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:
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 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!
Are you looking for Punta Trettu Windguru & Windfinder?
As said in the post Wind Statistics, Weather and Windforecast in Punta Trettu, 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 cannot predict wind conditions exactly in the 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 clarified before, to check the weather forecast in Punta Trettu, you can have a look at the following Weather forecast services:
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.
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!