water even with a very strong wind. Beginners can learn without the pressure to have to swim against the waves. The advanced riders can practice their jumps and do tricks since the waves are not existing.
I recommend to wear rubber shoes because can be found big shells on the sandy backdrop of the spot
Punta Trettu Kitesurf Paradise, that is what I can say!. And I think there are not other places like this place in Europe.
Our Kitesurfing experience in Punta Trettu
All was perfect there in Punta Trettu!
We had always good wind and sunny days in Punta Trettu. Kitesurfing with those weather conditions was fantastic and lovely.
My doughtier started a beginner kite course and after few days she started to kite. For sure the conditions of the spot helped a lot but the instructors were always very good.
My son, as his is very young, leaned some kite piloting.
My wife an i alterate in our kitesurfing sessions… they were amazing!
The Kite School in Punta Trettu
In Punta Trettu we got the services from Punta Trettu Kite Center & Cafè , a brnach of KiteGeneration.
The instructors are simply amazing, knowledgeable, concerned with safety, and they are really patient.
The team of the Punta Trettu Kite Center & Cafè was very nice, funny and friendly. We felt like in a community and not in a business, and that is very important for us!
The material of the kite school is renews each year and that ensure a real good safety, that while kitesurfing is very important.
There is a kite & surf house-bar where you can relax and wait for the wind, grab a snack, a coffee or a beer, and get to know each other. There are outdoor showers, bathrooms, and wireless.
From the kite & surf house-bar, you can walk to the kite spot in 5 minutes (be aware that is not allowed to kite everywhere: check this maps).
Here we have found an high quality ratio and the rates were cheaper than in all the other Countries we went previously.
Our final advise on Punta Trettu
If you are reading this post, probably you are going in Sardinia to Punta Trettu … and I am a bit envious 🙂 We definitely go back again!
Punta Trettu (that means “straight tip”) is coastal area located in the South of Sardinia, in the distrcit of San Giovanni Suergiu and close to the small village of Matzaccara. Punta Trettu is a place that is becoming more and more popular among kitesurfers and the people that like to learn kitesurfing, due to the perfect features for practicing this sport.
Punta Trettu in the south of Sardinia Island
Punta Trettu has a beautiful landscape and environmental, embellished by the view to the islands of Sant’Antioco and San Pietro (Carloforte). The vegetation is composed by several species of pine (domestic, maritime and Canary) and by Mediterranean scrub with endemic species of the whole south-western area of Sardinia.From a morphological point of view, Punta Trettu is characterized by a narrow band of sand and vegetation: at the end of this band, you can find a small nice beach surrounded by trees and Mediterranean scrub .
Punta Trettu, Sardinia
The sea of Punta Trettu is like an emerging marine sector with characteristics and conditions typical of lagoon systems. In fact Punta Trettu has a rich marine vegetation and a sandy and pebble sandy bottom with shallow water almost everywhere. Because the shallow water (about 20 to 30 inches) for several tens of meters from the shore, bathing is unmanageable.In addition, 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.
Punta Trettu, the perfect place for kitesurfing
For the reasons explained before (shallow and flat water, wind constant for most of the year), Punta Trettu is a perfect spot for kitesurfing on the south-west coast of Sardinia. Not only: the kite spot of Punta Trettu is considered one of the best spots for kitesurfing in Sardinia, in Italy and even in Europe. Punta Trettu is a perfect kite spot for learning kitesurf and for kitesurfing.
In the South West of Sardinia island, in front of Sant’Antioco, there is a part of sea almost completely closed by the land mistakenly considered a lagoon: Punta Trettu. Exposed to the winds of Scirocco (South East) and Mistral (North West), 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 beast spot for kitesurfing in the World.
Punta Trettu: the kite spot hidden in the South of Sardinia
Sardinia, an island universally recognized as the “Maui of the Mediterranean” thanks to the constant winds, common waves, 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.
Just hidden in this stretch of 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 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 have are coming.
“In 2009 I heard of Punta Trettu was a kite surfing paradise. When I kitesurfed here in 2010 for the first time, it have been an incredible feeling the sensation of having a kite spot in Sardinia that just few kiters in world knew. The spot is immense, the water is hot almost all year and the winds blow steady, depending on the day, in a range between 10 and 30 knots. The sand bottoms are low, so ideals for beginners that can always walk on the ground when they fall. 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 KiteGeration (KG), one of the biggest Kite School in Sardinia that has a headquarter even in Punta Trettu.
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.
Learning to kitesurf is easier as as it seems: to keep the kite stable at 12 o’clock while getting the feet into the kites is something multitasking and need some practice. The shallow and flat water of Punta Trettu Kite Center & Cafè in Sardinia make easy to learn kitesurfing decreasing the learning curve normally required.
Learn kitesurfing in Punta Trettu and Cagliari, Sardinia
Several year ago, I got a windsurf as present. That summer I took to the water of the lac close to my city and from that moment I became a enthusiast of this sport mastering the water start, the jibe, the chop hop and enjoying all the moments of wind
Last year, in the month of May, I was in Cagliari where they were doing the Kite Foil European Champioships. It was amazing, people flying over the water with their foil kiteboard and kites. In that moment I decided to learn kitesurfing!I had a look on internet and I found KiteGeneration a very well reviewed kite school . After I sent an email, I got the reply immediately and I started my kite course for beginners few days later. This school is changing the kite beach for lessons depending on wind conditions. During my kite course, it was blowing the wind of Mistral, one of the predominant wind in Sardinia.
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 🙂
The third day of Kite Lessons in Punta Trettu, Sardinia
The third day, the wind was blowing well as usual in Punta Trettu, and it was perfect to continue the water starts. We worked again on kite control and the body drag. It would skip some steps like this one, but for kitesurfing are necessary even some skills that are less than glamorous.
Progress was incredible and, even if for a few tens of meters, at the end of the day I started gliding on the water!
I really enjoyed the ride. The speed was effortless!
I will be back to Sardinia and Punta Trettu
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!
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.